QOTW: Which headphones do you use?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 15 November 2019, 16:31

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Listening to music is one of the great pleasures in life. The rise of streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music have made access to millions of tracks easier than ever before.

I reckon that most people, including myself, predominantly listen to music through a set of headphones, and it's no wonder audio companies are extremely keen to release over-ear, in-ear, true wireless stereo earbuds, Bluetooth and wireless models.

Given the breadth of offerings and form factor, the choice of headphones is an interesting one. Like me, you may have more than one set, so let's get a glimpse of how you listen by asking: which headphones do you use?

I'll start by saying that a pair of corded Sony MDR-CD1700 over-ears are used for serious hi-fi listening, the Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling for day-to-day listening via Bluetooth, and, finally, a pair of 1More Triple Driver earbuds for the occasional trip to the gym. Quite the selection.

Over to you, let's hear what you use, and why you chose them.

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MSI branded Steelseries Siberia V2… mainly because they were free!!
AKG K92s plugged into the motherboard for videos and games, I don't care about surround sound, plus a pair of Shure SRH1540s plugged into my DAC/headphone amp (Audiolab M-DAC) for music.
None ATM use the poor speakers in my screen, i would like a nice gaming headset, but as no one have made a game i would like to play competitive i am in no hurry.

For normal listening to music i still have my old set of Beyerdynamics i have owned since the late 80ties, but they have not been in use since 1990.
Really lately i only listen to music in the car, and that's getting pretty rare too, pretty much only in the summer time i do that, and i am no longer spending small fortunes on ICE for the car.
My current car have a cheap 2DIN head unit and the factory door speakers, no room for the 12" sub i do still have in storage.

Feeling old anyone ? :-),,,, or young for that matter.
AT M40X's. Bloodly love em, 40 quid from cex 2 years ago. Best thing is I can buy another pair from them and return these Broken if they ever do brake after standing upto the british weather (I do clean them)
Several pairs.

Serious musical use = Stax electrostatics.

General use = Sennheiser …. err, forgot the number. 580? 600?

Travelling = Shure earbuds. Again, don't remember model number. Nit cheap, but not silly expensive either. £150-ish IIRC.

Oh, and a very old pair of noise-cancellers for flying. Sennheiser IIRC, but I think a good 20 years old, maybe 25. Could do with replacing these, if I get a round tuit.