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Originally Posted by retrophonic View Post

How about the ATH-ES10's, according to the review at Headfonia, they have more bass punch than most portables including the Beats Studio's and also even more than the HD-650's. http://www.headfonia.com/audio-technica-es10/3/


Headphonia lost all credibility with me after their M-100 review.

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Still waiting for an ATH-WS99 vs M100 comparison and hopefully soon to be launching NAD Viso HP50. biggrin.gif These look like good candidates for the "big 3" in bassy yet detailed, portable headphone roundup at somewhat similar price points.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/26/13 at 2:20pm
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Still waiting for an ATH-WS99 vs M100 comparison and hopefully soon to be launching NAD Viso HP50. biggrin.gif These look like good candidates for the "big 3" in bassy yet detailed, portable headphone roundup.


What about the Yamaha PRO 500?  There are some great reviews out there regarding their sound (looks are another story).

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What about the Yamaha PRO 500?  There are some great reviews out there regarding their sound (looks are another story).

 

By the description it doesn't look be basshead-bassy worthy headphone.

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

By the description it doesn't look be basshead-bassy worthy headphone.


This review states the opposite:

 

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/blog/2012/12/19/review-yamaha-pro-500-headphone


Edited by Craigster75 - 2/26/13 at 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

 

By the description it doesn't look be basshead-bassy worthy headphone.

 

Just give them a listen when you get a chance, they are basshead-bassy worthy headphones, I'm listening to them now.


Edited by retrophonic - 2/26/13 at 2:47pm
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Wow, now I feel I should just save up for a while and get the sig dj. It's expensive but I can justify the expense since I'm a music freak.

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Wow, now I feel I should just save up for a while and get the sig dj. It's expensive but I can justify the expense since I'm a music freak.


You certainly wont regret it! 

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hey guys, help out a nubbies please.

 

I own the Audio-Technica ath-anc7, Bose bose ie2 (b/c standard in-ears hurt too much for me).

 

I recently purchased the M100 which I really really really really loved, but omg the comfort compared to the ANC7 was just so bad I couldn't justify spending $300 on them. I also tried the LP and honestly for me it was really hard for me to tell the difference between the sound quality, but I did like the M100 more for some reason but I just wouldn't be able to tell you why. However, both of them are out b/c of comfort, so I guess I am searching for a replacement. I guess I am bass-centric if I liked them, so I asking for you bassheadies for help! :)

 

So I was wondering if you guys give me a short list of highly-regarded (top of their class type) closed/portable basshead phones from $100-400 similar to the M100. Honestly, I have NO real budget, but I have tried a lot of different headphones and I feel like I cannot hear the sonic upgrade between $100 and $400 headphones. I was told the Beats are muddy, but I couldn't really tell. I could tell they sounded different, but I guess I don't understand the concept of muddiness b/c I never tried non-bassy set of headphones, but when there isn't enough bass I feel sad :( lol

 

I prefer a closed, portable set with detachable cord. Swivelling-ness would be awesome & so would folding, but not required. I heard maybe the logitech ue6000 but I am iffy on noise-cancelling headphones.

 

I was looking at the hifi-580 & the pro700mk2. maybe even the ultrasone pro 900... if someone has tried any of them & can comment objectively that would be greatly appreciated. Also, similar competitors from sony, dennon, shure, akg, sennheiser & whoever else would be awesome too. thank you thank you :)


Edited by money4me247 - 2/27/13 at 12:32am
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Might be worth looking into Yamaha PRO 500. They meet the criterias except they are slightly on the bulkier side for a portable and doesn't swivel but they do fold and comes with a carrying case too. If you want some headphones looking a bit like a Beats copy is your decision though. :)

 

Sound quality wise they deliver LOTS though based on every review/feedback they've recieved. They are also on the bassier side, whether it's enough for you or not is one thing and I haven't heard them myself but it just popped into my mind as a fitting alternative in this case. Not sure if any1 has heard both PRO 500 and M100 yet and can compare, it's a comparison a lot of people are interested in though.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/27/13 at 2:55am
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Might be worth looking into Yamaha PRO 500. They meet the criterias except they are slightly on the bulkier side for a portable and doesn't swivel but they do fold and comes with a carrying case too. If you want some headphones looking a bit like a Beats copy is your decision though. :)

 

Sound quality wise they deliver LOTS though based on every review/feedback they've recieved. They are also on the bassier side, whether it's enough for you or not is one thing and I haven't heard them myself but it just popped into my mind as a fitting alternative in this case.

Thanks for the suggestion! :) Lol i actually don't really like the way the beats look. they seem kinda tacky/cheap. I really like the style of the Audio-Technica M50 in white (&the silver edition) & the V-moda over-ear headphones, but I think comfort is more important than style. comfort > sound quality > style, then is it worth it for the price. if they aren't comfy, you can't wear em & can't enjoy the SQ :(!

 

mmm... I guess I really want to learn about the established "classically" highly-reviewed basshead headphones that might be buried in this 300+pg forum. Like if I asked an long-time basshead in this community to throw out a list, what would be on the list & what would be considered top of the line???

