Need Help Choosing Headphones

By The Ackdaddy · 9 replies
Jun 4, 2005
  1. HEY

    I need help choosing quality headphones to use for music composition. Being a musician and a striving composer I need quality headphones that I can use to hear deep bass and bright treble. I'm thinking about spending around $150 US, and no more than $200 US. I have heard of Sennheiser and i think it was something like Grato? or something? If anyone could help advise it would be much appreciated. Also I would like the headphones to be well rounded so I could listen to Rock and Jazz as well as the classical that I am writing.

    Thanks a bunch

  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    welcome to techspot.
    i'm a musician too (bass) and i'd have to say that either akg or bose products are top-notch. i've used many 'phones thus far at gigs and stuff and the akg and bose headphones have been consistently good.
    i'm real cheap, as the ones i actually own are a pair of $20 sonys.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I`d have to say either Sennheiser or akg. Both are really good. Go to a hifi shop and try out lots of different ones untill you find something you like.

    Don`t forget to take some of your own cd`s with you, so that you can compare results.

    Once you`ve decided on the headphones you want, then buy them online. It should be cheaper.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. The Ackdaddy

    The Ackdaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What retail stores

    what retail stores would carry hi end head phones? :cool:
  5. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    guitar center, sam ash. i don't know what's in your area though.
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You definently should go and listen different headphones. If you can't hear the difference then there is no point in paying for it.

    I have a pair of Sennheiser HD555 recommended by young_and_wild (and co) - cost me ~€130 with shipping and banking (I live far away from civilization :p ). Very happy with them - they sound great with portable devices (low impedance) and are comfortable to wear. They also sound very good in high frequencies - the place where my ears are most sensitive in.
  7. The Ackdaddy

    The Ackdaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Actually I have Sam Ash and guitar center both within 20 mins of me, thanks for that. I mean I'm a musician, but I play trumpet so I've never had much need for quality headphones before ya know? Well thanks a bunch :wave:
  8. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Been using the Sennheiser HD 595 myself for the past 6 months. Sounds great :)
  9. jesteraver

    jesteraver TS Rookie

    I usually use my B&O Form 2 to listen to stuff on my computer, pretty good headphones. Pretty cheap when I got them. $160 Canadian (approx.) must of been 3-4 years ago.

    Their pretty good but they get annoying after a while, thats just me.
  10. The Ackdaddy

    The Ackdaddy TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks guys, you've been a big help :grinthumb
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