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I'm pretty sure what he means is get a different color pair of shields, and only change one shield (color) and leave the other shield black (original).
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I'm pretty sure what he means is get a different color pair of shields, and only change one shield (color) and leave the other shield black (original).

 

Ah, OK.  I forget if he wanted a design on both shields though XP

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I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 that I have recently purchased. The sound is great and all but they are just too heavy and I find them a bit uncomfortable. I also realize I want portability. I am considering the M80 but people have been saying they're bass light. In fact I found the ATH-M50 lacking the bass I was seeking for, and m80 seems to have less bass than that. Don't shoot me for saying this but I'm considering the beats solo hd for the combination of bass and portability I'm looking for. Or will the m80 have good bass? I'm a big listener of EDM music which is why I need that bass to make my songs come alive.  What do you think?


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Originally Posted by amipat01 View Post

I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 that I have recently purchased. The sound is great and all but they are just too heavy and I find them a bit uncomfortable. I also realize I want portability. I am considering the M80 but people have been saying they're bass light. In fact I found the ATH-M50 lacking the bass I was seeking for, and m80 seems to have less bass than that. Don't shoot me for saying this but I'm considering the beats solo hd for the combination of bass and portability I'm looking for. Or will the m80 have good bass? I'm a big listener of EDM music which is why I need that bass to make my songs come alive.  What do you think?

 

I have not heard the M50, but bass-light is not a word I associate with it XD  The M80s do have enough bass (it's not in blaring quantities like the Solo, but it's enough for just about any genre).  

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Originally Posted by amipat01 View Post

I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 that I have recently purchased. The sound is great and all but they are just too heavy and I find them a bit uncomfortable. I also realize I want portability. I am considering the M80 but people have been saying they're bass light. In fact I found the ATH-M50 lacking the bass I was seeking for, and m80 seems to have less bass than that. Don't shoot me for saying this but I'm considering the beats solo hd for the combination of bass and portability I'm looking for. Or will the m80 have good bass? I'm a big listener of EDM music which is why I need that bass to make my songs come alive.  What do you think?

the M-80s r definitely not Bass light. They have great bass in fact. Please do yourself the favor and skip over the Solo HD. To be fair to Beats, i would actually say the Studios get a little too much bashing than they deserve (theyre not THATT horrible...just overpriced as hell) but...Solo HD...is just a disaster. M-80s are WORLDSSSS apart from the Solo HD, i think a baby could tell the M-80s r better. M-80s are still bass heavy. I think you should give them a try. Most people that do never turn back =)

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Originally Posted by amipat01 View Post

I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 that I have recently purchased. The sound is great and all but they are just too heavy and I find them a bit uncomfortable. I also realize I want portability. I am considering the M80 but people have been saying they're bass light. In fact I found the ATH-M50 lacking the bass I was seeking for, and m80 seems to have less bass than that. Don't shoot me for saying this but I'm considering the beats solo hd for the combination of bass and portability I'm looking for. Or will the m80 have good bass? I'm a big listener of EDM music which is why I need that bass to make my songs come alive.  What do you think?

The M-80s aren't bass-light. They're more bass-when-you-need-it. The Solos add bass to everything, even when it isn't there. I tried the ATH-M50s a while back I didn't think they were as bass heavy as their reputation suggests. Either that, or my V-80s bass is so good that I didn't find the M50s bass to be that much more present that what I was already used to.

 

Where do you live? In New York there are 3 places I've been able to find demo units for M-80s. One of them was a Radio Shack.

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I read that a big part of the 'burning in' for M80 headphones is the headband/cushions adjusting to your ears.

I usually wear my headphones with the band 'behind my head' so it doesn't affect my hair. What happens if I did this with a M80? Or does the M80 just not fit that way?

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I think that would make fora horrible fit considering the shape of the cups.

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I read that a big part of the 'burning in' for M80 headphones is the headband/cushions adjusting to your ears.
I usually wear my headphones with the band 'behind my head' so it doesn't affect my hair. What happens if I did this with a M80? Or does the M80 just not fit that way?

The M-80s clamp force isn't that strong. At least mine isn't anymore, but I have a wide head.
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I read that a big part of the 'burning in' for M80 headphones is the headband/cushions adjusting to your ears.

I usually wear my headphones with the band 'behind my head' so it doesn't affect my hair. What happens if I did this with a M80? Or does the M80 just not fit that way?

The cups wouldn't really fit on your ears properly.

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The M-80s clamp force isn't that strong. At least mine isn't anymore, but I have a wide head.

Shouldn't the clamp be weaker if your head is smaller?

 

 

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I think that would make fora horrible fit considering the shape of the cups.

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The cups wouldn't really fit on your ears properly.

Yeah, that does seem to be the case.

post #1933 of 2762

Just got some DT1350s and I've been ABing them with the K181 and for a brief moment with the M50. I just put on the M-80s and let me just say - it's a wonderful relief! While the DTs are exceptional in detail retrieval, they lack the natural flair and decay that the M-80s put out. Soundstage and imaging are better on the M-80s as well for that matter. Vocals sound more natural on the M-80s also although the DTs don't slack in that department at all. Both are very good headphones but I prefer the M-80s. I only wish the M-80s isolated a bit more but no biggie. 

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Shouldn't the clamp be weaker if your head is smaller?

Well, the headband on the M-80 is adjustable and you can bend it to help with the fit. Because of my wider than normal head, I've stretched my V-80s a bit beyond the normal clamp that they arrived with. They are also looser, so they don't squeeze my head as much as when I first got them. A brand-new pair will crush my ears.

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Originally Posted by amipat01 View Post

I currently own a pair of ATH-M50 that I have recently purchased. The sound is great and all but they are just too heavy and I find them a bit uncomfortable. I also realize I want portability. I am considering the M80 but people have been saying they're bass light. In fact I found the ATH-M50 lacking the bass I was seeking for, and m80 seems to have less bass than that. Don't shoot me for saying this but I'm considering the beats solo hd for the combination of bass and portability I'm looking for. Or will the m80 have good bass? I'm a big listener of EDM music which is why I need that bass to make my songs come alive.  What do you think?

I own both and I prefer the bass from the M80s; though it is not significantly different in quantity, the M80s bass hits a little harder (slight mid-bass hump) while the M50s extend a little deeper. The M50s, overall, are more analytical and sterile than the M80s, which are just more musical- likely due to a more pronounced mid-range. Both are good headphones that are very well constructed, though hands down the M80s are more portable and look better in public. For EDM, both will work, but I prefer the M80s. 

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