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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2?

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I'm a bit noobish when it comes to this stuff, but I was wanting to know, which ones are better? M50s or PRO700s? I have heard so many good reviews about them and the thing that bothers me the most is that I'm afraid the Pro700s are not going to work for me because not only will I be using these headphones for everyday listening to music, but also making dubstep. The M50s are monitoring headphones used for mixing, but the Pro700s are also used for DJing so I don't really see much of a difference between mixing and DJing. I just want to know your thoughts before spending a lot of money please

post #2 of 11

This thread should help you out greatly.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/556509/review-battle-of-the-entry-level-rivals-ultrasone-hfi-580-vs-audio-technica-m50-vs-pro700-mk2

Basically, DJs want a lot more volume and bass so that they can hear what they're listening to while all the speakers around them are blaring. They also want smoother treble, so that their ears don't get fatigued by it.
Therefor, the Pro 700 has much more powerful bass, but isn't quite as neutral.

Studio monitors want a very even frequency response so that they can hear everything in the tracks that they are listening to. The M50, ironically, isn't really perfect for studio monitoring because it also has some pretty forward bass. But that doesn't mean that they are bad.

 

Good luck on your decision! I say wait for some more suggestions from other Head-Fiers.

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I say buy them from amazon, and if you dont like them, send them back and buy the other ones, and if you dont want those either, then send them back. And what exactly are you going to do? MIx or produce music? Dj's need that bass to feel the beat of the next song they're mixing in, "making dubstep" you need a neutral headphone so you can hear everything thats going on and make sure you dont make a song that sounds like crap!

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I see.. Well thanks! I read that and I'm still just unsure of what I want lol. I am starting to side with the M50's more than the Pro700's now though

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Originally Posted by deviusdragger View Post

I say buy them from amazon, and if you dont like them, send them back and buy the other ones, and if you dont want those either, then send them back. And what exactly are you going to do? MIx or produce music? Dj's need that bass to feel the beat of the next song they're mixing in, "making dubstep" you need a neutral headphone so you can hear everything thats going on and make sure you dont make a song that sounds like crap!



I'm going to, but when i went to buy them they only had them from other retailers I believe. I most likely will be producing music. Since you need a neutral headphone, the M50's would be the way to go correct? If I do decide to get the M50's I want them to have the coiled cord instead of the straight one because I'm also wanting to take it out with me to listen to music and I would if the cord was dangling behind me lol. I usually listen to mostly, pop, hip hop, dubstep, rock, some rap, and a little bit of alternative. So for that genre I'm guessing you would recommend the PRO700's?

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I use bothe the m50's and pro700's when i go on jogs and to the gym. For djing i use the pro700's because of the bass. Seriously for you i would recommend the m50's. Especially if producing music. The m50's do lack a tiny bit of bass compared to the pro700's but nothing that will cause you to regret your decision, especially for what your going to be doing. I also hook both those headphones to my digizoid Z02.3 amp and crank that bass up!! Makes both headphones sound great. Also if you decide to order the m50's, make sure you order the ath-m50 and no the ath-m50s, the s stands for straight cable. At least to me it does :-)

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Originally Posted by deviusdragger View Post

I use bothe the m50's and pro700's when i go on jogs and to the gym. For djing i use the pro700's because of the bass. Seriously for you i would recommend the m50's. Especially if producing music. The m50's do lack a tiny bit of bass compared to the pro700's but nothing that will cause you to regret your decision, especially for what your going to be doing. I also hook both those headphones to my digizoid Z02.3 amp and crank that bass up!! Makes both headphones sound great. Also if you decide to order the m50's, make sure you order the ath-m50 and no the ath-m50s, the s stands for straight cable. At least to me it does :-)



Yeah, I'm going to be getting the M50's. I have done a lot of research and I think they will probably work more. I will be ordering the M50 and not the m50S. I would hate to have that straight cable dangling when I walk around lol, but thanks! I might try out the amp later as well, depending on the price lol and one thing that is random. Are the Beats by Dre good? I've heard they aren't good and that the higher priced ones are good just not for the price. What's your take?

post #8 of 11

ive listened to dres, and i have a pair of beats pro......after i got my pro700's, i just totally abandoned my beats pro. The clarity of the music in them was just horrible compared to my audio technicas. I would say save your money, and dont even look their way. 

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Yeah tha'ts what I was thinking lol thanks for the advice though!

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Originally Posted by deviusdragger View Post

I use bothe the m50's and pro700's when i go on jogs and to the gym. For djing i use the pro700's because of the bass. Seriously for you i would recommend the m50's. Especially if producing music. The m50's do lack a tiny bit of bass compared to the pro700's but nothing that will cause you to regret your decision, especially for what your going to be doing. I also hook both those headphones to my digizoid Z02.3 amp and crank that bass up!! Makes both headphones sound great. Also if you decide to order the m50's, make sure you order the ath-m50 and no the ath-m50s, the s stands for straight cable. At least to me it does :-)

Is the amp worth 100$ just paired up with the two in your opinion ?

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Originally Posted by st1gmatic View Post

I'm a bit noobish when it comes to this stuff, but I was wanting to know, which ones are better? M50s or PRO700s? I have heard so many good reviews about them and the thing that bothers me the most is that I'm afraid the Pro700s are not going to work for me because not only will I be using these headphones for everyday listening to music, but also making dubstep. The M50s are monitoring headphones used for mixing, but the Pro700s are also used for DJing so I don't really see much of a difference between mixing and DJing. I just want to know your thoughts before spending a lot of money please

If I were you I would go for ATH-M50 because it is well-known for its balance sound in low, mids & high as comparing to ATH-Pro700MK2.

If you need more bass, then add an amp.

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