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Extra bass is always good if it does not come at the expense of the mids and highs, since vocals are still very important for most rock music. I do like circamaural, but the M80s seem to be very good. Does anyone know what the sound is like on The ATH-M50s? I've still got it narrowed down to those, and I sort of know what the sound is like on the M80s, but not on the ATH-M50, and I don't want to be sucked in by the M80s looks if the M50s sound better. I do like that the M50s fold up, but they are also much bigger than the M80s and are circamaural. So hard to choose.


The M50s are a pretty standard v-curve, and though the mids/vocals are a little recessed, it works pretty well for rock music. They're not particularly portable, though because of the 10-foot cable. I've seen the M80s sound compared favorably to the m50s however, though you might want to do some more research on your own.

 


 

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Originally Posted by mikkelmmk93 View Post

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The price for the D2000 is somewhat around 500usd where I live.

I like bass, but it should not be bass heavy.

I have some analytical IEM's and like the very sparkly sound, and that the bass is not too prominent.
Does the D5000 have less bass?


Sorry, I'm not sure how the D5000s sound. I have heard that they share drivers with the D2000s however, so I imagine the sound would be similar-ish. What other options do you have?

 


 


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Originally Posted by FlobHobNob View Post

I just made my friend a recommendation, he wanted headphones that look cool and are great for rap at around 100 dollars I recommended him the v-moda crossfade lp. Just wondering if I gave him a good recommendation.


Eh, not a fan of the Crossfades, as they're a bit muddy. He'll probably be impressed, though, and they do look nice.

 



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Originally Posted by Nisobaler12345 View Post

Should i buy the monster turbine pearls or the monster turbine golds.


AFAIK the Pearls are just a color difference from the original turbines, so the Golds will sound better. Pricier, though.

 



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Originally Posted by mkyend View Post

Hiya Head-Fi smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm currently in the market for a new budget pair of 'phones - and by "budget", I really mean it. I'm looking to spend around $100 or so, maybe a bit more if it's a significant step-up but I'd really like to keep it at $100 or under. I've never owned a "real" pair of headphones before and I made the mistake of getting a Corsair HS1A "gaming" headset. It sounds decent to novice ears, I suppose, but the bass is virtually nonexistent and the mic has already ceased functioning, so its time for an upgrade.

 

I listen to a wide variety of music, but I'm into the more bass-heavy genres: rap, hip-hop, R&B, lots of EDM/house/trance and that kind of stuff. Occasionally I will listen to some acoustic jams as well. I'm also an avid PC gamer and will be using these headphones for playing BF3 on (I've already learned my lesson and decided to go with a headphone + standalone mic rather than a "gaming headset"), where it can be helpful to hear footsteps and stuff around me.

 

Open- or closed-ear doesn't really matter to me, although I would prefer closed if possible for less-leakage and to help me concentrate when I'm gaming. Comfort would be nice as sometimes I am playing for 2+ hours at a time, although I usually won't have them on for much longer than that. I do not wear glasses and I consider my head to be of average size biggrin.gif

 

If anyone can give me a few recommendations on what headphones I should be looking at, that would be very much appreciated! One last note: these will be powered by a Titanium Fatal1ty Pro for the time being (blah I know) until I can afford a better source.

 

Thanks HF!


Maybe the CAL!s, but I don't know that they have the kind of soundstage you need for gaming. It's a bit hard to find something that works for music and also has the soundstag for gaming at that price, unfortunately.

 



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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Are there any difference with the Turbine Pros? 

 

 

Yeah, they have different drivers, and by all accounts they do sound more detailed and refined.

 



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Originally Posted by the zodiak View Post

Hey i am thinking about getting HD550 and a new PORTABLE amp, dont want to spend more than 250 on amp..any ideas?


Not familiar with the HD550s... Did you mean the 650s?

 



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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Looking for durable, closed portable with excellent mids, but more or less neutral, and decent isolation. Prefer over ear rather than on ear...

Let me know what you think of!

 

Here is my reflection on some of the portables I've tried:

M80: I would have been ok w/ the M80's but the isolation was weak.

M50: The M50's bass was great but the slight v frequency left the mids a little recessed.

ESW9: I like the ESW9a mids but it seemed a little too mid-centric/treble weak and didn't really feel portable because of that nice finish.

HD25: The HD25 had a fantastic sound, but I would like my mids to be closer to the M80's; my real issue w/ the HD25 was head clamp big time!

