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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2008, 08:23:31 AM »
Sony 7506. Over the years doing sound and monitors around the country, this is the headphone I see engineers use most often.  One other difference between the 7506 and the V6 is that parts for the 7506 can be ordered.  SO if you break a hinge, you can just order the hinge, or just the earpad if it wears out, etc. I have had mine for several years and they have been used for literally 100's of shows now and besides the standard wear are as nice as the day I bought them.
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2008, 08:28:32 AM »
By the way, you can order the replacement VELOUR pads for the Beyerdynamic DT250's and they fit the Sony's perfectly.  Nothing like wearing a pair of V6/7506's with velour padding.  It's the shit.  I find the pleather pads on the Sony's to be a little uncomfortable in comparison. 

Another plus for the V6/7506's...their practically indestructible...I've owned my 7506's since April of 2001 and their still going strong.
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2008, 09:20:43 AM »
I use the beyerdynamic DT880.  You can find demo or b-stock pairs for less than $200.  One of the most acurate and impressive headphones availible at any price....

They really need a good amp to shine.

Sony MDR-V6 for the win, imho.

I agree, they need an amp, but he mentioned in his post that he plans on buying a portable amp.  I use a Headstage Mini-Amp Pro and it powers the DT880 quite well. It was only $75. 
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2008, 11:14:03 AM »
Sony 7506. Over the years doing sound and monitors around the country, this is the headphone I see engineers use most often.  One other difference between the 7506 and the V6 is that parts for the 7506 can be ordered.  SO if you break a hinge, you can just order the hinge, or just the earpad if it wears out, etc. I have had mine for several years and they have been used for literally 100's of shows now and besides the standard wear are as nice as the day I bought them.
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2008, 11:22:36 AM »
ultimate ears super fi 5pro.
Hmm, just tried to find a link on headphone.com but didn't see it there, that is where I read reviews and ordered mine from about a year ago.
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2008, 02:22:12 PM »
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2008, 03:45:21 PM »
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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2008, 04:05:39 PM »
act fast, http://taperssection.com/index.php/topic,101301.0.html
thanks Tim. Richard beat me to 'em.

Sorry.  Yeah, I love these cans.  I have trouble buying (for a good price) in Canada, so I'll pick up this pair.

Should be approx $100 new at any online place.

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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2008, 05:37:29 PM »
act fast, http://taperssection.com/index.php/topic,101301.0.html
thanks Tim. Richard beat me to 'em.

Sorry.  Yeah, I love these cans.  I have trouble buying (for a good price) in Canada, so I'll pick up this pair.

Should be approx $100 new at any online place.

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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2008, 09:20:11 PM »
+Ts.  Just saw this thread and was looking for a new set of cans.  Sony's look good.  thanks


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Re: $100 Headphone Recommendations ?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2008, 09:31:14 PM »
There are some Beyer DT990's in the yard sale for $160.  That is a fantastic deal for top-shelf headphones.  You will not do any better for that price IMO...
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