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How do expensive headphones compare to cheaper ones? [closed]

Take the Monster Inspiration (specificially), how does a total audio noob know that these are worth the extra dosh in comparison to for example $100 Audio-Technica MX40's? Websites report on both ...
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How to properly equalize headphones?

I have a pair of headphones - it doesn't matter which exactly. I read some overviews and technical reviews and find out that some frequencies are "unbalanced", like the middle range may sound more ...
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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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Are there established EQ settings to increase concentration?

I've always listened to trance music whenever I need to concentrate. I've run sound before and have always just kind of assessed my sound setup based on the acoustics in the hall we were playing in, ...
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Noise Cancellation Headphones [closed]

Do active noise cancellation headphones cancel out noise even if no music is being played, assuming the noise cancellation feature is turned on?
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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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PA Mixer monitor - mono to stereo headphones

Using the monitor output my PA Mixer, Yamaha EMX66M, to a Sterling S104H headphone amp via a TRS cable, I am only getting sound in one ear. The mixer is mono, so I assume the monitor out isn't capable ...
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Panning/stereo problem with Denon AH-MM200BK headphones [closed]

I have a pair of Denon AH-MM200BK headphones and listen to music on my iPhone or Macbook Pro. When I listen to songs with them, the vocal track sounds off in the distance and quiet as do lead guitar ...
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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

I have and m-audio 24/96 soundcard with one RCA-out and one RCA-in pair. I want to connect a headphone with a separate mic (modmic) to this audio card. Now I need a nice headphone amplifier I get ...
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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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Are there any high quality professional 1/4” jack headphones?

Most headphones on the market sport an adapter to convert to 1/4”. I’m looking for headphones that are just 1/4” and don’t need an adapter.
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Headphones splitter for audiointerface's line out

There are a lot of pictures like this one, where one line output is being split for several headphone outputs through some device. So my question is: what is this device, what is it called or what ...
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Stereo channel combinator

I'm looking for basically the opposite of a splitter. I recently bought a Roland OctaCapture interface, and it'd be great if my bandmates and I could plug our headphones into each of the 5 pairs of ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

I like listening to jazz music using headphones. Most studio recordings feature panning, e.g. piano is mixed centered, bass only on left speaker, drums only on right speaker and so on. While this is ...
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Can differences between high quality audio formats be noticed on low quality headphones?

Specifically, I'm looking at 640kbps AC3 and 1500kbps DTS. Will there be a noticeable or detectable difference when someone listens on cheap consumer headphones?
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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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Would you rather Mix/Edit with decent headphones or cheap inexpensive monitors?

I can't afford good monitors currently so I'm just curious.
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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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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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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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3.5mm Audio Splitter - Diminished Quality?

I have an audio splitter plugged into the headphone jack on my desktop computer. It splits a single output to 2 different sets of headphones. 1 set is simple in-ear buds and the other is a studio ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with aux support on a PC

I recently got a headset(Boat Rockerz 510). Its a bluetooth headset and has AUX support so that's how i use it majority of the time on my PC. I really need to get the mic working on the PC, so i got ...
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Why does a dedicated audio card produce better sound than phones, portable players and builtin PC audio codecs?

I've been listening to music for a long time using the cheapest headphones of any type, on all devices until ~2010 when I noticed that on PC the music has more of a stereo feel to it than on tiny mp3 ...
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Does a 64 OHMS Headphones require an amplifier? [closed]

I recently bought a pair of HD7 from Presonus (https://www.presonus.com/products/HD7) which are 2 x 32 ohms headphones. They sound good but not as good as I though they would. Would that be due to ...
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Connecting guitar amplifier to mixer via headphones out

I have a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60W guitar amp and Yamaha mg10xu mixer. I'd like to mix my amplifier's sound with some background track (which I'm already sending to the mixer correctly) and send ...
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Is there earphone ear mold sleeve exists?

