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Poll Results: Choose the Best out of the 5

Poll expired: Jul 9, 2012  
  • 39% (11)
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50
  • 25% (7)
    Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10
  • 3% (1)
    Sennheiser HD595
  • 21% (6)
    Grado SR80i
  • 10% (3)
    Shure SRH840
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

PLEASE help me choose the best phones for my ears.  Pros vs. Cons of each - Best overall sound?  

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50  - Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10  -Sennheiser HD595  - Grado SR80i - Shure SRH840

 

Thanks so much!

 

Jay

post #2 of 30
Thread Starter 

bump

post #3 of 30

I had the TF 10's and they were AMAZING very cleeeeeeear and the vocals were go **** AMAZIIINNNNGG really amazing texture and sound, but i traded them for headphones cause i wanted more bass, i a basshead :P but you will NOT be dissapointed with those...TRUST ME

post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 

actually, I am a bass head as well.  i guess I should have posted that bass is the most important thing.  I want my bass to sound really good.  not muddy.  i listen to 90s modern rock - like RATM, Tool, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and DMB.  

post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by jnevi9nr View Post

PLEASE help me choose the best phones for my ears.  Pros vs. Cons of each - Best overall sound?  

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50  - Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10  -Sennheiser HD595  - Grado SR80i - Shure SRH840

 

Thanks so much!

 

Jay



Bassy, muddied everything, doesn't need an amp - IEM, popular, but will hurt your ears after a while. Not good for a only headphone, only portable please - Great sound, great comfort, cheaper, but strong construction. Best value in the bunch, $180 call up J&R and worth $400  - Cheaper in group, good for all around and first headphone. Good for portable and home. Needs new pad though, get G-cush for around and L-cush for on ear DO NOT NEED AMP - meh, good balance but I rate my headphones on shure. You get what you paid for, but they are good at all the aspects. Not too portable. and might need an amp

post #6 of 30
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Originally Posted by jnevi9nr View Post

actually, I am a bass head as well.  i guess I should have posted that bass is the most important thing.  I want my bass to sound really good.  not muddy.  i listen to 90s modern rock - like RATM, Tool, Radiohead, Pearl Jam and DMB.  


 

Oh then for those it's not a problem at all, I meant for real bass music - Trance like http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/53428158/file.html

 

where having a huge bass makes it AWESOME. It's good bass, but not WHOA but it does give you that "full" feeling and the vocals on the TF10 are WORTH IT , never heard em sound better than on those.

post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 

ok, you are right.  your music is real bass.  same stuff my wife likes.  i prefer rock music. 

post #8 of 30
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Originally Posted by jnevi9nr View Post

ok, you are right.  your music is real bass.  same stuff my wife likes.  i prefer rock music. 


Buy the TF10's already :P i bought for like 180 or something on ebay.

post #9 of 30
post #10 of 30

Dude, for hard rock and metal? Grados all the way no question at all.

For classic rock, the best midrange and most refined sound around? Get the Shures!

Beyond that get the m50 for an all rounder or an Ultrasone for fun, absolutely solid choices as well!

post #11 of 30

grado all the way. also, as an avid trance listener. screw having a bunch of bass. anyways back to rock. the grado for sure

post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by reivaj View Post

grado all the way. also, as an avid trance listener. screw having a bunch of bass. anyways back to rock. the grado for sure



LOL WHAT?! The avid trance listener says "screw having a bunch of bass"

 

Go kill yourself now please.

post #13 of 30

yeah, im not a bass head. lots of bass is nice but its not the thing I think matters the most to trance. there is no need to make this personal. chill
 

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Originally Posted by ineedmorebase View Post





LOL WHAT?! The avid trance listener says "screw having a bunch of bass"

 

Go kill yourself now please.



 


Edited by reivaj - 7/10/11 at 9:54am
post #14 of 30

I personally don't see ANY redeeming qualities trance has besides giving you lots of visceral bass (and with headphones that's already near impossible to produce compared to full-sized speaker arrays)  Same goes for that dubstep mess.

post #15 of 30
Thread Starter 

any other input?  I am thinking about downgrading to the Grado Prestige Series SR-60i since there doesnt seem to be a clear winner from this thread. 

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