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^ There are lots of other better cans out there, but for much more money.

For the price paid though, the Uptowns really are very nice.  They have a nice natural and mostly flat EQ sound.
Very good for hearing sound exactly as it is coming from the source, assuming the source is nice and neutral.
I paid $50 (brand new on Ebay) for mine and it was well worth it. You'd have to pay $200-$250 or more to get better sound. 

what examples of 200-250 more?
the ath-m50 or the UE6000 are one of those or the uptown is still better overall?

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what examples of 200-250 more?
the ath-m50 or the UE6000 are one of those or the uptown is still better overall?


More than 200-250? Take your pic, there are TONS in that domain.
I forgot about the ATH-M50 though, and those would be just about equal to the Uptowns, but at a higher price.
I've seen some post they like the Uptown better, yet some like the M50 better. I think they are really close.
You do get the portability option with the M50 though, if that is worth the extra money to you.
There is also now the M50x with detachable cable too.
I am not familiar with the UE6000.

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I think the uptowns is a much more enjoyable package compared to the M50. The pads are way better, so is isolation which is pretty damn good on the philips. They do sound very similar though. None of the mentioned are flat sounding, and even though the M50 is marketed as a studio monitor it´s way way off in the tuning to even come close to a monitor headphone. 

 

Yes there are better cans out there, but i don´t think the m50 is one of them. And it really depends on what you want. For pure listening pleasure the M50/uptown is a good choice for most people who like a little bass and some treble peaks to make things sound enjoyable and fun. For people who want a true sounding monitor and all the pro/cons that comes with them, look elsewhere. 

 

This is one of the reasons i think you can´t just have one set of cans. I change headphones / iems alot depending on what i am listening to and what mood i´m in. But as a all round headphone the philips is good, if you still can get it since it is discontinued. 

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