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post #16 of 30

I couldn't agree more with the OP. My M50's definitely didn't have enough bass, even with a slight boost from an E5 amp. Go ahead and return them or even sell them on head fi. Plenty of other headphones in the same price range with more bass, even unamped. You probably got swindled into buying them the same way I did. There are a lot of noobs recommending them to everyone they can, just because they have them. A lot haven't even tried out any other headphones. I had all these people telling me how the bass is so big and awesome. Ha... good joke. Oh, and I burnt mine in too. As much as you might want it to change, the amount of bass won't change enough to satisfy you if they aren't sufficient for you right now.

post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by slapshot30 View Post

I couldn't agree more with the OP. My M50's definitely didn't have enough bass, even with a slight boost from an E5 amp. Go ahead and return them or even sell them on head fi. Plenty of other headphones in the same price range with more bass, even unamped. You probably got swindled into buying them the same way I did. There are a lot of noobs recommending them to everyone they can, just because they have them. A lot haven't even tried out any other headphones. I had all these people telling me how the bass is so big and awesome. Ha... good joke. Oh, and I burnt mine in too. As much as you might want it to change, the amount of bass won't change enough to satisfy you if they aren't sufficient for you right now.

What would you recommend then?
I was hoping it would be comparable to BEATS (on bass)

The sound quality though is great, the bass, not so much.
 

post #18 of 30

With time the bass does get better, but if your looking for huge rumbles I don't think you'll get it.

post #19 of 30
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With time the bass does get better, but if your looking for huge rumbles I don't think you'll get it.



Well, I sorta wish it was like a subwoofer in my head lol.

Don't get me wrong, I love the SQ, but I just wish I had more bass

post #20 of 30

I think some of you guys forget that the M50s are still "monitor" headphones. They're still supposed to be fairly balanced. Do they have the capacity to crank out a lot of quality bass? Sure. Might want to EQ them for that, though. And it isn't just noobs; plenty of savvy vets have recommended these cans. They come in either 1st or 2nd in ljokerl's 67 headphone shootout and are in the Headroom top ten. Not exactly noobs. It's all relative. If you find these to be light on bass you're probably leaning more towards being a basshead, whereas there are plenty of people who are modding these so that they're LESS bassy and referring to them as "bass monsters." That's just the way it is. That's the risk you take when you buy something based on what others say in regards to something completely subjective without trying them for yourself first. Doesn't mean that you got "swindled" or that they're noobs - just that you have different needs. Peace.

post #21 of 30
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I think some of you guys forget that the M50s are still "monitor" headphones. They're still supposed to be fairly balanced. Do they have the capacity to crank out a lot of quality bass? Sure. Might want to EQ them for that, though. And it isn't just noobs; plenty of savvy vets have recommended these cans. They come in either 1st or 2nd in ljokerl's 67 headphone shootout and are in the Headroom top ten. Not exactly noobs. It's all relative. If you find these to be light on bass you're probably leaning more towards being a basshead, whereas there are plenty of people who are modding these so that they're LESS bassy and referring to them as "bass monsters." That's just the way it is. That's the risk you take when you buy something based on what others say in regards to something completely subjective without trying them for yourself first. Doesn't mean that you got "swindled" or that they're noobs - just that you have different needs. Peace.


Well, being that I'm a basshead, would you recommend me returning the m50s for something else?

I'm currently burning them in to pink noise so it might change.

 

Honestly though, like I said, I like them, I just wish there was more bass.

 

I love listening to bach or something and actually hearing all the instruments.

But some days I feel like dubstep, know what I mean?

post #22 of 30
Maybe the Kilpsch Image One or the one of the Sony XB series? Or perhaps the Beyerdymanic DT770. That one is super comfy too.
post #23 of 30

Selenium could not have said it any better.

post #24 of 30

The XB500/XB700 are said to be the most bassy cans out there. You should see the XB1000, they have 70mm drivers

post #25 of 30

No, you will never get the same bass with the M50 as with the beats. The M50's are simply NOT a basshead's headphone. Other headphones more bass heavy...

(not in any particular order)

- HFI-580 (a tiny bit more bass than the M50)

- Phiaton MS400

- V-Moda Crossfade

- Denon 1100

- Sony XB500 (if you can accept the look of them)

 

The sony's probably having the most bass and for a very low price. I have the Crossfades and they have loads of bass, look sweet, and are very durable with all metal. Check up on all of these headphones on head-fi, look for comparisons between them, reviews etc. If you need links I can certainly find you some good threads.

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by slapshot30 View Post

No, you will never get the same bass with the M50 as with the beats. The M50's are simply NOT a basshead's headphone. Other headphones more bass heavy...

(not in any particular order)

- HFI-580 (a tiny bit more bass than the M50)

- Phiaton MS400

- V-Moda Crossfade

- Denon 1100

- Sony XB500 (if you can accept the look of them)

 

The sony's probably having the most bass and for a very low price. I have the Crossfades and they have loads of bass, look sweet, and are very durable with all metal. Check up on all of these headphones on head-fi, look for comparisons between them, reviews etc. If you need links I can certainly find you some good threads.



Thanks, but I think I will stick with my m50s

I had them playing pinknoise for about 8 hours already, and the sound quality is amazing.

post #27 of 30

I don't think the XB5/700s look that bad although the 1000s look spectacular

post #28 of 30

I agree with you, the sound quality is amazing. My only complaint was not enough bass. If not for that issue I would've certainly kept mine. I'm glad you're satisfied with them now though! biggrin.gif

 

 

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Thanks, but I think I will stick with my m50s

I had them playing pinknoise for about 8 hours already, and the sound quality is amazing.

post #29 of 30

i noticed the bass tightened up after a 100 hours of burn-in... perfect amount of bass for me.

post #30 of 30
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i noticed the bass tightened up after a 100 hours of burn-in... perfect amount of bass for me.


Yup, that's usually what happens with most headphones -- especially ones with more bass to begin with.

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