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Old September 15th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Need to buy High Quality Headphones.

Looking to buy high quality headphones for the Z1U. I want them to be really loud and clear because the Z1U does not get very loud so far with previous headphones I have been using. I have considered noise canceling. Also I would like it to be wireless if not to crappy. Bose has been recommended. Someone quoted me 400? I have that much to spend if its worth it.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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Sony 7506 for $99 anywhere.

Got my first pair a few years ago... replaced the pads recently and bought another pair to monitor what the sound guy is doing.

Total bargain at $99... for a dozen different reasons.

Check the archives or watch any BTS stuff on TV... 7506's are everywhere pros are.

If you just WANT to pop that budget then Ultrasone Pro.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Sony 7506

Got my first pair a few years ago... replaced the pads recently and bought another pair to monitor what the sound guy is doing.
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note wireless but looks like something I can go with.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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The Sony MDR-V6s are the consumer version of 7506 and almost exactly the same except for the sticker and gold-plating I believe. (I don't think the gold-plating is that useful; gold doesn't corrode, but makes some other metals corrode faster.; in any case, you can clean the connector of corrosion)

The V6s are slightly cheaper and discontinued. Try eBay, froogle. Not sure if this site's sponsors sell them (B&H, Zotz digital, EVS).

I don't think wireless and noise cancelling headphones give that good sound. No one in film/video uses them (as far as I know).

2- You can get a headphone amp if the signal is not loud enough.

If you want to block noise, there's some full-size headphones with lots of padding. I believe there's such a headphone with the 7506 drivers inside... I've seen them at Trew Audio in Toronto here (trewaudio.com).

You can also use in-ear headphones, which block sound kind of like earplugs. They block as much sound as noise-cancelling headphones, but sound much much better. Not sure if inserting the in-ear headphones would bug you.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #5
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I use Sony MDR-EX71SL.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

they're in-ear phones, and do block a lot of outside noise.
very good sound quality and plenty of bass too. You get 3 different sizes of rubber-fitting for different sized ears.
Try them out - only USD39 so if you don't like them you can just use them for an iPod or portable music player.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #6
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