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Please give me some advice buying new cans

post #1 of 14
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Hi, this is my first post in this forum and I'm wondering if you guys could help me decide between Audio Technica ATH-M50, Beyerdynamic DT440, or Alessandro MS-1. I did some research in the forum and find the urge to make a thread to help me more lol. My budget is around $100- $200ish (Australian $ or US). I like Almost every music genre unless metal and heavy metal lol. Thank you for your time. Any advice will greatly helps me make a decision L3000.gif

post #2 of 14

You might like the DT660 better.

post #3 of 14
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That also interesting. Thanks BotByte. Oh and I also forgot to note that I am very very interested in M50. Anyone recommend this can instead of anything mentioned above? Also I prefer not using any amp as I will be using them for traveling as well.


Edited by Jijaymon - 9/12/11 at 9:22pm
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bump

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Why not consider one of the "old guard" second hand, as in the dt880, senn hd600/650 and akg k701/702

post #6 of 14

Heya,

 

Do you want bassy or neutral?

 

Very best,

post #7 of 14
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I was thinking of doing that dyl1dyl, but then I have issue getting a second hand tongue.gif I don't know why lol and some of the second hands still out of my budget. I want something bassy but it doesn't have to be as bassy as tma 1 for example

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Originally Posted by Jijaymon View Post

I was thinking of doing that dyl1dyl, but then I have issue getting a second hand tongue.gif I don't know why lol and some of the second hands still out of my budget. I want something bassy but it doesn't have to be as bassy as tma 1 for example


Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 780

Denon D1100

Shure SRH840 (& SRH750 DJ if you want more bass)

Fischer Audio FA-011 (& FA-002 for a more neutral approach)

Grado SR225i with G-Cush Pads

 

Very best,

post #9 of 14
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Thanks for the advice MalVeauX!! Now I am thinking about either M50 or SR225i or SRH840. Can you please tell me which one's better and explain it why?? Thank you so much :D oh and by the way why won't you recommend M50?


Edited by Jijaymon - 9/13/11 at 9:05am
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Thanks for the advice MalVeauX!! Now I am thinking about either M50 or SR225i or SRH840. Can you please tell me which one's better and explain it why?? Thank you so much :D oh and by the way why won't you recommend M50?


Heya,

 

M50 has recessed mids, cramped sound stage, and is just not that exciting to listen to. It's a monitor. And honestly, not that great in my opinion for it's (these days) $150 price tag. If it were a $80 headphone, I'd likely consider it differently, but not at that price level it currently sells at. I automatically suggest the HFI 580 over it for every purpose since it's cheaper, does the same job, has slightly better sound (in my opinion), looks better, and has better sound stage. On that note, immediately jump to the HFI 780 for a more refined sound. The SRH840 is also a great neutral monitor, I would also go for it over the M50 for overall sound quality. The SR225i is an excellent headphone, very lively, energetic, can do great bass impact, and can be made to be comfortable with some G-Cush pads (but it's an open headphone so it will leak if that's a problem or not). It easily is the headphone I'd suggest over all these headphones in terms of just picking it up and never looking back. SR225i + G-Cush pads. Excellent for everything. But if you need closed, I'd look at the HFI 780 and SRH840 in the price range, over the M50.

 

Very best,

 

post #11 of 14
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Thank you for the explanation! I think I'll go with the shure, sounds good lol. thanks again MalVeauX L3000.gif

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Why not consider one of the "old guard" second hand, as in the dt880, senn hd600/650 and akg k701/702



Not without an amp.

post #13 of 14
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Not without an amp.



that's what I thought too and I heard DT440 also not good w/o an amp yea?

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that's what I thought too and I heard DT440 also not good w/o an amp yea?


 

They're not bad unamped, but they do sound much better when paired with a good amp.

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