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Originally Posted by mdh994 View Post

I am thinking i might buy a pair of these for my little brothers birthday. (So i can use them aswell) just thinking though he likes bass, but i love the looks of the grado headphone. I currently have the audio technica m50x, are the grados a completely different sound being open back and how is the bass, and also how much sound leak do they have, also can you wear them for long periods of time?
Unfortunately I haven't heard the M50x but would expect the bass response to be quite strong in them considering the closed back. I personally find the Grado's really comfortable, they're really light and the l cushions cause me no discomfort but some people do complain of discomfort from the way they sit on your ears rather than over them. They also leak a lot of sound, when I'm listening to them other people around me can clearly hear which tune is playing. As regards bass they can be deceptive. Because they are a bright headphone you can be tricked, at first, into thinking the bass is light. However, after you're ears adjust after a track or two the bass becomes really nicely defined. Not boomy but detailed and dynamic. When listening to bass heavy electronic or rap and r&b music etc I find the bass really quite strong but never overwhelming and never at the expense of the other frequency registers.
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@mdh994

They may not be the most comfortable because the cups clamp against your ears.

Bass doesn't hit as hard due to the open design so it depends on the songs you listen to. I like it for stuff like A7X/Pixies (electric guitars).
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Originally Posted by lawrecedent View Post

Unfortunately I haven't heard the M50x but would expect the bass response to be quite strong in them considering the closed back. I personally find the Grado's really comfortable, they're really light and the l cushions cause me no discomfort but some people do complain of discomfort from the way they sit on your ears rather than over them. They also leak a lot of sound, when I'm listening to them other people around me can clearly hear which tune is playing. As regards bass they can be deceptive. Because they are a bright headphone you can be tricked, at first, into thinking the bass is light. However, after you're ears adjust after a track or two the bass becomes really nicely defined. Not boomy but detailed and dynamic. When listening to bass heavy electronic or rap and r&b music etc I find the bass really quite strong but never overwhelming and never at the expense of the other frequency registers.

Thanks for the reply, he will be most likely using them to play games like gran turismo world of tanks and other racing games.
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@mdh994

They may not be the most comfortable because the cups clamp against your ears.

Bass doesn't hit as hard due to the open design so it depends on the songs you listen to. I like it for stuff like A7X/Pixies (electric guitars).

He mainly listens to the same stuff I listen to like rock and a bit of bassy electronic music and aussie hip hop
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