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Guitarist, singer, mixing nerd, fox appreciator, teacher, peace-loving hippy. Currently travelling in Japan so I am without a microphone.

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New Headphones

Posted by MetalRenard - February 7th, 2016


I'll start with some honesty: I've been using cheap, old, not very good headphones for a long time. Sure, they are balanced so they gave a good representation of the spectrum but they are by no means precise... I've used this same pair for maybe 6 years.

Then my Sennheiser HD280s arrived.

Initial reactions: Wait. Wait. Wait. What? You mean I can hear the precise difference between the bass and kick drum now? You mean that the way the voice and guitar sounded muddled was just because of my headphones? What is this sense of... space? Is that... "air"?!

 

I didn't believe the difference would be so great but... Man I'm so glad it is. Good news though: My old tracks still sound good with the new headphones. PHEW! The headphones are a bit tight - I have a big head and I wear glasses - so I don't know if I could use them for long stretches of time until they're a bit older but otherwise I'm seriously impressed.


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I feel you with the head and glasses. My headphones were really uncomfortable until I broke them in.

Yep. Painful almost, after too long. :( Gotta break them in.

Sent prematurely :P

How's the quality in comparison with the price? It looks like you seem to be enjoying them, but they're only $99 on Amazon. I've seen headphones that go into the hundreds o.o

They're amazing for the price. I didn't expect such a huge difference but even to untrained ears (tested on my gf) there's a difference in clarity. :3

When it's in the circle of my finances, I shall get better headphones as well. I've been fucking up lately. Been using cheap junk myself.