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Brandon Morris
Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:31:03 pm

I'm looking for some headphones to use on the field and with editing.
I know the Sony MDR-7506 are good standard headphones.
I really don't want the curly wires though, it would awesome if headphones had the option to unplug the wire from the headset too.
I do need closed back and closed ear, with a little noise cancelation, or better yet, the option for noise cancellation with on/off switch. Trying to stay under $300, would be awesome to stay under $100.

I'm also looking for some good computer speakers.
Looking for under $175 and 2.1 sound. And I'd prefer they look good too.
I was looking at the Harmon-Kardon Soundsticks II or the THX-certified Logitech speakers.
I don't do a lot of sound design but some sound work.

I need a cheap pair for right now, wasn't sure if anyone happen to know a good cheap pair as well.

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Noah Kadner
Re: Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Aug 27, 2010 at 1:19:15 am

Avoid noise cancelling headphones- they are fun for listening to music on a plane but absolutely pointless for monitoring production sound as they block out stuff you need to hear and color the sound. Speakers- that's a little too cheap for anything good. I think the Soundsticks are nothing special. If I had to get something in that price range I guess I'd look out for some used Bose computer speakers. Again not very accurate but better than most for this sorta thing in that price area.

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Brandon Morris
Re: Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Aug 27, 2010 at 6:18:33 pm

Yeah I know noise canceling isn't good for editing or on set. That's why I really wanted an on/of option.
And I would love the option to unplug the 3.5mm wire from the headset for traveling.
Do you know any like that or where I could look?

I don't do a lot of sound design, mostly basic audio work for video.
So I didn't want to use that much of my budget on them, but something decent.
Are the THX certified Logitech remote worth it all?

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Adrian Jans
Re: Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Sep 13, 2010 at 4:57:18 pm

I strongly recommend the Sennheiser HD 25-1's (NOT the SP version). They clamp on your head very tightly and in my experience block out noise more effectively than the type that emits a frequency to cancel sound. Most importantly though they have amazing separation and very upfront audio, which is great for identifying the smallest on set noises you don't want and their sources. The cable isn't detachable in the way you probably want, but it is designed to be removable so you can replace it with a shiny custom cable if you so desire (but unnecessary for what your doing). You can find these cans for $200 or less depending on how hard you look.

I wouldn't suggest anything made by bose, they are waaay overpriced for their quality. Logitech does make a 2.1 speaker set that really will give you the most bang for your buck for less than $100


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Brandon Morris
Re: Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Sep 13, 2010 at 9:24:16 pm

Thanks I'll check out those headphones.
I just bought those Logitech speakers for right now.
They aren't the best but they are do-able for now until I can find better ones.

I was also looking at the DT770 headphones.

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Adrian Jans
Re: Headphones and Computer Speakers
on Sep 14, 2010 at 5:11:23 pm

I wouldn't use the Beyerdynamic DT770's for set monitoring, their sound-staging is much more wide and open, and the bass is extreme enough to cause earthquakes. I wouldn't use them for monitoring anything unless you are a studio drummer. You could also use them to enjoy some heavy thumping techno, but they really aren't good for much else.

I hear they can become pretty neat with this mod...
http://www.headphile.com/page8.html
but I've never had a chance to play with any Darth Beyers myself, so I can't really say.


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