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    Default On ear, or Over ear?

    For DJ'ing - On ear, or Over ear headphones?

    For producing - Over ear, or On ear headphones?

    And why?
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    over ear for both for me. Used on ear in club the other tonight much prefer over ear.

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    Over ear. On ear just isn't comfortable enough for me. My ears hurt after 30 minutes.

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    I like over ear for everything.

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    Over ear for DJing, speakers for production. Why anyone would use headphones in their own home escapes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcdesign View Post
    Over ear for DJing, speakers for production. Why anyone would use headphones in their own home escapes me.
    Plenty of good reasons to use headphones at home for production- most people don't have great monitors and good sound treatment in an ideally setup studio so having headphones as another reference is valuable.


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    Much prefer over ear to on ear for both, I find them to be generally a lot more comfortable. I must say from my limited use of HD-25's that they're worthy of their reputation as a solid on ear headphone though.
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    for DJing: over ear. i just find them to be more comfortable than on ear headphones.

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    Same as above - over ear for everything here too. Better isolation, better comfort, an they stay on better for me. I'm more curious about the closed vs. open back question. I've only ever used closed back but I shouldnt derail the thread..

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    Djing for short gigs: on ear (hd25)
    Djing for longer gigs: over ear
    Producing: open-back over ears all the way (k701)

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