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post #11 of 18
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Mostly a mix between hard 70's & 80's rock (Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears,), and modern female folk. (Bunch of chicks I've never heard of.)

Unfortunately, despite trying to talk him into Audiotechnicas or Sennheiser's, he's dead set on a set of Bose.



Another victim of TV marketing.
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beyerdynamic dt770 $163+free shipping

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Look into grados for the sound, and audio technicas for the comfort. Don't buy into the bose hype.

For rock, grados have a reputation for a stellar midrange that really accentuates the genre. For that budget, look at some SR125i's.

If comfort is a big concern, then audio technica AD700s are a good choice. They're more laid back in their sound, with a more recessed midrange and a focus on highs and soundstaging, but they're INCREDIBLY comfortable, one of the few headphones i could wear all day without sweating or readjusting.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by spice003 View Post
This is a good deal, but remember that this would mean that his source has to be able to push enough power to get these sounding right, as they have a 250 ohm impedance. Also, the "pro" model, which these are, have higher clamping force than the premium model (much more expensive) as they were designed for studio use, and will probably get uncomfortable after awhile.

ADD ON:

Show him the link in Spice003's sig, i read it awhile ago, it should be enough to dissuade him.
post #15 of 18
He should get a pair of Alessandro MS-1s.

If you can troll Head-fi for sale section, you might be able to find a pair of Grado SR225is for that cheap to which I would get instead.

For female vocals and rock, AD700s are pretty good too if he doesn't want the Grados. Just don't expect oomph out of them. The AD700s are a bit bright though. Good highs and mids though.

You should really express how poor of a choice the Bose headphones would be. Tell him they're not the brand they used to be. They're all marketing and poor materials now.

Of course, convincing him otherwise means admitting defeat and taking the advice of a girl with a pony avatar.

Challenge Accepted.
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Oh, for sure, but this also means arguing with a man who now wears hearing aids, and knows when to take them out.

Believe me, I want to fight it, but sometimes you have to go "fine, Dad," and let him find out himself what a waste of 150 bucks they were.
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Oh, for sure, but this also means arguing with a man who now wears hearing aids, and knows when to take them out.

Believe me, I want to fight it, but sometimes you have to go "fine, Dad," and let him find out himself what a waste of 150 bucks they were.
Say "fine, dad", and then ask him to buy you a pair of headphones for the same price, compare and if you're right that they sound better, you get to keep those headphones and he returns his. Then he'll also get a pair and everyone's happy and if you lose, then you return the headphones and get your money back.

Although, I'm not sure you can return Alessandros..
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DT 770 Pro's can be gotten off ebay for roughly $140.
     
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