advice for headphones?


I am currently using a focusrite scarlett solo and an amp sim for playing. The problem is that the headphones i have (sony wh-900xb) are very focused on extra bass and i really dont like the way it sounds. I ordered the beyerdynamic dt770 pro but i returned it because it was quite uncomfortable, my ear was just a tiny bit to big so the padding was touching my ear.

What headphones are well suited for guitar? i also would like to use them for normal use (mostly youtube videos and some gaming).

I live in the netherlands if that matters for availability

fujoncama

Yep, Head-Fi.com.  Believe it or not, there are headphones that are not ridiculously bass-prominent.  HiFiMan Susvara and RAAL SR-1b for instance.

I am so enthralled by my AKG K340 modified and optimized, that the idea to replace them seems preposterous...

I feel so lucky...

Small room acoustic is hard job if you go this road, just some panels is not enough...

I recommend headphones for average consumers loving good sound....

I did not recomment my K340 to passive consumer beginners, it takes me 6 months to figure out how to drive them and modify them to reach optimal S.Q. with no defects on any count...

The bass kill anything i ever listened... Before owning them i underestimated the acoustic necessity to have 25 hertz bass very extended and clear and NO BOOMINESS no contagion between mids and bass ... Most headphones suffer from that in a way or in another, and if not they lack bass or are tuned towards the high frequency...

The two cells of the K340 not only gives balance, because extreme of bass register and extreme of high register are driven by specialized cells but the working together at 4KHZ, a critical treshold of "presence" for voices or pianos, made them natural as a real sound in a real room...

 

Headphone is the simplest and less costly road to high end sound...The problem is all 9 headphones i owned were if not bad very, very artificial, and limited on range frequencies extension.. ...

Then i cannot advise people on headphone... Yes they are the solution for me...But which one is really natural, 3-D volume experience, out of the head or speaker like experience...With deep bass and celestial non fatiguing highs ? ...My only one pick is the only one i cannot generally recommend to everyone... Hifiman susvara or Raal ? i am not sure at all that they could compare to mine... I never listen to them... But because i perceive no limitations nor any defects with mine, i will never buy one as upgrade...

Will it be possible to listen 30 hertz bass note of Bach organ with my feet and body as if the organ was in my room with the Raal ?

The Susvara will give me holographic 3-D volume separation of each instrument with high frequencies exquisite ?

I doubt it... 😁

i Pay my headphone 100 bucks, i could not take the risk to buy any other headphone and regret it probably...Anyway why? people who want upgrade feel insatisfaction for some specific limitations they perceive or guess.. I did not..

The K340 was the flagship of AKG in 1978... Some prefered it to the Stax Omega... And those people listened to a new K340 not an old one like mine but their K340 was not modified and optimized as mine is...

No other headphone on the market work with hybrid two cells and 5 passive tuned resonators, then his soundfield cannot be compared with anything on the market at any price... I pay it 100 bucks...😉

Then i will never go back to dedicated acoustic room because of higher costs and the long work it takes to control a room acoustically...most people had no idea of how difficult the acoustic job is, they buy panels and forget it... 😊

Viva headphone.... At least mine...

Audeze LCD-XC are a good all round choice. Good for hi fi and also used as monitoring 'phones in studios. From personal experience, they work well in both applications.

For pure hi fi applications the LCD-X is better.

My AKG K240DFs have served me well in every application for thirty years. Made in Austria, the build quality is excellent. You may need an amplifier to use them on your laptop or other low-power devices, as they are 600-ohm headsets.