[LAU] OT: Durable headphones

Florian Paul Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Mon Dec 17 21:04:58 UTC 2012

On 12/17/2012 05:04 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Right now I did some research, since I bought my
> AKG K 240 DF around 30 years ago.
> It's discontinued.
> http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,253,pid,253,nodeid,2,_language,EN,country,ENUS,view,prop.html
> I know that studios today have better headphones, but they are very
> expensive and all I ever used in studios only one time need to clunk on
> the floor and they are borked. The AKG has a (relatively ;) less good
> sound quality, but anyway it's very good as a reference and the one I
> own survived, other headphones I owned or used in studios get broken.
> Are there still some durable headphones for studio usage? AFAIK for the
> German Rundfunk they switched a long time ago from the AKG I own, to
> those better once, that will not last very long.

I got myself a pair of DT 990 Pro by Beyerdynamics. They are really 
sturdily built. But then again, they are an open design and that might 
not be suited for your usecase..

I really like them though. And by that I mean in the same sense as I 
like my Yamaha HS80M monitors. They are pretty neutral. I guess you can 
throw hundreds or thousands more at listening devices, but personally I 
think I have hit exactly the sweet spot with these purchases between 
quality and expenses..


> Regards,
> Ralf
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Florian Paul Schmidt

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