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Casio PX 850
#2264281 04/19/14 06:41 PM
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Hello,

I'm planning on purchasing the Casio Privia PX 850. I was wondering if anyone on here could recommend good headphones and a bench for this piano. I have a $100 amazon gift card and I would like to buy the two items there. Hopefully someone could recommend products from amazon that are inexpensive and work well with this edition of Casio's Privia.

Thanks!

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ryand90 #2264310 04/19/14 08:21 PM
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There are several "What headphones should I use?" threads in the recent past.

It's a very subjective issue. My advice, FWIW:

. . . Budget around $100 - $150.

and try to listen to them yourself. That will get you decent headphones from several manufacturers.

I use Sennheiser HD-280's, which are "closed-back" phones. Some people hate them, others love them. The Sony MDR-7506 is in the same price range. The AKG K240 is, too.

For example, here:

http://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA


Possible Web sources include goodcans.com (which has reasonable reviews, but tends to like the headphones they sell, more than those that they don't sell).

Don't short-change the purchase; good headphones _do_ make a difference in the sound.

. Charles

PS -- you could also consider "in-ear" headphones (= "in-ear monitors"). They're as subjective as conventional headphones.


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Hi! l would like to keep it simple and short for you, go for Audio Technica ATH M50. They are a superbly detailed, balanced pair of cans (closed) and offer a tremendous value for money. And, they are industry standard too! Check them out and you wont be disappointed.

P.S. - Go for the 'coiled' cable version of the M50's , that'd be much easier for you to use with your DP.


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I have had HD280's for a few years, but purchased M50's as well (in fact 2 sets), one for my pianos and one for my synths.

I did get a AKG pair but the output was not as strong as the Audio Technica.

I would go with the M50's as well


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Might be worth seeing whether there's any bundle deals available from where you're buying your PX-850 - for the bench at least (the headphones they throw in don't tend to be up to much).

Then you could use the Amazon gift card just for the headphones, and still get a good deal.

I opted for a bundle deal when I bought my Celviano AP-245 and got a Stagg PB40BKM bundled with it for an extra £20 (UK pounds) - which seems a good deal as by themselves they seem to sell around the £80 (UK pounds) mark (although the music stores would probably sell them for a little more than the likes of Amazon).

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Ryan,

I'm selling my PX-850 since I just bought a Kawai MP11. If live around the Seattle area and are interested, let me know.

Regards,

Dan.


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