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Offline Beerfab

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New to headphones
« on: March 10, 2021, 04:58:05 PM »
Looking to get my first set of headphones.   Any suggestions?   Like to keep it under $500 since I don’t really know if it will be my thing.  I was thinking of a used pair of Koss esp9’s.   

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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 10:56:18 PM »
Koss, you starting a headphone museum?

If you never owened headphones, or even know if you will like them, then start with a pair of HD600/650s for a couple of hundred bucks.  Just my 2c's.
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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 04:17:13 AM »
I'll second the HD600/650. If you don't like them you can sell them in about 5 minutes.
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Offline red51

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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 12:33:14 AM »
What do you think about Bluetooth headphones, are there any problems with the sound quality? I'm thinking about HD 450BT

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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 06:09:33 AM »
Yes, sound quality will be negatively impacted by using Bluetooth.  If you need the wireless functionality, then it's certainly the way to go.  If the cord isn't a big deal, then you're better off keeping it.
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Offline Deke609

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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 06:30:18 AM »
I have Sennheiser RS185 wireless headphones for tv/movies and for music during my too rare workouts. They sound surprisingly good for wireless. To my ears, their sound signature is very much like the HD6XX. 

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Offline Happy Ghost

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Re: New to headphones
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 06:50:59 AM »
I was seeing a Youtube review of Grado Hemp (which are excellent btw. Bottlehead S3X with Grado Hemp is such an addictive combo) .



Anyways there were a lot of good things mentioned there about the wireless Grado GW100. Perhaps it might fit your needs. Worth checking out..
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