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Digital piano headphones #2620495 03/05/17 09:21 AM
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Hi all,

Been using my yamaha ydp161 with Sennheiser eH250 Evolution headphones for quite a few years now. I thought the headphones were quite good but looking at Amazon reviews I'm now not so sure & I've no way of comparison. Can anyone recommend any new ones? Thanks

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Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620505 03/05/17 10:05 AM
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I've tested quite a few and ended up choosing Shure SRH840.

Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620512 03/05/17 10:48 AM
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You got a lot of options, and a lot of it depends on your own taste.
I like neutral and a little bright headphones (sound signature) for piano playing, a good cheap headphone on this category is the Samson SR850 this are really good headphones for their price.

There's a lot of headphones that fit in this category like the Beyerdynamic Dt990, AKG K702, AKG Q 701 and a lot of others as well.

Neutral and warm headphones are also good headphones for almost everything you want to listen/play (this also depends on your taste), you got the HD 558/598 and the new HD 559/599, and others as well.

Neutral headphones are the most versatile headphones out there but for a lot of people they are too analytical and not fun to listen to, the HD 600 fit in this category.
I personally own a few headphones: Takstar Pro 80 (little bit bass heavy) , HD 558 (Neutral/warm) and a pair of Samson SR850 (Neutral/Bright)

It depends on your ears, If you can try the headphones before buying them that would be the best way to choose.

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Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620534 03/05/17 12:35 PM
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Unless you play so loud your ears melt and people around you reach for wads of cotton, go for open back headphones - much better sound. The sound will be less between your ears and more out there.

Sennheiser HD558 is great value for money I found.

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Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620575 03/05/17 03:31 PM
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HD598 are great for piano. At $150 they offer great value for money. I found them at 90 EUR but that was during Black Friday... rarely money has been so well spent


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Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620585 03/05/17 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jamess
Hi all,

Been using my yamaha ydp161 with Sennheiser eH250 Evolution headphones for quite a few years now. I thought the headphones were quite good but looking at Amazon reviews I'm now not so sure & I've no way of comparison. Can anyone recommend any new ones? Thanks


First suggestion:

. . . If you think they're OK, and they're comfortable, keep them.

New headphones won't improve your playing.

Second suggestion:

There are lots of "which headphone?" threads here, at various prices. You'll find that there's a lot of subjectivity, and different opinions.

If you like closed-back phones, I use Sennheiser HD280 ("old design", now) and like them. The HD380 is a more-recent possibility.

I also have a pair of AKG K240 "Studio" phones. Open-back, and IMHO not as comfortable as the HD280's -- but my ears don't sweat while wearing them. I'm undecided about the sound -- haven't done enough "critical listening" with them.

Those phones are both under $100 US, so in the same category as your EH 250's.




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I'm very happy with my Phillips SHP9500. Bought it online for $60 and it sounds great. Nice and open sounds good with classical/piano.

Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: Digitalguy] #2620835 03/06/17 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Digitalguy
HD598 are great for piano. At $150 they offer great value for money. I found them at 90 EUR but that was during Black Friday... rarely money has been so well spent

Same here. Really good, those.


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Last week they sold Philips Fidelio X2 in Sweden for 990 SEK. A special price I' ve seen before. Approx 117 USD. Perhaps you can find same deal where you live. They are better than S 598.

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Originally Posted by Digitalguy
HD598 are great for piano. At $150 they offer great value for money. I found them at 90 EUR but that was during Black Friday... rarely money has been so well spent

Same here. Really good, those.


I'm also very happy with my Sennheiser's.


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Another vote for the Sennheiser HD598, I'm sure there are better phones out there but these sound so good, are extremely light and comfortable, and as they're open-back they're airy and open sounding and don't make you feel like you're sitting in some anechoic chamber.


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..the comfort of the sennheisers is indeed excellent yes. They do clamp your head pretty well, but not uncomfortably so; the effect is they will not move around on your head once in place - a sudden movement will not have them fall off or shift about - but you forget you are wearing them within minutes.



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Re: Digital piano headphones [Re: jamess] #2620890 03/06/17 02:45 PM
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I like to shoot for flatter frequency response headphones, but also stick to a budget since I don't treat them that nicely.

I practice with Grado SR60, been very pleased with them, and they're only 80 dollars or something.


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