Headphone is good. The one who wears it in the pic is shit though.
what's her name again?
This guy has good taste in anime and headphones.
but mdr-v6 is pleb tier
Kana Hanazawa confirmed for good tastes
Except she probably wasn't the one who bought the thing herself. A lot of these sorts of tools are supplied by others. She's probably just borrowing it from the studio she was recorded in. That said, it isn't impossible either that she has her own preferences for headphones, though it's probably not on the level of /g/ nitpicking. She might just like it more because it's comfortable, for example.
easy people. it's from the jacket of the tonari no seki-kun cd, it's studio equipment.
also i don't know a single grill obsessing over headphones
Huh, no wonder that pic felt familiar somehow. I love that CD.
mdr-v6 suck balls for tracking or just playback. Shit taste OP.
Personally my favorites are the yamaha rh-10ms
for tracking (because they are so damn comfortable and almost no noise leakage but for music listening I have to give it to the new ipod earpods, most balanced headphone in its price range.
I'll give you credit for starting an anime audiophile thread on here.
Actually, there's a surprising amount of women who are drawn towards headphones, or at least audio in general. I won't blog, but I can say from experience.
Also, I do have to say it's surprising how successful the new apple 'phones are. I wouldn't get one just for itself though. It's still entry tier, no matter how good. Anyway, I remember reading an article talking about how they went designing it. They were trying to pander to the general populace, but still to still maintain a good quality of sound, which is actually extremely hard. For example, one of the points they had was that there are many people who dislike the feel of in-ear monitors which create a seal with the ear, so they went with the earphone format. However, earphones, by nature, are not friendly towards sound quality.
feels good owning them
>removing the "for digital" sticker
That isn't a v6.
LONG LIVE THE MDR V6 with Senal SMH 1000 !!!
I don't see a shiney metal on the cup
so OP is right... It's a Sony mdr V6
I don't see the red for digital sticker. So it's not a mdr-v6.
I'll cut you and your family.
Headphones are terrible for anime, just like music in general. What's supposed to be playing feet away from you is basically playing right next to your ears, or even in them. How do you think that will change the sound? Not beneficially, surely. However, there are works that are designed to be listened on headphones like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5X9oUNSYyE
(anyone have a link to that old one with the girl cleaning your ear and being really lewd?)
I wonder if there is any anime out there with such a design. I would love that.
Feels good saving up and owning a based stax system instead.
>roll off at 14 kHz
This stupid fuck probably got fake V6 from China.
REAL V6's (or 7506) has no sweetness... it's made for /a/utistics who need every nuance thrown at them. Because of that it's the best tracking and playback (voice) headphone you can get at very reasonable price. V6/7506 is also very transportable. Get the V6 NOW while it lasts because it's dead (for the consumer market). Sony wants you to buy overpriced, inferior pleb tier MDR 1R.
Well, for one you get a better understanding of stereo sound.
It also helps with immersion.
I could never justify spending several thousand dollars on just headphones.
Grados do the job for me.
I got a pair of V6's off amazon and the bit/plug became unstable/stopped working after 4-6 months
I've had a pair of ATH-M50s for over 2 years now and no problems at all.
Never buy Sony.
Yea, maybe if you're poor. A good sounding stereo speaker system will sound variably better than headphones. Of course, some tracks are recorded so badly, that they even sound bad on speakers. However, when it comes to immersion, a good speaker setup will generally give even more realism and "immersion" to the sound than even the best headphones with DSP magic.
I have HD650s but prefer my Audioengine A5 speakers.
>>roll off at 14 kHz
That's To protect your hearing, bro and still get every detail that pros and /a/utists seek.
>The enhanced low end allows field engineers to detect wind noise effectively, and studio engineers to monitor bass and sub-bass frequencies.
>A pronounced yet smooth midrange minimizes ear fatigue over prolonged periods, while maintaining focus on vocal and dialogue intelligibility.
>The excellent high-frequency response accurately reproduces crystal-clear spatial detail.
>A gradual roll-off at 14 kHz allows for accurate low-level monitoring and hearing protection.
The sticker is removable silly goose.
>not posting the larger version
As for Grado, well I can't say I've been impressed by them. In my experience, there are others out there that are better for your money. I still contend that just saving up for an extended amount of time to buy the best set is the best solution.
Yeah, Grados are complete shit.
