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post #16 of 878
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Why on earth are the M50's recommended more than these?

These sound awesome! Great job on your review and also the pictures. I'm very glad you compared them directly to the M50, so we all know just how well they compete. I also liked the fact you posted pictures of the pads side by side, and also how the M50's pads fit on these. From what I'm reading and what I remember from my old M50, I may just have to snatch up a pair of these. I've been having pangs to buy a closed headphone (most likely the M50 again), but after this review I would probably get this instead. Detachable cable is a bonus as well, especially the shortened length!

How is isolation and leakage compared to the M50? I really want a closed headphone that leaks very little sound.


Thanks Katun!  These are fairly new, but I'm spreading the word with no holding back.  I, without hesistation, can say these are better than the M50 in every way (unless someone is looking for a "flatter" response).  Isolation and leakage are both superior to the M50.  In fact, I can't think of any other closed-can that comes close.  I can bump my tunes piercingly loud (around 118db), close the cups together, and hear a mild audible tone.

 

post #17 of 878

Yeah, I never knew about these either until I read Headfonia's review on them. So this is the 2nd review I've seen on these.

 

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I, without hesistation, can say these are better than the M50 in every way (unless someone is looking for a "flatter" response).

 

Well there we go. That's all anyone really needs to hear. I believe these are also only slightly more expensive than the "new" M50 price as well.

 

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Isolation and leakage are both superior to the M50.  In fact, I can't think of any other closed-can that comes close.  I can bump my tunes piercingly loud (around 118db), close the cups together, and hear a mild audible tone.


Okay. That's all I needed to hear. I think I may be getting a pair of these. Because I *need* at least one closed headphone.

 

post #18 of 878

BTW karl, I'm getting the "Zo" sometime today.  Just waiting for the delivery so I'll let you know if they do anything lol

post #19 of 878
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BTW karl, I'm getting the "Zo" sometime today.  Just waiting for the delivery so I'll let you know if they do anything lol


Thanks for the heads up!  I'm eager to hear your report smily_headphones1.gif

 

post #20 of 878

Hmm, I'm wondering if my XB700 pads would fit on these...

 

By the way, how much did you buy these for?

post #21 of 878
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Hmm, I'm wondering if my XB700 pads would fit on these...

 

By the way, how much did you buy these for?


Good question, as I did own those as well.  And good idea too!  That should bring out some serious comfort!  The driver housing (or cups) are a little over 2.5 inches in diameter.  If the diameter of the lips on the XB700's are around the same size I would honestly believe they would fit.

 

I bought these through eBay from Buy.com for $154.99 total - free shipping.

 

By the way, your comparo reviews are top notch! wink_face.gif


Edited by GN3RAL KARL - 5/21/11 at 4:57pm
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Good question, as I did own those as well.  And good idea too!  That should bring out some serious comfort!  The driver housing (or cups) are a little over 2.5 inches in diameter.  If the diameter of the lips on the XB700's are around the same size I would honestly believe they would fit.

 

I bought these through eBay from Buy.com for $154.99 total - free shipping.

 

By the way, your comparo reviews are top notch! wink_face.gif


I'll have to go measure those tonight. But I'm getting too ahead of myself, I should try stock pads first and M50 pads before I jump to anything drastic. Isolation might not be as good either, but who knows.

 

$155 eh? That is a very nice price. That is in direct competition to the M50's new price. It should be a no brainer to get these over the M50 then for that price. Even if these were quite a bit more...

 

Hey, Thanks. I try.

 

post #23 of 878

Hmm... Interesting. The extra bass would make the Pro700 less versatile than the M50s no? But who cares, MOAR BASS XD

How recessed (veiled, muddy, clear etc.) are the mids as compared to the M50?

post #24 of 878
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Hmm... Interesting. The extra bass would make the Pro700 less versatile than the M50s no? But who cares, MOAR BASS XD

How recessed (veiled, muddy, clear etc.) are the mids as compared to the M50?


Yes, it would make it less versatile if you're considering them for pro applications (flat response, mixing, monitoring, etc.).  Hence all of this is contradictory to what the cans were made for, which is funny to me, but I don't care.  I reach for whatever is comfortable and sounds good!

 

The mids on the MK2's are virtually the same as the M50's.  The bass though, even as thunderous as it is, doesn't cloud the music to my ears at all.  Overall, the phones seem "darker" because of there being more black between the notes, especially with the M50 pads put on the MK2's.  If you enjoyed the mids on the M50's, then you will find joy on the MK2's as well.  They're both very clear and articulate in the midrange.

 

post #25 of 878

This thing on the "Zo" in the 1st 3 clicks would cause your brain to melt lol

post #26 of 878
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This thing on the "Zo" in the 1st 3 clicks would cause your brain to melt lol


I had also forgot to ask you Zio, how's the overall sound?  Are the highs and mids crystal clear with detail?

 

post #27 of 878

This is what I noticed with the m50, with more increase adds warmth/color to whatever is being played.  The 1st click actually seems to actually enhance by making it sound lush/full.  I found 5-8 clicks is good enough for most songs w/o changing the vocals.  Any more than that and it starts getting husky.  If you are going to listen to something with minimal to no vocals...example skrillex....by all means push the envelope and get in the atmosphere.  Dubstep.....jesus time lol.  You can push the bass higher and will never get distortion (as long as the volume isn't too high of course) however like I said everything gets very warm/husky.

 

It's really difficult to explain and has to be experienced. 


Edited by ziocomposite - 5/21/11 at 9:41pm
post #28 of 878

I wonder how these compare to the Pro 900 bass wise? This seems like another headphone in which the strong bass doesn't ruin the rest of the spectrum -- like the Pro 900.

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I wonder how these compare to the Pro 900 bass wise? This seems like another headphone in which the strong bass doesn't ruin the rest of the spectrum -- like the Pro 900.



Me wants to know too :D I'm a huge Pro 900 fan.

post #30 of 878
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Originally Posted by ziocomposite View Post

This is what I noticed with the m50, with more increase adds warmth/color to whatever is being played.  The 1st click actually seems to actually enhance by making it sound lush/full.  I found 5-8 clicks is good enough for most songs w/o changing the vocals.  Any more than that and it starts getting husky.  If you are going to listen to something with minimal to no vocals...example skrillex....by all means push the envelope and get in the atmosphere.  Dubstep.....jesus time lol.  You can push the bass higher and will never get distortion (as long as the volume isn't too high of course) however like I said everything gets very warm/husky.

 

It's really difficult to explain and has to be experienced. 


Thanks!  I figured there would be a point when there's too much bass.

 

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