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Old September 25th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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Headphones, need advice

I'm on a $100 budget for a set of good noise cancelling headphones I'll use with Sony HDR-FX1. Thank you in advance.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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If you're trying to monitor what you're recording, the last thing you want is any sort of noise cancellation in your phones. You need to hear exactly what's going to tape.

That said, the next 50 responses to the thread are going to read:

"Sony MDR-7506"

(with the occasional "Sennheiser HD280" thrown in for good measure.)
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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#2 of 50: ditto
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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HD-280 over here. :)
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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The Sony MDR-7506's work fine, however, the cushions tend to come off easily and they are difficult to get back on. After a while they don't stay on the headphone very easily. Now the cushion is just clamped between the headphone and my ear.

If you buy this headphone, be gentle with it when you put it on and take it off.

My next headphone will not be the MDR 7506.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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Hd-201, Not the best... But I will be upgrading soon to the 280
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #7
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As I mentioned in your other thread (for the benefit of others here) if you buy the 7506es before the end of the year you get a free copy of Acid, worth about $50. Details at B&H.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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That said, the next 50 responses to the thread are going to read:

"Sony MDR-7506"

(with the occasional "Sennheiser HD280" thrown in for good measure.)
Spot on!

Comparing the two, the 7506 is a bit "sweeter" and can cut through outside sounds a bit better. The HD280 is a bit more neutral, and is the better choice for a midnight mix, when monitors just aren't an option - or for a sanity check against your monitors.

Of course, the best approach is to try before you buy - and to give your money to the local shop that gave you the hands-on opportunity.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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Yes, 7506; my friend with the Sennheiser 280's say they hurt his head after a while....nice thing about the Sonys is the parts are actually replacable...unlike most phones. Second the idea about noise-cancelling; I did news before my retirement, always wanted to hear what was going on around me, sometimes things sneak up on you from your blind side, always good to have situational awareness...cancelling the outside sound could actually be dangerous, depending on what work you are doing...my dos centavos...Battle Vaughan.miamiherald.com retired videographer
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Old September 25th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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7506 is the choice here.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 10:45 PM   #11
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Yes, 7506; my friend with the Sennheiser 280's say they hurt his head after a while....nice thing about the Sonys is the parts are actually replacable...unlike most phones.
The HD280s are tight at first and break in. The good news is that they stay put. :)

And like the Sony's, there are replacement parts. I've replaced the ear pads. (The pads don't wear out quickly. They got some one-time, unintended abuse.)
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Old September 26th, 2009, 02:14 AM   #12
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7506 for the budget for sure. HD280's are nice..sound great.. but will fatigue you really fast. They are a super tight fit (i've always found at least).
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Old September 26th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #13
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Sony 7506 Ear Cushions

Yes Sony 7506 are really excellent except for the annoying habit (mentioned earlier above) about the ear cushions coming off/being a pain to get back on - more info on that and some solutions in the link below.

Earpiece overcovers for headphones?
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Old September 26th, 2009, 05:56 AM   #14
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I just purchased a pair of 7506 this week, so far so good! I paid 91.00 for them
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Old September 26th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #15
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I use the Garfield soft covers on my 7506. They keep the ear pads from coming off and provide additional protection and winter/summer comfort. (for me anyway)
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