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    Any body have these? Would you say they accent the bass or are they more of a flat sound? If you also have or have used HD280's and can compare them that would be great.
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    they tend to be more flat as they're more so meant for production rather than DJing however they are a phenomenal pair of headphones

    unfortunately i've never used HD280s so i cannot compare

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    7506s all the way. They'll last you forever, and they have a really nice, balanced sound. If you must have more bass, go for the 7509s.

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    Just to clarify I don't want more bass and am looking for a more balanced sound.
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    For production then....that's what you need to specify.
    That will have a flat sound....so you can hear whats REALLY happening.

    More Bass would be DJ cans.



    Sony ...Sennheiser.

    I would say....Sennheiser....for production.
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    Jojo,

    I just bought some not too far back. I was using complete crap headphones before so I don't have much to compare them to. But I'm very happy with them. They seem to be pretty balanced as far as Bass/Mid's/Hi's go. I did a lot of research before I bought them, and for the price they seemed to blow everything else out of the water.

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    If you look at the specs, it shoudl tell you the freq range it has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarasin View Post
    If you look at the specs, it shoudl tell you the freq range it has.
    Let's do that.

    Sony's

    Frequency Response - 10-20kHz
    Power Handling - 1000mW
    Senn's

    Frequency response (headphones) - 8 - 25,000 Hz
    Load rating 500 mW
    Is there enough of a difference in the frequency response to really tell a difference? It seems the Senn's have a wider range, but I'm not sure how that would relate to what I actually hear.

    If I'm interpreting it correctly it the Senn's would have a touch more bass because of the 8 hz over the 10 hz of the Sony's. The 25,000 hz of the Senn's versus the 20,000 hz of the Sony's I think means the highs would be a little louder on the Senn's or would those numbers cancel each other out on the Senn's?

    I have the Sony's, but like Waterjunkie had total crap before I got them so I don't have any thing to compare to. I can go to Guitar Center and listen to a pair of HD280's, but that's an hour drive one way and $20 worth of gas in my truck. I do have the day off though and my wife's at work.
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    they will break at the left hinge eventually, like most headphones of this type that have plastic parts.

    suggestion: try the beyerdynamic dt-990 pro. unlike the sony, it's open (you will notice the difference after a few hours of working with them) and has metal parts where they are necessary.

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    Since you want to use them for production, i would recommend these:

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sony-MDR...80-i1126814.gc

    My friend has had his pair for 6 YEARS and they only broke because someone sat on them. The plastic is good. He uses them for DJing, as do i, but I definetly plan on using them for production since I will not be getting a pair of mackie monitors for a while

    The response seems pretty flat to me, allowing me to balance the bass EQs of the tracks playing pretty well when I mix. In comparison the Allan and Heath cans (the 200$ Xone headsets I believe) has a shit ton of bass compared to this sony

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    PS: also the 600's go around your ear so comfortably , but if u plan to double them as dj cans (which as i said should be no problem) put them around ur neck if ur going to jam out, they are not the tightest headphones in the world.
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