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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 01:49 
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Been using Sony MDR-CD900ST (MDR-V6) for a few months to keep the neighbors happy. Real happy with these. Very comfortable and built for pro use, I guess the sound is probably "neutral" but I just think it's "good" because it sounds the way I like, I guess I like the "Sony" sound? Flat, detailed, neutral..

I've tested a lot of the Sony headphones at around $300 the last few years and I would say at this price range the 900STs are still the best you can do for new home headphones (keep in mind these aint for portables, proper non convertible large phones plug only).. Straight outa Bic Camera so I know I ain't got the fakes that are everywhere. Nothing like putting these on, cracking an Asahi and enjoying my latest Yuming laserdisc from Japan..nippon no seikatsu ii na..

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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 02:00 
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These are THE best headphones, the MDR-V6 I had a pair made in Japan and they were amazing.

All the studio guys in Nashville that I knew used them, so they must be good :lol:
I need to pickup another pair of these, there are bootlegs floating around on ebay so make sure you get the ones that say Made In Japan.

I don't know much about the other model but they look the same :think:
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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 05:40 
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Yeah, I have a set of these...

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...sounded WAAAAY better than any of the other headphones I tested out at B&H (they have several aisles of headphones you can test out before you buy them.)
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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 06:08 
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These are THE best headphones, the MDR-V6 I had a pair made in Japan and they were amazing.

All the studio guys in Nashville that I knew used them, so they must be good :lol:
I need to pickup another pair of these, there are bootlegs floating around on ebay so make sure you get the ones that say Made In Japan.

I don't know much about the other model but they look the same :think:


Yeah I think they're basically just V6s with a new model number. I had bought fake V6s from ebay years ago and was very wary so I got a friend to actually buy these in Bic Camera for me while they were in Tokyo. You could easily proxy from Bic Camera or somewhere else legit online as well.

Not familiar with the MDR-7506 but look like the folding version of the same thing.
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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 08:04 
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We always have those at the radio station. For that purpose I can't think of anything better. At home I prefer more isolation when it comes to music creation and more fidelity when it comes to straight listening.


These days at home I use HD 599:

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Something more durable for when I'm at work, traveling, mowing the lawn (and because the 599's have very open backs) I use the 471 or something in the same series:

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I wish the 471 had a coiled wire.
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PostPosted: 31 Mar 2019, 09:40 
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I got some on-ear Sennheisers that I haven't been able to ID since I picked them up from a recycling center. They look like HD35s but there's some minute differences, like slightly different earpiece mounts and no logo on the sides.
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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 02:45 
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I thought this was a trippletopper thread when I saw the title.

I've got a few pairs lying around. Focal Spirit Classic, Sennheiser HD800S and then a few cheaper pairs Sony, Phillips etc...
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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 02:50 
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I saw Forper started it, but I am waiting for trippletopper to join in.
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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 07:03 
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gypsy wrote:
I thought this was a trippletopper thread when I saw the title.


Me too !!! :lol:

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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 14:44 
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gypsy wrote:
I thought this was a trippletopper thread when I saw the title.

rein-o wrote:
I saw Forper started it, but I am waiting for trippletopper to join in.

Please do not tempt fate.
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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 18:44 
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takeshi666 wrote:
Please do not tempt fate.


Bloody topper, bloody topper, bloody topper.
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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2019, 19:43 
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gypsy wrote:
I thought this was a trippletopper thread when I saw the title.


Me too !!! :lol:

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Me three as well. Especially since this is April Fools Day. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Headphones
PostPosted: 04 Apr 2019, 00:37 
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Don't listen with headphones at home but I do at work.

I use a Grado sr80e. Cheap, durable, and good sound.

https://gradolabs.com/headphones/prestige-series/item/1-sr80e
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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2019, 22:26 
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Agreed on the v6/7502 Sony’s for all around. I need a new pair.
That said the best home set for me are my sennehiser hd380pro monitors. HUGE frequency range, very flat and neutral sounding, extremely revealing and yet a far more comfortable design from the old 280s they were based on.
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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 02:14 
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I’ve done five hour shows with those Sony’s. Zero discomfort.
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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2019, 07:38 
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Been putting in work with the 900STs, 8 hours of cranked LDs today and no pain/discomfort. Just kick a** sound. Got to be a standard in headphones
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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2019, 15:41 
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gypsy wrote:
takeshi666 wrote:
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Bloody topper, bloody topper, bloody topper.


So far nothing. If fate is going to happen then it would have happen already. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Headphones
PostPosted: 18 Apr 2019, 08:12 
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I'm getting more problems with my TA-F808ES integrated amp and have been putting my headphones directly into my LD players' jacks. Surprisingly satisfying and powerful. Then again Sony gear always considers sound. Anyone else tried this?
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PostPosted: 18 Apr 2019, 21:39 
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I sometimes do this. I can’t seem to find any way to turn off all the trash can DSP on my HK AVR 235 when the headphone jack is being used which is dunkus bollunkus times a million. Sadly only some of my players have headphone jacks so I need to rig something up I guess.
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PostPosted: 19 Apr 2019, 00:27 
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I can’t seem to find any way to turn off all the trash can DSP on my HK AVR 235 when the headphone jack is being used which is dunkus bollunkus times a million.


That sucks
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