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post #106 of 123
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Originally Posted by mpsipos View Post

The Audio-Technica M50s are of much, much better build quality (real leather); the beats are cheap, flimsy plastic.

The Audio-Technica M50s don't have silly electronic chips in the signal path, requiring you to replace batteries in your headphones, this is ridiculous (I have never had to turn a pair of headphones on).

 

The M50s have superior bass quality, it is much clearer and much more detailed. The mids and highs are both very accurately represented and with great clarity and detail.

The Beats have a larger bass quantity that is muddy and drowns out the mids and highs. It is not difficult to make loud bass, but it is difficult to reproduce bass accurately.

If you want more bass, you can always EQ, as the M50s respond very well to EQing. Maybe get a nice headphone amp that includes a bass boost.

 

Here's a review of the Audio-Technica M50s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPfPFWefdVI&feature=related.

Here's a comparison of the M50s with the top-of-the-line $400 Beats Pros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

 

You final decision is essentially this... Do you want:

 

A.) A headphone with great bass, great mids, great highs, accurate, exceptional sound quality. Great separation, detail, clarity. Good with rock, hip-hop, electronic music, rap, etc. (accurate reproduction of source material) *Extra points for rock-solid build quality* headphones for sound quality

 

B.) A headphone you can show off to people (because they're beats, not because of sound quality), that has muddy, loud bass, and mids/highs that are of substantially lower quality, and requires batteries to play anything. headphones for show

 

If you want A, get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S, if you want B, please do not buy anything other than beats.

 

P.S. - You really don't believe Dr. Dre wears beats for actual music production, do you?

 

2731e146_DrDrewithM50s.jpeg

 

 

what headphone is he using in this pic? it looks nice

post #107 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

so i really like the m50 but they dont have the removable cable an dplay pause control witch is almost a deal breaker is there anything around the same price and quality with that?

The Beats' cable is actually very low quality IMO. I had it once and it's very easy to break. And pause control is another factor that reduces it's sound quality because it creates more distortion in the sound.

post #108 of 123
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

 

what headphone is he using in this pic? it looks nice

It's the M50s that mpsipos has been talking about.

post #109 of 123
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Originally Posted by mpsipos View Post

The Audio-Technica M50s are of much, much better build quality (real leather); the beats are cheap, flimsy plastic.

The Audio-Technica M50s don't have silly electronic chips in the signal path, requiring you to replace batteries in your headphones, this is ridiculous (I have never had to turn a pair of headphones on).

 

The M50s have superior bass quality, it is much clearer and much more detailed. The mids and highs are both very accurately represented and with great clarity and detail.

The Beats have a larger bass quantity that is muddy and drowns out the mids and highs. It is not difficult to make loud bass, but it is difficult to reproduce bass accurately.

If you want more bass, you can always EQ, as the M50s respond very well to EQing. Maybe get a nice headphone amp that includes a bass boost.

 

Here's a review of the Audio-Technica M50s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPfPFWefdVI&feature=related.

Here's a comparison of the M50s with the top-of-the-line $400 Beats Pros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

 

You final decision is essentially this... Do you want:

 

A.) A headphone with great bass, great mids, great highs, accurate, exceptional sound quality. Great separation, detail, clarity. Good with rock, hip-hop, electronic music, rap, etc. (accurate reproduction of source material) *Extra points for rock-solid build quality* headphones for sound quality

 

B.) A headphone you can show off to people (because they're beats, not because of sound quality), that has muddy, loud bass, and mids/highs that are of substantially lower quality, and requires batteries to play anything. headphones for show

 

If you want A, get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S, if you want B, please do not buy anything other than beats.

 

P.S. - You really don't believe Dr. Dre wears beats for actual music production, do you?

 

2731e146_DrDrewithM50s.jpeg

Even though this may sound biased toward the M50s to OP, I think this pretty much describe both the headphones very accurately. I've personally spend time with both of them for quite a while and I must say this is exactly what I feel about them, or Beats headphones in general.

post #110 of 123
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Originally Posted by khoi14021993 View Post

It's the M50s that mpsipos has been talking about.

 

 

i see, the lighting makes it looker very different, i thought its an open headphone with a metallic headband

post #111 of 123
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpsipos View Post

The Audio-Technica M50s are of much, much better build quality (real leather); the beats are cheap, flimsy plastic.

The Audio-Technica M50s don't have silly electronic chips in the signal path, requiring you to replace batteries in your headphones, this is ridiculous (I have never had to turn a pair of headphones on).

 

The M50s have superior bass quality, it is much clearer and much more detailed. The mids and highs are both very accurately represented and with great clarity and detail.

The Beats have a larger bass quantity that is muddy and drowns out the mids and highs. It is not difficult to make loud bass, but it is difficult to reproduce bass accurately.

If you want more bass, you can always EQ, as the M50s respond very well to EQing. Maybe get a nice headphone amp that includes a bass boost.

 

Here's a review of the Audio-Technica M50s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPfPFWefdVI&feature=related.

