Re: [linux-audio-user] Good Studio Hearphones

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Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Good Studio Hearphones
From: Ryan Underwood (
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
> vengeance.

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
> SR80

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, <>

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