Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

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Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by rsk » 07 Apr 2009, 08:50

First off, I'm no expert, I have a simple Casio Privia and I just play (badly) for my own enjoyment.

I'm looking for recommendations for earphones. Most come with a cable that's just a bit too short, the standard seems to be 1-1.2m which ties me to the LHS of the keyboard. 1.5m is far more comfortable to use with a piano.

Can anyone recommend me a make/model that would suit? I'm happy to pay a reasonable amount for sound quality, I'm not looking for something under 10€ - but not wanting to go to 100 either.

Unfortunately, often on websites and even on the packaging itself, cable length is missing as though irrelevant, which is why I thought I'd ask here as I'm sure many of you have the same issues.

Many thanks

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Post by athomik » 07 Apr 2009, 09:26

I like Beyer and Sennheiser headphones. If the ones you choose don't have a long cable, just get a 1/4" stereo jack extension lead from your local music shop or the 'net. The only thing to check is the recommended impedance - if it's not in your manual, you might have to call Casio for that.
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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by markymark » 07 Apr 2009, 16:52

Most earphones come with the short, coiled cable.

Get the extension jack cable which you should be able to find at most music (instrument) dealers or audio dealers.

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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by rsk » 10 Apr 2009, 09:38

Thanks both - I hadn't thought of an extension cable and will have a look when the shops re-open tomorrow.

A little pair that came free with a laptop have a 1.5m cable (i measured it because it's perfect) - the problem is they're they little plug type things that pop out if you cough or even breath too deeply.

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Post by markymark » 10 Apr 2009, 11:25

Depending on what it's plugged into, could you not use a small piece blue tac around the top to secure it?

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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by rsk » 10 Apr 2009, 11:52

It's the bits in my ear which pop out - I don't think I'd get a very good grip with blu tac! :wink:



ETA....though maybe a hat crammed on tightly on top would help to secure them?

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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by Grenache » 12 Apr 2009, 16:55

Hi

I have the Sennehiser HD457, excellent sound and very comfortable to wear for long periods. They also have a straight cable.

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Post by rsk » 14 Apr 2009, 18:06

Thank you! They're available in pixmania, they're well within the price range i was hoping for - and according to the page the cable is 3m - sounds perfect!

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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by rsk » 26 Apr 2009, 21:25

Just to say thanks again, I now have my Sennheiser headphones and just as you said, they sound good and they're comfortable.

I'm delighted and I suspect my neighbours are even more so.

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Re: Earphones for digital piano - recommendations please

Post by Grenache » 26 Apr 2009, 22:24

You're welcome!

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