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post #961 of 967

The DT660 are probably the cheapest fairly neutral headphones.

post #962 of 967
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 We weren't talking about mixing, but now that you bring it up, hell no. The HD280 is slow, dark, distorted, and wobbly.


Over the M50 I'd prefer it anyday, Just too many wholes in the M50 frequency response for me to feel even close to comfortable with it.

However, I think the Omega 2's are a little better. That's the mixing rig I'm building.
No low budget mixing headphone will cut it in the long run no matter how you slice it. In this way you're right.

post #963 of 967

What are some of the pads that make the MDR-V6 better? I currently use them with the Beyer DT250/DT280 replacement velour pads, which I find pretty comfortable. Can't remember how much it actually changed the sound, but I never really had a big issue with the sound and the V6 has actually grown on me. I use them much more than the ATH-M50 when I had them, even considering that I have the Mad Dog and HD800 in my stable now.

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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post

What are some of the pads that make the MDR-V6 better? I currently use them with the Beyer DT250/DT280 replacement velour pads, which I find pretty comfortable. Can't remember how much it actually changed the sound, but I never really had a big issue with the sound and the V6 has actually grown on me. I use them much more than the ATH-M50 when I had them, even considering that I have the Mad Dog and HD800 in my stable now.
Try Beyerdynamic EDT-231V pads. They're the same pads that are on the DT-235. They're not a perfect fit but they make them sound amazing.
post #965 of 967

I have to agree they are over rated. ill compare it to an rx700 give or take. but old phones like the jvc dx3 that can be had for 40 - 50 bucks online sound much better although it needs an amp. i used the m50 when I'm on the go and bought it used so it was already burned in and i was dissatisfied. i bought it based on all the rave online. i agree that they do sound good but i dont agree to the point that they are hard to beat for the price.  ​but ...... but.. i would still say its a great buy because i have spent more on far worst hps and its a great first recommendation for anyone. but bare in mind you can get better for the price or less. headfi is your friend

post #966 of 967

I wouldn't say they are overrated, but since I bought Creative Aurvana Live 2 I have to say that I enjoy them a lot more then M50's. M50's just does not sound right with Ibasso DX90,  Fiio X5, bass is pretty flat and boring. In my experience M50 paired with any of my Cowon players were hard to beat, but move on to the Hi Res players and they  just can't match players capability. CAL and CAL2 give me a lot more pleasure, as Momentums on ear but, these are way more expensive then CAL or M50 so it is not a fair comparison.


Edited by Soundtrap - 4/18/15 at 2:50pm
post #967 of 967

Of course on this site I will be considered a newb but am far from that in regards to sound.  I have had the Audio Technica EW9 and 10 and just bought the 50's and ordered the 50X.  I just got the 50's and for the price they are outstanding in my opinion.  Everyone hears different I guess.  For the price they sound mighty fine to me.  I am using a Schiit Modi 2 and Magni 2 and I think it adds alot to the presentation of this can.  I realize that one may not really need to amp these but it sure made a difference to me in total satisfaction.

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