I know that there are way better headphones out there for the price.
I dont want to get used ones
I have my mind set as I did listen to the mdr-1r but not the wireless verson of it.
Thanks for your help anyway!!!
Ive read a ton of reviews and it seems 50/50 on the love/hate for M50. Ive heard a lot of good things about AKG K550 from many threads. As far as trying them on im limited to best buy which only carries beats, bose, and Sony x10. Believe me ive searched. Any other good suggestions?
I highly recommend against the K550, especially for the average user. It is fairly cold & neutral; it doesn't make music engaging or exciting. There are multiple issues with it in the treble region (look up my review for details). And the worst part is the mids are very thin & lacks body.
It has several traits that may be good for audio professionals, but for people who just listen to music, or watch movies, or play games, they are not a very ideal choice.
For your preferences I suggest checking out the ATH-A900X as aforementioned; it has very very good mids, punchy bass (but not regarded as a basshead set), and detailed & sparkly (but not sharp/sibilant) treble.
The 80 Ohm version has more bass response. The 250 Ohm is more neutral. I really like my 80 Ohm version but it depends on what type of music you listen to.
I'm all about the beat and vocals, and i do also like that full sound from the bass in some songs, though I'm not a basshead. I'd prefer no leaking from in and the outside :). My source will be my computer and my mp3 player, and from what I think I understand, I should get an portable amp too though I really won't be going outside much with my headphones. Thanks for the reply!
I noticed in your sig that you owned both of these headphones.
Which one did you enjoy more? I know this is a subjective question, but I feel it helps. :)
This thing seems like what you are looking for http://www.amazon.com/Grado-Mini-Adaptor-Cable-Inch/dp/B001DK1ZVO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360853771&sr=8-1&keywords=grado+1+4+to+1+8+adapter
Hi there everyone, I have one last question I think,
I am deciding between the CAL! and SRH440, but I'm leaning towards the SRH440 due to their rugged design and reputation for a great mids with fairly neutral leveling. My question is what "unforgiving of source quality" actually entails. I can definitely hear the difference between sound in 128kb/s, 320kb/s, flac, vinyl etc. in all player formats except perhaps my extremely cheap ($9) ear buds (and even then I can tell the difference half the time). But some of my music... well, I can't always get that high definition, high speed sound. It doesn't bother me necessarily when something is lower quality, I just notice it and move on. When cans are said to be unforgiving of source quality, does that mean a lower quality recording becomes unlistenable (will hurt your ears, will not play correctly, etc.), or does it just mean that the difference is much more obvious?
I have searched through the forums but can't seem to find a straight answer here.
Thanks for all your help
Electrically, it's all that's required.