[LAU] Headphones

Gianfranco Ceccolini gianfranco at portalmod.com.br
Tue Dec 16 17:43:12 UTC 2014

Ever tried a Stax ?

I once had the opportunity to try a SR-307 (Lambada series) and they were amazing.

There are two major drawbacks with them:  very expensive and need for a dedicated amplifier.

But for serious studio work they seem to be the best there is.

Don;t know though if they fit your needs.



> Em 16/12/2014, à(s) 18:09, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> escreveu:
> Hi,
> I wonder what headphone has a better sound quality than the
> AKG K 240 DF and at the same time is that robust as this headphone.
> I got my AKG around 30 years ago, when it was the most used and IMO best
> studio headphone used in Germany. Within those decades there were
> several better sounding headphones used in professional studios here
> (but not in my home studio). All of them had a weak point. While you
> can play soccer with the AKG K 240 DF without damaging it, those
> headphones with a better sound quality, that still is relatively
> neutral, so that they can be used for recording in addition to monitors
> (not as a replacement for monitors ;), cause broken noise, once they
> fall down from face value.
> Is anybody aware about a modern headphone, that doesn't suffer from
> fragileness and anyway sounds better than a 30 years old studio
> headphone.
> IIRC I asked this a few years ago on this list or somewhere else.
> It's not Linux related, but at least related to audio production, so I
> guess it's a valid request for this list ;).
> I'm aware that the AKG K 240 DF and AKG K 240 still are used as
> headphones in studios for the folks that make the music, but usually
> it's not used by audio engineers any more. I can't pay for one of
> those modern headphones that are often used, but get broken by soft
> physical accidents.
> Regards,
> Ralf
> PS: This request is related to a question from an audio consumer from
> another Linux mailing list, asking me off-list, who wants to get a hint,
> what headphone is a good headphone. In my experiences reliability and
> best sound quality be in contrast. I don't know what headphone to
> recommend. I stay with the AKG K 240 DF, if it should get
> broken, I would buy the same headphone again, unless there's a
> headphone with a better sound quality and that is as stable as old
> headphones are. In my experiences the weakest point often is the
> headphone amp, not the headphone, so what headphone to recommend might
> also be related to the used gear.
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