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hey everyone :mix:

I'm interested in buying quality headphones for my POD.
By quality i mean in the range of 100 bucks.
I also know that not all "quality headphones", specifically
good for the POD purposses.
What i mean is, there are headphones for DJ's, monitors, studio....

So what i look for in headphones is- good sound and comfort.
And nothing else matters.. :thumbup:
 

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the thing is, i've had very similar headphones to yours...Panasonic HT240,
and they felt apart after 3 month.

I'm thinking sony mdr v700....
 

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All I'd advise is getting ones with a long lead. The ones I use don't have much of a lead on them and I have to sit pretty close to the P.C. and the POD. I get uncomfortable if recording for a while and also, using some tones, my pickups pick up interference from the monitor due to me being so close.

I know that if I had a longer lead, then I'd be more comfortable recording, and could also limit that buzz that my pickups pick up.

I have no idea as to what is the best sound wise though...

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Good choice. My Sony headphones work well for me and have a 10 foot lead.
 

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I got a set of Sennheiser 212D's on ebay for 60$, great set of cans. I use them for guitar and computer and they work great. Sennheiser is the best when it comes to headphones.
 

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I'm still using the AKG K242 I bought with my allowance money back in 1978.
I saved for months to get them, but it was obviously a sound investment.
The best thing I've ever listen to...
 

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i know that back in the 70's, AKG ruled the headphones scene.
Today, there are so many good brands to choose from.

but i do believe, that unlike in the 'guitar-amp' area, headphones got
better over the years.
 

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headphones

I have the Bose Triports. They are expensive ($150), but man they are awesome, crisp and great bass response. Very comfortable and lightweight. It also doesn't take much power to drive them either. One day at practice I hooked up my drummer's AKG's (the real good ones) and it was like night and day. Hands down, get the Bose Triports, you WONT be dissappointed. However, if you are looking for flat frequency response used for recording and monitoring then get the AKG's. But for the POD XT, the Bose headphones are the best I've heard.
 

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The ONLY way to go in headphones is Zennheiser... :icon_thum
 

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The ONLY way to go in headphones is Zennheiser... :icon_thum

My other option was Sennheiser HD280.
But for my specific needs (podxt), the AKG were better.
 

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rakun said:
My other option was Sennheiser HD280.
But for my specific needs (podxt), the AKG were better.


The AKG's should be a pretty good unit. You made a good choice by getting good headphones; the quality of the POD's sounds really matter on what you are running it through. You'll notice a big difference in crappy headphones and some good ones.
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i know what you mean.
i was blown away when i plugged in my crappy headphones.
can't wait to plug in the new ones.
 

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rakun said:
i know what you mean.
i was blown away when i plugged in my crappy headphones.
can't wait to plug in the new ones.

Awesome! Let us know how they sound! :mix: :icon_thum
 

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kudochop said:
The ONLY way to go in headphones is Zennheiser... :icon_thum
Agreed :)
 

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Sennheisers will sound good, especially the HD580s and HD650s. However, you really need a dedicated headphone amp to make them sound good. I do all my studio monitoring with a pair of Grado SR225s. I run a home made RA-1 amp on them. When I'm in the mood to jam and I don't want to wake anyone, I plug my RA-1 into my dummy load coming out of my 5150 head and just jam.

Grados are not the best choice until you start looking at their RS-1 and PS-1 models, the lower lines color the sound in pleasing ways. This is ok for recreational listening, but for mixing or monitoring you want the sound as "true" as possible. AKG has a long history in this market, but really most headphone companies sell something that will work. Sony makes some good ones, but they're expensive, in the $1k and over arena. I have heard Bose Triports and was surprised that a $60 pair of Grado SR-60s or Sennheiser HD280s sounded worlds better. Bose tends to overcharge for everything. I've not heard a single product of theirs that I thought was worth the money they charge.

Of course, everyone has different ears, so your mileage may vary.
 
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