Does anyone remember learning the Recorder to the tune of Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best ?

Apparently, it was said by St. Jerome… not Recorder Book 1 as I had always believed. Anyway, never mind. All I need you to take away from that is the notion of Good, Better and Best. It is these three notions we will be applying in our Headphone Comparison:

Good

Stagg SHP-2200H Hi-Profiled Stereo Headphones

These headphones offer a sleek design, with a big sound. They are light to wear and highly portable while also delivering powerful bass and clear treble sound. This makes them highly versatile as they are great for everything from personal listening to Sound Monitoring and DJ use.

In regards to the latter, the reversible ear cups are highly useful, as well as adding to the comfort of these headphones.stagg-dynamic-stereo-headphones

  • Cable length: 1.2 m
  • 1/8th inch plug
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz @ -3dB
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms @1Khz
  • Sensitivity (SPL): 102 dB/mW
  • Accessory: 1/4 inch Stereo jack plug adaptor

 

Better

TGI Classroom Headphones with Adjustable Headband

TGI-classroom-headphonesThese are, without a doubt, the single most popular headphones we have at Normans. The cushioned ear cups and padded headband ensure comfort while in use, and the adjust-ability of the headband allows for people of any size or age to use them with ease.

Simply put, they are very comfortable and sound great too.

  • Cable length: 1.5m
  • ¼ inch plug
  • Frequency response: 20 – 22,000Hz
  • Impedance: 320hms
  • Sensitivity: 105db +- 2db

 

Best

AKG K52 Headphones

While like the models above, these headphones are highly adjustable, the AKG K52 goes a step beyond with automatic adjustment. This ensures a perfect fit on every head, every time.

Along with this perfect fit comes a fantastic sound quality. Thanks to AKGs many years of experience in crafting high quality recording and performance equipment, these headphones are perfect for musicians and producers alike, as well as those who simply want to appreciate every nuance of their favourite tracks.

As an added bonus, these headphones boast an extended life span thanks to their replaceable leatherette earpads.

  • AKG-headphonesCable length: 2.5m
  • 1/8 inch plug
  • Audio Frequency Bandqidth: 18 to 20000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 110 dB SPL/V
  • Accessory: ¼ inch screw- on adaptor
  • Self-adjusting headband
  • Replaceable Earpads

 

About the author

Heidi worked for a number of years at Normans Musical Instruments, progressing from a Saturday Sales Assistant to a full time Brass Specialist within our Sales Team. Heidi has now left Normans and we wish her all the best for her future endeavors.

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