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yeah thts wat i thought based on the graphs but also read some review from tech trends i believe it was they are diff soudn and plus these ms400s dont have more bass than the m50s as people have been saying 

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Where did you find this out? I have both iterations (the red and the black), and after using the reds for some time, I didn't notice any appreciable difference in bass quantity when I started using my blacks. You consider your black ones bass-light?

 



both of urs probably have straight lettering then the pics on the website is straight lettering 

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yeah thts wat i thought based on the graphs but also read some review from tech trends i believe it was they are diff soudn and plus these ms400s dont have more bass than the m50s as people have been saying 


I've owned both the M50 and MS400. The M50 has more of a bass punch (partly due to the recessed mids), the MS400 has more bass overall and a deeper feel to it.

 

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both of urs probably have straight lettering then the pics on the website is straight lettering 


My red ones have the script font, and my black ones have the straight (sans-serif) font. I actually just did a quick comparison because you've piqued my curiosity, and you may be right: The older versions' bass appears to have a bit more bloat, which ever-so-slightly increases its impact but also clouds the mids and highs more, rendering them marginally less distinct. On balance, I'd say (at the moment) that I like the sound of my newer ones a little better -- they're a little clearer while still not being bass deficient -- but the differences are minor. Minor enough that I'm not convinced they aren't simply due to manufacturing variances, the slightly reduced pad firmness of the newer version, and/or its slightly greater clamping force. I will note that I find the older MS400s more comfortable...With the newer pair, I have to tuck a strip of foam inside the back edge of the pads to keep my left ear from touching the plastic driver housing; not so with the older ones.
 

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I've owned both the M50 and MS400. The M50 has more of a bass punch (partly due to the recessed mids), the MS400 has more bass overall and a deeper feel to it.


Agreed. My ATH-M50 is the more impactful 'phone, in comparison with both the older MS400 and the newer one.

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My red ones have the script font, and my black ones have the straight (sans-serif) font. I actually just did a quick comparison because you've piqued my curiosity, and you may be right: The older versions' bass appears to have a bit more bloat, which ever-so-slightly increases its impact but also clouds the mids and highs more, rendering them marginally less distinct. On balance, I'd say (at the moment) that I like the sound of my newer ones a little better -- they're a little clearer while still not being bass deficient -- but the differences are minor. Minor enough that I'm not convinced they aren't simply due to manufacturing variances, the slightly reduced pad firmness of the newer version, and/or its slightly greater clamping force. I will note that I find the older MS400s more comfortable...With the newer pair, I have to tuck a strip of foam inside the back edge of the pads to keep my left ear from touching the plastic driver housing; not so with the older ones.
 


Agreed. My ATH-M50 is the more impactful 'phone, in comparison with both the older MS400 and the newer one.


this makes a lot more sense actually because in the reviews it says the second gen ms 400 is designed differently and back to u armaegis I agree with that somewhat I feel like the m50 is more rounded and supported bass while the ms 400 is more thump fast hard hitting bass but the m50 has the low mids and higher bass that the ms 400 nearly lack completly, in my opinion. I like the sound of the m50 more but I'll probably send it in to audio technica for the old cable because now that i have a portable pair i dont need my m50 with their moded short cable. 

 

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I have one slight correction for the Koss UR55 review.  Koss is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, not Missouri.

 

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Pulled it off Koss's wiki page. Audio/Video division located in MO. Guess I can change it.
 

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I have one slight correction for the Koss UR55 review.  Koss is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, not Missouri.

 



 

post #2108 of 4385

Can't wait to see the review of the Shure SRH-440. I liked it when I had mine, but the treble was an issue. I figure it improved after burn-in.

It's very similar to the KRK KNS-8400. I had too many other headphones at the time so I got rid of it.

 

BTW someone mentioned the AKG K44. That's a very good headphone for the price, but not portable really. It's unlistenable to me without EQing the bass down though.

I got mine at Guitar Center 6 months ago when it was on sale for $30. That thing has some good mids. Out of the box the bass is a bit bloated.

 

Right now my favorite unamped portable is the KRK KNS-6400. I'm still looking for something that doesn't fall off my head when I do the bench press during exercise. normal_smile%20.gif

Kind of annoying lifting tons of weight over your head and then realizing your headphone is nearly falling onto the floor.

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Difference between Beats Solo and Solo HD?

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Difference between Beats Solo and Solo HD?



Two capital letters.

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I dont know what is wrong with me but after a looong while using K601 at home, and MS1 / HD25 as portables. yesterday I grabbed my forgotten-in-a-corner Sony XB700 and I swear i was having fun and even consider to bring it at work.

IMO too much bass for metal, but for music like Radiohead, or other kinds of slower prog rock, it does good. I was using the mini3 with them, dunno if that helps somehow.

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The XB700 is pretty underrated around here, it's pretty fun for breaks away from your main headphone and really doesn't do a whole lot wrong. Not many headphones have the kind of bass they do, and they're super comfortable, like two pillows on your face.

post #2113 of 4385

^ says the guy who sold me my K601 biggrin.gif

 

So comfortable that it has been two days in a row that I've been using it to listen on the bed before sleep.


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 6/16/11 at 6:12pm
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Glad to see you still like it cool.gif as for me I'm still team AKG, hangin onto my K501 (although the DT880/32 was quite tempting and made the decision very difficult). I've been toying with the idea of getting an XB500/700 to throw around for fun. I love the pads and the style but I don't see too many on the FS forums.

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Glad to see you still like it cool.gif as for me I'm still team AKG, hangin onto my K501 (although the DT880/32 was quite tempting and made the decision very difficult). I've been toying with the idea of getting an XB500/700 to throw around for fun. I love the pads and the style but I don't see too many on the FS forums.


Don't know about the 880/32 but the 880/600 is the only reasonably-priced full-size headphone I've heard that is arguably more detailed than my k701.

 

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