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post #31 of 177

On a different note, I heard my mate's Beats Solos last night. In a word, AWFUL.

 

The XB500 is a far better basshead option for only £30.

post #32 of 177

And with the recent slew of M50 comments, I say: case in point :)

post #33 of 177
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And with the recent slew of M50 comments, I say: case in point :)


Woah woah wait a minute. You don't think the m50 is a basshead can but you mention the srh840???? I have the srh750dj, and I specifically bought them because the 840's did not have nearly enough bass. in terms of bass the 750dj has more than the 840, and the m50 sits in the middle. This is not a contest of which can has the most bass, because the crossfades would win. I will say it again, the m50 does not have the most bass but it's other qualities make it my favorite basshead can.
Edited by SennheiserHD - 6/17/11 at 9:23am
post #34 of 177
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how is the bass in the shure srh 940,s?


terrible, they have many other qualities but they are not basshead cans
post #35 of 177

Fair enough, but I just think recommending the M50 as a basshead can will lead to a lot of disappointment as they will not satisfy people looking for a better quality alternative to Beats.

 

I don't think the M50 does particularly well with dubstep at all.


Edited by shamrock134 - 6/17/11 at 9:31am
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Fair enough, but I just think recommending the M50 as a basshead can will lead to a lot of disappointment as they will not satisfy people looking for a better quality alternative to Beats.

 

I don't think the M50 does particular well with dubstep at all.


Thats because the m50 is a studio monitor, and is very neutral. if all you want is bass simply turn your EQ into a slide and watch your head rumble. I really should mention that in my review. thanks for the input.
post #37 of 177

Bassheads generally aren't looking for neutral!L3000.gif

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Bassheads generally aren't looking for neutral!L3000.gif


haha true!!! I guess I'm different. while i love bass, i enjoy a rich clear undiluted sound. but i like having the option of ear shattering bass, that's why i enjoy the m50!
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post #39 of 177

Chalk me up as another who thinks the M50 isn't sufficient as a "basshead" 'phone.  It was very good when I owned it, (gifted to a friend) but after reading all the hype around its low-end performance they were underwhelming in that regard.  By no means deficient, but I wouldn't say that they satisfied my inner basshead.

 

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Fair enough, but I just think recommending the M50 as a basshead can will lead to a lot of disappointment as they will not satisfy people looking for a better quality alternative to Beats.

 

I don't think the M50 does particular well with dubstep at all.


Thats because the m50 is a studio monitor, and is very neutral. if all you want is bass simply turn your EQ into a slide and watch your head rumble. I really should mention that in my review. thanks for the input.


I also didn't think that they EQ'd very well.  I found that raising the bass frequencies resulted in some potentially driver-damaging crackling.  Again, I really did like the M50, but I would say more for its fairly neutral presentation and great bang for the buck.

 

Much darker in overall presentation, but I found that the TMA-1's bass handily bests the M50 in control, texture, and quantity.  It's sub-$200 so it would make a solid addition to your guide.

 

Out of intrigue, I'd also like to see the D1100 compared.  I have yet to hear it and can't say that I was a huge fan of the D2000 or D7000, but the D1100 gained a small following almost immediately for its bass performance and would definitely like to give it a shot.  The ATH-PRO700 MK2 is also supposed to have gobs of bass in an M50-esque form factor, so perhaps its worth looking into.

 

It may not really qualify, but I have seen a few Darth Beyers going for around $200 on the FS forum.  I've found the V3 (same as V1 and V2, supposedly) with leather pads to be the undisputed king of chest-thumping bass.

post #40 of 177

I don't see anything wrong with recommending the M50.  Its bass reaches lower than most cans on the market, and all one has to do is EQ the bass up as a simple fix to provide more quantity.

post #41 of 177
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Chalk me up as another who thinks the M50 isn't sufficient as a "basshead" 'phone.  It was very good when I owned it, (gifted to a friend) but after reading all the hype around its low-end performance they were underwhelming in that regard.  By no means deficient, but I wouldn't say that they satisfied my inner basshead.

 


I also didn't think that they EQ'd very well.  I found that raising the bass frequencies resulted in some potentially driver-damaging crackling.  Again, I really did like the M50, but I would say more for its fairly neutral presentation and great bang for the buck.

 

Much darker in overall presentation, but I found that the TMA-1's bass handily bests the M50 in control, texture, and quantity.  It's sub-$200 so it would make a solid addition to your guide.

 

Out of intrigue, I'd also like to see the D1100 compared.  I have yet to hear it and can't say that I was a huge fan of the D2000 or D7000, but the D1100 gained a small following almost immediately for its bass performance and would definitely like to give it a shot.  The ATH-PRO700 MK2 is also supposed to have gobs of bass in an M50-esque form factor, so perhaps its worth looking into.

 

It may not really qualify, but I have seen a few Darth Beyers going for around $200 on the FS forum.  I've found the V3 (same as V1 and V2, supposedly) with leather pads to be the undisputed king of chest-thumping bass.


send me pms of all the cans you think i'm missing! I'll put them on my to buy list! Also I just cranked my m50 to over 110 db with the bass maxed out no cracking what so ever. =(
post #42 of 177

It sounds like improper EQing if you have crackling present on bass notes, which sounds like clipping.  If you'er on iTunes, make sure to lower the preamp as low as the highest peak in your EQ bands.  The M50 EQ'd for bass gives monstrous amounts of bass, but it tends to get bloated real fast.  Not something I particularly liked, but a couple basshead friends seemed to like it.

post #43 of 177
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It sounds like improper EQing if you have crackling present on bass notes, which sounds like clipping.  If you'er on iTunes, make sure to lower the preamp as low as the highest peak in your EQ bands.  The M50 EQ'd for bass gives monstrous amounts of bass, but it tends to get bloated real fast.  Not something I particularly liked, but a couple basshead friends seemed to like it.


^this but all you have to do to avoid the bloated sound is +20db on 30hz +10db on 60hz and don't touch anything else. of course it's still a wee bit bloated but it will surely satisfy your bass needs.
post #44 of 177

Cant believe the M50 is in a basshead list.

 

when I want bass i grab the Sony XB700 or the Equation RP15 if its on the go. but I rarely want that much bass anymore.

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What kind of music?


 

 

This track had katy perry which i love with her sugar pop tracks, and was destroyed by noisia, one of the best of the bus. in drum n bass (if you don't know already).  Plugging my dt770/80 in for the first time and cranking it, i think i had a otherworldly experience.  Hands down one of the best music experiences ive had. :D  I had to stop listening for about 5 minutes because i had such a "wow" factor.  

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