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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.


Why don't you just cover a 10 inch subwoofer in a pillow and strap it to your head? It produces roughly the same sound
post #47 of 177

Haha wow 20db of EQ.  And here I thought M50's bass became overly bloated with even a 6db increase on the EQ.

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Haha wow 20db of EQ.  And here I thought M50's bass became overly bloated with even a 6db increase on the EQ.


bassheads don't muck about, also this doesn't work on tracks where the sound is already bloated
Edited by SennheiserHD - 6/17/11 at 10:47am
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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.  


do you like dubstep?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNzRKGuq18
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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.




Why don't you just cover a 10 inch subwoofer in a pillow and strap it to your head? It produces roughly the same sound


that sure sound very portable. and the X/00 arent that bad, remmeber they cost like 70$. HD25 and or MS1 has enough bass for me. but when I was a basshead, I sure enjoyed the XB700 and the RP15 was my first on the go option

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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.  




do you like dubstep?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNzRKGuq18


yes i dig da dub.

 

this is my favorite from past few months

 

 

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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. =(


Hmmm... perhaps the Meier Arietta and PPAv2 were just too much amp for it.

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Haha wow 20db of EQ.  And here I thought M50's bass became overly bloated with even a 6db increase on the EQ.




bassheads don't muck about, also this doesn't work on tracks where the sound is already bloated


 

Talk about yourself, not others.

 

I like my bass a bit emphasized, just like having my Pro 900 points clearly, but that doesn't mean I want to drown the rest of the FR in favour of bass alone.

 

Oh, and given that dB increases are logarithmic, that monstruous increase basically destroys the sound.

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Hmmm... perhaps the Meier Arietta and PPAv2 were just too much amp for it.



i keep my amp on the +12b gain setting if that's any help
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yes i dig da dub.

 

this is my favorite from past few months

 

 


thats a sick track lol, we should exchange a few more songs
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Talk about yourself, not others.

 

I like my bass a bit emphasized, just like having my Pro 900 points clearly, but that doesn't mean I want to drown the rest of the FR in favour of bass alone.

 

Oh, and given that dB increases are logarithmic, that monstruous increase basically destroys the sound.


thanks for the bump
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Enough of that mid-bass stuff!  Granted youtube doesn't do much justice for sub-bass.

 

 

 

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Hmmm... perhaps the Meier Arietta and PPAv2 were just too much amp for it.





i keep my amp on the +12b gain setting if that's any help


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yes i dig da dub.

 

this is my favorite from past few months

 

 




thats a sick track lol, we should exchange a few more songs


some stuff listening to lately

 

borgore - someone else (document one remix)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZmnLKFh8g

 

deadmau5 - raise your weapon (noisia remix)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzPITNQHOic

 

Truth is coming out with sick ass tracks      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WtmLj_hRA

 

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Enough of that mid-bass stuff!  Granted youtube doesn't do much justice for sub-bass.

 

 

 


that song is legit!
post #59 of 177

EQ works far better on the Ultrasone HFI 580 than the M50. I also don't consider the Shure monitors to be basshead cans either. EQing them won't do any good. The monitors do their job well but just doesn't hit in the low end like the HFI 580 through my Cowon.

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some stuff listening to lately

 

borgore - someone else (document one remix)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZmnLKFh8g

 

deadmau5 - raise your weapon (noisia remix)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzPITNQHOic

 

Truth is coming out with sick ass tracks      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WtmLj_hRA

 


Edited by SennheiserHD - 6/17/11 at 11:28am
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