My earphones Etymotic Research ER4S was broken after having used long time.
After that I didn’t use headphones or earphones for a while.
And I used only GENELEC 8010 when I make music in my room.
But still, it’s bit difficult to make music completely without headphones, then I bought it.
Also, this time, I bought it at JustMusic in Berlin.
It’s the biggest instrument shop in Berlin near the MoritzPlats U-Barn station.
By the way in Germany, there is a big mail order shop named THOMANN.
It’s like Japanese “SoundHouse”.
And Thomann can accept returns if I don’t like it.
But I don’t buy at there because it would take time if I repeat to buy one and to return it back.
And it’s kind of bit hesitate for me to do that.
So then when I buy the goods that I want to try before (it means most of the time), I go to Justmusic.
In there, JustMusic had all headphones I wanted to try.
I was trying them on there for a quite long time.
I write the impression of them.
In Japan, Sony MDR-CD900ST is kind of a standard among the most of engineers.
Even I could find only MDR-7506 which is a compatible model of CD900ST in Europa, but I put it in a candidate because of that.
The impression is still very standard sound.
But if comparing with ER4S, I felt missing some information on the sounds.
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80 Ohm
Maybe because it’s German product, many of my friends recommend this in Germany.
Since impedance is 80Ω, I can use it without a headphone amp.
At some music production studio in Berlin, I saw this HD-650 and HD-600 sometimes.
That’s why I thought it would be good.
At a glance, it’s so detailed sound and good unity.
I think especially classic or cinematic type of music would be really nice in this headphones.
But the matter is that the impedance is 300Ω, so I have to but headphone amp. If so it’s over budget.
And I wanted just little bit more low.
For me the high and low is a bit too much.
I mean it’s comfortable for listening and composing.
But for mixing or mastering, I would have to consider the tendency of headphones while making music.
Nonetheless, the thing that there are many users of this means I might have to consider how hears like on this headphones.
Focal Sprit Professional
The one I decided.
As soon as I try this, I decided this. Because of dine details and enough low frequency.
The song I used for comparing this time has a subtle transition of synthesizer that can recognize only by this Focal and HD650.
And since the impedance is 32Ω, then I don’t need to buy headphone amp.
The one matter is a bit tight.
It might hard for the person who has a big head.
So, in result, I bought Focal.
Because my ears are getting used to detailed sound that EtymoticReserch ER4S made, I might tend to take importance to the fineness of the sound.