#1
I need headphones guys, my price range is roughly £250 and I want the best I can get for that for my uni course.

Give me your recommendations faithful UGers.

edit: I got the HD595s for £100 ex display, well happy with them
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#2
I got got the Sennheiser HD 595. They're basically the standard of Audiophile headphones. I got them for about £110 off Amazon. When you get past £115 - £130 on headphones it starts to get diminishing returns. You pay more, for less. I suggest the Sennheisers. It's like listening to heaven.
#3
Quote by boreamor
I got got the Sennheiser HD 595. They're basically the standard of Audiophile headphones. I got them for about £110 off Amazon. When you get past £115 - £130 on headphones it starts to get diminishing returns. You pay more, for less. I suggest the Sennheisers. It's like listening to heaven.


I back the Sennheiser HD range
#4
Quote by boreamor
When you get past £115 - £130 on headphones it starts to get diminishing returns. You pay more, for less.


Very true. After a certain you are just dropping money for design or a brand. I really like AKG's. In my experience, they are up there with Sennheiser. I've had the same pair for about 3 years, and used them for pretty much everything: recording, practice, day-to-day use. Still sound/look brand new.
#8
I love the Senn's, we use them at my school and they're intense.
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#9
okay guys, I think I'll get the HD595 unless someone has any serious objection to them?
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Quote by boreamor
I got got the Sennheiser HD 595. They're basically the standard of Audiophile headphones. I got them for about £110 off Amazon. When you get past £115 - £130 on headphones it starts to get diminishing returns. You pay more, for less. I suggest the Sennheisers. It's like listening to heaven.


I'd go with this advice.

I'm sure you could probably sink a lot more money into a pair of cans, but even in high end studios you wouldn't notice a quality increase until you'd really trained your ears up.

I didn't have too much cash when I was a student, so I got a pair by JTS costing about £30. At university they had a few pairs of high end AKG cans. On your own PTLE system you couldn't notice much difference in quality, but in the HD suites it became a bit apparent.

So I think that price range is about right, and Sennheiser are a solid brand to go with.

One place to check before buying would be studiospares - http://www.studiospares.com - because they pretty generally have a good range of gear. Buying from amazon could well work out cheaper - remember that unlike studiospares their prices include VAT.

Give Thomann a quick check too - shop around.
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#14
Quote by steee21
i agree about in-ear ones, but its worth paying a bit more for Circumaural/Supra-aural ones.


My dad has a pait for £200+ in ear ones. Seriously, that was worth it. If you don't notice the difference, don't care about bass and listen to only 256kbps then yes, £30 is adequate.
#15
Quote by steee21
i agree about in-ear ones, but its worth paying a bit more for Circumaural/Supra-aural ones.

In ear ones are great at £100+ too. I had some Shure SE420, lost em but buying another pair. ****ing outstanding quality, easily noticeable even for people who aren't audophiles.
#17
I got the HD595s for £100 ex display, well happy with them
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#18
Sorry to ask a question in your thread, but since we are all taking about Sennheiser I thought I would.

I am looking into the Sennheiser HD555, does anyone know if they are any good?
#20
Quote by KoenDercksen
I have Sennheiser HD380 Pro's, they're great! And closed cans, so good for like noisy environments or tracking guitar or something in the same room as the amp.

I've got the same. It's perfect.
#21
Quote by Duffman123
Sorry to ask a question in your thread, but since we are all taking about Sennheiser I thought I would.

I am looking into the Sennheiser HD555, does anyone know if they are any good?


They are very good. Quite close to the HD595.