Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to adamajah)Re: Headphone recommendations?
i have sennheiser HD 280's and they sound pretty darn good. They're a little tight on my head, but they definitely isolate outside noise. The ones I have are a 64 ohm version, but there's a 300 ohm version. They're a bit difficult to find though.
The impedance isn't necessarily what is causing the distortion. Higher resistance means lower volumes. Mine don't really distort until they are loud enough to make your ears bleed. I'm sure the 300 ohm version would sound very similar but not be quite as loud. I just keep the "master volume" knob on the pod hd down to about 50-60% when I'm using headphones.
If you need to have headphones and analog output occurring simultaneously, you'll want to get a high resistance set. Otherwise, quality low resistance headphones should sound fine as long as you're not cranking the volume (and destroying your ears).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to meambobbo)Re: Headphone recommendations?
Thanks for the helpful reply meambobbo.
I'm using some ~$40 Sony swivel ear headphones (probably low end DJ grade) that are 32 Ohm I think and when I play any of my amp models with lots of gain/distortion (Cali Treadplate etc), it sounds kind of fizzy/trebley and weak through the headphones, rather than chunky and rich like through my tube amp. I figure it's just because they are cheap headphones and am hoping some better ones will give me more sound fidelity and bass. Since I know exactly jack-diddley about headphone specs I figured Ohms were related to fidelity... mee am dumb. I'm not cranking the volume at all (I'm actually quite kind to my ear drums) and keep the master volume on the rear of my HD400 to about 40% at all times which is a very comfortable volume in my practice room and headphones.
Looks like I need to research headphone specs.
Those Sennheisers look nice. Any other suggestions out there?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 2:41 PM (in response to tatkovladko)Re: Headphone recommendations?
Ya know, I'm actually not sure. There's a good chance I'm not. I'll have to go check later.
There's nothing too obvious to tell me right now, as I'm brand new to the Pod, and FX/modeling in general. Just call me Captain Greenhorn for now.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 2:45 PM (in response to adamajah)Re: Headphone recommendations?
Hello Captain Greenhorn
At one point or another we've all been new in anything and everything.
My experience is personal, there's a switch on my Digitech which a lot of people forget to use. I have forgotten too
It's a crucial switch on modellers, and it's kinda inconspicuous, it should be much more prominent (same applies to Digitech).