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post #31 of 42


 

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Originally Posted by MythNoob View Post

I got the white box m50's and think the bass is just fine. Im suspicious just how accurate the statement of the blue box vs the white one is differant in bass terms. so what if they changed the packaging, i find it hard to imagine they went and changed the whole sound signature for no reason and no statement of having done so. If they had changed somthing i think they would have re released it as a newer m50 version and the marketing that comes with it. us audiophiles can be very imaginative at times



I agree.  While it's not a bass monster by any means, I don't really find it lacking bass either.

post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by MythNoob View Post

I got the white box m50's and think the bass is just fine. Im suspicious just how accurate the statement of the blue box vs the white one is differant in bass terms. so what if they changed the packaging, i find it hard to imagine they went and changed the whole sound signature for no reason and no statement of having done so. If they had changed somthing i think they would have re released it as a newer m50 version and the marketing that comes with it. us audiophiles can be very imaginative at times



I agree.  While it's not a bass monster by any means, I don't really find it lacking bass either.


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post #33 of 42

I just ordered a M50 today as well, I hope I'll get before the next weekend. I'm so looking forward to them (I now have AKG K514 which I'll gift to my grandpa, who gifted me M50 for my birthday today :D)

 

See ya M50-mates!

post #34 of 42

I've noticed the amount of people suggesting pink noise is the best. What exactly is it about pink noise that does the best job? I don't know tons about sound so I'm just curious.


If there's one topic that isn't missing a lot of threads on head-fi, it's burn-in. You have raging discussions to scientific arguments about it.

 

Pink noise is best because it has the same ammount of energy in each octave. That means that when you use pink noise on brand new headphones, they are being "prepared", by stress to the diaphragm, equally on each octave. In a ver general way of putting things, it means the headphones are equally prepared for all kinds of sounds.

 

Imagine you only used bass solos to burn in a set of cans. Some people believe that this would result in them being adequate for bass listening, but the mids and highs wouldn't be burnt-in.

 

Of course this isn't so straight-forward, since a lot of people believe that as long as you stress the diaphragm, it doesn't matter what frequency, but you get the picture. Pink noise can't be worse than anything else =)

post #35 of 42

^^^ You said it !

Some serious contention about this topic... even the very existence (or not) of burn-in (break-in).

But really it shouldn't matter what you play through the M50, so long as it's varried. Pink noise is great, but you can do very well just listening to a variety of music types. Or take them off your head each night and play whatever through them at slightly above normal listening level overnight. After about 25-50 hours of play they pretty much stabilize.

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Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

^^^ You said it !

Some serious contention about this topic... even the very existence (or not) of burn-in (break-in).

But really it shouldn't matter what you play through the M50, so long as it's varried. Pink noise is great, but you can do very well just listening to a variety of music types. Or take them off your head each night and play whatever through them at slightly above normal listening level overnight. After about 25-50 hours of play they pretty much stabilize.


So I can safely assume that playing some music (even not varied) for 2-3 hours in the evening, and leave the M50 playing pink noise during the day (when I am away from home) is a good way to break in during the first days? I really can't wait to play something with my M50 when they'll arrive (this week I hope) but I wouldn't do something that I may regret later, like a wrong break in that compromises the quality of my headphones...

post #37 of 42

You will be fine doing that, as long as the volume is a reasonable level (i.e just above listening volume) your not going to damage them. From my experience with my M50's they sounded just about as good out the box as they do know and ive had mine for two weeks and used them all day every day. So enjoy them as soon as you get them my friend, you wont be dissapointed. Let us know what you think and do a review please beerchug.gif

post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by MythNoob View Post

You will be fine doing that, as long as the volume is a reasonable level (i.e just above listening volume) your not going to damage them. From my experience with my M50's they sounded just about as good out the box as they do know and ive had mine for two weeks and used them all day every day. So enjoy them as soon as you get them my friend, you wont be dissapointed. Let us know what you think and do a review please beerchug.gif


I could try for the review part, but my english is not so good to write such a technical kind of article, and I am an uber-total-newbie with all the hi-fi part, so I doubt I could produce something even remotely useful. Thanks anyway for the suggestions :)

post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by MythNoob View Post

You will be fine doing that, as long as the volume is a reasonable level (i.e just above listening volume) your not going to damage them. From my experience with my M50's they sounded just about as good out the box as they do know and ive had mine for two weeks and used them all day every day. So enjoy them as soon as you get them my friend, you wont be dissapointed. Let us know what you think and do a review please beerchug.gif



Oh, and just a question. I see in your sig that you own a FiiO E7 attached to M50. Could you share the difference with and without it, and if it's worth spending 80€ for the E7?

 

Thanks!

post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post
 

It has nothing to do with the speakers. If your PC is a laptop, maybe your headphone out is bad, that tends to happen on them.  Try to fix it, I had the same and it doesn't go away with time. The computer is more capable of driving the M50s than an iPod so the problem can't be there.


I know this thread is old but I have the same issue with my laptop. Currently I am using the Bose AE2 headphone and will hopefully get the M50's soon. I suspect I will have the same problem with any cans that have I'm guessing bellow 50 ohm impedance. It's far worse on my cheap ear-buds!!

post #41 of 42

You're getting static out of your laptop? You could always get a cheap external dac/amp such as the Fiio E10 or the AudioQuest Dragonfly.

post #42 of 42

I definitely want to! Any ideas for best dac/amp under $60? I also hear some dac's and amp's boost differently as far as sound goes. Which is best for flat response? Or can they all be adjusted to sound equal?

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