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  1. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    My Senheiser HD 212 Pro's are falling apart after 4 years of light use. My Radio Shack cans from 1972 still work and look brand new but they give me a headache.

    Looking for suitable headphones for under $100.

    Wondering what everyone thinks. Here we go...............................................
     
  2. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    audio technica
    sennheiser
    akg
    all good choices in that price range
    oh
    sony too
    um. . .
    yeah. . . plenty
     
  3. Phnurt

    Phnurt Silver Supporting Member

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    I have KRK 8400's (They also make 6400's). Subsidiary of Gibson. They're lightweight, neutral tone, and a pleasure to use for extended periods of time.

    The 6400's are exactly your price requirement.

    I also use KRK Rokit 8 (Gen 2) monitors. The tone transfers from headphones to monitors nicely for recording and playback via computer or modeler.
     
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  4. SteveO

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    In that price range, Sony 7506s all day long.
     
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    Agreed. Or V-6's. Never really sure what the difference is.
    But they're great for listening, but not for mixing because they color the sound in the midrange.
     
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    Yep.
     
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  7. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    AT would be my sub-$100 choice.
     
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    From what I remember about this, the 7506s have a wiring change from the V6s that result in the 7506s having a wider, more distinct stereo separation.
     
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    I like my Audio Technica ATH-M40x - comfortable, fairly neutral, removable cable and well under $100. I've been using them with my Helix and zero complaints.
     
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    I gave my KRK 8400 set to my son that's in the Navy so that he could block out ship noise and listen well. Killer headphones in the $150 range... can't recommend them enough. I replaced then with a pair of The ATH-M40x and they are darned nice... My only suggestion is that whatever you get be sure to get a set with a detachable cord. I love that I have a long and a short straight cable and a coiled cable and can just grab the one that suits the task at hand.
     
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    I've got the 6400's and I love them.
     
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    oh, if you don't need a closed back. . . . grado makes some very killer phones
     
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    I got a pair of Shure SRH440 based on advice from my Sweetwater rep..... they seem great to me and my wallet, as they were delivered for under $100. But, if price were not an option - I'd be all over a set of Beyerdynamic DT770.
     
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    DT770's are great.
     
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    They both use the same parts list. I think the only difference is the 7506 plug is gold plated (maybe).
     
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    I have both of them and the 7506 does have gold plated connectors. Tone-wise I can't hear a difference between them. But I do hear better stereo separation from the 7506s. Or, I read something on the many forums out there that discuss this topic that makes me believe there is a difference. An auditory hallucination. Anyway, if there actually is a difference, it must be so small that there might as well not be any difference.
     
  18. lspaulsp

    lspaulsp Gold Supporting Member

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    The AKG K240 went on sale at Sweetwater for $69. I have a friend with some I had forgotten about but they were always comfortable and sounded good...............nabbed em.
    If I made a mistake please don't tell me. I've always liked them and have seen them around. The price was just right. (For me.)
     
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    +1 I've had mine over 10 years and they still work great. I did recently replace the ear pads as the old ones were shredded.
     
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    +1 on the 440's. I paid $120 at GC probably 4 yrs ago. went thought some trial and error to find the right pair. More recently went through it again with the beyer 770's and the the audio technica ath60 or 80's(can't remember). Too emphasized in the low and high ends imo. Settled on AKG k550pro's. Definitely over $100 but for a late night player like me, they sound great.
     

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