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Are the ATH-M50 good? I'm thinking about ordering them. I see good reviews everywhere about them.

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Perhaps also check out the Denon D2000s.

 



Would I not need to consider an amplifier if I choose to go with these headphones?

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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post



Would I not need to consider an amplifier if I choose to go with these headphones?



You would need amplification with these.

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Hello all,

I’m relatively new to the quality audio scene so please bear with me. I’ve been using the Ipod earbuds for years now and finally decided to upgrade to some better sounding headphones. My budget is around $100. I don’t really want to go over this amount but if there are headphones that are a perfect fit for what I’m looking for, I can go up to around $120ish…($150 is stretching it)

I’m mainly looking for (1) comfort and (2) good sound for my listening needs.

 

1. Comfort: I’ve tried some (closed?) full headphones in the past, they seemed very big and bulky and made my ears itch. I don’t know what brand they were, this was around 5 years ago. I tried on the SOL republic tracks (too loud/bassy for me) at Best Buy the other day and they were okay in terms of comfort so maybe something of similar material (for the earpads). Also, I’m looking for something that isn’t going to heavily clamp my head as I get headaches/migraines easily. It doesn’t really matter to me if they are 100% noise isolating or not, I’ll mostly be listening to music on the Ipod/Laptop in my room but some outside noise blocking would be a plus. I'll take suggestion for both full closed headphones and portable headphones.

 

2. Good sound: I mostly listen to Blues, Sufi music, Soul, Jazz, some Pop and R&B. A good portion of my music are from world albums or soundtracks (Rozana - Nishabd, Main Jahaan Rahoon - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ekla Cholo Re - Kahaani, Drift Away - Dobie Gray, Golden Train - Justin Nozuka, Rolling in the Deep - Adele etc). I do listen to some bass music but those are mild to moderate bass, nothing bass heavy, no heavy metal, punk, hard rock etc.

A wide soundstage would be nice and the ability to differentiate between different instruments.

Also, I’d rather go for the ‘around the head’ feel of music rather than the ‘in the head/brain cavity’ feel (Again, I’m very prone to getting headaches/migraines).

 

I apologize in advance if my description is confusing as I’m a newcomer to all of this. Your recommendations and inputs would be very much appreciated. This is my first time spending and investing so much money on headphones so I really want to make an informed decision before I purchase anything. Thank you.

 

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Originally Posted by Serprah View Post

Are the ATH-M50 good? I'm thinking about ordering them. I see good reviews everywhere about them.


They're good, but when the price was raised into the $150 neighborhood, many of us think that there are better choices for the money.

 

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Originally Posted by azurite View Post

Hello all,

I’m relatively new to the quality audio scene so please bear with me. I’ve been using the Ipod earbuds for years now and finally decided to upgrade to some better sounding headphones. My budget is around $100. I don’t really want to go over this amount but if there are headphones that are a perfect fit for what I’m looking for, I can go up to around $120ish…($150 is stretching it)

I’m mainly looking for (1) comfort and (2) good sound for my listening needs.

 

1. Comfort: I’ve tried some (closed?) full headphones in the past, they seemed very big and bulky and made my ears itch. I don’t know what brand they were, this was around 5 years ago. I tried on the SOL republic tracks (too loud/bassy for me) at Best Buy the other day and they were okay in terms of comfort so maybe something of similar material (for the earpads). Also, I’m looking for something that isn’t going to heavily clamp my head as I get headaches/migraines easily. It doesn’t really matter to me if they are 100% noise isolating or not, I’ll mostly be listening to music on the Ipod/Laptop in my room but some outside noise blocking would be a plus. I'll take suggestion for both full closed headphones and portable headphones.

 

2. Good sound: I mostly listen to Blues, Sufi music, Soul, Jazz, some Pop and R&B. A good portion of my music are from world albums or soundtracks (Rozana - Nishabd, Main Jahaan Rahoon - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ekla Cholo Re - Kahaani, Drift Away - Dobie Gray, Golden Train - Justin Nozuka, Rolling in the Deep - Adele etc). I do listen to some bass music but those are mild to moderate bass, nothing bass heavy, no heavy metal, punk, hard rock etc.

A wide soundstage would be nice and the ability to differentiate between different instruments.

Also, I’d rather go for the ‘around the head’ feel of music rather than the ‘in the head/brain cavity’ feel (Again, I’m very prone to getting headaches/migraines).

