[LAU] OT: Durable headphones

Fons Adriaensen fons at linuxaudio.org
Mon Dec 17 20:49:29 UTC 2012

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 09:24:30PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> It should be semi-opened. However, I guess those expensive modern Bayer,
> Sony, Sennheiser, AKG etc. from the last 20 years until now, do all have
> got a better sound quality and can replace my old AKG regarding to the
> sound quality. It's not needed to replace it yet, but since it's very
> old, perhaps in the future. I experienced those new headphones as very
> fragile. It's used for the first time, 10 minutes old, it get out of the
> hands of a guest, bumped just on the table and there's some odd noise
> for some frequencies.

Get a DT100. Mine is now 35 years old, has seen some forms of 
abuse you can't imagine, and it's still doing its job as if 
nothing ever happened.

Or if you can afford it, get a DT48. Takes some getting used
to, but probably the best thing there is for recording.



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