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#692635 - 10/13/04 08:31 AM Good headphone?
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I am thinking about getting a better headphone used with my digital piano. can anyone give some suggestions?

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#692636 - 10/13/04 09:10 AM Re: Good headphone?
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I use Sony MDR7506 Professional ($100), and I dont see how they can be beat, for sound and feel. These have a strong reputation for being used in recording studios, and FWIW, Sundays 60 Minutes TV showed Queen Latifah in the studio wearing these. I suspect they use anything they want.

Some AudioTechnica ATH-M20 came bundled free with my P90, and they were dull, and did really strange things to the metronome click.

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#692637 - 10/13/04 09:20 AM Re: Good headphone?
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I use Sennheiser's HD600s; they are wonderful. If you have the opportunity, try them.

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#692638 - 10/13/04 09:22 AM Re: Good headphone?
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I'm quite fond of Grado's headphones, although I don't know what they would be like to use on a digital piano.

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#692639 - 10/13/04 02:11 PM Re: Good headphone?
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AKG K-240 Studio. Great dynamics and very comfortable as well. You will understand why these since 30 years are reference studio headphones in many recording studios.
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#692640 - 10/13/04 02:16 PM Re: Good headphone?
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The AKG 240 headphones were very popular in the past, but are so inefficient that it takes quite a bit of power to get anything out of them. The Sony 7506 headphones have dethroned the AKG in that they're cheap, sound good and don't need tons of power.
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#692641 - 10/13/04 04:16 PM Re: Good headphone?
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Steve, it seems you are referring to the preceding model. The follow-up model, AKG K-240S, has only 55 ohm impedance (compared to 600 ohm for the preceding model).
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#692642 - 10/13/04 09:14 PM Re: Good headphone?
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thanks everyone for great suggestions and information! i definitely will check out those options and see what i will buy. my current one (cheap one) has some distortion on sound, which sounds little different from the piano sound without it.

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#692643 - 10/13/04 09:58 PM Re: Good headphone?
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Didn't know that Fogwall. I run into 7506's most of the time.
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