 

I apologize in advance if my description is confusing as I’m a newcomer to all of this. Your recommendations and inputs would be very much appreciated. This is my first time spending and investing so much money on headphones so I really want to make an informed decision before I purchase anything. Thank you.

 


The CALS! fit the bill.  The AKG K 240 studio are also worthy of consideration.  Various Sampson models might also work for you, but I have no personal experience with any of them.

 

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It's a pity in my country the selection is pretty limited. Only products from most prominent brands are available.

 

Shure's over-ear headphones are very difficult to find.

 

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Add the Shure SRH840 for consideration.

 

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Hullow!

 

I have a set of K701's and love them...

 

But.. I found if I really push them to get them loud they go grainy on the highs and the bass is a little - airy?

 

What's a good headphone if I want a bass-inflicted headache?

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Quick question, how much would the sr80i's leak being played at 50% volume on the iPhone? Just wondering, thanks in advance


Enough for people next to you to hear your music pretty clearly.

 



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Originally Posted by Serprah View Post

Are the ATH-M50 good? I'm thinking about ordering them. I see good reviews everywhere about them.


They're pretty good, but it can depend on what kind of sound you like, as it has a lot of competition at its current price.

 



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Quote:
Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post


Perhaps also check out the Denon D2000s.

 



Would I not need to consider an amplifier if I choose to go with these headphones?


It would probably work ok without the amp, but you might want one to drive it to full potential.

 

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Originally Posted by Blaze182 View Post

Hullow!

 

I have a set of K701's and love them...

 

But.. I found if I really push them to get them loud they go grainy on the highs and the bass is a little - airy?

 

What's a good headphone if I want a bass-inflicted headache?


Ultrasone Pro900, Audio Technica PRO700, V-Moda LP2, Denon D2000.

 

post #13376 of 29490
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Originally Posted by nuggetBrahh View Post

Hi guys:D
I'm definately a noob, and I'm in a bit of a pickle.
See I'm looking a getting a pair of headphones or cans as they seem to be refered to as!
But I'm unsure as to what to get, I'm looking at either spending upto 500 bucks on a pair of cans alone. or going for about 800 and getting a ballanced pair and an amp as I mostly used my iPod and computer! I've got a bit of some ideas about what I'm looking for but I'm not 100%rolleyes.gif
If anyone can give me some pointers that would be greatly appreciated!
I'm looking for; a powerful bass
Strong mediums and
Crisp highs
They should also look fairly decent as I'm 17 and don't wanna look like odd:p
As I listen to a fairly broard range of music rap, hip hop, 60s-90s rock, techno, and a bit of opera and classical Herrera and there
I have been looking at sennheiser, ultrasone, audio technica, beyyer dynamics and some other brands but for some reason every pair that I like someone always has a review that makes em seem dodgy or not worth it
Take the ultrasone 900 for example, I've heard that there is a slight imbalance in them
And in some sennheisers they can be a bit weak on bass
As you may guess all this would confuse a noob so any replies would be great
Thanks:)


So yeah just an update I'm currently considering the Audio Technica M50's or the ultrasone pro 900 balanced, I'm looking at the balanced as I can get the for 500! Please talk me in or out of buying one of the two!!!!! biggrin.gif

Also I have the money now so please help me!!!!!!
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Currently looking at the Vmoda M80s

 

Good for its price in terms of sound, comfort and durability?

 

Also selling Audio Technica Pro700mk2anv 50th Anniversary Edition, (within Australia only)

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Originally Posted by aaaaaahh View Post

Currently looking at the Vmoda M80s

 

Good for its price in terms of sound, comfort and durability?

 

Also selling Audio Technica Pro700mk2anv 50th Anniversary Edition, (within Australia only)


How come your selling them?
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just in case anyone was interested in a inexpensive headphone stand solution....

 

http://1saleaday.com/flash/banh-343/

 

 

...today only

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Hello! I know there are a lot of threads of this topic and I don't want to star another...

 

Wanna add an open can and decided to go Grado's! now the typical issue: Which? Finally Decided on The SR80 after much reading although not 100% sure if the Allesandro's MS1 are better sounding because all the confounding threads! or is there much difference with the 325i?

 

My setup iPod Classic 5G 80GB + Fiio e11 + Sony's MDR V6 + Westone UM3X UM56 :)

Music Styles: mostly electronic, pop, rock, indie 

 

Thanks for any other suggestion and input

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