You're doing it all wrong bro if you're just using the mini-jack... they're just for emergency. Your M50's will also meet the same fate soon
Best Keion coming through.
All reviews say they are one of the most durable, rugged headphones around; can more than 10 years if cared for
I wasn't using mini jack, I have an external sound card.
Sony products suck.
>he's too stupid to fix a headphone jack himself
thats fucking retarded! You cant even notice most frequencies above 14k anyway, what I think it is for is so the retard at home with a cheap mxl mic that has over exaggerated highs will feel as though the headphones are giving him the accurate sound since it will sound warmer.
You get what you pay for, ~$300 vs. $4,000. Which Grados did you use, anyway? I have SR325's.
Well I've never seen that one so fuck you.
Sounds to me like sonydrones, similar to that of applefans.
>Going through the process of soldering.
Audio Technica headphones are better anyways, I'm sure the jack would've broken again anyhow.
The headphone jack on any brand/model of headphone is the most likely thing to break. That being said it's absurdly simple to fix a broken headphone jack. If you're incapable of Googling how to wire a TRS headphone jack and incapable of doing simple wire stripping and soldering, you should just commit seppuku now before you can spread your retard genes.
>You get what you pay for
Not with Grados. The SR60i is better than the PS1000. Really. Not that the SR60i is good to begin with. But yeah. Higher end Grados are underengineered ripoffs.
You guys probably never experienced open-back headphones and all you're comparing is IEM and closed back headphone vs speakers.
Not that there's a problem with that sort of frequency response, but the reasoning is fucking retarded. First of all, saying the roll-off protects your hearing is bullshit, because you're still hearing a huge amount of other frequencies that damage your ears, and a difference of a few decibels in only a small range of those frequencies will make a, practically, small difference. Also, if they really wanted you to believe that was a benefit, they would state certain statistical findings that points towards that roll-off protecting your hearing, or at least facts that convince you that it works, not that it simply just werks. And anyway, any real audiophile (not those snake-oil trusting ones) will know that a description on the back of a box does shit to actually let you know what the headphone is like.
>tfw you dont have cool headphones to hear your chinese cartoons openings in a superior quality
I own a pair. Love them.
Except I have both, and have done work with both types of systems. Speakers just sound better for what they're designed for, and have there place just as headphones do. But really, we shouldn't be comparing them that much. Headphones will sound better with different things than speakers, and vice-versa, depending on the recording itself.
>no Beyerdynamics though
M50 are waaay overhype these days.
I tried the M50 in Guitar Center... it's an ergonomic nightmare and is grams heavier compared to V6/7506 family. Also the M50 has too much sub-bass for my liking.
I'll support this. Based off personal experience (cause I tend to fix headphones for my friends and family) it is almost ALWAYS the headphone jack. The MDR-V6's are indeed hilariously durable (my Dad has had his pair for... I'd say when they had the old Sony Walkman's that played tapes), but you need to be really careful with those headphone jacks.
Also /a/ headphone threads are fun. Recognizable headphones pop up quite a bit in anime.
I owned pic-related for the longest time (modded of course) until I replaced them with M50's
But you should save up to get something not bad, at least. What is your situation, in other words, do you live somewhere where sound would bother other people? Or are you in an isolated environment that you can do anything in? What are your preferences?
I know that feel. I've been using an ancient pair of MDR-V100s because I'm too poor to afford even decent headphones.
I always head good things about open-air headphones. Are there any quality pairs besides Stax since Grado appears to be out?
>Having weak traps/shoulders or a small head
I plan buying some DT-880s soon. Good idea?
What is the microphone, anyone know?
Be sure to listen to them first.
That said, I prefer K701s over them.
Is she on meth?
I know that feel. I've been using an ancient pair of MDR-V100s.
So if Grados are out as far as open-air headphones go then who makes good examples?
Also, has anybody in here used quadraphonic headphones/systems?
I sold mine because It's too tight and somewhat heavy. Sound wise I think it's really good for it's price although I'm not really comfortable hearing all those cymbals.
You might want to delete your old post first.
She tends to look awkward in photographies.
My rule of thumb is if you wanna vocal monitoring (or pretty much watching anime), closed headphone or IEM is the best... and open back headphone or desktop speakers for music.
I'd like to have desktop monitor... but to get the most out of it I'd have to clean up my room and get it "sound-treated" that could cost just as much as the monitors themselves.
Taken care of.
HD558 and HD600 are good examples.
