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Offline DuSeTwa

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What headphone did you start off with?
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:00:21 PM »
What was your first decent set of headphones?

How did you enjoy them?

What sort of rig did you run them through?

Where are they now?


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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 04:22:33 PM »
Senn HD40. 
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I have a newer version called M@H40 I still use.  The low weight remains amazeballs. 







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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 04:31:00 PM »
I also had a pair of HD40 a long time back .... I lent those to a buddy and never ever got them back .... but i then got myself a pair of HD202 to replace those and then a got pair of HD555 (modded to HD595) while i still have the 202's which i barely use nowadays since the 555s really do sound a lot better

nowadays though i only use headphones during exercise walks - so they are connected directly to my phone generally, so i am not a serious headphones listener - and my headphone Dac/Amp (Nuprime uDSD) is mostly connected to my Hi-Fi rig

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 04:37:16 PM »
What qualifies as decent?

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 04:57:56 PM »
It's a matter of opinion, and budget.  If you coming from cheapo headphones or R500 Sennheiser earbuds, then Sennheiser HD201 /202 are "decent."

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 05:23:50 PM »
My first decent headphones were Fostex T40RP's and Sony MDR7506's back in 2006 for my studio. Both were let go of for a pittance after their pads went bad.
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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 05:31:04 PM »
I started with Senheisser HD202, still have them.
Then had some cheap Philips, the HD600.
Those got me i to appreciating music through headphones.

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 06:48:38 PM »
Mine was the Sennheizer PX-100. I have tried a few headphones since. The PX-100's are still my favourite cans. Sound is very good (for what they are especially), very good open sound stage and tremendous bass. They are so comfortable and light, which makes using them such a pleasure.



Suppose I should add then... it ended with them as well ...  ;D


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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 06:52:55 PM »
Started with  Senheisser HD40 ...long gone used it on a walkman and heard decent music , so I thought in the early 80's from Tape, LOL
Now got Beyerdynamic DT 770 which my son has  "Taken" and T5p that I use on my iPod or Macintosh MA6700

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 07:11:05 PM »
Earlier than WW11 army headphones. Hooked up to a concealed crystal set under my homework desk at home.

When I heard the old man approaching my bedroom, there was a blitsvinnige sleight of hand from headset to headset hook under my desk to pencil or pen.

Ya wanted to know, didn't ya? ;D

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 07:54:26 PM »
The Pioneer SE-50
in the early 70's

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 09:47:21 PM »
My dad's sennheiser HD-414's.

I can still recall how amazed I was about the stereo effect the first time I listened to them.
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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 10:21:54 PM »
Mine were the classic Sennheiser HD414 with bright yellow foam pads and minimalistic grey for everything else.

When did I buy them? Hmmmmm 1972 !

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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 11:07:08 PM »


I think about 1980.
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Re: What headphone did you start off with?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 11:17:43 PM »
These were my first headphones. I loved them. Hard wired the energizer to the speaker outs of my amp. 16 - 22000Hz. But you couldn't drive them very loud. Magnificent with Classical and Jazz.