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post #31 of 746
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CAL!? Fostex T50RP? KNS6400? MDR7506? Not trying to fight, just saying there are quite a few in that area.


Of those i have only tried the sony. They aren't nearly as good as the m50s. Sorry.

 

I own the shure srh840/940

grado sr225i

sennheiser hd 25 1 ii

and all of these fail in comparison. Makes me wonder why i even bother.

post #32 of 746
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Of those i have only tried the sony. They aren't nearly as good as the m50s. Sorry.

I own the shure srh840/940
grado sr225i
sennheiser hd 25 1 ii
and all of these fail in comparison. Makes me wonder why i even bother.

I thought they were cleaner and had better mids, and there's no way I would put the M50 over the SRH840 or 940. Everyone has different tastes. I just checked and the KNS8400, the 6400's big brother, is now selling for $119 in some places. That's a crazy deal.
post #33 of 746

I'm weird because often times I preferred the AD700 over the M50.

post #34 of 746

A basshead is going to have a lot different opinion of the M50 than someone not too into bass.

 

For me, the entrylevel audiophile 'phone has always been the SR-60i. That unique Grado sound for 80 dosh? I can get behind it. I can understand why the M50 was for so long another popular contender - it still is, I'd say.

post #35 of 746

Hmm, this is an interesting thread.

 

Firstly, I'll say that yes, the M50's are the only can's (full size) that I own at the moment.

 

I'll also mention that I apparently have the new redesign. (Which if what you say is correct, I'm glad of, because I'm starting to think I want some thing a little more... I don't know... Grado-y now.)

 

I'll also say that I paid a touch under $100 for them.

 

Now I have a question, what exactly is the price that you're comparing them at? $100? $120? or that *high* price of $150?

 

I certainly do enjoy them but as I've listened to them more and more, I start to see what I want in my next set of headphones, but that is not to say that the M50's don't do well what they do. That is to say, if you like the way they sound, you'll really like them. I'm just thinking I prefer a faster, less bass-heavy 'phone for the music I listen to. But for the time I've had them, I've certainly loved them.

post #36 of 746

There must be some interaction between phones and the audio device that drives them. I believe the M50 should be amped since it is relatively low-Z at 38ohms.  So then, should one include the audio source when discussing the quality of phones?

 

Is the recommendation of M50 for noob actually hype? Perhaps it is just a stock reply.  Hey, try the M50, many people like them.  There are many overlapping threads of "please help with headphones" that could be answered by a 'bot'.  It could just reply with a template that has the favourite of the week plugged in.

post #37 of 746

For me personally it's a stock reply.  It's a very safe headphone to suggest, and something of which everything else should be compared to-- and does.

post #38 of 746

The more seasoned members will simply see the M50 as yet another FOTM hyped up by the eccentric-posting newcomers.

 

The conditions are simple; the headphone must be affordable, have a balanced sound with emphasized bass and above all be attractive.

 

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post #39 of 746

M50's were never attractive.

post #40 of 746

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/designer-s-fashion-folding-headphone-black-72821

 

lol?

post #41 of 746
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Originally Posted by dorino View Post

M50's were never attractive.



I'd say the V-Moda M80s are beautiful.

post #42 of 746
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I'd say the V-Moda M80s are beautiful.



 

+1

post #43 of 746
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+1



Too bad I don't have that in my country :(

Not even on Amazon D:

post #44 of 746

Sorry but to me so far from what i have heard the m50s are best under $300.

post #45 of 746
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Originally Posted by Enter Darkness View Post

Sorry but to me so far from what i have heard the m50s are best under $300.



Best under $300? FUSHO?!

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