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Broke my dr150s. Suggest replacements please!

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by CSMonkeh, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: May 23, 2009

    Posts: 775

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    The plastic band on my Goldring DR150s snapped so need to replace them.
    Any suggestions?

    I’ve got an Asus Xonar soundcard that has a headphone amp, and listen to dance music

    Thanks!
     
  2. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,777

    Location: Finland

    What kind budget you had in mind?

    Beyerdynamic DT990 would be one open headphone with similar type frequency response.
    Pro Black Limited Edition would have straight 3m cable, "normal" Pro has coiled cable, because its meant for studio use.
     
  3. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: May 23, 2009

    Posts: 775

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Indeed that would help!

    I’d say £60...

    I’ll have a look at them and see what’s what. Thanks
     
  4. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,777

    Location: Finland

    For that budget there aren't much of open design headphones.
    Takstar has gone for only closed designs, so don't know others than Superlux who makes open headphones into that price category.
    Superlux even has their copy of DT990...
    Though part quality and finish along with comfort aren't at same level.
     
  5. CSMonkeh

    Hitman

    Joined: May 23, 2009

    Posts: 775

    Location: Newbury, Berks

    Just checked where I bought the DR150s from; only paid £46........back in 2010
     
  6. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,421

    Yeah, I got my DR150's around that time too; 2009 I think. Absolute bargain of a headphone. DR150's main rival; the HD555, which were also £45 at the time; I remember Sennheiser decided to double their price to £90. Once they did that; nothing came close to being as good as the Goldring's for similar money.

    Of course some people still believed the HD555's even at twice their previous price were a better choice. Brand loyalty, I guess. :p

    Best choice for £60 budget now, would probably be Creative Aurvana Live for £55. They are closed cup, but as Esat has said, the choice of open headphones at that budget is slim indeed.

    Superlux has some decent low budget headphones, but the DT990 clone has cheap pleather covered ear pads; the type that flakes off. Can't stand those that do that. I suppose the advantage would be that Beyerdynamic pads should fit and will be of better quality.
     
  7. Uriel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 7,609

    My DR150s cost me £30 new. Absolute bargain of a headphone. Mine are looking a bit tired now but still in daily use.

    CAL! are a very different sounding sort of headphone. I got those for about £30 too.

    Things have changed :(