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post #16 of 177

For one, the Shure SRH840. Both actually has equal bass quantity, and if you listen to some songs, the SRH840 has more bass sometimes.

Generally, the bass quantity on the M50 is a very subjective topic on Head-Fi, but most real bassheads I spoke with agreed that the M50 aren't cut out to be a basshead 'phone.

post #17 of 177

I agree with crinacle. I love my M50's, but it doesn't satisfy the basshead in me. It seems to have slightly boosted bass, but that's it. If we're talking quantity, my PX-100II has more bass.

post #18 of 177

how is the bass in the shure srh 940,s?

post #19 of 177

i have to be honest i never considered m50 a "basshead" phone, but i am willing to accept that angle.  Its bass is very controlled. xb500 imo should be next to be added to this list. I think most would consider xb 500 a basshead phone especially over the xb 700


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Well this is definitely a great thread.

Thanks! :) 





thank you!!!


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Try using a Cowon mp3 player with the Ultrasone HFI 580. I can't imagine wanting more bass from the BBE




thats why they call us bassheads lol!!


 

finally somebody admit he is/they are basshead(s).

 

 

 

cowon with 580 and you call yourself basshead?very_evil_smiley.gif

 

 

you really need to try k181 with an amp like c&c box xo, turn up bass and very_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif(that's my portable setup)

 

 

i need to try dt770/80 though. 

post #21 of 177

the best bass eargasm moment ive had was with a dt700/80.   It was one of the best music experiences ive ever had.

post #22 of 177

According to G3N3RAL KARL, the Pro700 MKII beats the DT770/80...

post #23 of 177

I'm also of the opinion that the M50 doesn't deserve to be classed as a basshead can! I swear the box thing is a myth. There is nobody who has compared 2 M50s side by side, one from each colour of box.

 

Denon D1100 should be added to that list.

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the best bass eargasm moment ive had was with a dt700/80.   It was one of the best music experiences ive ever had.



What kind of music?

post #25 of 177

The best bass I've heard from a DAP is still a Sony Discman with "Mega Bass".

post #26 of 177

Denon AH-D1100 should absolutely be on this list.

 

I'm listening to Joe Gibbs - Satta Amassa Gana Version as I write this. Bass guitar and bass drum filling up my head.

 

Don't get enough love for the D1100's in this forum. I actually became a member so I could write a post giving them praise.

 

Hip-hop heads will love to hear Dabrye - Get It Together through these.

 

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I'm also of the opinion that the M50 doesn't deserve to be classed as a basshead can! I swear the box thing is a myth. There is nobody who has compared 2 M50s side by side, one from each colour of box.

 

Denon D1100 should be added to that list.



Don't say that. I've compared the both and, though miniscule, the difference is there. Then again, the white box M50's bass is so tethered between between neutrality and bassheadedness that just a tip to either side changes its sound.

post #28 of 177

Did you hear them together or relying on memory?

 

If the difference is "miniscule" then how can some people say they are bass monsters (one of the reasons I bought them when I first joined Head-Fi after reading all the praise for the bass) when my white box ones are anything but.

 

Just like everything discussed here, bass quantity is a highly subjective thing.

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Did you hear them together or relying on memory?

 

If the difference is "miniscule" then how can some people say they are bass monsters (one of the reasons I bought them when I first joined Head-Fi after reading all the praise for the bass) when my white box ones are anything but.

 

Just like everything discussed here, bass quantity is a highly subjective thing.



Yeah, I'm pretty surprised too. I've A/Bed both, and the blue box variant only had slightly more bass and less forward mids. I wouldn't say that the blue box M50 is the real basshead deal, but it'll do for low-tier bassheads (e.g. newbie audiophiles, consumers, neutralists etc.).

 

As for me (and probably those consumers used to overpowering bass from Skullcandies and/or Beats headphones), the bass on BOTH variants are equally disappointing, even more so on the white box variant. If you were to give me a blind test between the two variants, the only way I could differentiate them is through bassy songs.

post #30 of 177

I also never considered the M50 a basshead headphone. If the M50 is your idea of heavy bass, then I'd hate to hear what bass light would sound like.

 

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finally somebody admit he is/they are basshead(s).

 

 

 

cowon with 580 and you call yourself basshead?very_evil_smiley.gif

 

 

you really need to try k181 with an amp like c&c box xo, turn up bass and very_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gifvery_evil_smiley.gif(that's my portable setup)

 

 

i need to try dt770/80 though. 


Have you tried the HFI 580 with Mach3bass, BBE, and EQ settings? I really couldn't imagine wanting more bass! I never knew an AKG could compete with the HFI 580 in bass =)


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