 

I kinda feel like a lot of the $300+ headphones don't really sound too differently from $100-$200, so I guess I would prefer to stay at the lower-end, but I would like to hear about the pricey ones just so I can compare hahaha. I am also a bit iffy about companies that are just jumping into the headphone game. I feel like now that the Beats showed there is a market for $300+ headphones, a lot of companies are charging that for headphones that may sound the same as old tried & true sub-$300 headphones that you guys already know about. I feel like me and a lot of normal consumers know nothing about the brands like akg, audiotechnica, beyer, ultrasone, sony, dennon, shure, sennheiser... (dunno if I'm missing anything), so I wanna find out! :)

 

legit I went to a bunch of different electronic stores to "demo" headphones like I keep reading about & the only high-end choices were Beats & Skullcandy. i was kinda sad. that is probs why regular people like me don't know anything.


Edited by money4me247 - 2/27/13 at 3:13am
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lol I was just thinking back, I remember when I first bought the Audiotechnica ATH-ANC-7 for $130-ish right before Beats even got started, I was so afraid that I was overpaying for a pair of headphones. Man, how times have changed!!!!

 

That was maybe 6 years ago when Bose noise-cancelling was getting alotta hype. I think Bose was the first mainstream company to charge $300+ (aka crazy amounts) for headphones. And regular consumers figured that $$$ was from the noise-cancelling R&D and the fancy tech. Everyone said it was overpriced, but then I guess people got used to it. Then Beats had the audacity to show up & charge $300+ for headphones w/o any fancy bells or whistles. Goes to show you how marketing & advertising can change consumer's perceptions of value. If I had dropped $300+ on a pair of headphones back then, everyone woulda thought I was crazy. Now you see teenagers & kids walking around w/ $300+ beats. it's really crazy!!

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Yea when it comes to basshead headphones, you should keep an eye especially in the 100 - $400 range, there exists some exceptions like for example Ultrasone Signature DJs which are like ~$700 and probably would satisfy you but it doesn't sound like the primary option to go for in your case. :P

 

Headphones to concider:

 

- Yamaha PRO 500

- M-Audio Q40 (quite cheap but does great delivering gobs of bass and still sounding pretty good, at least price/bass quantity wise it does exceptionally well there. Not THAT portable though IMO and clamps fairly hard which disturbs a lot of people but I personally had no issues with it)

- Audio Technica's new flagship Solid Bass Series ATH-WS99 (great option but unfortunately not detachable cable and comfort isn't excellent but not too bad either, sound wise it would be a good fit though based on Dsnuts extensive description of them. Only seems to be available in Asia so far though but there is for example Accessoryjack selling them at very fair price)

- Ultrasone HFI 580 (not quite as bassy (subbass especially) as M100 but plenty of "punchy" midbass, it's more aggressive sounding (more forward/in-your-face treble) than M100

- UE6000 (may be slightly on the dark side for you taste, it has more veiled highs than M100)

- PRO700MK2, might be too "dark" sounding possibly, the highs are quite withdrawn, comfort with the stock pads not the best, more likely to sit a bit on your ears a little unless your ears are small

 

 

Finding similar alternatives is hard in this business, you have to usually compromise here and there.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/27/13 at 3:36am
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Yea when it comes to basshead headphones, you should keep an eye especially in the 100 - $400 range, there exists some exceptions like for example Ultrasone Signature DJs which are like ~$700 and probably would satisfy you but it doesn't sound like the primary option to go for in your case. :P

 

Headphones to concider:

 

- Yamaha PRO 500

- M-Audio Q40 (quite cheap but does great delivering gobs of bass and still sounding pretty good, at least price/bass quantity wise it does exceptionally well there. Not THAT portable though IMO and clamps fairly hard which disturbs a lot of people but I personally had no issues with it)

- Audio Technica's new flagship Solid Bass Series ATH-WS99 (great option but unfortunately not detachable cable and comfort isn't excellent but not too bad either, sound wise it would be a good fit though based on Dsnuts extensive description of them. Only seems to be available in Asia so far though but there is for example Accessoryjack selling them at very fair price)

- Ultrasone HFI 580 (not quite as bassy (subbass especially) as M100 but plenty of "punchy" midbass, it's more aggressive sounding (more forward/in-your-face treble) than M100

- UE6000 (may be slightly on the dark side for you taste, it has more veiled highs than M100)

- PRO700MK2, might be too "dark" sounding possibly, the highs are quite withdrawn, comfort with the stock pads not the best, more likely to sit a bit on your ears a little unless your ears are small

 

 

Finding similar alternatives is hard in this business, you have to usually compromise here and there.


The Yamaha PRO 500 may be a good suggestions sonically, but comments regarding their comfort indicate they are less comfortable than the M-100, plus they are a Beats knock-off.  Since you like the LP2 and don't mind rolled off highs, The UE6000 sounds much better and is very comfortable, although it won't offer quite the bass volume of the LP2.


Edited by Craigster75 - 2/27/13 at 3:43am
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Hey Guys! Noob Budding Basshead Audiophile here! I was just wondering if I were have no budget, should I start low and work my way up (Eg: ATH WS99) or start in the middle (Eg: M100) or just reached for the skies (Denon D-5Ks Price Range) or really go for summit-fi (Grado GS1000i/ LCD-2s)? Remembering the fact that my ears are still not exactly trained yet! I only can determine quite a few factors but I have yet grasped how to determine soundstage, mids and highs but I can determine clarity/resolution, congestedness, and bass quantity/prominence (not yet quality though). So start low or high?
PS: This is my actual first step into the audio world. My previous hps were a Bose AE2, Jays T-jays 2, Kilpsch S4, all the avg. consumer stuff. Thx in advance for all the help given!
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