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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I am looking for a good headphone out of the following headphones.

 

1. ATH m50

2. SRH 440

3. SRH 750 DJ

4. SONY MDR V6

5. SONY XB 700

6. Superlux 668B

7. AKG 81 DJ

 

After reading many articles I found the above headphones in the price I can afford.  I am looking for comfortablilty, Clarity, Instrument seperation, and bass( as I would use this phone for bass music production )-The bass should not be muddy and it must be really present.

 

Do you guys think if any of these staisfy my requirement. What is the best according to my preferences.

 

Preferably the headphone must be fun to listen to as well and easily driven.

 

I would be using this with my ipod and desktop computer.

 

Your advise and directions would be highly appreciated.

 

And do you have any other suggestions to add to this list.

 

Many thanks to all of you guys here.

 

David

post #2 of 32

Out of those I'd either put M50 or Shure 750DJs at the top but I think Ultrasone HFI-580 would be even more fit, in-between bass levels of the M50 and Shure 750DJ, the Shures might become on the border of having too much bass depending on your taste a bit as well obviously and the instrument separation is very good which isn't M50's keystrength, it's about average though, dunno about the Shures.

 

Shure 440 probably won't have the bass you're looking for, Superlux maybe slightly too little of it but otherwise they'd probably satisfy. AKG K81 DJs I wouldn't concider analytical enough and neither XB700, both have very strong bass response and the AKGs are a bit muffled/too warm sounding to be analytical sounding.

 

(Crazy how often I see HFI-580 fit these days, the new M50 from a recommendation standpoint?)


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/10/11 at 2:34am
post #3 of 32

M50's.

 

That's a long list, and to really get the right answer for you you're going to have to try them all. But in my experience with a few of the headphones above (M50's, 440s, v6, XB700, and K518 [same as the k81]), the M50 suits your needs the best. 

post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 

Hi RPGWizard,

 

Is the Ultrasone has good bass? Can I use it with the ipod and mobile phones too? It would be so great if I can buy something that would be both fun to listen to and for music productin too.

 

Please let me know if that phone is easily driven..

 

Recently I listend to an AKG 81 and SONY XB 500 both of which have good bass and good sound volume when played with mobile phone players and ipods.

 

but XB 500 seems to be too much bass for a music production and AKG 81 does not really have good clarity(IMO) but I included AKG 81 in my list above cos a friend of mine recommended it to me(so just being curious and I just want to know what other people would say)

 

 

post #5 of 32

Well both HFI-580 and M50 should fit well for this purpose, M50 is a bit cheaper but most concider HFI-580 as an upgrade and really worth the extra cost. HFI-580 has quite gently boosted bass (just slightly more than M50) but the lower-highs range specially also a bit boosted so you won't hear any "muted" details, more like everything's thrown in-your-face in a slightly more aggressive/forward way than M50. Soundstage would also be a bit better on the Ultrasones but that's not very important for music production but may be more fun to listen to.  You could perhaps take Shure SRH 840 into concideration as well which works very well for music production in this price class but it's more on the "analytical" sounding side compared to M50 / HFI-580 which I'd concider more in-between (or a touch towards the "fun"/colored side). So it depends how you want to prioritize things.

 

Both these headphones are easily driven (about the same comparing the two), not quite as easy as the AKG K81 or XB500 but reasonably close. 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 7/10/11 at 4:54am
post #6 of 32
I would third the HFI-580 if you're using them for bass music reproduction. Very suited for that job.

However, if you're looking for something more analytical, I would go for the M50. The HFI-580 is a great headphone and all, but its bass boost and recessed mids just puts it a notch lower than the M50 in terms of overall monitoring purposes.
post #7 of 32
Thread Starter 

Hi Crinacle,

 

How about M50's drivability? Is it easily driven? speacially via mobile phones and ipods?

 

Many thanks friend

post #8 of 32
Yes, it is easily driven. Also, it's built like a tank so I wouldn't worry about any breakages...

