Originally Posted by TotalDominAsian
Stumbled onto this website while doing some research over headphones. I think I have it narrowed down to these similarly priced headphones, but which is more recommended? While I listen to a variety of music, I do prefer heavier bass. Which is more comfortable?
I also keep hearing mentions of amplifiers. I've never used an amplifier before, but do these require one? How much do amplifiers run for? I'll probably just use these headphones at home only. $200 also does not leave me much room for an amplifier budget.
The M80 is phenomenal for it's size. If you're looking for something very bass capable, smooth, crisp, and easy to listen to for every genre, the M80 will do it with justice. It's also built very well. It has no need for an amplifier at all, so your budget won't have to include that. It's very portable and customizable. VModa is really pushing the market these days by introducing better and better products with incredible sound (the Crossfade LP was a stinker in my opinion, but the M80 is a home run and their upcoming fullsize that is the compliment to the M80, if anything like it, will be an amazing headphone). If you want on-ear and portable, the M80 is a great way to go. Sonically, it's way more pleasing to me than the M50 (which is an expensive mediocre headphone as far as I'm concerned).