[LAU] Headphones

Florian Paul Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Tue Dec 16 20:01:44 UTC 2014

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I cannot really compare the cans, but I really like my Beyerdynamics
DT990 pro (250 ohm variant).

This site has some reviews:


It's an open design though, and not everyone likes that, especially as
it's detrimental when wearing the cans while recording e.g. acoustic
guitar 'cause you get a substantial amount of bleed.

I find them very comfy and adore the sound (quite a good addition to
my yamaha hs80m monitors when checking mixes). "Adore" in the sense
that I find them quite honest..


On 16.12.2014 18:09, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 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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