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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 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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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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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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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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Headphones for working on noisy trains?

I seem to be spending lots of time on the train at the moment, and I'd really like to use it to get some work done. My current headphones are Beyer DT250's, which I like but they aren't great at ...
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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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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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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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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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General (studio) headphones question; impedance, tonality, mixing

I picked up a pair of beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO (250 ohm) headphones a couple of days ago. My reasoning being I don't have a decent pair (I borrow a cheaper pair occasionally, AKG K77s), and my room has ...
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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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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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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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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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What should I look for in good headphones?

I'm in the search of the best headphones to fit my needs. I hope somebody will help me because I try and I try but I haven't found the exact real headphones I want. I want to use them to mostly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wiring a 1/4" headphone jack to headphones.

I've got a pair of Sennheiser HD555 headphones and I'm trying to wire on a 3.5mm connector to the end, and there are 4 wires in the cable. Black, White, Red, Blue. Which ones to I connect to the tip, ...
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What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25?

What's the difference of versions of Sennheiser Headphones HD-25? HD-25 BE (Basic Edition) HD-25 Sky HD-25-1 HD-25-1 II HD-25 SP HD-25 SP II HD-25 C II HD-25-13 HD-25-13 II I allready ask to ...
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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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Headphones for field-recording…ultrasone?

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 ...
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MIxing with headphones

Before every mix I align the speakers (as told by my teachers) with a C-weighted SPL meter for 85dB SPL pink noise. Today for the first time I am supposed to mix a 4 min trailer for a documentary in ...
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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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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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What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality?

Headphones come in various different impedance levels, such as 8, 16 and 32 Ohms. The power supplied by the audio source can be at different levels due to a variety of factors such as being limited ...
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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?
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Stereo imaging with headphones

I've read that recordings with proper stereo imaging cannot appropriately be heard with headphones. (This was a side note listed on this article...) Is this true? If so, what is the reasoning? I ...
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How to determine the model of a cheap headset?

I have a low-quality ($20-30) headset I use for recording. It's several years old but still works great... if it weren't for the ear pads. The foam pads are disintegrating. Preventing that kind of ...
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Does headphone impedance make any difference except for volume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality? Does headphone impedance make any difference except for volume?
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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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Field recording set up last minute advice

OK, so I finally decided on a set up. I am going with a Fostex FR 2LE, with a rode NT4, rode blimp and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I plan to record sound effects and ambience sounds. I am looking to ...
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Wireless Headphones?

In my VO and ADR room I am considering buying wireless headphones for the talent - this would be awesome to do away with another cable. Do any of you have experience with a certain type of wireless ...
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Would you rather use flat headphones for monitoring?

Hey guys, If you cannot afford nearfield monitors yet and will work only using headphones, would you rather look for flat ones or it doesn't matter much? I'm afraid of, let's say, buy a headphone ...
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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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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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How do you maintain good ear health?

There was a question here a little bit ago asking about ear protection during mixing. A broader question for us all that use our ears for a living is: What do you do to maintain ear health? Do you ...