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Poll Results: HD 449 or ATH-M50

 
  • 38% (24)
    HD 449
  • 61% (38)
    ATH-M50
62 Total Votes  
post #46 of 77
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Originally Posted by usernamekoh View Post

ATH M50 THE BEST! 

 


Edited by Achmedisdead - 1/22/13 at 6:00am
post #47 of 77

check out this 449 mod... makes it a good headphone

http://www.head-fi.org/a/sennheiser-449-mod-possibly-4-8-mod

post #48 of 77

The only thing HD 449 is better in, is comfort.

post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

The only thing HD 449 is better in, is comfort.

Agree.

post #50 of 77

but the vote said it all ATH-M50 > hd449

post #51 of 77

http://www.head-fi.org/t/553483/ath-m50-removable-cable-mod 

 

 

hello 8 people the problem is solved deadhorse.gif

post #52 of 77
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Originally Posted by usernamekoh View Post

but the vote said it all ATH-M50 > hd449

 

Agreed.

post #53 of 77
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

LOL

anyways... if you're in need of some extra cash, I guess you could go for the v6 as an alternative. Although I'm not sure if you've already crossed it off the list. There are some comparisons here on head-fi between them :)

post #54 of 77

I know this is an old post but are you serious?  The M50's really suck up against a proper simple mod on the 449.  Do the two hole Bass mod ( not the one linked above) and add 439 Velours on the 449 and you got a beast of a low -entry level phone.  With the mod-the bass is deeper, tighter with more layers ( M50 = king of one note bass), the mids and treble are fantastic.  And the soundstage and image the 449 produce the M50 only wishes it could sound as good. 

Don't get me wrong the M50 is a "Good" phone while the modded 449 is a "Great" phone.


Edited by Magicman74 - 1/28/13 at 10:36pm
post #55 of 77

HD 449 is the better allrounder

-better mids

-soundstage

-imaging

-highs

-comfort

m50 is all hype people just like the detail(well studio monitor here!!!) , forward sound and bloated bass

post #56 of 77

Hi I see that there are a lot of people who know the HD449's
I actually live in Sydney and want cans preferably over ears but will settle with on ears if comfy.....

I have the following headphones available to me under AUD150

HD449

HD439

UE 4000

MDR-V55

MDR-XB600

I'm gonna get the MDR-1R's in July need something on a temporary basis....

I'll also get a E17 or E12 in July can't decide!!!!!
I have also have a XBA-3 which I love but want something with a little more bass....

And when I say little I mean little.......

I am siding towards the HD449 or the UE 4000....
I listen to rock pop and acoustic music......

Thanks in advance.....


Edited by akash neagi - 2/24/13 at 5:51am
post #57 of 77
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Originally Posted by usernamekoh View Post

ATH M50 THE BEST! 

They certainly aren't! But for 160 euros (in where I live) they definitely are and I vote for M50!

However I personally decided to buy Roland RH-A30 instead of M50 and I did that fully consciously. I auditioned both and made a decision. But back then I was looking for high quality, high detail sound and I didn't really mind whether it will be open or closed can.

Now I am looking for closed cans, and it really is tough decision. However I won't be buying M50 and it won't be HD449 either. It also won't be any Sennheiser, and it is very unlikely that it would be some ATH. If your ears are small then maybe get Momentum, otherwise I'm interested my-self what headphones are good. Is M50 really the only choice...?
Edited by koolas - 8/13/13 at 2:47pm
post #58 of 77
Considering the price differences, in my country m50 is slightly more expensive. I think HD449 is a better value considering they are lighter and sounds more neutral. hd449 is a budget monitoring headphone, its one of those headphone that has a true-to-recording. You will need an amp to drive both headphone( like the cheap fiio e6 $30). To my taste, m50 is not neutral, it has some Bass boost that is sometime overwhelming. If you want more honest sound, as a musician, i would recommend Hd449 more, for basshead, i say no to the two.
post #59 of 77
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Originally Posted by akash neagi View Post

Hi I see that there are a lot of people who know the HD449's

I actually live in Sydney and want cans preferably over ears but will settle with on ears if comfy.....
I have the following headphones available to me under AUD150
HD449
HD439
UE 4000
MDR-V55
MDR-XB600
I'm gonna get the MDR-1R's in July need something on a temporary basis....
I'll also get a E17 or E12 in July can't decide!!!!!

I have also have a XBA-3 which I love but want something with a little more bass....
And when I say little I mean little.......
I am siding towards the HD449 or the UE 4000....

I listen to rock pop and acoustic music......
Thanks in advance.....

Rock and pop music? Depend on how you use them, if you're going to travel a lot then HD439 is a good bargain(considering their detachable cable). While if you listen at home, you may want an open back headphone or some semi-open like Hd449 or xb600
post #60 of 77
By the way, Beyerdynamic custom one pro should be better than this two, better built and overall sound. i have been using the 4 adjutable sound(mainly bass) and its very useful from Classical music to Hip Hop.Do not be a victim of review that says the adjustable bass port in custom one pro are useless, its very useful, considering the price of custom one pro is almost the same as M50 and hd449(depending on which country and their sales) but its $160 at amazon now, the best bargain ever.
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