Headphones for eurorack


#1

Hi guys, I’m looking for some good headphones for my case.

I saw some Sony MDR7506 and also the Audio Technica ATH-M50X, do you have any experiences with it ?

What are your favorites headphones for your system ?
My budget is max 150€ !
Thank for your advices/ experiences !

Best


#2

I love my Beyer Dynamic DT-770


#3

Are they comfortable for long periods ?


#4

Yes! I love my dt770s as well - good isolation. dt880 possibly better for mixing - flatter but also open backed. HD650s are also really nice, comfortable and great headphones


#5

Sennheiser HD650, here. They sound great, but have a design flaw, in that the plastic headband tends to break.

It can be replaced, but the replacement cost is about 1/3 or the whole price of the phones.

I’ve had mine for about 15 years. The first time the headband broke, I bought a Sennheiser replacement, at huge expense. When it happened again a couple of years ago, I was able to source a much cheaper 3D printed replacement from Shapeways, which doesn’t look great, but seems to be tougher than the original, and is still going strong.


#6

Hadnt known that about the hd650 strap! Mine’s ok after about 4 years…


#7

Maybe I was just unlucky. The fact it happened twice suggests not, though.


#8

This is the 3D printed replacement headband:


#9

Thanks - bookmarked!


#10

This reminded me that i wanted to order new headphones. Now a DT-770 250 is in the mail. :hugs:


#11

Yes i use them very often for long periods. These are closed back and really nice when you have to work in places with noise. I often have people talking to me and that i don’t notice them. Good for not getting extracted.
You have to watch out with not turning them to loud, they are strong on bass and somtimes i my ears get tired from using them to loud.
You have different ohm versions for different applications. High 250 Ohm for studio equipment. I have 2 … one for in the studio and a 32 ohm for use with my laptop and portable recorder. It also has a shorter wire which is handy for the laptop. And the long telephone curl wire is handy for in the studio.


#12

Thanks ! So I must take the DT770 :slight_smile:
Is the 80omh sufficient for casuals listenings to my iPod and laptop ?
Or should I go with the 32 ?
It’s main use will be on my pico output.

And is there somebody who had a Sony Mdr7506 to compare ?


#13

DT880 250 Ohm here since years and it’s perfect for laptop listening and modular wiggling. -)

I had a Audio Technica ATH M50 but quickly broken.
Also I have some AIAIAI custom (I don’t remember whish driver version I’ve put in there) for some “boomy” reference.

a DT770 will be a good starting point IMO.


#14

They were created to be used whole day so yes, they are very comfortable. And inexpensive.
They don’t have much low end however.


#15

Thank you for all your comments. Since yesterday, there is a “little” DT770 at home. At this time I’m really happy with it and it’s really comfortable !