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A151's or ATH-CKM50's for Metal?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Both are priced around the same and I need some new earbuds. I have tried the A151's before and they were absolutely fantastic. Only thing I am looking for is bass that does not ruin the midrange since I listen to metal.

 

So which one would you guys recommend?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-CKM50ABK-In-ear-Diaphragm-Headphones/dp/B002GYVZ2A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331152371&sr=8-1

 

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-A151-BK-Balanced-Armature-Headphones/dp/B004OBZ2XQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331152395&sr=8-1

post #2 of 10

I love the ckm50s.  http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATH-CKM50ABK cheap too

post #3 of 10

i love them too, but for harsh metal recordings your ears will be in shattered pieces with them.

 

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

I heard the bass is very overpowering though, and sometimes it makes the mids hard to hear. Do you think I would have a problem with that if I buy the CKM50's?

post #5 of 10

no, not at all. its like a woofer- kind of dual driver like.

Only thing holding back the mids is the V shaped response.

post #6 of 10

It's definitely a bit V shaped. Recessed mids. But the Sub-bass is much stronger than the bass, definitely like a subwoofer or woofer. It's also extremely comfortable and durable, but isolation is poor. Look at the CKM50 appreciation thread for more info. 

post #7 of 10

not to redirect you away from these but i think the highs are a little too much.

post #8 of 10


 

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Originally Posted by mingamo View Post

not to redirect you away from these but i think the highs are a little too much.



on the CKM50s? If so, then can you explain what you mean by that? Because I personally disagree(your opinion is perfectly valid though). 

post #9 of 10
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on the CKM50s? If so, then can you explain what you mean by that? Because I personally disagree(your opinion is perfectly valid though). 

 

I feel that they have too much sparkle, which can get fatiguing at times.

 

post #10 of 10

Yes, pushed slightly hard, but awesome for a crazy listening experience on certain tracks.

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