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Somebody says you can mix on headphone now!
Check this video out
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6868
The dude makes it so easy that I started thinking why nobody thought about this before?
Expensive shit but I would love to give it a try!

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you can consider these: Audio Technica Pro5,
http://www.hifi.com.tw/images/product/ath_pro5_l.jpg
i have them, they are pretty good considering the price, about $30, but takes too much juice to be used with mp3 players, build is sturdy, they are like the clone of that Sony one that went out of production i think, but you cannot fold them...

i recommend these because very importantly, you can see the joints, it is made of metal not goddamn plastic, after my sony mdr 700 broke, i swore never to buy anymore of those goddamn plastic jointed dj headphones, no matter how good they sound you can't listen to shit when they're broke, and it breaks my heart that the mdr700 had such a good sound
http://img.kakaku.com/images/productimage/fullscale/20462011047.jpg
DENON DN-HP700, plastic

http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/fit,400by400/quality,85/brand,zzounds/hdj1000-03-02752790a66899539c2aa15b6d31ec82.jpg
Pioneer HDJ1000, plastic

http://ec1img.pchome.com.tw/pic/A/P/A/A/0/N/APAA0N-A15165462_46c16a143c120
Audio Technica Pro700, plastic

WHY?! goddammit, they should use the same material Glock uses in their guns in the joint part

well i'd put my money on technics rpdh1000 as my next pair of durable headphones
http://www.djbooth.net/images/dj-equipment/rpdh1200.jpg

Last edited by chairman chen (2008-07-22 14:26:01)

5, 3, 6 or 100 platenspelers, fuck it!

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I have an old Audio Technica ATH-M40. I've bought it at least 10 years ago. It was 1200 FF (182 euri) at this time... It's discontinued now I think, but you still can find it in some shops,  but for cheap now. After all those years it has never been broken, yet I don't know many musician or DJ's have used my headphones since I've bought it...

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Rproductions wrote:

Somebody says you can mix on headphone now!
Check this video out
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6868
The dude makes it so easy that I started thinking why nobody thought about this before?
Expensive shit but I would love to give it a try!

That's pretty cool I must say...It would be interesting (and cheaper) to see a software emulation of this.

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Rproductions wrote:

Somebody says you can mix on headphone now!
Check this video out
http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6868
The dude makes it so easy that I started thinking why nobody thought about this before?
Expensive shit but I would love to give it a try!

Isn't that basically a stereo widener/narrower?! Shouldn't you just be able to put a plug that serves that purpose at the end of your headphone/monitor bus?

Do it your way, because everyone else is just weird.

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@ Robotworks, you testimony of 14! years is very convincing, but i bet your a very "gentle" person with your stuff? well dammit, the ATH M40s are no longer in production, but these M50s sure look very cool!
i find it very important to get black headphones, i HATE big silvery raver headphones, hell, i make it a point to net get anything silver, cellphone, cars..etc

http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/brand,zzounds/ath_m50_1-b0c5e0097aa13fc7f52980bb936ff02c.jpg

Technical Info
Type: Closed-back dynamic

Driver Diameter: 45mm

Magnet: Neodymium

Voice Coil: CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)

Frequency Response: 15 - 28,000 Hz

Maximum Input Power: 1,600 mW at 1 kHz

Sensitivity: 99 dB

Impedance: 38 ohms

Weight: 10 oz (284 g) without cable and connector

Cable: 1.2 - 3.0 m (3.9 - 9.8 ft) Coiled, OFC litz wire

Connector: Gold-plated stereo 1/8 in. (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4 in. (6.3 mm) adapter

Accessory Included: Protective pouch


http://www.zzounds.com/item--AUTATHM50

5, 3, 6 or 100 platenspelers, fuck it!

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Hey, Jeff Mills uses silver cans, fuck it.
http://remixmag.com/mag/Jeff_Mills.jpg

Do it your way, because everyone else is just weird.

