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    Headphones have blown up. I remembe a discussion here about sensible headphones for playback/editing (as opposed to monitoring whilst recording) but I can't find it.
    Some Senheissers at around 100-150 ring a bell.

    Anyone care to suggest?

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    I use Beyer DT100s - I think they were around 120. Love em
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    I use Beyer DT100s - I think they were around 120. Love em
    Hmmm. Seem to be available in 16ohm or 400ohm. I'm guessing I'd need a headphone pre-amp for the 400ohm ones, would 16ohm be OK (just using PC soundcard out)
    Tim

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    I seem to remember recommending the Beyer DT931s which you then pointed out are no longer made. So that's as good as my suggestion goes.
    Last edited by Midnight Blue; 07-28-2012 at 10:14 AM.

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    Here you go tim .... http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sound-r...monnitors.html


    Recently I tried a pair of Bose quiet comfort 15 noise cancelling headphones. These would be superb for outdoor sound monitoring but the price is a little "restrictive" shall we say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    Ah-hah. Both those Senheissers are still made (HD595/555)

    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    Recently I tried a pair of Bose quiet comfort 15 noise cancelling headphones. These would be superb for outdoor sound monitoring but the price is a little "restrictive" shall we say.

    On out shoot on Thursday we were monitoring on Bose noise cancelling headphones. Whether they were the same model as these or not I don't know, they certainly looked similar. Whilst recording (ie when the monitored sound is very similar to the external sound) I thought I could detect a "pumping". Fortunately this wasn't evident on playback. I wonder whether this might have been to do with a phasing effect caused by the slight delay between the "live" sond and the monitored sound casuing the noise cancellation to have a strange side effect.

    Any other suggestions for cans before I order HD 555s?
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    My favourites for recording are Sennheiser HD 25-1 headphones. They fit snugly and block out a lot of ambient sound.

    But on the computer I have Beyerdynamic DT250s, I bought them rather than the DT100s purely because they are more comfortable for me (with lovely velvet bits).

    Personally I would never use noise-cancelling headphones to monitor recording or mixing.

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    Too late, Rob. But that's probably to my advantage cost-wise. In the event I took the cheapskate approach and got the 555s. I suspect i wouldn't notice any difference between those and superior open-back cans.
    For monitoring recording, I'm currently just using ear-buds. they cut out "enough". Agree about the moise cancelling headphones - they don't seem ideal for monitoring.
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    Seems like a good choice. Comfy earpads and good reviews (and you can use them to listen to music too!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rembrandt Rob View Post
    and you can use them to listen to music too!
    Please define what you mean by music. Noooooooo.......!
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