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Re: Headphones comparison

Subject: Re: Headphones comparison
From: "simmosonics" simmosonics
Date: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:50 am ((PDT))
--- In  Magnus Bergsson <
> wrote:

> I am looking for good "closed back"  headphones  to monitor nature sound =
> classical music recordings.

Having used many different brand/models, I've settled on AudioTechnica's AT=
H-M50s. Comfortable enough, decent isolation, good frequency response, rugg=
ed (I travel a lot) and a low impedance (38 ohms) that makes them easy to d=
rive to useful volumes with battery powered equipment.

I use them when recording nature sounds, ethnic music in villages, chamber =
music in churches, orchestral music in concert halls, and occasionally pop,=
 rock and jazz. I find them very agreeable in all of those circumstances.

The Sony models are very popular and of good quality, but they don't work f=
or me. I find them a bit too bright for my liking, and that can affect my m=
icrophone choice and placement for music recording. I also like Sennheiser'=
s HD280s but haven't used them enough to provide a qualified opinion - whic=
h highlights an important point: choosing headphones is like choosing presc=
ription lenses and frames without an optometrist. What works for one person=
 won't necessarily work for another, so you have to keep trying different m=
odels until you find the ones that bring *your* hearing into focus and fit =
nicely on *your* head!

- Greg Simmons

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