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haha orchestra and 909 :\

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I was impressed by the new ones of Dr.Killiecrankie bought from Beyerdynamic - sound was amazing.

http://www.beyerdynamic.de/typo3temp/pics/321d688cb1.jpg

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ratsnake wrote:

haha orchestra and 909 :\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpOak4iAJY

Do it your way, because everyone else is just weird.

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http://www.southeasthobbies.com.au/catalogue/mig-productions/h10153.jpg
you think he would be caught dead in the eastern front with silver headphones? course not! fuck it!

5, 3, 6 or 100 platenspelers, fuck it!

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This one for DJ ing and listening, very comfy and robust. And around EUR 100,-

http://www.luc.edu/digitalmedialab/images/sennheiserhd280.jpg

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After some looking around i was able to buy both the Sennheiser HD25-1 and AKG K171 for

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to the great esteemed mr pauli, i am glad you are liking the AKGs, buying 2 sets of cans at once, i presume one is for production and one for DJing? i use mine for DJing...

i have ears that stick out, and the 171s get clampy after one hour... i tried the 271s, but it feels like i have to press my hand against the cup to get a good fit.


however, i must inform you of the issue about the leather earpads... being an idiot, i neglected to give them a good wiping after use, after a while the sweat, oil, and plague pus from my face messed it up... and for the 171, the original AKG pads are super hard to find, whereas for the larger AKG 271, they are easy to find in stores even in Taiwanistan... the 271 also has veleour pads available.

so far i've had to make do with cheapo no-name pads, the leather kind with the "silky folds" like the Sennheiser pic above, but of very low quality, i need to use tape to keep em on the cans, and they rip easily.

the reason why i am making such a big fuss over original AKG pads because they are not the the silky fold type, they are thick untextured leather, the same as sony MDR V700....

i finally found them on thompson some german store... the pads are about 5 euros, but shipping is a prohibitive 27 euro! i mean SHIT!

also on that side you can buy a squiggly cord to replace the original...

they are coming out with the AKG 171 MKIIs, it comes with a pair of back-up veleour pads, and squiggly cord included! but they are way more expensive, and the word is it don't sound significantly better.

in closing yes i am an AKG fanboy fuck it smile Made in Austria!

5, 3, 6 or 100 platenspelers, fuck it!

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I've used Etymotic for years but after a bout of swimmer's ear my doctor told me I can't use in-ear buds anymore. I'm thinking something AKG or Beyer or Audio Technica probably. What will $100-$200 US get me for studio use?

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i recommend you give the AKG K141 (discontinued officially, but good chance many stores still carry them) if not you have to get the AKG K141 MKII new version, bit more expensive

they are semi-open headphones,
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powers … ge,EN.html

sorry about your ear problem, is it because you always blast the volume? i switched from ear buds to ear canal type in-ears because i find that the isolation allows me to hear better on a lower volume

5, 3, 6 or 100 platenspelers, fuck it!

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i meant i can't use in-ear canal types. no i had an infection about two years ago and it came back in the same spot again. aggrivated by swimming and such being ive been in the water a lot this summer. doctors like "cans only man!"

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maybe resentful creame?
creme org...
crimea

Last edited by Mitel' (2008-08-19 07:06:57)

 

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chairman chen wrote:

buying 2 sets of cans at once, i presume one is for production and one for DJing?

No, i only wanted to buy one pair. Either the HD25 or AKG171. Couldn't make up my mind so when i had the
chance to buy exactly those two models for

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plikestechno wrote:

... doctors like "cans only man!"

Spoken like a true medical professional lol

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He's a hepcat. There is a 1000% chance he smokes weed. A lot of it methinks.

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I want to get some headphones for mixing and messing with synths etc. for home use
so the AKG 141 and Sennheiser HD25 are good ones for about 100

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http://i38.tinypic.com/29p6mbn.jpg
would you believe i still use 'em?

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I would not be surprised

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http://i36.tinypic.com/ame0d4.jpg
got some new cushions roll