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Offline hans1966

Which headphones do you recommend?
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:48:25 AM »
Hi Guys, I have AMERICAN AUDIO HP-550 headphones, which after a period of time (20 to 40 minutes) I feel moletia in the pinna of my ears. I see that its size is not that big, and therefore it does not cover the ear well. I am deciding between these two brands for their price (obviously I listen to other alternatives) which of them do you recommend?

https://www.audio-technica.com/es-ar/ath-m50x

https://www.amazon.com/-/es/SRH440-BK-dp-B08JNBJHFV/dp/B08JNBJHFV/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
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Offline Normanfernandez

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 06:51:05 AM »
Closed Back Ath M50X ( I have this )
Open back DT 990 Pro ( or lower )

Open back is good for mixing
Closed back is recommended for recording.
Regards Norman.
 
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Offline andyg

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 08:53:30 AM »
I'd recommend Grado SR60 or higher. Very little colouration of the sound and even from bass to treble. You can't drive them too loud, but there again, you shouldn't be listening too loud on headphones anyway.
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

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Offline Graham UK

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 10:10:58 AM »
hans1966. I have ATM40X which I find very good. They have a little upper bass bloom but this is adjusted with my Tyros 5 EQ. Remaining frequency range is excellent.
Higher price does not guarrentee better sound as my second pair proves Sennheizer HD206 only £23 and to my ears they are a bargin.

We all hear and prefer differently so suggest you wait until you can listen to a few headphones.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 10:12:01 AM by Graham UK »
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Offline Jeff Hollande

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 10:57:06 AM »
A nice and not an expensive Headphone is the Audio-Technica M30x. :D
I bought it recentely and it sounds great ( SX900 ).

Best regards, Jeff
 
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Offline rgw

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 03:13:40 PM »
I would recommend the Sennheiser HD599. I can't fault them and they sound really excellent on my SX900.
My previous Headphones were also Sennheiser whic I'd had for 37 years and that's becasuse they "speak" quality.

Best wishes,
Richard.
 
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Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 05:13:08 PM »
If you don´t want to spend a lot of money, I have been using for a few years  "SHURE SRH550DJ", they are very suitable, good sound quality, they don´t  generate to much bass effect, witch cold be a problem when editing/composing,  you can find spare parts for it quite easily, like ear pads, cables etc. Shure produces also very good microphones.
👍🏻 Don't worry be happy!
 
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Offline hans1966

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2021, 12:27:10 AM »
Hi Guys, thanks for your recommendations. I always try to use a very low volume on my headphones. I work doing MIDI sequences, and in addition to creating some songs from scratch, the next step is to spend considerable time doing the final mix.

The problem with my AMERICAN-AUDIO HP-550 headphones, is that after a while they start to squeeze the outside of my ears, which makes hearing unbearable.

My wish is to get large and comfortable headphones, which cover the entire contour of the ears without crushing them, since this way I can work several hours without this discomfort.   Regards.  Hans
 

Offline mikf

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2021, 06:46:33 AM »
A lot of sound gurus look down their nose at Bose products, think they are overpriced for the spec. But I have the Bose 700 headphones and they are very comfortable and sound great to me.
Mike

Offline Francesco Massa

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2021, 10:40:47 AM »
Hi, I personally use AKG K-702 with bass-port stickers removed (the famous "bass mod") and I love the sound, so linear and clean with a great sound field reproduction. I'm using them with the Genos.

Francesco
Genos
Previously owned: PSR-740, Tyros2, Tyros3, Tyros4 & Tyros5
 
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Offline Gios

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2021, 10:54:04 AM »
 
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Offline hans1966

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 05:12:30 PM »
Hi Guys, thank you very much for your recommendations.
I have made a list of all your suggestions, and I am going to choose the best option for me. a big hug to all. Hans
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 08:55:14 PM »
I use KOSS UR18 for my keyboard. They came out several years ago, and they don't have the best sound. BUT they are ultralight! Since I have to bend forward a lot to check screen and buttons due to low vision, heavy headphones just slide forward, but these ultra light ones stay in place, and are so light that I almost don't fell them on my head. THe UR18 can still be found in some stores. They are over ear, as studio headphones should be in my opinion. But we all hear differently, just as with glasses, you can't use another persons glasses :)
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline robs68

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2021, 12:28:37 AM »
I use the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Canceling.  Very comfortable and great quality.
Rob
 

Offline MarkF_48

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2021, 12:37:01 AM »
AKG 240 Studio
Semi-open backs with large ear cups and don't apply much pressure to the side of the head. Comfortable to wear for extended periods.
https://www.amazon.com/AKG-K240STUDIO-Semi-Open-Professional-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA


Closed back designs of headphones usually, but not always fit tighter to the side of the head to seal in the sound to prevent leakage while recording and wearing them for longer periods of time may cause some discomfort. I couldn't find any information on the current American Audio HP550 you have if they are open or closed, but from their looks and it seems they are geared towards DJ usage, I'm guessing a closed back.
 
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Offline chesterkins

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 01:04:00 PM »
Hi
Yamaha own headphones  Great with my Tyros 5 and not expensive
 

Offline kampot

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2021, 04:40:45 AM »
Audio Technical M50x

Offline alanclare

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2021, 08:05:51 AM »
You’ll find lots more recommendations on the Speakers and Headphones Board, e.g.

https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,57680.0.html

Alan
 
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Offline Graham UK

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2021, 09:39:24 AM »
Headphones when new can clamp your ears and be uncomfortable.

ANSWER. When not using mount them on a head shape article as per my link.
Clamping wil ease after a few weeks.


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Offline Oxford1035

Re: Which headphones do you recommend?
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2021, 11:33:11 PM »
l have a pair of AKG K92 and they are excellent, especially as you can buy them for £37. They get some great reviews too