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post #1 of 18
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i had the m50s but returned them a little bit after because they weren't exactly what i was looking for, so i hope someone here can help me.

 

i listen to mostly hiphop/electronic, so bass is very important to me. but i don't want bass thats disgusting, i think the most impressive feature a set of headphones could have is a set of powerful bass which is also very clean.

 

i was looking for set of headphones that:

 

  • closed would be nice, comfortable too
  • as much noise canceling as possible would be great, i use my headphones a lot in public
  • very clean but powerful bass
  • around $100 dollars, plus/minus 30ish
  • durable w/ durable cord
  • doesn't need an amp to sound its best, im gunna be using my macbook pro for them

 

i really am not an audiophile like a lot of you guys are, if the dr dre studios were reasonably priced id get them (i told you i wasn't an audiophile)

 

thanks a lot guys it means a lot


Edited by chaotik - 6/9/11 at 9:38pm
post #2 of 18

 

I would DEFINITELY look into the Superlux models, and you'll be saving some $ at the same time getting an insane value that will in most cases blow away most of the sub $100 price range ( That's my understanding anyhow. ) The 330, 440 and 660 apparently are the older models , so have a look at the current lineup and each of their individual sound qualities. There are both closed and open models. I am going to bite on some as soon as I can...HD662f  drooool...

Even the IEM's are incredible value.

Loads of people say these newer Superlux sound far better than they should given the cost and outperform ones multiple times their price.   Read through this.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/546556/superlux-express-train-voted-best-budget-headphone-2011

You will see some direct comparisons to other brands. Most cost a lot more.

 

I doubt you will be disappointed especially with your budget it's perfect.

 

Don't pay for the hyped up name, pay for the sound quality. (cough.. dr... cough... dre.)

 

from the first post in that link so you don't get lost and can pay attention to the closed model comments: 

"For those looking at CLOSE headphone, there is the 669 and the 662 Superlux series."

 

If that doesn't convince you then do a search for those models after you read the link 9 pages isn't alot and there's tons more on these in other parts of the forum.  :)

 

Hope this helps and I am sure you will get many other suggestions. It pays to do a bit of reading. Maybe you will get hooked and end up trapped in here. It will all depend on your personal preferences of what the exact sound you are after is. People around here are pretty good at describing that.

ALSO don't forget that it is a common opinion in here that many new headphones start to settle in to a refined/improved/ better sound after a burn-in period.

 

What are you using for a source?


Edited by nick n - 6/6/11 at 12:47am
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks I will def look into those!! I will be using my MacBook Pro as the source
post #4 of 18

What didn't you like about the M50?

post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
it's not that I didn't like them, they just weren't what I was looking for, the bass wasn't enough imo
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 

anyone else? 

post #7 of 18

Are there any stores nearby, or people you know, or local headphone meets ( see the forum links for that )  where you can test some out in person to exactly what you like? A meet would be cool too you could ask some questions. Then if you have a model you found perhaps you could say " find me something similar to the ( model you tried ) for under 100 $ " in a new post or modify the title in this post to say that. just an idea. It may attract more hits.

 

 

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

Are there any stores nearby, or people you know, or local headphone meets ( see the forum links for that )  where you can test some out in person to exactly what you like? A meet would be cool too you could ask some questions. Then if you have a model you found perhaps you could say " find me something similar to the ( model you tried ) for under 100 $ " in a new post or modify the title in this post to say that. just an idea. It may attract more hits.

 

 


straight up, i just want something cheap that sounds kind of like the beats by dre studios. punchy bass (but clean) and good all around quality is what im looking for lol

 

post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 

how are sony v6's with bass?

post #10 of 18

My guess is that if the M50 sounded bass light to you, the V6 will as well. Maybe the Sony XB series?

post #11 of 18

try the shure srh750dj as they have amazing bass for electronic music and hip hop.

post #12 of 18
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try the shure srh750dj as they have amazing bass for electronic music and hip hop.



wow those are getting amazing reviews i might go with these. will i need an amp for them??

post #13 of 18
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wow those are getting amazing reviews i might go with these. will i need an amp for them??


they can be run without one but they definitely improve with one. keep in mind they were designed with mixers in mind. but build quality is meh. some people praise the build well some think its cheaply made. either way shure has top notch warranty support.

 

post #14 of 18
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they can be run without one but they definitely improve with one. keep in mind they were designed with mixers in mind. but build quality is meh. some people praise the build well some think its cheaply made. either way shure has top notch warranty support.

 


word. another thing is that comfort may be an issue with these things, i would def get these right now but the comfort is a huge factor to me.

 

post #15 of 18
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word. another thing is that comfort may be an issue with these things, i would def get these right now but the comfort is a huge factor to me.

 

ya they can be pretty uncomfortable. how about you try the sony xb700. just keep in mind the bass on those things is very excessive. but they are very comfortable.
 

 

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