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Posted: Nov 20, 2008 8:51 pm
 
After destroying my latest pair of cheapo headphones, I'm going to splurge and buy some new ones for dj'ing.

Any advice for the $150-$200 range?
Posted: Nov 20, 2008 9:02 pm
 
I've always been fond of the AKG K 240

~$100 these days
Posted: Nov 20, 2008 9:40 pm
 
Posted: Nov 20, 2008 9:41 pm
 
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 12:13 am
 
Sony MDR-7506
EXCELLENT sound and durable.

Also, the higher-end Beyerdynamics are awesome, but not cheap.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 5:40 am | Edited by: redbone
 
The AKG's mentioned above sound the closest to "listening to speakers in a room" in $100 or less price range ...for me.

The 7506's are are either love or hate. Some think they sound awesome, others think they sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. Awesome isolation though. Definitely good for someone with high-end hearing loss. The high end Beyers certainly rock. 770's closed ear rocks for bass/ drum tracking.

An enveloping sound. Ultrasones rock incredibly hard. There are several models in your range. Probably be an online thing though.

The problem with just listing my favorites is that we all hear things differently. You should take your favorite records to the shop and listen for yourself. There's no better way to choose.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 6:02 am
 
I just got some Sennheiser HD25 SPs, and they're really good closed-back numbers. I don't know how much better the standard HD25s are, but they're supposed to be 'industry standard' for DJ types. Both models have replaceable parts, so that's nice.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 6:32 am
 
Sony MDR-7506
EXCELLENT sound and durable.

I'll second that...we use them in our production group.
I have a SWEET pair of vintage AKG K340 that belonged to my Dad...we bought them as a Christmas present for him in 1987.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 11:10 am
 
SENNHEISER HD280

YOU COULD LISTEN TO MOZART AT A KISS CONCERT THRU THESE CANS.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 11:12 am
 
Sony MDR-7506
EXCELLENT sound and durable.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 12:11 pm
 
I have a set of Sony MDR-V6

I did a lot of research before buying and I'm very happy with them. They're comfortable (I wear em for several hours at a time). And they don't color sound or boost the bass or any stupid shit like that. This makes mixing/recording hella-lot easier, and reproduces music exactly the way the artists meant for it to sound.

I think they run anywhere from $70 to $90.
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 4:03 pm
 
You all rule.

Thanks a bunch!
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 5:40 pm
 
I want the Dr. Dre ones!

http://www.beatsbydre.com/
Posted: Nov 21, 2008 10:07 pm
 
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