Re: [LAU] headphones

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To: schoappied <schoappied@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 1:48 pm

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 2:31 AM, schoappied wrote:

I think there are too many issues here to pick one out by looking at
web pages. A number of folks have given you suggestions for headphones
that would more or less meet you 50 euro criteria. The issue is that
not only do your headphones need to sound good, they need to feel good
if you're going to wear them for extended amounts of time. You're not
really going to figure this out without finding someplace where you
can try a few pair out so go look for that.

You might also check out the 'Best Headphones' section of your web
site for their guidance. They like a Grado model in that price range
and their frequency response chart for the Grado does look better, at
least to my eyes.

Also, I was reading about their favorite headphone, a Denon model, and
they made the point that it doesn't sound all that good with portable
music devices. Only once they match it with a high end headphone amp
does it really shine. Now, my point is NOT that you should buy a high
end amp, but that you need to listen to the headphones you are
interested in using the same equipment you intended to drive them
with.

Anyway, enough talk. Go listen, make sure the sound is reasonable, and
then buy a set and work with them. I've made the point on this list a
few times that I bought a $1000 set of studio monitors over Ebay. Good
reviews, folks liked them. They arrived and I hated the sound, but I'd
spent my money. I was disappointed for a couple of months, but over
time I both got used to their sound and also got educated in placing
them more effectively. Now I actually like their sound and do good
mixes on them, but it wasn't that way in the beginning.

Cheers,
Mark
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[LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Wed Jul 16, 1:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Wed Jul 16, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Paul Coccoli, (Thu Jul 17, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 10:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, The Other, (Fri Jul 18, 1:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Fri Jul 18, 6:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Arnold Krille, (Fri Jul 18, 8:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Jul 18, 9:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, lynne shorthose, (Sat Jul 19, 5:36 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Sat Jul 19, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, porl sheean, (Sun Jul 20, 12:01 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Arnold Krille, (Sun Jul 20, 10:26 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Mon Jul 21, 7:56 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Tue Jul 22, 9:48 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Jul 20, 11:21 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Sun Jul 20, 12:32 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, pete shorthose, (Sat Jul 19, 5:38 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Wed Jul 16, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 8:36 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 10:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 8:08 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 9:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, c_r, (Thu Jul 17, 3:25 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Jeff Sandys, (Wed Jul 16, 6:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Thu Jul 17, 3:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Thu Jul 17, 10:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Fri Jul 18, 9:32 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Fri Jul 18, 1:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Wed Jul 16, 4:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 5:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Reuben Martin, (Wed Jul 16, 4:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, c_r, (Wed Jul 16, 7:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 7:57 pm)