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This has been discussed ad nauseam. Search here, DVinfo and DVX audio sections.

Comes down to personal preference:  physical comfort and sound. Audition as many as possible.

Common favorites are the Sony MDR-7506/V6 and 7509, Sennheiser HD25 and HD280, Audio Technica  M50.. among others.

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Buy and try based on the usual faves that have been indicated in the many discussions here and elsewhere. Sometimes you get it right, other times you don't and then you sell and try something else.

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Sennheiser HD-26

 

basically the same as the 25 but in a new design which is so smooth to your ears it feels like a pillow. Not joking! If you had a 26 on you will not want to buy a 25.

For me these two are the best choice also because I do have pretty big ears which do not fit under DT48 for example without pain.

 

The only bad thing about the Sennheiser is that they are too good especially in high frequencies. I tend to loose focus sometimes concentrating on background noise that I would not hear on a DT48, DT250 or any other DT. Most of the times these noises don´t even matter in the post. The Sennheiser are very clinical.

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On 14.9.2017 at 8:20 AM, Partha666 said:

best headphone for location sond

 

Surprisingly... it depends.

The best HP is the one you're used to and learned to judge with.

Best thing to start is to walk into some store that provides professional lines from Beyerdynamic, Sony, Sennheiser and Ultrasone and ultimate ears and compare them with you ears. However you may not find such a store, so order some models with the option of returning them and do a listening test.

And ask yourself:

For what application doing "location sound"? Booming, mixing? ENG, narrative or documentary? Bag or cart?

 

How important is shielding from the environment for you? Will you be close to the action or close to combo village? Also, there is no such thing as "on location". An airport apron is highly different than a small flat. Tropical weather is different to some winterwonderland.

 

My 2 ct: Most people coming from ENG/bagwork prefer the HD-25 (or derrivates). It was made for disk jockeys. But was one of the few or the only option for location sound if you wanted something lighter than the DT-48. Both became somewhat an industry standard first because of a lack of alternatives, then because everybody else used. If I'm on a cart or at least, if I don't boom, I highly prefer (and advise) something around the ear instead of on the ear. I've been quite happy with the DT-100, DT150, Custom Studio, DT-770 from Beyerdynamic, all come with pros and cons, like any other model. When booming I use cheap ear hooked plugs that regularly die in the laundry.

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19 minutes ago, Clay Reeves said:

Aloha, sorry my choice is my brand new Beyer DT48E

 

I guess you are being ironic or did I miss some vintage redux from Beyerdynamic?

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Aloha, I have a brand new Beyer DT48E. New in the sense have not been used. There are some improvements that make them very popular for use. Old school I guess. Works great on both my Nagras. Cheers

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Available now from those wonderful folks who bring you "Magic Microphone," the one and only microphone you'll ever need for a career in sound mixing -- it's "Hyper Headphone," the one headphone that sounds better than any other to every user with every type of ears, head, and experience! 

 

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On 11/16/2017 at 8:56 AM, John Blankenship said:

Available now from those wonderful folks who bring you "Magic Microphone," the one and only microphone you'll ever need for a career in sound mixing -- it's "Hyper Headphone," the one headphone that sounds better than any other to every user with every type of ears, head, and experience! 

 

Order a "Hyper Headphone" now and receive a "Magic Microphone" free -- just pay shipping and an additional fee!

 

Order now and you can have both at this amazing low price -- only slightly higher than buying each individually!

 

Yes, you too can become a professional sound mixer overnight with our expedited shipping option -- not available where prohibited by law!

 

You'll walk with a new swagger to your step!  You'll spout impressive terms like, "dynamic range," "sampling rate," and "hyper-cardioid"!  You will even learn the super-secret sound mixer handshake!

 

Buy now and be great!

 

 

My DT48's were first pro purchase along with that Nagra III and a used 416. I bought what my mentor used/wore. It was easy.

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Sennheiser HD25, nice sound for a small closed can, very rugged, all spare parts, lasting (My oldest HD25 have 20 years)

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On 14/09/2017 at 11:50 AM, Partha666 said:

 

Plz help,,,best headphone for location sond,,,

 

Sent from my LS-4503 using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

dont be an idiot - at least get the spelling right before you post here. 

Dear Community - Apologies for not spotting this one - i should have bitch slapped this before it went anywhere ahead... 

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20 hours ago, VAS said:

 

I am not talking about the DT 770 Pro, I am talking about the DT 1770 Pro. Got the DT770Pro myself but do not really like them. To me the HD26 is better in any way: comfy, better resolution and linearity, more depth and Stereo Image. I would like to know how the 1770 compares to that.

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Stashed an additionnal pair of Ultrasones HFI-580 since it seems they're re-designing the whole thing... damn...

I tried the Pro 550; they're going to be my backups. Don't like the sound.

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29 minutes ago, Ohrenzeuge said:

 

I am not talking about the DT 770 Pro, I am talking about the DT 1770 Pro. Got the DT770Pro myself but do not really like them. To me the HD26 is better in any way: comfy, better resolution and linearity, more depth and Stereo Image. I would like to know how the 1770 compares to that.

 

Sorry mate, I missed the "1". Hehe

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