I'm really happy with my D2000 cans that I use at home, but I'm also looking for something portable. I consider myself a "bassy-head", not so much a "basshead". Unlike most, I dont' really consider the D2000 to be "basshead" cans - while they do extend quite low and have some rumble - the bass doesn't swallow up the rest of the band like typical basshead cans (Q40 is one example). They remain clean and detailed throughout the entire range. I've read a lot of positive reviews about the V-Moda M-80's and I'm wondering if these are a good compliment to the D2000's? I think the M-50 is another possibility. I'm curious to hear some thoughts from anyone who owns these two (or three) headphones.
- productAudio-Technica ATH-M50Stagged by System, 6/19/12
- productDenon AHD2000 High Performance Over-Ear Headphonestagged by System, 6/19/12
- categoryHeadphonestagged by System, 6/19/12
- categoryOver Eartagged by System, 6/19/12
- productSennheiser HD 25-1 II Professional Headphonetagged by System, 6/19/12
- productSony MDR-Z1000tagged by System, 6/19/12
- productV-MODA Crossfade M-80tagged by System, 6/19/12
Related Forum Threads
- Help me find a new pair of over-ear headphones! Last post on 10/5/12 at 2:10am in Headphones (full-size)
- Looking for my perfect set of cans Last post on 8/8/12 at 8:05pm in Headphones (full-size)
- Accurate/Neutral Sounding Headphones for Recording, Mixing, Tracking and General Listening for... Last post on 7/3/12 at 2:53am in Headphones (full-size)
- Street cred with hipsters and overears, $500? Last post on 1/4/13 at 8:42am in Headphones (full-size)
- A little more mids than the M50s, in the same price range? (Maybe $180) Last post on 8/10/12 at 12:32pm in Headphones (full-size)
2013 Head-Fi Summer Buying Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)
Last edited: 8/19/13
- 2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Over-Ear)Last edited: 5/13/13
- 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (Over-Ear Headphones)Last edited: 2/5/14
- Headphone ImpedanceLast edited: 8/18/12
- Buying Guide Headphones By Price RangeLast edited: 10/26/12
Remember Edifier? The company that now owns Stax? I recently covered their e10 Exclaim desktop speakers and found them rather impressive for just $99. While making a nice budget speaker is...
This is my first review, so please bear with me if I'm not particularly clear. 1) This is a headphones that takes time to appreciate 2) 1/2 star for the sound quality, 4&1/2 star for getting...
The AH-D7100's immediately became my go-to headphones for daily use since the day I purchased them three weeks ago. They sound much fuller compared to my Beyerdynamic T5P's and produce high sound...
You get what you see. Nothing extra. CNT or "Carbon nano tube" diaphrams/drivers were developed by the Chinese (I studied this) and J.V.C was the first to mass produce it in their...
I could not recommend these headphones more, they sound better than anything else i have had the opportunity to listen to for more than five minutes. They take the best parts of the headphones i...
Anyone own both D2000 AND M-80 ???post #1 of 116/18/12 at 1:30pmThread Starter
Gear mentioned in this thread:post #2 of 116/18/12 at 1:44pm
I personally love my M-80s and find them to be a good complement to my M50s and HD25s. I actually find them to be a bit more balanced across the spectrum than the M50s. They're also nice and smooth while also being detailed and have a decent soundstage (better than HD25 in that regard and not as edgy).
I find the bass impactful and the extension is nice. They have a warm character similar to my Denon D1000 and the mids/vocals are very natural IMO. The treble is a bit polite on the M-80 but you can always EQ it a bit for extra sparkle. Hope this helps.post #3 of 116/18/12 at 2:18pmThread Starter
Thanks for your input. It's hard to gauge the bass quantity on the M-80's. Some people call them bassy, and others (like you) call them balanced. I guess that's what subjectivity is all about. I found a like new pair for only $130, so I'm gonna give 'em a shot.
