For Decades, myself and just about every Audio Engineer I know or have ever run across has been using the Sony MDR-7506 Studio Monitor Headphones……they always had a good flat frequency response, folded up nicely and were fairly portable, and had decent isolation and a nice affordable $99 price tag…….but in the last many years, the quality of the build of these tried and true headphones has really went down hill……the black ear cushion foam covering always flakes off all over your face if you are not clean shaven, and worse yet, if you remove the headphones from one side quickly, the entire ear cushion comes off the far side of the headphones and then is a HUGE pain in the ass to get it back on…….and once you do they will never stay on again for very long ever again……..thus I have been on a search for a worthy replacement for a set of headphones that has all, if not more, of the features that I am all of us Audio People always liked about our old trusted Sony Headphones with none of the pitfalls that they now seem to have (Shame on you SONY)……
For more than a year I looked and sampled and tried several Brands and types of Headphones, and NONE of them passed my tests and abuse and Criteria……..
BUT……then recently, I think I finally found the Worthy Replacement for the Old Sony Standby’s……
THEY ARE…….The HEIL Sound Pro Set 3 Headphones……
The HEIL Pro Set 3 features high quality 40 mm neodymium magnets and voice coils, lightweight, ergonomically designed cushioned headband adjustable for maximum comfort while significantly reducing outside noise. Supplied with three detachable cables. 1.8 M flexible straight cable. 1.8 M straight cord with mating iPhone/iPod compatible 3.5mm plug. 3 M coil cord – all twist lock terminating in a 1/8″ (3.5 mm) professional gold plated screw-on 1/4″ (6.3mm) adapter.
HEIL PRO SET 3 Features:
- 10 Hz. – 22 kHz extended frequency response for exceptional clear, balanced sound reproduction
- Convenient folding construction for compact transport and storage
- Ergonomic design with soft, adjustable cushioned headband.
- Serious acoustical outside noise reduction
- Mid size design with internal steel headband
- Soft padded, replaceable ear cushions
- Three twist lock detachable cables
- Gold-plated stereo and screw-on 1/4″ adapter
HEIL PRO SET 3 Specifications:
- Driver Diameter: 40 mm
- Rare Earth Neodymium magnets
- Aluminum Inlay Ear Cup
- Sensitivity: 102 dB
- Extended Frequency Response: 10 Hz-22 kHz
- Maximum Input Power: 1,000 mW at 1 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
All for $109.00
You can find out more about them and find a dealer where you can pick up a pair at the Heil Sound Website at http://www.heilsound.com/pro/products/ps3/#1
AND THE BEST PART……..They do NOT have that Stupid Low End OOMPH internal Boost that so many of those “So Called” quality headphones out there these days have……like the completely stupid and over priced BEATS by Dr. Dre piles of Crap Headphones do…….