 


Yeah, the M50s probably won't give you the excellent mids, as they're recessed, and have a slightly strange timbre. No direct experience with the M80s, but if you liked the mids there, I think there's a couple mods to improve isolation out there. Also not a ton of portables that are over-ear.

 



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Originally Posted by xavierdjm600 View Post

Looking for some advice to purchase Professional Studio Headphones for Production of Electro House and Dubstep music.

 

I am willing to spend up to $500.00 for headphones so I can do it right the first time to produce music

 

Thank you for your help in advance

 


Ultrasone Pro900? Though i imagine for music production, you might want the most neutral headphones you can get. Not sure though, as I have no experience here. 

 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

Not familiar with the HD550s... Did you mean the 650s?

Yes i did, sorry tongue_smile.gif

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Hey going to pull the trigger tomorrow on some Ultrasone HFI-780's. Any other last suggestions, I was considering the Audio Technica ATH-M50 however from different opinions I have read, the Ultrasone's may be better for me. Primarily listen to Trance (Armin, Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz) Although some rock (Killswitch. B4MV, A7X) and some rap. Probably 90%-5%-5%

 

Driven from my hp computer stock sound card or ipod 80gb 6G.

 

Any advice is much appreciated. L3000.gif

post #12994 of 29490

I have tried the ATM-M50's and they have good controlled bass. The ultrasones i have to tried but i have a pair of PRO-550 and they are fine for listening to bass heavy music although, you would need to burn them in for around 150 hours.

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Hi, first time posting and I'm in the market for a new headphone and was conflicted about two pairs, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700Mk2.

I'd be running the headphones either from my desktop computer or mp3 player at the library, with no amp.

Before I got to these two, I was looking for closed circumaural headphones that'll cover my ears completely, with a good emphasis on bass without sacrificing the mids and highs. I read a lot of good things said about these two headphones, but they both have things preventing me from picking one over another.

The M50 has a really long cord, which I feel would make it difficult moving it between my house and the school library to study. Also, it doesn't have a detachable cable, but I may be putting more value into that than it really is.

The PRO700Mk2 may have pads that are a bit smaller and won't cover my ears completely, but it seems that they can be replaced with M50 pads, except this seems to cause leakage, which won't be good for the library. Also, would the excessiveness of the bass cause some genres to sound bad? Right now I'm listening to dubstep and electronica, but from time to time I'll also listen to K-pop, rock, and something such as soft female vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar. I also listen to classical, but I'm crossing that off as it most likely won't work.

I'm not that big of an audiophile at all, but I'm getting this as a present and I'd like to make the most of it. Durability is important which is why i picked these two, as well as aesthetics. Budget is <$200CAD, and other recommendations are gladly welcome. Thanks for reading =D

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Originally Posted by avrael View Post

Hi, first time posting and I'm in the market for a new headphone and was conflicted about two pairs, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700Mk2.

I'd be running the headphones either from my desktop computer or mp3 player at the library, with no amp.

Before I got to these two, I was looking for closed circumaural headphones that'll cover my ears completely, with a good emphasis on bass without sacrificing the mids and highs. I read a lot of good things said about these two headphones, but they both have things preventing me from picking one over another.

The M50 has a really long cord, which I feel would make it difficult moving it between my house and the school library to study. Also, it doesn't have a detachable cable, but I may be putting more value into that than it really is.

The PRO700Mk2 may have pads that are a bit smaller and won't cover my ears completely, but it seems that they can be replaced with M50 pads, except this seems to cause leakage, which won't be good for the library. Also, would the excessiveness of the bass cause some genres to sound bad? Right now I'm listening to dubstep and electronica, but from time to time I'll also listen to K-pop, rock, and something such as soft female vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar. I also listen to classical, but I'm crossing that off as it most likely won't work.

I'm not that big of an audiophile at all, but I'm getting this as a present and I'd like to make the most of it. Durability is important which is why i picked these two, as well as aesthetics. Budget is <$200CAD, and other recommendations are gladly welcome. Thanks for reading =D


Between the two, the M50s are the better all-rounder, as the PRO700s are quite bassy, maybe too much so for your non-electronic genres. The long cable, however, is definitely a bit problematic for use as a portable headphone. If you don't mind on-ear too much, the M80s and HD25s might be more portable, but perhaps also a little less comfortable. Or you could go for the PRO700s and see if you can deal with the bass. It's all up to you and what's more important to you. The last option would be for you to recable it yourself, if you have any experience with soldering or DIY.

