#1
I already posted this in the electric guitar forum but I figured this might be a better place...

Using the line-out from my ME-50 I plugged in a cheap pair of headphones I had lying around and I was actually slightly impressed at how well it sounded. Now I want a pair of decent headphones. Problem is I dont know much about them other than that they can get pretty expensive.

Does anybody else play with headphones? And what kind would you recommend?
#2
get either sony DJ style ones, they're pretty good, or sennheiser's. I got the HD202's for listening to music, and they have amazing sounds quality. really tight bass and good highs, if that's what you're looking for. i was also recommended sennheiser HD215's, apparently they're really good. make sure you get a pair that's closed, they'll be more comfortable, and have better sound quality.
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#4
Dude, just get some cheaper name brand (sony, pioneer...) from wal-mart or radio shack. thats what i use and they sound just fine for practice.
#5
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Dude, just get some cheaper name brand (sony, pioneer...) from wal-mart or radio shack. thats what i use and they sound just fine for practice.


I highly doubt that cheap headphones sound great.

If you have never used high end great sounding phones you just dont know what you are missing. I remember when I used to use $20 Jensen headphones on my e-drums and thought they sounded killer but after getting a set of Grado Labs SR80s and the HD280s I could tell how much I was missing.

Edit:
Bose are advertized a lot and high in price, I also find they add a lot of bass to the mix.
I dont like phones that color the sound too much so I tend to stay away from those.
Last edited by moody07747 at May 16, 2008,
#6
one of the best ive ever used are some powered noise cancelling isolation headphones from bose. damn they were pricey though
#7
wow i'm surprised ug knows about headphones
good to know
and you guys are right
sennheiser make great headphones
i have a pair of hd 497's and their awesome (not the same as the above mentioned ones, but still awesome)
point is sennheisers ftw
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#8
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I highly doubt that cheap headphones sound great.

Cheaper headphones frequently sound better through digital guitar equipment because of less emphasis on the harsh high-end. I like sony DJ headphones better than my HD280s with my POD. Better for hi-fi =/= better for guitar.
#10
Playing with headphones sucks....
I'd rather play my acoustic or just unplug - fuck headphones!

The ****in' wire/chord/w/e gets all tangled & **** with/on/around your guitar...

An definite no for me....8>|
Last edited by DiMeTiMe at May 16, 2008,
#11
How do you guys make sure your headphones don't spoil?My headphones spoil all the time.It'll stop sounding at 1 side then I have to twist the jack around to for it to work and after sometime,both side dies...it really sucks when that happened to my pretty expensive headphone.
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#12
Hi there, i do the same as you, plug my headphones into my boss ME-50. At first I was using a cheap pair and it sounded ok. now i use sennheiser RS-140 and it sounds great. great thing about these is that they're wireless and charge easily using the cradle!
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#13
Hey thanks guys for all the input. I think I'll be going with the sennheisers. Im not too worried about having a wire get in my way. If its long enough I can deal with it. The pair of head phones im using now have about a 3 foot wire which makes me have to put the ME-50 on top of my amp to get it close enough to me haha.
#14
have a look at Bose. i bought some while i was on holiday in america that cost me $140 but they are worth every dollar. they're noise canceling and sound amazing!
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