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Offline Fried Chicken Boy

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Re: Headphone recommendations for field recordings..
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2012, 02:45:31 PM »
Regarding the slight LF bump and isolation, I think you're spot-on with the 280's, acidjack.  They're great headphones but the M50's sound just a shade better, to my ears at least.  One drawback I will point out about the Sennheisers, though, is that I think they're built for "narrower" heads.  If your melon tends to be on the wider side, they can be uncomfortable.

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Re: Headphone recommendations for field recordings..
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2012, 03:47:30 PM »
if you need a lot of isolation, i would recommend the sennheiser HD-25II. These cans are ~$80 more than the m50s.

regardless, Tablet, you made an excellent choice!
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Re: Headphone recommendations for field recordings..
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 12:26:08 AM »
...I should also add that while I think the M50s sound a lot better, and would be better for the OP's purposes, for louder shows, then Senn HD280s are great for the field because they seem (to me) to have a bit more isolation than the AT's.  As I said, I kept my AT's because I prefer the sound and don't do a ton of in-field monitoring, but I think you more commonly see sound guys using 280s...
Although I have not compared the AT's, I agree the 280's have excellent closure for iso in the field.
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