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lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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i just went through my box of old manuals, and i saw my reciept/warranty for my headphones--i have sony's mdr-7506. i have had them for four years now, with no noticable wear. also, for three years i DJed at least 12 almost every week. i think there is a reason why many audio professionals only use sony.

the 7506 still costs around $100, it seems that you can get other (better?) sony models for cheaper.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/ho … ype=search
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I prefer Grado (http://www.gradolabs.com/product_pages/sr80.htm) headphones, personally. Now I can finally afford some! Though, to be fair, the SR series clocks in at around $100. I just now have the money to do that.

Anyway, larz, congrats on your headphones not sucking and dying.
sriehl's avatar
12 years ago
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I've been happy with my Gemini headphones. It's sometimes hard to find a place that carries them though.

info: http://geminidj.com/products.html
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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i'm looking at in-ear (or earbud) headphones for under $100:

etymotic research er6i
shure e2c
sennheiser cx300

it's kinda hard finding out much about the response of these--some people say that the er6i has really light bass while others say it's pretty heavy. either way they are supposed to be a great set of headphones (and they are $68 on amazon.com!)
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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add the v-moda vibe iem to that list.
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I recently picked up some Sennhesier HD-580s from Amazon for $130. a pretty sweet deal, or so it seems. I'm lovin' 'em for my home listening. I've got a pair of Sennheiser PX-100s for portable needs. they sound great but leak sound like crazy and aren't so hot in noisy environments like the subway.
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11 years ago
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the law is no protection
also, if you didn't know about it, headphone.com is a great website for headphones.

head-fi.org forums rules too.
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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haha.. those were my two sources, in fact.
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
haha, awesome. well hopefully someone else makes use of them!
nny's avatar
11 years ago
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grado headphones fall apart. but the factory is in brooklyn just walk in and drop em off to get fixed =P
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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so apparently there are 1st gen and 2nd gen v-mode vibes. the 1st is very nice, the 2nd is poor.

i'm going to go with the...

etymotic research er-6i! $70 on amazon.
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11 years ago
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i was thinking about getting the etys when i lost my original e2cs but i found out the cables are really thin with flimsy connection to the drivers, so i went with the e2cs again
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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i just read some bad reviews on the e2c... but i've read bad reviews on the er-6i as well.

it's so hard to decide.