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post #16 of 24

 

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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

I guess I feel that the 840's are a bit of a move sideways from the ATH M50's

rather than being clearly better.  But that's a debate that still continues. :-)

 

OP has the Sony and does not have the AT.

post #17 of 24

 

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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

 

 

OP has the Sony and does not have the AT.

 


Yes, I know. 

Just was mentioning that if wants to move to the M50 or 840, those two

are somewhat of a sideways move between them - I slightly favor the

sound of the 840 over the M50, but I like the comfort and build quality

of the M50 over the 840.

 

post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hmm. So Brainwavz HM5 or Audio Technica ATH-M50? cool.gif

post #19 of 24

 

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Originally Posted by satointl View Post

Hmm. So Brainwavz HM5 or Audio Technica ATH-M50? cool.gif

 


They're very different in terms of the way they sound.  You probably should decide which sound signature you like best.  The HM5 is neutral.  The M50 has a "V" shaped EQ. 

 

Other factors: the HM5 comes with a case and a many goodies; the M50 is smaller and folds up.

post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 

Well since I have the MDRV6, which has a V shaped EQ, I should go and try one that is neutral right? And those overpriced cans like the Beats.. Are they V shaped or neutral? Sorry for all the questions.. I haven't got the slightest clue in audio terminology. :p

post #21 of 24

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Well, This is a comparison between the Beats and the DT990s. The 990s are a lot more even and neutral than the beats. The beats have a  large bass hump and roll off in the highs. Just thought you might wanna see this, OP.

post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hahaha thanks... But I just wanted to know if the 'higher up' headphones were neutral or V shaped. I can't afford Beats anyways hehe.. :p

post #23 of 24

The more expensive the headphones become, the smaller the difference will become between headphones of certain price ranges. Neutral comes in different flavours...

 

You should, before playing with headphones actually build yourself a decent audio set up as a reference. The headphone is the last component in the audio system (if you count yourself out as external feedback).

post #24 of 24

I'm really getting a kick out of my Sony V-6/Fiio E09K combo!  The sound signature reminds me of my buddy's rig from the late 70's/early 80's.  He had a Stax 12S Ear Speaker Integrated-Amp using it as a Pre-Amp driving a Mitsubishi power amp, with a 100 watts per side into a pair of B&W DM-7's. The Sony V-6's remind me also of the B&W 801's...I remember his rig being bright with not a lot of bass extension but a lot of Mid-Bass slam and detail in the highs!

 

I like Bright sound as my hearing in the Hi-Frequency's is not what it used to be (as I'm in my 50's now) and love DETAIL! I don't like extreme V-Curve to a fault, but I do like 2Khz-etc to be dipped a bit to bring out the High's details.  I use a really great parametric EQ from the Apple App. Store that I highly recommend (Equalizer (Parametric) Audioforge Labs Inc.) I have tried a lot of the others and hands down this one is GREAT!

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