Light Headphones Recommends please

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi and General Audio' started by ne5, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. ne5


    Oct 22, 2015
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    Hello, I am looking at buying a new set of headphones, I know what I want but its difficult finding it.

    I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT231, which are really good, I like them but I carry them around a bit to use with my tablet or phone.

    I've been through a few sets of phones in my time, and broke them, I expect this will happen to the Beyerdymanics eventually through carrying them about.

    So I want to buy a good pair to leave at home, and try to look after them.

    I bought a pair of Shure SH840 and I like the sound a lot, but they are so heavy, after about half an hour they almost give me a headache, maybe it is just the band, but they are heavy, and I'm not keen on the coiled lead.

    I want a lead, not bluetooth etc, but not too heavy, and quality .... price isn't an objection providing they don't cost silly money. But light and good quality like the Shure (and the beyerdynamics which are a bargain and I've had them a few years now, I listened to them in the shop and preferred them to more pricey ones) is the most important. I don't want buds because they have gave me blocked earwax in the past, and I don't like having to push them in, so closed on ear is what I am also looking for.

    I was considering the Audio Technica m50x or the Beyerdynamic DT770 going off the reviews, both lighter than the Shure but nowhere near as light as the DT 231's that I have.
    ne5, Aug 13, 2020
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  2. ne5

    Sep 7, 2020
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    For cheap and portable headphones... get $20-$30 insertable In ear Monitors from Read the reviews and comments about the multitude of models to select flat or bass enhanced or low distortion. When you find one you like that price order a few pairs so when they get worn out from abuse you can move to the next pair. Even some of the $5 dollar ones are adequate for music production on the run. Quick Overdubs or on plane session cleanup or labeling. :)
, Sep 7, 2020
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