Any headphone advertising more than 2.0 channels is gimmicks. Speakers with that configuration could be good, but generally will not be, not without some sound processing.
As for open-air headphones, there are many good examples. AKG, Senheisser, Audio-Technica, etc, are all good brands.
I have home cinema speakers specifically adjusted for my rooms.
which one you sold?
Well, getting the absolute best sound you can get is going to be expensive. At first, I too had only a shabby headphone. That said, there are many ways to do it on a budget, though it won't be the "best" that way, I suppose.
Thanks for the suggestions.
>AKG, Senheisser, Audio-Technica, etc, are all good brands.
I already knew that, I just wasn't aware they made open-air phones. I'll definitely look into their offerings.
>Any headphone advertising more than 2.0 channels is gimmicks.
I kinda figured as much, I was just curious if there was any difference in sound or whatever and if it'd be worth it to buy an old quad receiver if I came across one.
To all the uninformed here, the best thing you could do is to find a place that lets you demo headphones, preferably one with a large and diverse selection that lets you hook up your own music. If you can't find such a place, the only thing you could do is to just research online, but in the end, you need to try shit out to know what's good for you. At this point, and if you don't mind spending a few bucks on shipping, you could try ordering stuff and returning them. I've done that with amazon a lot.
You can find really good headphones for less than $100 now a days. Hell, even less than around $70-80 USD as well. The reason you see stuff like the M50 and V6 recommended is cause you can find them for $100 and $60 respectively. You can go lower with stuff like the Panasonic HTX7 for around $25-30 USD and mod them. Just need to know where and what to look for.
I know a few people who use Audio Technica AD700's, AKG 702's, I think the Sennheiser HD558/598 are semi-open.
598 is fully open, 558 is fully open after the foam mod.
Yeah, definitely do your research into all the brands.
I personally recommend going on headfi, they have whole lists of headphones with pros, cons and ratings in order, along with convenient information about all of them. Be weary though, as a large chunk of the website is filled with people who are stupid and fall for placebo, or people who are literally advertising. It's not that much of a problem if you use common sense though.
So what headphones is everyone using? People who bought AKG and Senheisser because of /a/ need not post.
I'm sure this headphone description >>100982600 was basically telling pro buyers what to expect when they go from "industry-standard" V6/7506 to Senal SMH 1000. They're going after the V6/7506 buyers. The Senal headphone above does not greatly deviate from the V6/7506 signature...but they sure made minor tweaks to make it sound more tolerable for long term listening
I have the low-cost version of the Senal headphone above (SMH-500 sans fold-ability and no detach cable, same sound) and I swear they're basically like 7506 with very slights dull treble and smoothed mids somewhere so it doesn't hurt my ear after 45 min.
AD900x reporting in.
Possibly the best you can get for $180.
Sony MDR 1R.
q701's here. was thinking about getting K's way before mio made them desirable but then i found out they don't have a detachable cable.
waited a year or two and decided fuck it, q701 it is.
Nothing makes me drop a show faster than seeing a character with headphones as part of their attire.
Ok, I guess that makes more sense then.
Still, they didn't have to be so in your face about how much "improved" they made it. I could do without all that fancy description, just because it sounds so much like blatant advertising.
They've lasted for about a year now, despite daily usage. They're not as comfortable as I'd like, because I wear glasses, and I also had to get replacement earpads (got velour ones) because the original ones were ripping.
Even if the character has huge tits and ass?
At least you're using the surround sound program they have, right?
How many even have that? I don't remember any, and currently, only Sonnico is one.
>You cant even notice most frequencies above 14k anyway
Speak for yourself.
Are the M-50's great headphones if I just want huge nigger bass without effecting the mids and highs?
I have AD700s. Comfortable as fuck, but zero bass.
I plan on upgrading sometime in the near future.
Yeah, that guy was retarded. even my old man can still hear to 18khz
AD900x guy here. I heard the AD700x fixed that problem. My AD900x certainly isn't bass-weak, at least.
>/a/non asks for headphone recommendation
>some /a/non recommends (mostly) expensive German-brand open back headphones because "German Engineering"
>/a/non buys expensive German headphone and connects it to laptop
>connects it to a laptop
Come on guys... headphone is just half the story.
You also gotta tell /a/non to also buy a headphone usb DAC and a headphone AMP because high-end headphones need clean source and more power.
