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EDIT: LOL ^
 


HD800 - maybe 5% better than my HD600s

LCD-2 - Maybe 5% better than my HD650s

D7000 - I preferred my t50rp to it. Also, a D2000 plus wood should not cost $1000.

 


Wow.... really? I'd say there's a lot more than that.
post #362 of 1099

Dang, I was thinking opinions on headphones would be more objective than discussions about politics, religion, sports teams, music, coffee brand, etc.  

Loving the blanket statements about headphones people have never heard, confusion over overrated vs overpriced, and overrated vs ugly headphones.  
Great stuff, reminds me of the posts beneath online new articles.  Priceless stuff.

 

 

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wow this thread is stupid as hell.




Welcome to the thread. wink.giftongue.gif


 

post #363 of 1099
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your mom is overrated



not that I ever denied that.... wink.gif

post #364 of 1099

lets end this thread by all agreeing that the M50 is overrated, deal?

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wow this thread is stupid as hell.


Yup. Another time waster biggrin.gif

 



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lets end this thread by all agreeing that the M50 is overrated, deal?


Deal!!

 

post #366 of 1099
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

lets end this thread by all agreeing that the M50 is overrated, deal?



No deal.  I don't think they are overrated.  I think they are a great choice for a first time headphone if you're looking for a closed portable with bass.  I think it would be nice if everyone in the "recommend me a headphone" thread just bought an M50 and then reported back instead of trying to get recommendations with no idea of what they want. 

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No deal.  I don't think they are overrated.  I think they are a great choice for a first time headphone if you're looking for a closed portable with bass.  I think it would be nice if everyone in the "recommend me a headphone" thread just bought an M50 and then reported back instead of trying to get recommendations with no idea of what they want. 


 

I think people call the M50's overrated just because they wanted to be the only ones who had the phones, but when people started jumping on the band wagon, they became not so unique anymore and decided to denounce them in an effort to seem more unique. also, possibly because they bought the phones not completely understanding what they were getting themselves into 

post #368 of 1099

I liked my sony v6 more than the M50, and Im sure somebody would agree with me. even when the v6 cost 40$ less (or 20$) and its from a more well known brand, yet the M50 pop up in every recommendation thread about a closed can. isnt that overrated?

post #369 of 1099
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I've heard everything from Sony R10 and Stax Omega 2 to the PX100 and SR60's being called the most overrated headphones in the audiophile world.

 

Since the other thread about overrated headphones became mostly about bose, skullcandy and beats...What is your vote for the most overrated headphones in the audiophile world?

 

For me, it's most definitely the M50s. I loved them when I first heard them but ended up selling them 3 days after I bought them because they gave me headaches and the overall sound signature just sounded "off" to me. Despite this, they're constantly recommended and praised by others.

 

How about you? Do you have a headphone like this? Remember: Something any seasoned head-fi'er would buy ONLY, don't let it turn into what the other thread turned into.


Different strokes for different folks.  You don't like the M50 sound signature, and that's fine, but I'd hardly consider them overrated.  If anything,they're a great set of affordable cans that sound incredible at that price range, and a champion for the budget conscious head-fier .  I'm sure many would agree that they love having a $300 sound in a sub-$100 headphone.  That goes for the SR60 as well.

 

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Different strokes for different folks.  You don't like the M50 sound signature, and that's fine, but I'd hardly consider them overrated.  If anything,they're a great set of affordable cans that sound incredible at that price range, and a champion for the budget conscious head-fier .  I'm sure many would agree that they love having a $300 sound in a sub-$100 headphone.  That goes for the SR60 as well.

 


I agree. I don't know if it's fair to call the M50 "overrated." They are becoming more and more popular, and certainly are often discussed here, but I don't think the number of times they are referenced can be fairly described as "overrated." They fill a very specific target and very few other cans do this. Currently, the average consumer will be looking at "triports" from bose for this. A decent pair of headphones that are closed off and can be used on an ipod.
post #371 of 1099

I think a lot of the problem is, the M50s seem to be the default recommendation can for all the new people.  They get them and being the first relatively decent set of headphones they've ever heard, post long, glowing reviews and call it the "best headphone ever".  I don't think they're overrated by people who have experienced a lot of cans and know where these fit in the overall hierarchy, but I do think they're overrated by people with relatively little experience with other headphones.
 

