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PS 320 vs MS 400 vs. AKG q460

post #1 of 11
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As simple as which one has more bass? and I wanna know if for either of them could i add foam inserts to make them more bassy if so what inserts should i use could you find one online? The bass on them doesn't need to be as good as lets say the m50 which i have but they have to be decent enough if i want to amplify it.

Oh and value is important I can get the MS 400 for 160 and the PS 320 for 110 

 

I was also considering the AKG Q460 but i heard that the isolation is not good anyone hear otherwise? and how do they isolate compared to the PS 320 and MS 400. 

 

Alsoo are there any other sexy very portable collapsible headphones for under 150ish that i could get and have decent enough bass and nice clear mids and crisp trebles(lets say good enough to imitate a nice cymbal sound).

post #2 of 11
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come on guys i need your help !!

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I own both the MS400 and the M50 (well, my husband has the M50s, but I have used them). The MS400 has more impactful bass (at least to my ears), at a level somewhere in between the M50 and the 750DJ (closer to the 750). I've not heard the other headphones you're asking about, but maybe that comparison will help you with your decision.

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M50 is my love.



my love is lying in bed right now (and next to my K-240 and my cat)biggrin.gif

 

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Inquartata View Post

I own both the MS400 and the M50 (well, my husband has the M50s, but I have used them). The MS400 has more impactful bass (at least to my ears), at a level somewhere in between the M50 and the 750DJ (closer to the 750). I've not heard the other headphones you're asking about, but maybe that comparison will help you with your decision.



how does it compare to the m50's in order ways

post #7 of 11

Um, comfort-wise, they're smaller and lighter. If you have small ears like I do, the pads are circumaural. If you have large ears, they're sorta between circumaural and supra aural. Sound wise, it's closer, a smaller soundstage, but very engaging and lively. They're far more likely to get my toes tapping than the M50 is. I don't normally listen to artists like Adela, but I listened to her songs Rolling in the Deep, Rumour Has It, and Set Fire to the Rain, and they sounded outstanding (as in, I ended up purchasing the CD, something I didn't think I'd do). They also do well with stuff like Tron Legacy's soundtrack or the Inception soundtrack. When I listen to those songs and tracks on the M50, I don't get as into it or engaged. 

 

Also, the MS400s are incredibly easy to drive. At times, I can't turn the volume on my ipod touch 4th gen or my macbook down far enough (not an issue with the M50... or any other of my headphones, except the IEMs I have, the S4s).

 

Full disclosure: I have a strong personal preference for the MS400s over the M50s. I'm not sure if I'm articulate enough in the ways of the audiophile review world to do an accurate, overall comparison between the two headphones, especially given how charged discussions about the M50 can get. But I've got headphones purchases I've regretted, and the MS400 will never be one of them (well, except for the fact that, like, 2 weeks after I got them, Phiaton came out with the all-black model that I would've preferred. Oh well). 

 

 

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Inquartata View Post

Um, comfort-wise, they're smaller and lighter. If you have small ears like I do, the pads are circumaural. If you have large ears, they're sorta between circumaural and supra aural. Sound wise, it's closer, a smaller soundstage, but very engaging and lively. They're far more likely to get my toes tapping than the M50 is. I don't normally listen to artists like Adela, but I listened to her songs Rolling in the Deep, Rumour Has It, and Set Fire to the Rain, and they sounded outstanding (as in, I ended up purchasing the CD, something I didn't think I'd do). They also do well with stuff like Tron Legacy's soundtrack or the Inception soundtrack. When I listen to those songs and tracks on the M50, I don't get as into it or engaged. 

 

Also, the MS400s are incredibly easy to drive. At times, I can't turn the volume on my ipod touch 4th gen or my macbook down far enough (not an issue with the M50... or any other of my headphones, except the IEMs I have, the S4s).

 

Full disclosure: I have a strong personal preference for the MS400s over the M50s. I'm not sure if I'm articulate enough in the ways of the audiophile review world to do an accurate, overall comparison between the two headphones, especially given how charged discussions about the M50 can get. But I've got headphones purchases I've regretted, and the MS400 will never be one of them (well, except for the fact that, like, 2 weeks after I got them, Phiaton came out with the all-black model that I would've preferred. Oh well). 

 

 

 

 


alright sweet i want the ms 400s for portability i got the m50 already because of its soundstage, which works well for gaming and also have u heard the ms 300?

 

post #9 of 11

Nope, haven't heard the MS300s. Sorry!

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inquartata View Post

Um, comfort-wise, they're smaller and lighter. If you have small ears like I do, the pads are circumaural. If you have large ears, they're sorta between circumaural and supra aural. Sound wise, it's closer, a smaller soundstage, but very engaging and lively. They're far more likely to get my toes tapping than the M50 is. I don't normally listen to artists like Adela, but I listened to her songs Rolling in the Deep, Rumour Has It, and Set Fire to the Rain, and they sounded outstanding (as in, I ended up purchasing the CD, something I didn't think I'd do). They also do well with stuff like Tron Legacy's soundtrack or the Inception soundtrack. When I listen to those songs and tracks on the M50, I don't get as into it or engaged. 

 

Also, the MS400s are incredibly easy to drive. At times, I can't turn the volume on my ipod touch 4th gen or my macbook down far enough (not an issue with the M50... or any other of my headphones, except the IEMs I have, the S4s).

 

Full disclosure: I have a strong personal preference for the MS400s over the M50s. I'm not sure if I'm articulate enough in the ways of the audiophile review world to do an accurate, overall comparison between the two headphones, especially given how charged discussions about the M50 can get. But I've got headphones purchases I've regretted, and the MS400 will never be one of them (well, except for the fact that, like, 2 weeks after I got them, Phiaton came out with the all-black model that I would've preferred. Oh well). 

 

 

 

 

oh yeah and btw ur has the cursive lettering right? because i got straight lettering and aparently thats second gen and it has slight less bass than before and yes rolling in the deep sounds AMAZING ^^ 
 

 

post #11 of 11
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on the ms 400s they sound very exciting and do u have the older ipod touc? 

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