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Bose AE 2 vs. ATH-M50

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Aw ye, another one of these, lets go. Two headphones around the same price point that don't need amps. Which is a better buy?

post #2 of 17

Absolutely gotta go with the M50's. I've personally heard both, as well as the Bose Quiet Comfort 15's (priced around $300), and the M50's take the cake.

post #3 of 17

If what you need is noise cancellation for travel, the Bose.

 

Anything else, the ATs

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

how is the bass on the ae2 vs athm50?

post #5 of 17

If I remember correctly, the M50's had more bass, more controlled as well.  But that's from memory, as I haven't heard the Bose in a few months and I just heard the M50's a few days ago.

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 

thanks, needed some second opinions for a friend lookin to buy

post #7 of 17

i've owned the bose AE2, and honestly was pretty disappointed with the bass. the headphones are very balanced, no range (highs/mids/lows) is really emphasized over any other. I listen to a lot of hip hop/rap/r&b, so i was looking for headphones with good bass, but these are not the answer. the mids and highs are great, very clear. However, after reading hundreds of reviews, i actually just purchased a pair of M50's a couple hours ago. hopefully they wont disappoint. according to a lot of people, they sound even clearer than bose and have excellent bass. Thats what i'm hoping for!

post #8 of 17

Bose AE2- please don't go there. I just returned my pair a few days ago. They sounded AWFUL to me. I haven't heard the ATH-M50 but they seem to have a very good reputation around here.

post #9 of 17

M50 all the way

post #10 of 17

 

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Originally Posted by jarnold17 View Post

i've owned the bose AE2, and honestly was pretty disappointed with the bass. the headphones are very balanced, no range (highs/mids/lows) is really emphasized over any other. I listen to a lot of hip hop/rap/r&b, so i was looking for headphones with good bass, but these are not the answer. the mids and highs are great, very clear. However, after reading hundreds of reviews, i actually just purchased a pair of M50's a couple hours ago. hopefully they wont disappoint. according to a lot of people, they sound even clearer than bose and have excellent bass. Thats what i'm hoping for!



So how was M50?? Bass satisfying??

post #11 of 17

The AE's are definitely more portable and much more comfortable, but in regards to sound quality the M50 outclasses it in every way possible.  I actually wouldn't mind having a pair of triports in the winter to keep my ears warm, but I'd be afraid to get attacked by an angry Head-fi'er.  

post #12 of 17

LOL, doubt there will be any around

post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mariusz22 View Post

The AE's are definitely more portable and much more comfortable, but in regards to sound quality the M50 outclasses it in every way possible.  I actually wouldn't mind having a pair of triports in the winter to keep my ears warm, but I'd be afraid to get attacked by an angry Head-fi'er.  



my HFI-580's do the trick hahaha.

post #14 of 17

Look into the Denon AH-D1100s as well. Really satisfying for movies and shows! 

post #15 of 17

I would definitely go with the AM50s. The AM50s would have a lot better bass and clarity, and after 25hours of burn in they would sound fantastic. I used to own a pair of Bose QC15 and they weren't very good. anything like Bose or Monster is overrated. 

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