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be sure you get the correct beyer if you do go that route, even after amping, my 250ohm dt770's are still more treble focused than bass. though I wouldn't use any unamped, 90-95% from a Ipod isn't a good thing


Would you recc getting the 80ohm or the 250 ohm version? would i suggest an amp? and which one if so.. 

post #32 of 38

I think the current models from beyer are 600, 250 and 32ohms, playing the 250ohm version out of my ibasso t3d, the sound is actually very balanced. now I'm not sure if this a result from improper amping, but that is what I'm hearing, a safer bet would be the 32/80ohm model

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I'm sorry if what I said was a gross oversimplification, but this was my impression after listening to the beyers.

post #35 of 38

I love my m50s paired with my J3. Portable (mostly, I keep them in my backpack or around my neck), and the bass is perfect for me, even before the full burn-in period. My girlfriends XB500s are incredibly bassy, like my v700s (but incredibly comfortable), but they lack the detail of my m50s. If detail AND bass are your thing then the m50s should be fine... If you're looking for pure, unadulterated, pounding bass then the XB series from sony is what I would recommend.

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Think I may just go for the Ultrasone HFI 580s, they from what I've heard are more suited for bassy genres and don't look too different in other aspects, still delivering great quality. Anyone out here got a pair that they can compare to the M50's?

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I'm sorry if what I said was a gross oversimplification, but this was my impression after listening to the beyers.


No, I wasn't referring to your post.  I just don't think it works to have this many threads on the same exact topic.  For the most part, the people who know the most about it except the most patient of head-fiers get tired of posting the same advice over and over so they don't post in these threads.  We would be much better off just having one M50 thread, or at least one "is there anything better than M50 for bass" thread. 

 

No offense to anyone, I really just don't think it works very well.

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Hypocritical I know, but I do agree with you actually, I've learnt far far far more than in this thread by a bit of searching, due to the masses of archives of similar threads, however when it gets to the point where the same 4 or 5 pairs are being mentioned, and people like me are clueless, I thought it'd be worth making a thread and having a couple of last words before going out and ordering some.

 

Now I have the Ultrasone HFI 580s and the ATH-M50s that I am stuck between, the Ultrasones supposedly having far more 'booming' bass, with some people stating that the bass on the M50s is non-existent, and others saying it's too powerful.

 

I am no audiophile, I've been using some in ear CX-500s, with only the left earbud working, and the right emitting a shrill high pitched noise for the past few weeks, and some Logitech X540s for my desktop. I want some headphones that will be driven fairly well from both my laptop and my phone (Samsung Omnia 7). I want them to obviously be the 'best' that I can get within my budget (£100) however I know this is not how it works, so I've noted that I listen to hip-hop, folk, electronica, dub, ska, and reggae, while hardly narrowing down the choices, I hope it gives a small indication to what I need.

 

How big a jump will these be from my CX-500's? Is it marginal, or does it really not matter which one I go for, as it'll be such a step up from them anyway that I'll be over the moon anyway?

 

 

Just a bit of clearing up will make my brain hurt a lot less and would be muchly appreciated bigsmile_face.gif

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