I would never use this shit in a studio
If that is what you want, I recommend something else. The bass is definitely not nigger tier. I would go with audio technica's solid base line. Or pic related.
I hear impressions that MDR 900 is very, very light for an open headphone, and it comes with built-in impedance compensator so the headphone will sound same if connected to iPhone/laptop/stereo receiver
but plenty of engineers use V6/7506
Dick Van Dyke swears to V6/7506.
senal smh 1000 is a V6/7506 for sensitive people.
Well, I wasn't the one doing those recommendations, but yes, many do require amps. However, it's not our fault if anon decides to buy something without further research, just because another anon recommended it.
Bought AKG K271 before browsing /a/.
I needed some closed-back headphones, and liked the analytic sound.
Many people using it doesn't mean that it's the best or most appropriate for studio work, or that it's for everyone.
My own personal opinion is that if I were to use something in the studio that isn't speakers, it would be the Etymotic ER4, or an equivalent headphone/IEM that has a absolutely flat frequency response.
Sweeet. Anyone who has these happen to know how much they benefit from amping/dac? I've only got a soundcard right now, old SB Audigy 2 ZS
I have a whole bunch of these saved.
Not much, they were designed to be source friendly, like many other of AT's headphones. Though, a dedicated AMP and DAC won't hurt.
Which of these is best value for money? I'll be using them for anime/music/games.
>AKG K240 (amp?)
cool thanks, I could always use more
Scrap the AD700 for the AD700x, they are improved versions. And I would say out of the ones you listed, the AD700x would be the best bang for your buck, however, don't be disappointed when you try them, as they can be uncomfortable and bad depending on your head shape.
Your headphones are good, but are they MOE?
More like budget race.
Max comfy race reporting in.
Oh, and make sure that if you buy any of those Nip headphones, you buy them straight from Nipland, because they're cheaper over there. Use tenso shipping of course.
What EQ settings you guys use for MDR-V6?
You don't casually listen to music with them vanilla, right?
I just checked online and those headphones are discontinued
Not bad, but this is comfier (subjectively). Comparing the two from empirical experience, I can say that it exerts less pressure on your head.
>Wanting your ears to bleed from the highs on v6's
Thanks, guess I'll hold off on that for now then. Maybe a newer soundcard sometime.
The problem with this stuff for me is always that I've never listened to better setups, so while what I've got sounds good to me I don't have reference to compare it to. Shops around here aren't well stocked, usually won't let you try out before/without buying, and no meetups around either...
It doesn't have to be that one. They have other models that serve the same purpose.
I actually like the extra clamp. It feels really comfy to me. I have used AD900x before, I just prefer my DT880s.
I don't see why it's a bad idea.
But best do this. >>100984796
I know what you mean. I have none of that near my area either, but I travel outside enough to be able to get into areas that have those. If you can't do that, just go with ordering from amazon and returning. You might spend a few dozen bucks that way, but it might be worth the experience.
what are you using then?
It depends on the genre you listen to a lot. After testing AKG 701s, HD600s and the DT880s. I felt like DT880 is a better all rounder.
MDR-V6. I read a picture guide to make sure they weren't counterfeit because the sibilance on them was annoying me.
I'm using a fiio e11 and tissue paper trick on them and I still don't like the sound.
I've been using them for a year and am not a fan, I'm just going to pick something else up soon.
nobody cares about microphones
Well then, I've never heard of someone who ever preferred having that clamping pressure. Also, to make sure, the image I posted was the AD2k, not the AD900x, although that's what I have, though I think you understand that.
I listen to everything so an all around headphone is probably better.
DT880s and a Fiio E10 should set you right then. The Pros are 195$ on Amazon. The only difference between the pros and the premium is just a bit more clamp.
Yea, they're a lot more balanced than those other ones. The AKG is cold and sterile, and the Senny is warm.
The 600ohm DT990 are one of the best headphones if you are using proper audio equipment.
I have a AD1000x and it sounds like a $50 pair of headphones in comparison, but it's more comfortable to wear.
>All that treble
Looks like something AKG
i think it's pretty easy to tell if they re fake. The fake mdr v6 dont clamp properly. Are you also using different pads, if so, is there any difference?
>but for music listening I have to give it to the new ipod earpods
Oh man you got me there. Good one joke man.
To the original anon asking for the recommendation, just be reminded that what we say isn't the final word, and you should always do further research before buying something. What that anon just recommended was not bad though.
