Originally Posted by Dynero
I think good to bring this up, Pete Townsend from the Who is nearly deaf and he blames it on years of headphone usage and limits his headphone use to an hour everyday. A friend of mine has moderate to severe hearing loss in the upper frequencies and he blames this on headphone usage since he was a young teen.
Good to see everyone is getting along here.
Forget headphones, as a teen I just laid on my back and placed a speaker on either side of my head. (sad but true)
(Listening to the Who of course!!)
But seriously, sometimes it’s not possible to always listen to my speakers so the alternative when one does not have a choice is of course headphones, unfortunately for me it’s about 50% of the time with music, 75% movies. The other alternative is to not listen at all, but we can’t have that can we.
So far, out all my current headphones, AKG K701s (with bass port mod), K501s,: Sennheiser HD580/600, HD700s and Grado SR325is, I’m finding that the Sennheiser HD700s sound closest to my Special 25s, tonally and performer/instrument placement they are fairly similar, the other phones are all respectable but a different flavor.
Now before someone in the know asks; yes Sennhieser’s flagship, the HD800s, is technically a better phone and as a head-fier I may indeed add them in the future, but if one is looking for a headphone that is closer to the Dynaudio sound when they’re unable to listen to their cherished Dyns the HD700s IMHO are pretty close.