I am not familiar proper noun in earphone area, I would say earphone sleeve: earphone ear mold: I mean earphone ear mold sleeve as a sleeve shape of custom-fit rubber mold. Because: earphone ...
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Recording setup for a podcast

I'm looking to start recording a podcast and thought I had a setup which would work, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking to record on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and I have two Turtle Bay Earforce X12 ...
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How much sound quality will I lose using a headphone which works only with frequencies above 80Hz? [closed]

I don't mean like... voice messages, but, music! Specially blues, metal and rock which tend to have lower pitch tones.
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Headphone Impedance Issue, L/R channels cancel each other out [closed]

I have a pair of Sennheiser PC360 headphones that I use with an amp to listen to music, movies, etc daily. My 50lb pitbull loves to get his legs caught in the cable and yank the headphones off my head....
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Fixing loudness on large MP3 comedy gig recordings

tl;dr: How can I manipulate an existing MP3 recording have a consistent volume level? Details: I have a few 60-90 minute long MP3s that I would like to listen to through my headphones but the audio ...
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Crackling in headphones

From time to time, I hear almost inaudible, but irritating crackling, whining, buzzing in my left headphone I am listening through my M-audio M-track II audio interface. This problem persists on low ...
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How to fix my grado headphones?

Not sure if this is the right forum- I was initially thinking electronics.stackexchange, but I have a feeling this is more specific to this forum. My trusty old SR80s have served me well, and still ...
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Beyerdynamics dt880 32 ohm crackling noise on high volumes

I just purchased Beyerdynamics DT880 32 Ohm version. And hooked it to my Asus P9X79 motherboard. When i keep volume on windows at about 40 % - there are no problems with the sound - everything is ...
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Duplicating mono AUX signal to headphones [duplicate]

My mixer has two Aux Sends. I want to connect headphones to them, but each will only send a signal to one ear. What I want to do is sort of like this with the significant difference being that I ...
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Pair of in-ear wireless headphones

I was hoping you kind people might be able to help me. I don't even know if a product such as this exists but I'm looking for two pairs of wireless in-ear headphones for me and my partner that I can ...
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How to sample songs in my headphones without it playing through speakers/monitors?

Basically I'm trying to get an output to my headphones WHILE A SONG IS PLAYING THROUGH THE MONITORS but without it going to both outputs. I'm supposed to be doing a DJ gig and this problem came up ...
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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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Amp for Focusrite 2i2 and Beyerdynamic DT 770 (250 ohms)

Do you think the Focusrite 2i2 will be enough to power the Beyerdynamic DT 770's headphones (250 ohms)? I've done some research and it seems they might come in a little low, though a few others have ...
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Binaural recording: monitoring with 'bone conduction'?

Hi, I was thinking about buying a bone conduction headset for monitoring binaural recordings. It would be used to hear if there's any wind noise or low battery beeps from my recorder. Does anyone ...
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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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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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Tascam DR-40 line-out not working while headphones OK

I have a strange problem with my Tascam DR-40. The device has a single 3.5mm jack for line-out and headphones. While headphones are working well I don’t get a signal when using the same jack to ...
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Sony MDR1a headphones - what replacement cable?

I have these headphones... I need to get replacement cable -- can anyone tell me what standard / value the replacement cable must meet , because all replacement cables I bought so far don't provide ...
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Ideal Headphone (In-Ear) Target Response Curve

What is the ideal headphone target response curve? I have learned that for a flat sound projected in front of a person, our ear canal has a natural resonance at around 3kHz. But I've also seen the ...
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Grado SR80 headphones, measurements with multimeter

Started with muffled, scratchy sound on the right ear. Was pretty sure it would be a loose connection, but once inside the can, found no loose connections, no electronics, just two solder terminals ...
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The headphone works only when different levels for L/R are set [closed]

My headphones suddenly became strange- the voice was pure. I solved the problem, setting the L/R levels 40/60. That's to say, the voice is OK only on different L/R levels. I can configure it on my ...
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HEADPHONES choice - Audio Technica M40x vs Senheiser HD 558 vs Sony MDR-7506 [closed]

Does it compensate the price difference between these headphones? (M40x 90 eur, HD558 121 eur, MDR-7506 87 eur) This is for home use so open headphones are not a problem. My only concern are the ...
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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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what is the best headphone with a good bass for $100 [closed]

I'm trying to buy some good headphone (I would prefer if it was Bluetooth but I don't mind if it wasn't wireless), I'm listening to House music especially dubstep and trance, so the bass should be ...
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Where can I find a 3.5mm female receiver?

I have some headphones with a super long cord, and I want to shorten the cord. So, I need two things. I need a male plug to add to the short cord after cutting in down to size. But, I don't want to ...