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Hi everybody! I have to buy my first headphones for field recording. I know that Sony 7506 are absolutely a standard and that if I buy them I'll be OK for the rest of my life. :-)

Before buying the 7506s I would like to ask if there's anything better. I tried a pair of Ultrasone Pro 750s for a couple of days. I thought they were amazing. What do you think about them? And what do you think about the AKG K271s?

I will wait for your opinions before buying!


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Keep in mind that if you do a lot of field recording your headphones will get beat up, no matter how careful you are. The Ultrasone's are very nice but do you want them potentially getting beat up?

I have about a half dozen 7506's for field use. Yes, there are better sounding headphones on the market and at times I would like more isolation but they get the job done for a fraction of the price of Ultrasone's.

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Hi Francesco,

You should have a look at this post where the subject is discussed in quite a lot of detail. Other than the 7506's, a lot of people are using Beyerdynamic DT 770s. Have a look at the post and you'll see that a lot of this community have already voiced their views.

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Definitely check out the Beyedynamic DT-770s. – Iain McGregor Jan 30 '11 at 15:31
thank you! I've already seen that post and I noticed that nobody talked about Ultrasone Pro 750. I wanted to have some advice about it... – Francesco Lucarelli Jan 30 '11 at 15:58

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