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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

I've had my Shure SRH 440's for a while and the bass has come in. However I would like a new pair that has great value and good bass and soundstage...something I would really enjoy . I have modern tastes. basically, mainstream taste actually. Eminem, lil wayne, nicki minaji, lady gaga, katy perry, flo rida and i also EXTREMELY love Linkin Park, Skillet, Sixx AM, and especialy Pendelem

 

I have been looking at the following

Samson SR850 $50

AKG K240 $90

Audio Technica ATH M50 $160

 

The samson's seem to have extremely nice value. however ...i don't know if the bass is good enough for me, and how comfortable it actually is(reviews difer) next I have been lookng at the extremely popular AKG K20's (just regular, not mark II) they sound like they have a lot of bass and a very good soundstage also

 

LAstly the highly recommended M50's...which one. I am still wondering if i should go closed to semi open of the samson's and AKG's.. I know that semi open to open generally gives you more bass preseces. however the M50's have been reviewed to have more and are basically just plain wonderful. 

I really like good value headphones and the Samson's are currently on my list due to their low price and spectacular reviews. however since i'm already paying $50 for a set. im gonna go all in as well. So...M50's? or 240s? or SR850?

post #2 of 24

Heya,

 

Max budget?

 

I would tell you to just hunt down a used Denon D2000, or consider something like an Ultrasone PRO 650, or consider something like the Shure SRH750 DJ, and add the Panasonic HTF600 to your value list.

 

Very best,

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

they are waay too out of my league(the AHD2000) Im more or less set on the 3 headphones above..and don't/wouldn't like to spend too much. the M50 is already pushing it. Yes i have money. But am extremely frugal at spending it. I worked all summer. And every day I worked I would plan out what to buy. From games to audio equipment...Guess what never happened....yeah.

post #4 of 24

Pendulum*

 

And I'd shoot for the Shure SRH750DJ. If you hunt, you can grab em for 150 or lower. Nice impact and are fully capable of rumbling your skull if you push on em. I loved em, but the right ear cup snapped off due to an accident. :/

post #5 of 24

Consider the HFI-580. Can be found for $122 on amazon. 

Generally ultrasones have a nice bass response. 

post #6 of 24
I've had the XB700 for about a month, and I recommend it 100%.

I've also had the XB500 and I do not recommend the XB500 I recommend the XB700 ONLY as I believe it to be a far superior headphone than the XB500.
Edited by jiggahwhat - 11/28/11 at 8:51pm
post #7 of 24

Wtf?

I come in here all set to pick up some M50s, and you people start throwing out ultrasones and shures that are not only getting love for some beautiful bass across the interweb but are cheaper as well.

post #8 of 24

It's what we do. Typically, I've been told the ATH-M50's are over hyped. Don't take my word for it, I've never laid my hands on them.

post #9 of 24

Seriously consider the HFI-580. Many have described them as extremely similar to the M50 but better. I would definitely rather have Ultrasones.

 

BTW, bass quantity and good soundstage are not things that are easy to find together, especially at your budget. With the type of can you are considering, you're going to have to give up that soundstage. But with that considered, I would stay away from the K240's, as their soundstage is really poor for a semi-open headphone.

post #10 of 24

750's are supposedly crap quality and break like crazy. Supposedly uncomfortable.

HFI580s are supposedly a prefect compromise between the m50's "not exciting bass" and the 750djs aggressiveness, but they are suppose to have serious comfort problems.  You will also be paying +$40 for DJ1s to get a coil cord. They are the exact same headphone except for the coil and a way cooler appearance.

 

I would stick between those two. The m50's are currently more expensive than either (same as the dj1s), and there is a lot of talk about a bad batch of 2010 m50's.  Getting a bad one would just ruin your ******* day.

 

so looks like it kinda comes down to durability and a $50 price difference if you want a coiled cord/bad ass look.

 

Disclaimer: I am not an audio doctor and not qualified to diagnose ****. My only experience with non-ipod headphones is my uncle's old sony V6s that he gave me a couple years ago. Just a law student with time and research skills.

 

I would seriously appreciate some commentary on the 580's comfort issues.


Edited by VassarBro - 11/28/11 at 10:59pm
post #11 of 24


 

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Originally Posted by VassarBro View Post

I would seriously appreciate some commentary on the 580's comfort issues.



For a closed headphone, not bad at all. I don't have any problems with it. I can wear them for about 2 hours before they get a bit uncomfortable, and a 10 minute break is all I need to get back to them.

post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by VassarBro View Post

750's are supposedly crap quality and break like crazy. Supposedly uncomfortable.


 

The 750DJ's felt great. Yeah, they did creak a bit, but as long as you didn't whip em around like they're indestructible, you'll be fine. Mine only broke because my friend broke the left headband (pulled the cups REALLY far apart without adjusting the headband), then I had to wear em cocked to the right, putting too much pressure on it, making the right ear cup snap off about 7 months later.

 

As for comfortable, they're only INITIALLY uncomfortable, cause the leather on the pads is rock hard out the box. Give it a week of normal use and it's soften. Or you can take the baseball glove idea, pull em off and knead them in your hand for a bit every day. They'll get comfortable quick.


Edited by Caladbolg - 11/29/11 at 3:56pm
post #13 of 24
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For a closed headphone, not bad at all. I don't have any problems with it. I can wear them for about 2 hours before they get a bit uncomfortable, and a 10 minute break is all I need to get back to them.


 

I would imagine that my HFI-780s are similar in comfort, and I'd say it's more like 3-4 hours before I need a break. 


 

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Originally Posted by VassarBro View Post

Wtf?

I come in here all set to pick up some M50s, and you people start throwing out ultrasones and shures that are not only getting love for some beautiful bass across the interweb but are cheaper as well.


 

The M50s were a much better deal when you could easily get them for less than $100.  Now tons of people have bought them and the price has skyrocketed, making them much less attractive options.  Everything I've read indicates that they have a very small soundstage.  The Ultrasone HFI series has a fairly good soundstage, especially for a closed can.

post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a pair, that are just....comfortable and good bass. I never look at Sony's. Other than the V6's(which the Shure 440's dominated and kicked out) nobody really actually recommends them. the ultrasones sound nice, but dont have the great aesthetics.not to mention.like some noticed. don't seem too comfortable :/

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post


 



For a closed headphone, not bad at all. I don't have any problems with it. I can wear them for about 2 hours before they get a bit uncomfortable, and a 10 minute break is all I need to get back to them.



I'm pretty sure you can get DT250 Velour replacement pads for them if the comfort is too huge of an issue. Some people report that the bass becomes slightly more messy, though and there's not as much isolation. Others say that it has improved the bass, making it more deep and extended.

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