Around ear, closed back headphones - Page 3 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 20th, 2016, 12:10 AM   #31
Old Boot
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London UK
Posts: 3,528
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Decimal point missing?
Graham Bernard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2016, 12:05 PM   #32
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,680
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Nope, no mistake: $1,499.99 and for an additional $299.00 you can replace the stock cable with a balanced one. Of course the kind of guy that buys these is the guy that wants to waste your time trying to tell you vinyl sounds better than digital audio ;-) ;-) ;-)

Like Greg said, think about how much good kit you can buy for $1,800.00

I am sure the Japanese cherry wood would hold up for about three days in my audio kit......

Steve
__________________
www.CorporateShow.com
Been at this so long I'm rounding my years of experience down...not up!
Steven Digges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #33
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Novato, CA
Posts: 1,772
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Well, if you really want to go crazy with headphones you could get the Stax SR-009

https://www.staxusa.com/stax-sr-009.html

And, since they're electrostatic drivers you need a good amp to power them. Something like this would do:

https://www.staxusa.com/driver/stax-srm-007tii.html

I've listened to them and yes they are better than any other headphones that I've ever heard.
__________________
Garrett Low
www.GLowMediaProductions.com
Garrett Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2016, 01:34 AM   #34
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 30
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Quote:
Well, if you really want to go crazy with headphones you could get the Stax SR-009
They're not headphones, they're "earspeakers" according to the site. :)

- Greg
Greg Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2016, 06:34 AM   #35
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Glasgow , Scotland
Posts: 207
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven Digges View Post
... the guy .... trying to tell you vinyl sounds better than digital audio ;-) ;-) ;-)
Well ..... it DOES :)
Derek Heeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2016, 08:53 AM   #36
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camas, WA, USA
Posts: 5,513
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

For those who's brains can ignore clicks, pops, and surface noise, vinyl sounds better. Me? I'll take analog tape, please. :)
__________________
Jon Fairhurst
Jon Fairhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2016, 09:30 AM   #37
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Glasgow , Scotland
Posts: 207
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Analogue tape is indeed a very good medium ( I still have a lot of original 15ips half track master recordings from the days when I used to record friends playing in bands ) but records , too , when well cared for and pressed in quality vinyl , really is the finest medium for home listening . My records don't have any pops or crackles , and even when played at 'realistic' levels , my recent purchases on 180g vinyl exhibit no audible surface noise .

I appreciate that digital media will measurably have a lower noise floor , but , subjectively , records do sound better .
Derek Heeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 25th, 2016, 09:37 AM   #38
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 351
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

For Sony 7506's, you can get an upgraded coiled cable that is vastly superior to the stock cable. It is made by Remote Audio and sold by Trew Audio. I had two pairs of 7506's upgraded.
Richard D. George is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2016, 02:08 PM   #39
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,359
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Fairhurst View Post
For those who's brains can ignore clicks, pops, and surface noise, vinyl sounds better. Me? I'll take analog tape, please. :)
Oh, so your brain can ignore only tape hiss? ;-)
Greg Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2016, 01:00 PM   #40
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Camas, WA, USA
Posts: 5,513
Re: Around ear, closed back headphones

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Miller View Post
Oh, so your brain can ignore only tape hiss? ;-)
I hear the hiss, but if it's low enough, I tend to forget about it. Pops and clicks are like percussive events, so they always intrude for me.

Have you ever watched a film on an array of TVs with gaps (the bezel) between screens? It's really interesting. At first, one is very aware of the gaps. As soon as the story gets going, the gaps disappear in the mind. As soon as the key actor's face is intersected by a gap, the gaps re-appear. It's an odd sensation and shows how we can ignore very obvious flaws. Of course, different people have different sensitivities.

In my case, I tune out hiss quickly, but am never able to tune out pops and clicks. It doesn't help that I don't want to spend time and money on perfect cartridges, records, and cleaning. Digital definitely wins the convenience test. My personality isn't vinyl-compatible. :) That said, I still have my collection from the '70s.

Back on thread, I think there's a similar situation for selecting headphones. Is comfort paramount, or do you tend to tolerate it? Do you need a secure fit while actively moving about? Do you want a flat response for mixing? Do you want sound that "cuts through" for live monitoring? Do you want great isolation for loud venues?

The right answer depends both on the use case as well as the nature of the user.

As they say, "know thyself."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_thyself
__________________
Jon Fairhurst
Jon Fairhurst is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:12 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network