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Offline BrightonBlues

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Amp headphones
« on: March 10, 2021, 12:14:26 am »
I have looked on previous threads for recommendations for some good amp headphones, but i cant seen to find any.
 I don`t mind spending a few quid for some good all round ones. I have a Gretsch streamline hollow body and playing through the fender Mustang mini amp.
 Headphone recommendations please :-)

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 02:22:37 am »
There are a million headphones that would work. It just depends on features and how much you want to pay.

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 4.50 BT
Headphones, I think the run $150 ish in the US. They have noise canceling, which is great unless you need to hear your wife or kid while you play. I use the cord when playing, Bluetooth lags a little, but I like that they have Bluetooth for just listening to other music, so they are multifunctional for me.

I would say a good low end audiophile headphone. Sony makes a similar one, as do most major brands. You can spend less (or upgrade) and get wired only. It has more fidelity than I can manage on the guitar.

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 03:10:34 am »
Welcome to the forum! I have two pocket amps from Donner that I use from time to time. One is really clean and Fendery, and the other is a gritty Soldano SLO100 emulation. Click here for a super cool thread that I started a while back. There are even sound samples! Go on, click it now...

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 03:12:26 am »
Get cheapish phones if they are only for guitar practice.

A guitar amp isn't a hifi or stereo. A good set of phones will not make an amp sound better.

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 03:31:50 am »
Haha! You want headphones! DOH! Must be time for dinner. I read headphone amp. LOL.

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2021, 07:21:57 am »
Use these most of the time, to keep the missus happy
https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_srh440.htm

And have an early version of these that cost about £30 but these are similar specs
https://www.thomann.de/gb/sennheiser_hd_200_pro.htm
Got them with a longer cable so I can go walk about when playing.

There is a thread out there somewhere, as I have punted these at least a couple of times in the past. Anyway, neither are cheap as chips but neither mega buck and both good quality build and sound.

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2021, 08:34:38 am »
I like Sennheiser as well, it's personal taste but to me they sound "neutral" enough.

I never liked playing guitar through a headphone though.
The lack of "air"/"room" makes it tiresome and in my face (literal fashion :D)
Not even da good room simulation woudl solve that for me

be aware of that when trying your headphones on for the first time.



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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2021, 08:36:47 am »
I also think it is a good idea to get ones that you can replace the cable on. It may be just me but I have replaced my headphone cable a few times now

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 09:16:49 am »
I also think it is a good idea to get ones that you can replace the cable on. It may be just me but I have replaced my headphone cable a few times now

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The SRH440 have that option. I bought a straight 3m cable for them, as I found the spiral cable ok for sitting playing in front of the PC/DAW etc but restrictive if standing up. 8)
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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2021, 01:27:03 pm »
I also think it is a good idea to get ones that you can replace the cable on. It may be just me but I have replaced my headphone cable a few times now

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I was thinking after I posted about the sennheiser phones that two cons of them are a proprietary cable (locks into the headphone, nice but harder to replace) and the on ear controls are not intuitive, but not needed for the guitar.

I agree headphones are less optimal than an open amp, but they are great for not annoying the family.

I already owned the Sennheiser H4.50 phones, so I just use them, but if they are only for guitar, I agree the fidelity is not needed. A cheap wired pair would be fine. Make sure the cable is long enough to keep out of the way.

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Re: Amp headphones
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 05:06:34 pm »
Thanks for all your advice guys. I will be going with the shure 440`s.

 

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