Not him, but it's more or less true. The new ones are different from the old and much better. Also, he was just talking about it in terms of how it performs at that price, which is pretty good.
True master race.
As another poster stated, those are Sony MDR CD900STs
Made in Japan for the Japanese market
Sure, if you like a dead sounding signature. It's not even a problem of the frequency response.
>No one has said portapros
All this pleb.
EDT 250 pads. Don't really notice much of a difference sound-wise but they're a lot more comfortable and durable. The stock pads were starting to fall apart.
>being a poorfag
I don't even know half the buzzwords you just used. They sound good, though.
DT 250 pads cost $60 in Australia. Almost as much as i bought my MDRV6s for.
>MUST BE BUZZWORD
>being this ignorant
I was looking at the audio technica M-50s but I'm really concerned about comfort. So any recommendations for comfort at that same price range would be appreciated. As far as sound goes I would want something that produces a "warm" sound and doesn't have too much bass. What headphones fit my needs?
Why do these never get any love? They're the same price as fucking PortaPros now.
Well, first of all, I'm not that poor.
M-50's are comfortable unless you have a huge head, which apparently is 90% of /g/. The only complaints I have about the M-50's is that if you're using them for Urban use, it gets sweaty in there
Thanks, the reason I ask is because I shave my head and when someone says that something is slightly uncomfortable its more like massively uncomfortable to me since I don't have any hair to help as a cushion.
I have a normal sized head and I think the M-50's clamp a lot. Actually, anything that isn't my AD900x is a clamp hell to me. I guess I'm spoiled.
Reminds me: instead of saying that most people having large heads, wouldn't it be better to say that you have a small head, or at least more tolerance towards clamping force?
I guess I have more tolerance because I don't have a small head at all.
Now that I think about it, it might just be a matter of habit. I used to abjure the use of IEMs because of how uncomfortable they felt in my ears, but now that I've used them more, I'm totally fine with them. It's kind of like how a person who has never worn clothes before starts wearing them.
>It's kind of like how a person who has never worn clothes before starts wearing them.
They press pretty hard on your ears which can result in some pain after extended use.
I'm not sure if it is the ears or the headphones that adapt but the pain goes away after a month or so (at least it did for me).
Well fuck the both of you. My point was it was not present enough to cause ear damage. Sorry we all don't like the highs on mexican knock off dr,dre beats as much as you two.
We got your point, of course. That doesn't mean we can't point out a stupid mistake.
I think our head just adapts. I was like you, but switched headphones for a while. Going back to the clamping ones, I felt the pain again.
Thanks, I'll just order them and try them out since they aren't too expensive even if they aren't extremely comfortable I'm sure I won't be too disappointed
They certainly aren't bad starter sets. Anybody who is more experienced would have a higher chance of being disappointed though, but I'm just saying this as an unnecessarily discriminating audiophile which you might not be.
Same happened to me and my V6. Was painful in the start after extended use, but I got used to them. Wearing that shit like 12 hours a day at least.
>12 hours a day
You know, the bacteria that should be developing from that should be of concern, but I've had no problems whatsoever from wearing this shit 24/7.
If it wasn't for the occasional college classes I'd be wearing them 24/7 too. And yeah, that bacteria shit came to mind too, but I've been doing this for years with all kinds of headphones and don't have any problems. Thank fuck, too. Can't be blasting my moe animu shit with those paper thin walls.
jesus I thought it was a production code for a JAV.
Privacy these days can be a hard thing for college students. That's why I picked to go with the rent option instead.
Oh, I'm renting, but the walls are still paper thin. I had a neighbour who blasted his shitty pleb music at full volume 24/7 for a while and this shit can fuck people up. I don't wanna be one of those dicks, especially since I have erratic as fuck sleeping hours.
Should have searched for better housing. I was basically in a basement isolated from everything. Everything went better than expected.
Superlux HD681 Evo outclass them now at approximately the same price.
I should have, yes. Making these kind of mistakes is part of growing up I guess, next time my social retardation won't stop me from finding a good place to live.
Anyone have experience with Ultrasone? Any model not just pic related.
I currently have a pair of M50s and these >>100980000 (ATH-A900X). Not sure if I should spend $500 on it or keep what I have.
Keep what you have. Ultrasone are shit.
Ultrasone is good you want muddy bass and overall relative shit.
>cup is not shiney
>no silver accents around the cup
>headband does not look like CD900ST
OP's picture is NOT CD900ST