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Stop me from buying m-80s -Looking for other options

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

 

Looking for a new pair of headphones ~<$200.
Will be playing from an iPod, no amp/dac.
Want them to be somewhat portable.
Leaning towards closed and on-ear.
 
I listen to mostly:
-Alternative Rock
-Bluegrass/folk
-Some dupstep and classical
Mumford and Sons, Blue Foundation, XX, Vitamin String Quartet
 
Right now the M-80s are on the top of my list.
 
M-80
HD 25-1 II (worried about small sound stage, harshness, and comfort)
HD598
 
Are there any others I should be considering?
 
Also, anyone know if the Head-fi discount code for V-Moda will be renewed?

Edited by Striker9 - 1/13/12 at 12:25am
post #2 of 7

Don't mistreat Mumford & Sons by playing them back through the crossfades.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Are they really that bad? From reviews I'm reading people place them on-par or above the hd-25s.

post #4 of 7

I have them and really like them. Great mids, solid base, and love the look.

I was also between the HD25, and this review really helped me decide~

Might also want to wait for the M100s, there might be another coupon xD

post #5 of 7

Ultrasones. Hfi-580 maybe? 

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I feel like a lot of people are hating on the M-80s because they associate them with the crossfade LPs, not sure though.

 

I guess I'm just gonna have to listen to the M-80 and HD-25 to really know. I also forgot to add the ultrasones to my list, i'll have to look at those too.

 

 

 

Just realized I've had my PX-100 since 2005 and still listen to them almost every day.


Edited by Striker9 - 1/13/12 at 8:56pm
post #7 of 7

When I auditioned them, I preferred the Hd-25's much more.  They just had a very "fun" sound that I enjoyed.  Ultimately I decided to return them as I felt the mids were a little too recessed for me.  Definetely check out the link that kagelou posted.  The pros/cons that are listed for each headphone were spot on ( at least for my ears) and helped me identify what I liked and disliked about the two.

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