Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
95 registered (Beakybird, AdrianR, AlbertoA, BeeceUK, Albunea, 35 invisible), 2068 Guests and 9 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
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*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
*Contest
*Links
*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
Hi!
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.

Thanks!

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#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.

Chris
_________________________
Amateur At Large

Top
#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???)
Fostex
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.

Top
#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.

Top
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#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

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

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

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How to structure an improvisation?
by hyena
12/07/16 06:36 PM
PopJazzOnline Anyone ?
by dmd
12/07/16 05:54 PM
Digital "Grands"
by Major Major
12/07/16 05:06 PM
Practise with Goals
by Tubbie0075
12/07/16 04:11 PM
Would you buy this used VPC1?
by AlbertoA
12/07/16 02:34 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,809 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,852 Topics
2,576,903 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission