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Supra-aural vs. Open-back headphones

I am trying to replace my Sony MDR-XD400 headhpones. I like these headphones because they let ambient sounds in, which is helpful when using them with a computer. It appears this is due to them being ...
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Monitoring headphones

I'm looking into buying some monitoring headphones. I know I'll need monitoring speakers as well but for the moment I can't get them. I'll be doing reference monitoring on a couple of systems to be ...
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Focusrite VRM-Box

I really like mixing with headphones. It kinda gives me the "silence" i need. Moreover i really enjoy to work outside with my macbook in the spring/summer to make dialogue editing and re-recording for ...
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Mixing with consumer headphone argument

I've heard everywhere that you should mix with a monitor etc. if it had to be a headphone then choose a flat sounding ones aka. studio/reference headphone. (by the way in the AKG website they separate ...
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Turn Mono or Stereo into binaural

Lets say I have a mono recording of my voice. With the user having headphones on, I want the sound to sound like someones talking from different directions in 3D. Is this possible, and if so, how ...
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Sound Walk implementation - anybody with any experience?

I'm designing a soundscape piece that will accompany an outdoor theatre performance. Around 40 audience members will wear headphones and follow the actors around a collection of local streets whilst ...
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Headphones output for Sony Alpha A77

I have AKG D5S super-cardial dinamic XLR microphone. I have 20 meters XLR female->3.5mm angled stereo cable I have Sony A77 camera All this works well recording the sound. There is Sony A99, which ...
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Measurement of SPL(dB) for PC headphones

I want to calculate the Sound Pressure Level (SPLdB) of My PC headphones. My headphone specs says: Maximum Power Input = 50 mWatt Rated Power = 25 mWatt Impedance = 32Ohm Sensitiviy = 100dBSPL/mWatt ...
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Which external DAC to use with igrados headphones?

I have igrados for listening to music from my ipod-touch/nexus 4, and I'm considering buying an external DAC to improve the sound quality if possible. Since igrados are very entry level and not very ...
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Recommendations for 5.1 Surround Headphones?

Are there any good relatively-flat surround headphones out there? I started doing research but came across alot of gaming headsets which usually are never flat. I've actually never tried surround ...
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How to augment wired headphones with a Bluetooth transmitter / receiver?

I have a set of Sony MDR-5 headphones that sound great, but I'd like to hook them up to my receiver with a wireless audio system. My plan is to connect a Bluetooth receiver to the headphones' jack ...
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Xperia Neo V compatible earphones

I wanted to know if Sony XBA-3 earphones are compatible with Xperia Neo V phone? Also, how to find out the output impedance on the phone's headphone jack? Will there be any need of amplifier? If yes, ...
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Headphones impedance and the SPL

The headphones A has an impedance of 32 Ohms. The headphones B has an impedance of 250 Ohms. Both of the headphones are similar by size. Is it right that the headphones B will play quieter by 250/...
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Connect a 6.3mm microphone to USB

I bought this microphone. It has a 6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter, so I can plug it into my Windows XP computer's headphone jack. However, the volume is too low. So, I'd like to try plugging it into a USB ...
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headphones for sound design

There's not many threads where this is discussed extensively - and some of them are rather old... ...but I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use for sound design (game audio, specifically) ...
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Specific headphone requests?

Ok I know this question has been asked many times and I saw it was the second question on the main page (at the time of this post) but I am just looking for something in specific. My last pair were ...
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Wireless headphone modification?

I'm aware that there are a whole slew of products that serve to transmit the audio from an attached microphone (like a lavalier) wirelessly to a receiver unit. I'm in search of just the opposite: a ...
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How should I compare headphones?

I'm finding difficulty in selecting one of these products and I thought you guys could help me better finding the best out of these four headphones . http://www.flipkart.com/headphones/compare?ids=...
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Preventing headphone static with USB to 3.5mm adapter

I recently got a new pair of IEMs (In-ear monitors), and while sound quality is really good, I am getting a constant hissing sound when I use them with my laptop. I know that the static is caused by ...
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How can I test earbuds to determine their quality?

I bought a pair of earbuds on eBay and I'm slightly concerned that they could be a knockoff. Its pretty difficult for me to tell if they are fakes or not since I have nothing to compare the sound with,...
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Headphone Amp for Shure SRH440

My Shure SRH440 has a very low, poor sound when I'm using my MP3 player (Ipod nano). Since the sound gets much better when I connect it to my Receiver (a Sony one) or even to the computer, I think ...
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Is there a difference between Senheisser HD 280 PRO and HD 280 Silver?

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and HD 280 Silver appear to be the same headphones from the matching spec list, however in the UK they retail for very different prices. Is there a difference between the ...
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What´s exactly natural flat headphones

I need to know what exactly means natural flat. And where can I find natural flat headphones with the impedance of 40 ohms. (32 to 60).
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Headphones to block outside noise

In a live recording environment, what "style" of headphones should I use to monitor what I am recording - in other words which block out the outside sound best. Are in-ear headphones completely ...
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Is it a good idea to use headphones for audio production?

Is it generally a good idea to use headphones in the production/mixing of audio? And what can I do if my speakers are terrible (e.g. laptop speakers), and I'm on a shoestring budget?
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Should my headphones literally be vibrating from bass?

I'm doing some work in Logic, and right now I'm messing around with some bass. I've gotten to a point where my headphones actually vibrate somewhat, like a tiny massage on the sides of my head.. Is ...
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Natural headphone Mean?

What does it mean when people say a headphone is natural sounding ? does it mean the headphones is flat and boring when listening to songs ? does it make your music sound amazing or just normal but ...
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Will Shure 840 prof. monitoring headphones double for location sound recording and listening to music/music production?

I'm looking at the Shure 840 professional monitoring headphones and was wondering if they will be the proper type of headphone for: location sound recording for video including dialogue and folly ...
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Headphones what am I missing and how much do I need it

So I recently miss placed my traveling headphones. I know silly me. So instead of buying then again, I've decided to upgrade, what sort of headphones are everyone using for portable situations? ...
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The Ultrasone HFI 450 Headphones

Hi, I just played around with the Intrasone HFI 450 headphones and found them to be quite amazing for the price. Very comfortable, good frequency response on voice and field sounds. Their durability ...
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Yes, another Headphone question…

As this will be the first time I spend any 'large' amount of money on headphones I want to get it right! I've read through the previous posts and (think I) have some good ideas about which pair to go ...
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To good to be true? headphone content

hey, ive been looking at some headphone suggestions here and a lot seem to recommend the Sony MDR-7506 i found them new for $50 including postage, but are they fake? it says they are in australia ...
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Good Audiophile Headphones

I've been using Bose Quiet Comfort headphones for a number of years now. They've seen better times, and I think it's time to get new headphones. I think they were pretty good, but I am wondering if ...
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Sending a headphone feed to a director on set?

Do any of you guys send a headphone feed to the director while working on a film set? Is there a way of doing this wirelessly & cheaply? A splitter would have to be 3 way as when im recording on ...
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On the hunt for a new pair of ears

Hey. I'm looking for a new pair of lightweight and compact (ideally closed back) headphones for field recording as my DT100s are a little bulky and I'm not happy with the quality with any other pair ...
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Headphone Burn-in?

So I just received my Ultrasone HFI-450s in the mail today (yay)! I tested them out and they sound a bit tinny on the high-end and bloated on the low-end compared to my reference Sony MDRs. Do any ...
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High Quality Consumer Headphones

Work is only part of life, I love sound also outside of work :-) I'm looking for a nice pair of headphones designed for high-quality listening and not necessarily monitoring. Basically I want a ...
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First recording/mixing headphones?

I'm studying audio design looking to buy my first pair of headphones for mixing and recording. My budget is around $100-150. My friend has a pair of Creative Aurvana Live! that sound good although a ...
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Headphone amplifiers

Can a headphone amp help the sound reproduction of even "fairly cheap" (~$100) headphones? What can a headphone amp help with? When do I need one?
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Headphone amp sliders are making noise. Worth fixing or not?

I recently replaced my interface (that had two headphone jacks and volume pots) with a new interface that only has one of each. My next move was to pull my 13-year-old Rolls HA-43 headphone amp out of ...
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What are some good headphones for running

I'm looking for really great headphones with really great construction for running but can't find it. I try new headphones every month or so, but the only ones I can find are low quality with a ...
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What is the output of an iPhone headphone jack?

When I plug my speakers into a headphone jack on my iPhone, is the output stereo or mono?
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Sennheiser HD 650 vs.600

I'm going to moving out soon, so looking to invest in a good set of headphones. I've been looking at these two for quite a while and I think one of them will do the job nicely. One question though. I ...
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ADR Record Room Monitoring

Hey guys, I don't really have an easy set-up way of monitoring in the record room (where the talent and mics are) over speakers. Sometimes in fight scenes, the talent wants to have the headphones ...
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Recommendations for affordable compact field recording headphones

I was reading a question asked by Chris Nannny about the amount of difference you get with good headphones and its got me into thinking of getting some new ones. At the moment I own the same ones ...
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How much differnce does a good headphone makes in recording ?

I am using Sennheiser HD201 for monitoring in documentaries.Where does a good headphone like Sony MDR 7506 make the actual difference.Sennheiser HD201 gave me a hard time in my last shoot since it ...
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Should I purchase ART HeadAmp 6 PRO Headphone Amp with 6 Free Headphones for $199?

I need a headphone amp for my basement studio. I'm in two metal bands and I'm trying to move to electronic drums and headphones for all our instruments. I saw this amp on both Guitar Center and ...
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What is the outside volume of open and semi-closed headphones?

I'm trying to decide between some Beyerdynamics 770's (closed), 880's (semi-closed), and 990's (open) headphones. I will use them at home and at work. It appears that the more open the headphones ...
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Headphone cables: Coiled v.s Straight

What's the difference between the two? Is it just the convenience of one over the other or does it affect sound quality?