Here's a comparison of the M50s with the top-of-the-line $400 Beats Pros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

 

You final decision is essentially this... Do you want:

 

A.) A headphone with great bass, great mids, great highs, accurate, exceptional sound quality. Great separation, detail, clarity. Good with rock, hip-hop, electronic music, rap, etc. (accurate reproduction of source material) *Extra points for rock-solid build quality* headphones for sound quality

 

B.) A headphone you can show off to people (because they're beats, not because of sound quality), that has muddy, loud bass, and mids/highs that are of substantially lower quality, and requires batteries to play anything. headphones for show

 

If you want A, get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S, if you want B, please do not buy anything other than beats.

 

P.S. - You really don't believe Dr. Dre wears beats for actual music production, do you?

 

2731e146_DrDrewithM50s.jpeg

 

 

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Originally Posted by mpsipos View Post

The Audio-Technica M50s are of much, much better build quality (real leather); the beats are cheap, flimsy plastic.

The Audio-Technica M50s don't have silly electronic chips in the signal path, requiring you to replace batteries in your headphones, this is ridiculous (I have never had to turn a pair of headphones on).

 

The M50s have superior bass quality, it is much clearer and much more detailed. The mids and highs are both very accurately represented and with great clarity and detail.

The Beats have a larger bass quantity that is muddy and drowns out the mids and highs. It is not difficult to make loud bass, but it is difficult to reproduce bass accurately.

If you want more bass, you can always EQ, as the M50s respond very well to EQing. Maybe get a nice headphone amp that includes a bass boost.

 

Here's a review of the Audio-Technica M50s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPfPFWefdVI&feature=related.

Here's a comparison of the M50s with the top-of-the-line $400 Beats Pros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

 

You final decision is essentially this... Do you want:

 

A.) A headphone with great bass, great mids, great highs, accurate, exceptional sound quality. Great separation, detail, clarity. Good with rock, hip-hop, electronic music, rap, etc. (accurate reproduction of source material) *Extra points for rock-solid build quality* headphones for sound quality

 

B.) A headphone you can show off to people (because they're beats, not because of sound quality), that has muddy, loud bass, and mids/highs that are of substantially lower quality, and requires batteries to play anything. headphones for show

 

If you want A, get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50S, if you want B, please do not buy anything other than beats.

 

P.S. - You really don't believe Dr. Dre wears beats for actual music production, do you?

 

2731e146_DrDrewithM50s.jpeg

yeah i know beats suck for most everything...ill probobly get the m50 hahah you are very good at proving your point and thanks for not just screeming "DONT BUY BEATS THEY SUCK SUCK SUCK!!!" hahhaa

post #112 of 123
Thread Starter 

i think ill go with the ath-m50 also this is off topic but i notice a huge difference in sound quality when i listen to music on my laptop compared to ipod touch. My laptop gives the headphones much more bass and more detail, would buying a cheap little amp make my ipod sound as good as my laptop?

post #113 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

i think ill go with the ath-m50 also this is off topic but i notice a huge difference in sound quality when i listen to music on my laptop compared to ipod touch. My laptop gives the headphones much more bass and more detail, would buying a cheap little amp make my ipod sound as good as my laptop?

Um... for me my iPod tends to give a crisper and cleaner sound than my laptop so... what you need is a dac in that case.
post #114 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

i think ill go with the ath-m50 also this is off topic but i notice a huge difference in sound quality when i listen to music on my laptop compared to ipod touch. My laptop gives the headphones much more bass and more detail, would buying a cheap little amp make my ipod sound as good as my laptop?

Maybe a FiiO e6 which is going for $22.99 on amazon 

http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E6-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005HJWWW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343024254&sr=8-1&keywords=fiio+%C3%AA

 

BTW, What laptop are you using?

post #115 of 123
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by khoi14021993 View Post

Maybe a FiiO e6 which is going for $22.99 on amazon 

http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E6-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B005HJWWW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343024254&sr=8-1&keywords=fiio+%C3%AA

 

BTW, What laptop are you using?

yeah i was looking at that too but idk if its good or not. A 15.6 inch toshiba l755

post #116 of 123
Thread Starter 

actaualy nvm about that, i changed the bit rate on my ipod and it sounds a lot better

 

but im woundering what you guys think about the shure srh440

post #117 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

actaualy nvm about that, i changed the bit rate on my ipod and it sounds a lot better

 

but im woundering what you guys think about the shure srh440

What bit rate are you using?

I don't know about the 440, but the 840 or 940 suits your price range better, and they're nice headphones too. And the FiiO E6 is definitely worth the extra $23. It sounds so much better than the price suggests.

post #118 of 123
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by khoi14021993 View Post

What bit rate are you using?

I don't know about the 440, but the 840 or 940 suits your price range better, and they're nice headphones too. And the FiiO E6 is definitely worth the extra $23. It sounds so much better than the price suggests.

192 kbps to save space on my ipod i did have it at like 123 or something and e6 is good? i might pick one up with a slightly cheaper pair of headphones i dont know

post #119 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

And what about v-moda? are there any good ones in my price range?

Save up $30 or $50 for the V-Moda Crossfade M-80's. It's worth it. Sound great and look awesome. I'm 13 too! Or wait till Black Friday and grab the Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10's for $94 like I did. Or buy used ones.

post #120 of 123
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Originally Posted by ilikedonkeys39 View Post

192 kbps to save space on my ipod i did have it at like 123 or something and e6 is good? i might pick one up with a slightly cheaper pair of headphones i dont know

Put your music into 320 kbps now!! Or FLAC. You'll notice the difference.

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