Another ruddy thread about headphones

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#1

Probably one for the dayshift, but you never know, @1101010 might be around.

I have the AKG 451, would quite like to upgrade to some noise cancelling ones but can’t bring myself to spend over £100.

Most be on-ear and not enormous. Any recos? shoot.

if you got nothing to offer in the way of help, then just tell us what YOU use.


#2

anyone used the AKG Y55?


#3

http://uk.akg.com/outlet/Y55.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwnebABRCjpvr13dHL8DsSJABB-ILJEk-T836yTT-wXFF7PlJ1N5VAMtQ5ig54yTpphXkjPBoCQqjw_wcB


#4

I’m on NADs right now.


Great headphones but can be a little bit uncomfortable if worn for long periods with glasses as they are fairly tight and can mash the frames into your head.


#5

are there any way to have headphones that are comfy with glasses or should I just accept my fate?


#6

Bose over-ear are pretty comfortable
Bowers & Wilkins P5 - really comfortable
Sennheiser Momentum - pretty comfortable
NAD HP 50 - uncomfortable


#7

AKG 550s are fine with glasses although can be tough to get the seal right


#8

in-ear is how I deal with this.


#9

Guys i’m not on glassesbook


#10

Sennheiser Momentums are absolutely fine to wear with glasses.


#11

You’re on PickyPickyGitBook, though: “Oh they can’t be in-ear gasp but I don’t want to have to wear large headphones on my head. Oh my. Small and dainty. But VERY VERY GOOD.”
:wink:


#12

Nah in-ears are trash maaaan. i want the real warm vinyls experience.


#13

Cmon guys help me waste a hundred bones


#14

There is not a chance you don’t wear glasses.


#15

I have AKG’s Y50 and they’re good so I assume the Y55 would be good too.

That’s all I have.


#16

Any recommendations for over ear 20-35 quid headphones? My inner ear music fidelity ones have just developed a dodgy cable.


#17

i don’t wear glasses

weren’t you a 450/451 user previously? how do they compare?

spend 40 and get the 451s. you can replace the cable.


#18

nope: AKG K518 previously. They were really good but the cable was very thin. The Y50 has a replaceable cable so fine there. I think the Y50 sound better but I liked the K518 a lot.


#19

aight. thanks for your input!


#20

The AKG K451 are absolutely fine for me with specs - they don’t grip your bonce too tightly. Might depend on how chunky your frames are, though.