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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby MEL868 » 31 May 2019, 15:08

Sony MDR-7506 at $116 Amazon are a definite possibility. What about
SHURE SE 215 ear monitor plugs????
I’m looking to hear my sounds while keeping the room quiet, which obviously closed headphones do, however, if the shure ear monitors will do this fairly well, then this would be a more practical investment for me. I realize it won’t be studio quality but as I stated, I don’t need for tweaking sound, just play-practice when I can’t sleep.

Does anyone use Shure ear monitors as just earplugs with their NOrd?
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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby MEL868 » 31 May 2019, 15:23

Answering my own question, I’m not sure about the Shure 215, reading that they are hard fitting and not comfortable, that’s no fun. It’s late at night and need something easy and quiet to slip on.
The bluetooth Bose over the ear headphones I used previously (and sold), worked almost perfectly as far as sound, even though they sweat after long periods- in short, I’m leaning to buy the new model, they’re small, fold nice, and can double for walk abouts. I was amazed my new wired earplugs from Bose didn’t pick up my synth horn sounds, while the old bluetooths (wired) did.
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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby cgrafx » 01 Jun 2019, 00:02

I personally like the MDR-V6s over the 7506 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _BwE&smp=y

Headphones will sound better than IEMs, unless you get custom molded and spend $$$$. They simply don't have the physical space to move large volumes of air (so if you don't have a really good fit they are going to rapidly lose bass response).

Headphones will also be more comfortable over an extended period of time.
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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby MEL868 » 01 Jun 2019, 03:54

Excellent- I’m willing to try the mdr-v6 for just under $80. Thanks.
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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby baekgaard » 13 Jun 2019, 19:28

MEL868 wrote:Answering my own question, I’m not sure about the Shure 215, reading that they are hard fitting and not comfortable, that’s no fun. It’s late at night and need something easy and quiet to slip on.
The bluetooth Bose over the ear headphones I used previously (and sold), worked almost perfectly as far as sound, even though they sweat after long periods- in short, I’m leaning to buy the new model, they’re small, fold nice, and can double for walk abouts. I was amazed my new wired earplugs from Bose didn’t pick up my synth horn sounds, while the old bluetooths (wired) did.
The 215 are ok and much better than average earplugs. Depending on the actual plug you use, they can be very easy to fit. Soundwise the 415 are better, but also more expensive. I have both and use the 415 live and sometimes the 215 at home.
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Re: Which headphones do you use

Postby cgrafx » 13 Jun 2019, 19:38

MEL868 wrote:Excellent- I’m willing to try the mdr-v6 for just under $80. Thanks.


If you wear the headphones a lot, you will end up needing to replace the ear cushions.

I'd highly recommend getting covers at the same time you buy the headphones, they add to the comfort and help keep the cushion from deteriorating.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... arpad.html (these come in a range of colors)
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