Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Good Studio Hearphones
From: Ryan Underwood (nemesis-lists_AT_icequake.net)
Date: Fri Jul 23 2004 - 03:25:16 EEST
On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 02:59:33PM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> Excellent phones in the $50-$100 range. No, they don't compare with the
> $300+ superstars, but then you get what you pay for and, in the case of
> SR60, a bit more than what you pay.
Yeah, I paid about US$60 for each of two pairs.
> I don't recall whether they have as sturdy a cable as the SR125 with
> which i'm more familiar, but if they do, then that's another plus for
> wearing them in difficult places (outdoors, or in an unruly studio):
> that solid piece of copper rope
I don't think it is the same cord. This one is just a pretty standard
plastic/rubber headphone cord. A rather sturdy one, but definitely not
a "rope"... :)
> the rack (or rip your head apart from your shoulders) if you trip on it
> rather than giving up and breaking apart.
> That, sadly, is not the case with high-end cans such as Sennheiser
> HD580/600. On the flip side, the HD's thin cable does not abuse a slim
> device such as an iPod (especially a mini iPod which is known to have
> issues with the output connector), while the Grado will do that with a
Yes, when I trip over my headphone cord, I find myself instead of
worrying about the headphones, worrying far more about whatever they
happened to be plugged into at the time!
> phones. But if i were to buy phones in that price range, i'd rather eat
> plain bread and drink plain water for a while and save money for the
Have you used both ? Do you have an anecdotal comparison? I don't
really know much of the differences between them, except for the "holes"
in the can covers... I'm not sure how that would feel compared to the
SR60's solid covers.
-- Ryan Underwood, <nemesis_AT_icequake.net>
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