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wesley
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I love all the Beyer Dynamics heaphones. They're comfortable, have great isolation, and don't fatigue my ears like the 7506's.
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There are indeed plenty of inferior headphones out there. However I beg to differ with agn's statement - at least in the case of the Grados.
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Im currently using Shure's new SRH-440. Fitted with a set of the SRH-840 pads for better comfort and isolation. The 440's are cheaper than the 840's but actually have a flatter response.

I plan to also get a set of Sen HD 280 PRO and at a later date get them fitted with the optional talkback mic. Very handy for talking to onstage talent from FOH. I think you can get them with the mic already fitted as HMD 280 PRO (from memory)
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Beyer DT 770 Pro s are SWEET! Especially for drums. The isolate just enough.
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+++++ On the Grados if you don't need a isolation. For isolation, I'm Old Skool: Koss Pro 4AA. They have enough mass and solidity to not sound like a nice transducer inside of a plastic cup the way that most modern headphones sound to me. Some will say they are not as smooth as others, but I know I can trust mixing in them and not get into too much trouble if for some reason I can't use monitors (like on a llive remote). They are heavy, though, and can get fatiguing to wear. If you need to wear them all day long, I'd go with the Sony 7506s.

I'm sure there are earbuds/isolating earbuds that would probably work, too, although I don't have enough experience with them to tell you whether or not I'd trust making critical decisions using them.
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I had Pro4AA decades ago - the last time I've heard them They were pretty comfy for what they were (better in that regard than the ESP9s I had after).

I can't imagine using the 7506 on a live gig, as there's not enough isolation (unless you play them way TFL). In the studio they might do a good job of revealing problems during tracking, but I wouldn't use them to make any EQ or mix decisions. Plus, I can't imagine being able to listen to them for any length of time - they are better than dreadful, but not what I'd call good.
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There's no headphones out there that can match good IEM's for isolation and quality, period.
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I use Sennheiser HD25 since years. Big plus - you get spare parts for them. Cables can be replaced , Ear cushion too. They have excellent isolation and are really loud. Over here in Germany they are very common among sound engineers.
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tsnave wrote:I found these videos very helpful as well... (5 in total)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJh8B1QfEn0



Yup, Mr Rat's right, I managed to get a pair of those Denon AH-D2000s he tests for not much money.
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RSmith2400 wrote:VicFirth makes some good sound isolation headphones. They wear on the ears after about an hour. I ended up rewiring them into different enclosures.


I never heard a pair of headphones sounding that bad before.

As most EB/ENG, FOH and monitor sound guys over here, I use HD25 since 2003. My first pair only needed some new ear cushions in early 2010, otherwise they are fine. Loud, good sounding, good isolation and comfortable. I can do 8+ hours with these cans.

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dmtr1235
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The 7506's are also prominent in the Live Sound industry as well. They are used at FOH and Monitor World to PFL tracks while mixing.

I used to use the AKG K240s. They were good and them and the 7506's are the best quality for around $100. If you are willing to spend a little more, I upgraded to the Beyerdynamic DT-770. They have a good sound and felt pads that I can wear for many hours. Also check out Ultrasone. They build very high quality studio headphones for a little more money.
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RaumKlang
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dmtr1235 wrote: The 7506's are also prominent in the Live Sound industry as well.


Funny enough, that seems to be true for the US only. I've actually never seen one beeing used over here in Germany. And since 2003 I've done a lot of EB and FOH work.
About the only cans used over here are HD25 (_all_ camera teams I know use these) and DT-770, the latter more in live sound applications. Even there the HD25 are used by about 85% of the sound persons I know.
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I used to use the AKG K240's and switched to the Sony MDR-7506's... Been very pleased! Also, nice choice on the Westone UM3's.
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