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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I recently stepped on and broke the cord on my Audio Technica ATH M50, and instead of repairing it I decided to make a change. I had the ATH M50 for about a year, and these are the primary things I would like to improve on with my next cans. My budget is no more than $120 USD. Also, ill be driving these headphones with a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium - 192 Khz.

 

1. More bass. I listen to a lot of dubstep, hip hop, rock, and metal. The M50 was barely acceptable, and id like this to be the biggest improvement. However, I would not settle on a muddy sound for amazing bass.

 

2. Coiled or replaceable cord.

 

3. 50MM drivers.

 

Now for the things I cannot stand in headphones:

 

1. A cord coming out of both drivers.

 

2. Cheap plastic. Durability is important to me.

 

3. Tightness. I like to have a little bit of breathing room.

 

You guys helped me find the ATH M50s and I hope you can lead me in the right direction once again. Thanks all!

post #2 of 21

ath-pro700mk2

Bass,  bass everywhere.  basshead.gif

post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by sidel View Post

ath-pro700mk2

Bass,  bass everywhere.  basshead.gif



For some reason I didn't think to look at Audio Technica again. These look very promising though, and I really enjoyed the look and feel of the M50. Thanks I think this is the one for me.

post #4 of 21

Samson SR850 are very good sounding headphones with deep punchy bass.

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by synister View Post

I recently stepped on and broke the cord on my Audio Technica ATH M50, and instead of repairing it I decided to make a change. I had the ATH M50 for about a year, and these are the primary things I would like to improve on with my next cans. My budget is no more than $120 USD. Also, ill be driving these headphones with a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium - 192 Khz.

 

1. More bass. I listen to a lot of dubstep, hip hop, rock, and metal. The M50 was barely acceptable, and id like this to be the biggest improvement. However, I would not settle on a muddy sound for amazing bass.

 

2. Coiled or replaceable cord.

 

3. 50MM drivers.

 

Now for the things I cannot stand in headphones:

 

1. A cord coming out of both drivers.

 

2. Cheap plastic. Durability is important to me.

 

3. Tightness. I like to have a little bit of breathing room.

 

You guys helped me find the ATH M50s and I hope you can lead me in the right direction once again. Thanks all!


i don't really think there is a better headphones than the m50 for 120 bucks. you could try the akg k181dj but the build quality is shoddy.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by synister View Post

I recently stepped on and broke the cord on my Audio Technica ATH M50, and instead of repairing it I decided to make a change. I had the ATH M50 for about a year, and these are the primary things I would like to improve on with my next cans. My budget is no more than $120 USD. Also, ill be driving these headphones with a Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium - 192 Khz.

 

1. More bass. I listen to a lot of dubstep, hip hop, rock, and metal. The M50 was barely acceptable, and id like this to be the biggest improvement. However, I would not settle on a muddy sound for amazing bass.

 

2. Coiled or replaceable cord.

 

3. 50MM drivers.

 

Now for the things I cannot stand in headphones:

 

1. A cord coming out of both drivers.

 

2. Cheap plastic. Durability is important to me.

 

3. Tightness. I like to have a little bit of breathing room.

 

You guys helped me find the ATH M50s and I hope you can lead me in the right direction once again. Thanks all!



Why do you want 50mm drivers? That doesn't equate better sound by any measure.

 

Have you looked over the Sony XB series, like the XB500 or the XB700?

post #7 of 21

What are you planning on doing with the broken M50s? I'll gladly take them off of your hands if you're just going to toss them in the trash...

post #8 of 21
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Why do you want 50mm drivers? That doesn't equate better sound by any measure.

 

Have you looked over the Sony XB series, like the XB500 or the XB700?


There it is. Definitely the most bass with your budget.
 

 

post #9 of 21

Your title got me thinking: Why isn't there just a sticky for every bass phone in tiers like we have for IEMs and Portable cans?

post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

Your title got me thinking: Why isn't there just a sticky for every bass phone in tiers like we have for IEMs and Portable cans?



Politics?

post #11 of 21

A bit out of the price range, but don't dismiss Dennon AH-D1100.

 

They are made of plastic and have cables coming out of both drivers though. I wouldn't worry about the plastic. It's not flimsy at all.

 

You will love the comfort, and considering your musical tastes I'm sure you will like them.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

Increased my budget to $160.00. Is there anything better than the AT Pro700MK2 in this price range? 

post #13 of 21
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Increased my budget to $160.00. Is there anything better than the AT Pro700MK2 in this price range? 



Just get the XB700. Should have all the bass you'll ever need.

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post





Just get the XB700. Should have all the bass you'll ever need.



I tried a pair of these and they are HUGE. I also cannot live with the Y cord design. Thanks for the help though.

post #15 of 21

Depends on what type of bass you're looking for actually...

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