There's more info in my review in my sig if you need it. I compared both the M50 and the HFI-580 in terms of sound comfort and durability.

Again though, since you're more into bass reproduction above everything else, the HFI-580 would be a better choice.
post #9 of 32

M50s do sound great, but they are terrible for comfort. I couldn't stand wearing them for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time.

post #10 of 32
Thread Starter 

Ohh really?? I heard M50 was one of the most comfortable heaphones to wear.. Now I have to choose one of the below.

 

1.M50

2.Ultrasone HFI 580

3.SRH 750 DJ

 

still confused and undecided.:(

post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by catsndogs View Post

M50s do sound great, but they are terrible for comfort. I couldn't stand wearing them for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time.



I think you are a little sensitive...

M50's stay on your head as a good proffesional can should press your head..

And after some time of usage the clamping force is not so tight as the first times..

post #12 of 32
Thread Starter 

Hey mate,

 

thanks a lot for your reply. I have heard many good things about M50 on every headphone review site. I guess personally you have experienced M50 since you own it.

How do you compare the bass quality and quantity with the SRH DJ 750 and Ultrasone HFI 580? Cos it seems like M50 is is better in everything else( as I read from forums and other headphone sites) and just need to figure out how bass behave on it. I would like to have really nice base. Something simlar to Bose tripots. I listened to Xb 500 recently from a friend of mine. Its got plenty of bass but seems to be out of control too. I mean for long hour listening its quite tiring. But the sounstage is really good even on ipods and its really cheap. AKG 81 does not hve clarity but its very nice.

Bose tripots is awesome and one can listen to it for very long hours.

If m50 has the same base output as in bose it would be really good.

Hope you can share your expereince with M50 with me.

 

Many thanks.

post #13 of 32
As my review stated, the M50 has slightly less bass than the HFI-580, although the latter's bass is tighter, more developed and clearer than the former's.
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by davidmax View Post

Hey mate,

 

thanks a lot for your reply. I have heard many good things about M50 on every headphone review site. I guess personally you have experienced M50 since you own it.

How do you compare the bass quality and quantity with the SRH DJ 750 and Ultrasone HFI 580? Cos it seems like M50 is is better in everything else( as I read from forums and other headphone sites) and just need to figure out how bass behave on it. I would like to have really nice base. Something simlar to Bose tripots. I listened to Xb 500 recently from a friend of mine. Its got plenty of bass but seems to be out of control too. I mean for long hour listening its quite tiring. But the sounstage is really good even on ipods and its really cheap. AKG 81 does not hve clarity but its very nice.

Bose tripots is awesome and one can listen to it for very long hours.

If m50 has the same base output as in bose it would be really good.

Hope you can share your expereince with M50 with me.

 

Many thanks.

M50's sure is a can that won't dissapoint someone who wants a good all arounder and he doesn't want to spend more than 200 bucks..

I can't compare it with SRH DJ 750,i've never heard them.

As for the Ultrasone i can form an opinion the following days because i am expecting DJ1 today which is exactly the same with 580.

What can i tell you is that the M50 is build like a tank,solid headphone for sure...

You mention bass so bare in mind that M50 is a monitor headphone which means that if a track is not recorded whith heavy bass the cans will not give you any.

But if bass is present on a track you will get a nice impact,controlled but not punch...

The soundstage is o.k but personally i need more,that's why i make a move on the Ultrasone.

If you are a basshead then you will need an amp to enchance bass impact on m50's..
 

 


Edited by Optimus Praim - 7/11/11 at 12:51am
post #15 of 32
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot mate.

 

Yes it would be nice to have your opinion on DJ1 when you have recieved it. It's true that I am a basshead but I do not like too much bass as in XB 500 or Dre beats(ridiculously based IMO).

Hope you will update the thread with your experience with the ultrasone.

 

Waiting fo a response.

 

thanks a lot to all of you guys.. really appreciate your views.

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