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lets end this thread by all agreeing that the M50 is overrated, deal?



 

post #372 of 1099
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I agree. I don't know if it's fair to call the M50 "overrated." They are becoming more and more popular, and certainly are often discussed here, but I don't think the number of times they are referenced can be fairly described as "overrated." They fill a very specific target and very few other cans do this. Currently, the average consumer will be looking at "triports" from bose for this. A decent pair of headphones that are closed off and can be used on an ipod.


exactly.  It seems kinda like the "hipster" or music elitist  attitude of, "i liked neutral milk hotel before it was cool". 

 

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I think a lot of the problem is, the M50s seem to be the default recommendation can for all the new people.  They get them and being the first relatively decent set of headphones they've ever heard, post long, glowing reviews and call it the "best headphone ever".  I don't think they're overrated by people who have experienced a lot of cans and know where these fit in the overall hierarchy, but I do think they're overrated by people with relatively little experience with other headphones.
 



 


exactly, if only it wasnt so recommended. (or if only i wouldn't have buy it I wouldn't be complaining)

 

post #374 of 1099
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Originally Posted by DemonicLemming View Post

I think a lot of the problem is, the M50s seem to be the default recommendation can for all the new people.  They get them and being the first relatively decent set of headphones they've ever heard, post long, glowing reviews and call it the "best headphone ever".  I don't think they're overrated by people who have experienced a lot of cans and know where these fit in the overall hierarchy, but I do think they're overrated by people with relatively little experience with other headphones.
 


Makes a lot of sense.

 

I tried the M50s myself and was very unimpressed based on all those glowing reviews, but they are much better than anything I have heard for that price range.  And it is more of a niche headphone.

 

post #375 of 1099
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Originally Posted by AyeVeeN View Post

AD700s (for gaming, of course).

 

Soundstage WAS there, just not.. real. Everything sounded blended in, and it was pretty hard to distinguish the back from the front (hell, the "back" sounded like it was on the top/back part of my head rather than behind just behind me). Also gave me extreme head aches for some unknown reason even without any sound playing through them :). Pads aren't comfy at all, and in fact, they were annoying as hell to me as they weren't true circumaural.

 

On the other hand, I loved the M50s, and I love my HD25s even more :) (sold my M50s). DT770 Premiums were eh.

 

And I honestly think (though without much experience) that any can over $300 is pretty overrated.. Maybe because I have damaged hearing, I don't know. But I do know I, myself, can't distinguish much sound differences to make for the price difference. DT770s were overrated enough to me being $200 at the time I bought them, and I loved the M50s more (though I loved the DT770s soundstage). Comfort was amazing to me on the DT770s though. And then again DT770s aren't recommended very much anyways.

 

 

Sort of the same for me. Honestly thought I looked retarded with M50s, and still do now with HD25s, but they both look professional :) sort of.. HD25s, can't tell as they are quite damn ugly (in my opinion).

Did you use the AD700s with DH? They are basically the best competitive gaming can I've used, slightly behind the T1 and HD800, but nobody will spend $1300-1400 for multiplayer headphones. And I say this strictly for soundwhoring, I'd never use any of those 3 for singleplayer, for that I use my D7000s. Though nowadays I use my TB PX5's for competitive MP as they provide the same soundwhoring potential (completely flat preset with no bass, huge soundstage) but with a mic attached, wireless, bluetooth, etc.

 

As for any can over $300 being overrated, I have to call BS. Having had the DT880/990/T1, the D2000/D7000, the HD598/650/800 all at hand at once, I can tell you there is a huge difference going up the chain. If you haven't had experience with them, then how can you say they're all overrated? There's a very noticeable difference between the DT880>T1 and D2000>D7000 for instance.
 

 


Edited by Alghazanth - 6/5/11 at 4:09pm
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