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post #526 of 964
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Originally Posted by LazBro123 View Post


This is the most entertaining thread on head fi lol. I went through five pages. Anyways, back to your post, I think you are mixing up overrated and overpriced. If the m50s were
$300, they would be overpriced, not overrated. The m50s should rly make a redesign, and new drivers. They had the same design and drivers for over six year.

If it is not broken, don't fix it (the russian principle)! :p

post #527 of 964

Back to the thread.

 

I tried M50 and recently tried Brainwavz HM5 which is around 110 or 140 with fiio E6 amp, and headphone stand combo! (what a deal)

 

HM5 is identical to Fisher Audio FA-003

 

It sounded really good for the price, and much much more comfortable than the M50.

detachable cable and good accessories are extra.

 

Pics are googled

700

700

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Rocko in regard your question: "Thanks. Is the sound signature similar?" JVC HARX 700 vs AT M50

 

 

I'm not the best person here to elucidate the differences in audio quality. That takes a lot of A/B and I lack the motivation. My test is pretty much which one do  I grab and for what purpose (or) If I could only pick one which would it be? In that test I would always take the M50, it has a more complete sound. It is also well designed and is a better all-rounder. For the money, however, the HARX 700 is terrific. On the "return on investment" scale it is the best HP I have...but it doesn't sound the best.


Edited by Dennito - 7/31/12 at 8:38am
post #529 of 964
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Originally Posted by Dennito View Post

Rocko in regard your question: "Thanks. Is the sound signature similar?" JVC HARX 700 vs AT M50

 

 

I'm not the best person here to elucidate the differences in audio quality. That takes a lot of A/B and I lack the motivation. My test is pretty much which one do  I grab and for what purpose (or) If I could only pick one which would it be? In that test I would always take the M50, it has a more complete sound. It is also well designed and is a better all-rounder. For the money, however, the HARX 700 is terrific. On the "return on investment" scale it is the best HP I have...but it doesn't sound the best.

Makes sense. Can you tell me if the M50 is overly bright or sibilant? My ears bleed easily basshead.gif I always prefer silk dome tweeters in my home ans car speakers if that helps.

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The M50s aren't too harsh, but they can get harsh.
post #531 of 964
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The M50s aren't too harsh, but they can get harsh.

 

Yea it's there on the border, it's very recording dependant, for some recordings will, others not.

post #532 of 964
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Makes sense. Can you tell me if the M50 is overly bright or sibilant? My ears bleed easily basshead.gif I always prefer silk dome tweeters in my home ans car speakers if that helps.

I don't think the M50 is too bright at all and I'm really sensitive to that. I have some HF hearing loss which as I've learned increases sensitivity in that frequency range. So I really prefer a "dark" or "veiled" (Senn HD 650). I'm a big fan of the M50.

post #533 of 964
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I don't think the M50 is too bright at all and I'm really sensitive to that. I have some HF hearing loss which as I've learned increases sensitivity in that frequency range. So I really prefer a "dark" or "veiled" (Senn HD 650). I'm a big fan of the M50.

Ah, thanks! Me too, bad ear infection left tinnitus and knocked off the highs in my left ear. Anything close to sibilant or from a metal/titanium dome tweeter really puts the hurt on.

post #534 of 964

I personally found the M50s very harsh. People describe the DT770s as bright/borderline sibilant but they sound positively dark compared to the M50s.

post #535 of 964
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Originally Posted by Fortunex View Post

I personally found the M50s very harsh. People describe the DT770s as bright/borderline sibilant but they sound positively dark compared to the M50s.

 

Because they are harsh and bright.

FR maybe flat but it is not in real life.

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Are the Beyer DT770 less bright / harsh compared to the M50?
 

post #537 of 964
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Are the Beyer DT770 less bright / harsh compared to the M50?
 

To my ears, far less harsh and bright. After listening to the M50, my DT770s sounded dark in comparison.

post #538 of 964

Hmmm maybe I should give the DT770/80 a try then as they are supposed to be the smoothest of all the Beyers.... Would you say they are still bright compared to something like Denon D2000 or HD650?

post #539 of 964

The D2000 is a bright headphone.  And I can't imagine thinking the DT770 is smoother than the M50 but it's been a while since I heard them. 

post #540 of 964

Eh.  D2000 is a tonally dark headphone.  Their huge bass and dark sounding lower mids/lack of upper mids makes it so in my book.  HD650 even sounds brighter to me.  DT770 sounds brighter than D2000 to me as well.

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