Headphone Advice

ZackMRG

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My headphones are completley buggered and I need to buy a new pair asap- Looking at spending around £70-£90 ideally, not really too sure what to look for in a decent pair of headphones as I've never had to buy a new pair (DJing wise at least) so any suggestions or advice would be really grateful.
 
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I just had this exact same problem but was on a smaller budget. The headphones I broke were a £6 pair of Numarks which came with my decks, although I never knew how cheap they were before they broke. I made a rushed and cheap decision and bought a pair of these (http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=STNPRO60B) which I instantly sent back, they were so flimsy and sound wise had way too much bass and overall I actually thought the £6 Numarks were better. So after sending them back I upped my budget and got a pair of these (http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=HD215) which I am much happier with although I only got them yesterday and have a really bad cold atm and cant hear much because my ears are blocked haha

These are what I initially wanted to buy but my budget just couldnt hack it (sorry for all the chemical links :) http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=RPDH1200) . Basically just shop around, look at stuff like Frequency response (the lower the Hz and the higher the KHz, the better), the power and general features. Also check out reveiws and try Youtube for some useful videos which are a little bit more interactive than text on a web page.

Im not a headphone expert but hope that helps a little bit :)
 
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Ive also got the Senheisser HD 215 brought them a couple of years ago and they are still going strong , i love that you can change the jack lead also!
 

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With that budget, akg 171 is nice. Not perfect and can be uncomfortable to wear for long sessions but the sound is pretty good. I've been using them for a while now but the other side is cracked because I drove the bass too hard (wasnt wearing them then luckily or that would be my ear crackling). It buzzes mildly on about 35Hz.
 

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Also the legendary DJ-headphones Sennheiser HD-25 are used by many as production cans as well as in dj work, and they fall straight into your price range.
 
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