1. I'm glad I've finally had a chance to make my first post. Been swamped with work, photography, and since it's the holiday season, shopping as well.
2. My search for headphones has finally ended for the time being! I'm, for better or for worse, spectacularly picky about which pairs of headphones I end up keeping for different purposes.
I've worked in nightlife and event organization for the last seven and a half years, give or take, and along the way picked up a taste for high quality audio. I started off collecting IEMs which served the purpose of traveling with me when space was limited very well.
Recently, I decided that I'd delve deeper in to DJing as I'm constantly surrounded by DJs and producers when working. I figure it's something I'd do for fun on the side as opposed to trying to pursue as a career of any sort. I'm an event photographer focusing primarily on electronic music events so to try and also really pick up DJing to generate revenue would spread me too thin, I imagine.
My goal, with this post, is to hopefully help out some of the people who are currently searching for headphones that warrant their hard earned cash.
Here's the list of headphones I've tried out over the last several months:
1. Pioneer HDJ-2000 in both silver and black (Just a cosmetic difference between the two)
2. Pioneer HDJ-1500
3. Xone XD-53
4. Xone XD2-52
5. Aiaiai TMA-1
6. Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio
7. Sennheiser HD25-1 ii
8. Sennheiser Amperior
9. AKG K550
10. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
11. Beyerdynamic DT1350
12. Dr. Dre Beats Pro
13. Shure SRH-940
14. Audio Technica ATH-M50
15. Ultrasone DJ1 Pro
Yup. 15 pairs of headphones in probably the last three or four months, and that's just the on or over ear varieties. Yeah, it was pretty nuts but I'm glad I got to give them all a whirl.
Anyways, the ones I ended up settling with today were the Beyerdynamic DT1350s. I listed all the ones that I'd tried so that for those of you still looking I could perhaps help with some opinions of their sound, fit, and finish.