The Ultimate Headphones for Kemper Thread

  • Anyone tried the Kemper with the go-to noise cancelling headphones from Sony / Bose?

    I have been using Bose QC35 (wired) with the noise cancelling enabled and they sound fantastic. Enabling the noise canceling utilizes the built in amp in the headphones and also eliminates mostly all background noise. Using them wired also keeps the battery usage very low because there is no Bluetooth connection to maintain.

  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 for me (80 ohms) and I absolutely love them. I had a pair of Audio Technicas (ATH M50 X), but they were not working for me. Everything sounded muffled and I had to increase definition, treble and presence by a lot. They almost made me sell my Kemper. I talked about it with a quite well known commercial profiler, who told me that the AT's had a lot of low mids. He recommended the DT 770 and I don't regret a second having bought them.

  • AKG here, K240 (half open and my standard for fine editing work in the studio) and K271 (closed and my standard for recording with microphones in the room, e.g. acoustic guitars). Both okay with the Kemper but to my impression not overwhelming. But maybe that's just my rather average liking of working with headphones.

  • I recently impulse bought the HD600s but I didn’t realise I would also need an amp! On other forums I see people are recommending an amp to go with it and I accept that they will sound better with one but I’m interested to know if they are still worthwhile using with the Kemper without an additional headphone amp. Is the Kemper a good amp for them itself?

    Cheers.

  • I recently impulse bought the HD600s but I didn’t realise I would also need an amp! On other forums I see people are recommending an amp to go with it and I accept that they will sound better with one but I’m interested to know if they are still worthwhile using with the Kemper without an additional headphone amp. Is the Kemper a good amp for them itself?

    Cheers.

    I have used it direct into Kemper, sounds great.

  • Just in case anyone wonder, DT 770 250 ohm version doesnt get too loud from the kemper, it needs a bit more Omph, but it is usable, it just doesnt sound its best.


    Other reference, I normally use K701, which is basically the same as k702, the sound wonderful and are driven almost properly, the sound is really similar to my studio monitors, the there is that.


    I bet DT 770, 80 ohm version are a great pair for the kemper, I just preffer more balanced phones, and the 80 ohms emphasize the bass a bit more and have more recessed mids.