 

post #12997 of 29490
Just posted my review of the Sennheiser HD600 and HD598, Philips Fidelio L1 and Focal Spirit One. If you are considering these or you are shopping in that price range ($200-300), take a look.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601061/mid-fi-shootout-hd600-hd598-focal-spirit-one-philips-fidelio-l1#post_8226062
post #12998 of 29490
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Originally Posted by bixby View Post


If you like the AKG 240s then go with them, they are very good in the mids, but have no low bass.  For something a bit better try the Shure 840s.  I owned both and enjoyed them for different reasons.

 



Ir looks like I'm gonna get the AKG's then.

The Shure's are out of my price range. 

post #12999 of 29490

hey im looking for some headphones in australia max $300 for just trance and vocal trance music. Will be running off an X-FI forte soundcard. Have come from a pair of ad700s.

 

Ideas?

 

Cheers

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Originally Posted by ClintonL View Post

hey im looking for some headphones in australia max $300 for just trance and vocal trance music. Will be running off an X-FI forte soundcard. Have come from a pair of ad700s.

 

Ideas?

 

Cheers



Have you considered the Ultrasone HFI-580? A pair that handled electronica well, is easy to drive and well within your budget.

post #13001 of 29490
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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

Sorry, I'm not sure how the D5000s sound. I have heard that they share drivers with the D2000s however, so I imagine the sound would be similar-ish. What other options do you have?


Well, just about any headset with the price of the D2000.

Maybe even up to D5000 since I know someone who might be going to the States, then he can get them for me:D

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I'm looking for a new set of cans. Specifically, I am looking for a full sized, closed design headphone in the $300-$500 range. I just ordered the Millett MiniMAX amp kit, and I want some new phones to go with. I plan on using these at my PC, so I need some isolation to block out the fan noise.

 

Phones I already own: AKG K271S, Sennheiser HD 580, Denon AH-D1001 (work cans), plus a few sets of IEMs. I also own a Goldpoint Headphone Pro amp, that I like a lot. My music is either 320K mp3 or lossless flac, and I mostly listen to classic rock, as well as female vocalists (Sara K, Tori Amos, Allison Kraus are among my favorites.) I'm looking for something that will work well with the MiniMAX amp.

 

The AKG's were the first high-end phone I bought, but I'm not liking the sound lately. They are also lacking in the comfort aspect, mainly due to the pleather pads needing replacing. Compared to the Denons and the HD 580, they sound rather muffled. (I've had them for a long time, probably close to 10 years?) I'm looking for something detailed and balanced without being shrill, with a wide soundstage.

 

I'm considering the Denon AH-D2000, or possibly the AH-D5000, and would welcome some suggestions as to other phone to consider.

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Hi, I'm looking into getting my first set of good cans for home use as i already have my westone 4 for portable use, generally for vocals, jazz, rock, pop.  I'm currently looking at the beyer t70, DT880 and AKG K702, any recommendations on a good set of cans and amplification for it?

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I've owned the Westone 4 and really enjoyed it. I've also owned the DT880 and AKG K702 (though not the the t70). That being said a HD600 and even a Fiio E9 handily beats the Westone 4. If you like the Westone 4, I think you'll enjoy the HD600 more than the DT880 or the AKG K702. If you've tried other iem, I'd compare the DT880 to the triple.fi and the AKG K702 to a ER4. You should be able to get that set up used for around $250-275.
 

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Originally Posted by isaacyeo View Post

Hi, I'm looking into getting my first set of good cans for home use as i already have my westone 4 for portable use, generally for vocals, jazz, rock, pop.  I'm currently looking at the beyer t70, DT880 and AKG K702, any recommendations on a good set of cans and amplification for it?



 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Between the two, the M50s are the better all-rounder, as the PRO700s are quite bassy, maybe too much so for your non-electronic genres. The long cable, however, is definitely a bit problematic for use as a portable headphone. If you don't mind on-ear too much, the M80s and HD25s might be more portable, but perhaps also a little less comfortable. Or you could go for the PRO700s and see if you can deal with the bass. It's all up to you and what's more important to you. The last option would be for you to recable it yourself, if you have any experience with soldering or DIY.

 



I'm leaning towards the PRO700s mainly because of the detachable cable, since I'm fearing that I'll somehow ruin the M50s due to something with the cable, and I also don't have any soldering experience or tools to change out the cable. I really want to give them a shot, but the main thing I don't want is the earpads pressing on my ear, but instead of to go around. I tried looking around but can't find how large the earpads are, so wondering if anyone here had the dimensions.

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