Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
113 registered (Anita Potter, Almaviva, angga888, AndreaS85, 29 invisible), 1275 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#695448 - 07/19/04 01:53 PM Headphones
German Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/09/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Argentina
I'm going to buy a pair of headphones and I'd like some advice.
I'm looking for a type of headphone that covers my hole ear (my ear must be completly inside the headphone; it's more confortable).

I don't know about brands, models, etc.

I'd apreciate any advice.


(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Special Financing on Digital Keyboards

Click Here

#695449 - 07/19/04 02:13 PM Re: Headphones
Chris W1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 915
Loc: Boston
I was going to jump and say Etymotics, but you say you don't like buds. They are quite simply an amazing audiophile experience (well amplified) and perform excelent in noisey situations, like commuting. They literally reside in the center of those rollable ear plugs you can buy to atenuate db down by 20-30.

Can you be persuaded? The ones you are talking about will be heard by all who are around you, if you push the volume much.

Amateur At Large

#695450 - 07/19/04 02:27 PM Re: Headphones
Zymtil Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/13/03
Posts: 433
Loc: CS, Texas
It kinda depends on your price range. For example I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-570's that I'm fairly happy with (they're very comfortable).

A few other brands to consider:
Grado (supossedly great sound for the price, but a bit uncomfortable)
Sony (the MDR7506 I think)
AKG (AKG???)
I few others I can't seem to recall at the moment

One of the things you'll want to consider is wether to get "open" or "closed" headphones...don't let the classifications fool you they can both cover the entire ear (as you indicated that you want). Closed headphones are just designed to block out some of the "outside noise", while open headphones don't typically put as much pressure around your ears.

#695451 - 07/19/04 02:36 PM Re: Headphones
pianojuggler Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/16/04
Posts: 1515
Sennheiser. Go to http://www.sennheiserusa.com select Shop and check the special deals section. They frequently have refurbs and discontinued models at good (but not always killer) prices.

Also check http://www.headphone.com for some good reviews and comparisons, and some excellent prices.

#695452 - 07/20/04 08:33 AM Re: Headphones
Chris W1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 915
Loc: Boston
I will also add you can check www.headfi.org . Sennheiser makes two open headphones that get raves. The HD-580 and HD-600. The 580's are cheaper and negligably different.

If your use is at the keyboard, the cream of the crop may be overkill.
Amateur At Large

#695453 - 07/21/04 01:32 PM Re: Headphones
German Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/09/01
Posts: 107
Loc: Argentina
Thanks everybody!


Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano Tastings Ep. 8: Grotrian at NAMM
by Rich Galassini
Yesterday at 11:42 PM
Help with installing VSTs
by EddieK
Yesterday at 11:26 PM
Buying advice
by noisy123
Yesterday at 10:45 PM
Piano Recitals by UNKNOWN pianists.
by GeePee
Yesterday at 09:52 PM
Where do you live and how's business?
by pavanne1
Yesterday at 09:33 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
Historic Piano Documents
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
78,715 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,860 Topics
2,390,501 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission