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ronharpervoice
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my DT 770s. Yes, they are very comfortable. I don't get into to many sonic arguments, since I'm sure that 30 years of radio left its mark on my hearing.
When I started in the biz, I was using the Radio Shack Duophones. Remember those - stethoscope like. Later graduated to the Koss Pro 4AA (free lifetime repairs!!) and then Koss changed something, and they weren't like before.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found the Sony's are the most comfortable for directed sessions or short use but they fried my ears when I use to wear them all day, that high end get's really harsh after a while. Sony's also fold up nicely for travel cans.

The 770s didn't have that problem nearly as bad.

That said, I'm almost 100% just on studio monitors, these days, if it's not a directed session.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my... I hadn;t EVER thought of My Headphone Timeline...
first were some classic bakelite hockypucks that came with a Hallicrafters ham receiver...
Then the KOS KO-727's ( small radio speakers in a nice cup... I had ARRIVED!)
After that came the 80's YAMAHA headphones which were the most neutral thing I;d heard... I'd found there was a Better PLace...

Along came the SHURE 7506 which, like the YAMAHA NS-10 monitor speaker, is a long way from ACCURATE or NATURAL or even PLEASANT but bombproof and you tend not to make mistakes with them... have several.

Then I was working with a classical recordist and he had (WARNING: We Are Approaching Lamborghini-Strata... take your seats) STAX LAMBDA-PROs.
In 1980 dollars these were $1500 worth of large open kinda-not-square cages on either side of your head that sounded like NOTHING... just a magical transport of your hearing to Somewhere ELse... somewhere sonic that was more-real than what you had heard before you put them on. I bought a pair of STAX SR-34's for like 1/10 of that cost.

The I got a deal on BEYER DT990's... as mentioned here they are large COMFY open-air headphones (NOT for booth work) but for anything else WONDERFUL and at least in the ballpark of teh high end STAX
. The Beyer DT770 is a closed-back version and almost as nice... again SUPER comfy for long use. Sennheiser makes similar...
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