Advice on headphones

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  1. Laurouu

    Laurouu New Member

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    So I'm looking to replace some headphones that crapped out on me. Btw, don't buy the AKG 518DJ's they didn't last very long and started rattling pretty early on. The wiring is fucked on them and now it's always crackling and cutting out. So lame.

    Anyway, that being said, I'm looking for a sweet replacement. I was pretty happy with those ones though, I'm not an audiofile or anything.

    Ok so here's what i'm looking for:
    - I want sealed headphones 'cause I'll be studying in public places
    - Because of this, I need them to be relatively portable - I don't mind if they're on ear or over ear.
    - They need to have poppin bass (obviously), I really like jungle so I need to be able to feel the soulful bass lines without the breaks being too over powering.
    - They need to work with my iPhone with no amps
    - They can't be in ear headphones, those bug me.
    - I'm not a DJ so I won't be using them to mix anything, just listening.
    - I'll prolly end up spending $150 (£90ish)

    I've been looking at the Sennheiser HD25SP's or the Denon HP1000 'cause i've heard they're both great for dnb. I'm kinda leaning towards the Denon's 'cause they look comfy.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dj Mark Track

    Dj Mark Track www.NakedBeatz.com

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    My advice is save up a couple more £££'s and get the HD25's,
    They don't look anything special but they sound amazing.

    Even Andy C/Hype e.t.c use them, i don't think you can get a better advert than that.
     
  3. ChunkyNorritz

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    Just duck-tape some speakers to your head.

    I've had some 1997 Phillips Speakers taped to my head since 2000.
     
  4. ChunkyNorritz

    ChunkyNorritz Member

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    That's actually spot on advice.

    I'm amazed at how good they sound, and the price? Fucking bargain.
     
  5. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    I never leave home without my HD25s
     
  6. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    Are hd25 mk2 much better than just hd25? Price difference seems quite large
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    Lunos Active Member

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    Sennheiser HD25-mkII FTW
     
  9. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    Hate to break it to you but if you've bought those I think you've bought some fakes.

    Sony in particular are one of the most counterfieted manufacturers out there. There are sooo many fake Sony products on ebay, most coming from China. Look for guides on how to spot them. Some of them look amazingly real but have cheap parts meaning they sound a lot worse and tend to break quickly.

    If you're buying Sony, buy from the UK from an authorised retailer or there is no guarantee you're getting the genuine product.
     
  10. Laurouu

    Laurouu New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys! I appreciate it. ^_^
     
  11. Fisherman_Rich

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    HD25's are the same to headphones as 1210's are to turntables, Only thing which is gay is the poxy 1.5 metre cable supplied with the standard ones, If I had a pound for every time Ive come close to dragging a mixer off the desk because I'd forgotten to take my headphones off I would be a millionaire, Get the long coiled cable, £40 seems a lot for a piece of cable however its cheaper than gettin your mixer fixed and better than having to remember to take them off everytime you wanna get another tune out of ur box
     
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    d.o.b I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    I have Denon hp-1000 ...they are best headphones for bass on earth. They go very low,5hz... people say that you cant hear that low,but these people needs more acid.Buy it,you will love them.Good quality and they are not that much heavy.Tried HD-25..they are good for djing,but are less loud,sounds less colorfull and bass is lacking infra freqencies.
     
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  13. DanDnB

    DanDnB Bass and Drums

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    Grado SR80i, they dont look like much, but the sound makes up for it. Cant beat this quality sound for 100 USD.
     
  14. Laurouu

    Laurouu New Member

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    I ended up going for the Denon AH D1001's. Mostly because i couldn't afford to get the sennheisers I wanted. I'm glad I got them though! Very very very nice sound for the price. I would DEFINITELY recommend them to a bass addict like me.

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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    Can anyone recommend a robust pair of headphones (with reasonable sound quality) for under £40?
     
  16. Thin and crispy

    Thin and crispy Active Member

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    i go thru headphones way too quickly so havent bothered in the slightest forking out for the last ones i bought

    http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/headphone/philips-shp2000/

    the bass is nice, they r clear and comfy, and dirt cheap lol
     
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    dj westie Sex, Drugs And DnB

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  18. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I dont have any yet but:

    HD25 mkII's
     
  19. motion audio

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    Thats because you can't hear that low, even if you had extremely unusualy sensitive hearing the chance of hearing 5hz from the speakers in headphones is pretty slim.

    20hz give or take a few hz is about the lowest our ears will hear, and even then anything around that sort of frequency wont have much value when it comes to music.

    As for headphones, cant go far wrong with HD25's, or anything similar really.