FYI: I owned the Sony Z1000's for about a week. I read some reviews that said they had good bass while being very clear and detailed, but not to my ears. Great headphones - sharp and punchy - just too analytical for me.post #4 of 116/18/12 at 2:33pm
I have the V-80s which I believe are the same as the M80s and I don't find they are bass monsters either... They produce a very good sound though and every genre I've listen to with them sound A-Ok! Be aware though that they are "on-ear" headphones so... they are definitely NOT as comfortable as the Dx000 (at least to me...)post #5 of 117/26/12 at 3:51am
I own both but I sold M80 few weeks after having bought it.
Too much bass, nice mids, not enough upper-mids & highs for my taste.
To my ears, D2000 is MUCH better and more comfortable too, but of course not really portable.
I'm now looking at HD25 & KRK KNSpost #6 of 118/24/12 at 9:24pmpost #7 of 118/24/12 at 11:09pm
I own/owned all 3. In terms of bass quantity (mid bass anyway) I thought the M80s were quite a bit more bassier than the D2000/M50. The D2000 and M50 sound fairly similar (with the D2000 being more refined overall) but the M80 is much less treble heavy than both of them. If you move to the V-Moda's from the Denon, the +lows -highs might make them sound a little bloated but technically they are quite good.
I wouldn't get the M50 because they are more of a downgrade than a sidegrade but the M80 should be okay and they are quite portable.post #8 of 118/25/12 at 12:21ampost #9 of 118/25/12 at 12:36ampost #10 of 118/25/12 at 3:17ampost #11 of 118/25/12 at 5:50am
I also own both. But they are very different cans. The M80 has a very good soundstage for the size that they are. That was the most shocking thing to me...exactly how small they are. But they do a good job. The D2000 has a much bigger soundstage. Sometimes I get the feeling that the mids of the D2000 are a tad recessed when I'm listening to music, but they are always great when it comes to movies. The bass on the D2000 is fuller and more robust while the bass on the M80 seems to be a bit more punchy. I think they are both great for what they do, but they really are kind of different animals altogether. I also don't consider either headphone a bass monster.
- Anyone own both D2000 AND M-80 ???
Gear mentioned in this thread:
- 2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Over-Ear)
- › Production of HE-400 stopped? Is there gonna be a successor? 7 seconds ago
- › Music Game IX 1 minute ago
- › What's your foobar2000 setup? 2 minutes ago
- › WOO-HOOOO... WA7 "fireflies"!!! 3 minutes ago
- › What will be your best small DAC at $1000 3 minutes ago
- › Noble Audio - the Wizard returns! 3 minutes ago
- › Optimum Software Gain Level 4 minutes ago
- › Onkyo CR-N755 advice 4 minutes ago
- › New Releases 2014 - No Records Released Before 2014 5 minutes ago
- › Shure SE846: A New In-Ear Flagship From Shure. Finally!... 5 minutes ago
- › Edifier USA Spinnaker Media Speaker System (Black) by project86
- › Aftershokz Sportz M2 AS320 Open Ear Sports Headphones by sensible
- › Denon AH-D7100 Music Maniac by sjp3003
- › JVC Kenwood Victer stereo headphones HA-SZ2000 japan import by Hawaiibadboy
- › PSB M4U 1 by yay101
- › SONY Stereo headphones black MDR-1RMK2/B by Nec3
- › Audio-Technica ATH-M50S by turbomustang84
- › Superlux HD669 by mang0
- › IFI Gemini usb cable by turo91
- › Sony Over-Ear Headphones - MDR-10R by a_recording
- › The Best BASS Headphones ( a Head-Fi Wiki) by Hawaiibadboy
- › 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (In-Ear... by joe
- › 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (Over-Ear... by joe
- › 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (Over-Ear... by joe
- › Adjusting bias on Stax tube amplifiers by ardilla
- › Headphone Power Calculator Spreadsheet by robrob
- › Headphone-to-Speaker-Amp Interface With... by robrob
- › Headphone Resistor Network Calculator by robrob
- › 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide by jude
- › 2013 Head-Fi Winter Gift Guide (Introduction) by jude