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Hey! I am new to head fi but i love the site but anyways im just a listener who wants good audio quality my music Player is a samsung flight 2 just a phone i never had a good set of headphones before so i did some research i stumbled upon the m50s but i was wondering if that would even be worth it in my case if it would even improve sound quality? Also i will be doing my listning mostly in a bus,car or at home and i listen to hip hop/rap i would love to hear back thanks!!

post #2 of 37

You can try M-Audio Q40. I heard it's better than M50s.
 

post #3 of 37

That all depends. What kind of music files are on your phone (I assume they're MP3). What bitrate are they at (128kbps, 320kbps, etc)? Do you hear any static coming through when you just plug regular earbuds into it? There's a lot of factors to consider.

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

That all depends. What kind of music files are on your phone (I assume they're MP3). What bitrate are they at (128kbps, 320kbps, etc)? Do you hear any static coming through when you just plug regular earbuds into it? There's a lot of factors to consider.

I agree. The quality of the music is a huge factor. For instance, on YouTube videos, you can hear a noticeable difference between 360p and 1080p. Just saying...

post #5 of 37
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there anything from 128 through 320 kbs but my player is a phone does it matter?

post #6 of 37
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there anything from 128 through 320 kbs but my player is a phone does it matter?


Yes, it definitely matters. I'd just put some regular earbuds in your ears in a quiet room and give a listen to the phone without any music playing. If you can hear a lot of static, it's probably not worth getting something high-end. If it's relatively noise-free, it means that your phone likely has a decent DAC (digital-to-analog converter) inside it and can produce passable sound quality, in which case the investment is worth it.

post #7 of 37
Thread Starter 
Well there is definately no static in anysongs on my regular apple ear buds none what so ever
post #8 of 37

You should be fine then. Your only possible issue is if your phone would be a little on the weak side to properly power a good pair of headphones. Something as simple as a cheap FiiO E6 will fix that up and give you multi-level bass boost to boot.

post #9 of 37
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do you know anything about the sennheiser hd 429

post #10 of 37
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do you know anything about the sennheiser hd 429


If you want something bassy, it won't satisfy you at all. It's technically accurate, but its sound is not very involving.

post #11 of 37

For cheaper headphones I find the Grados quite good,as they are heavily coloured and thus very involving!

post #12 of 37
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i think im gonna get the m50s but what does an amp really do is there an eq in an amp?

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Originally Posted by Assuredthronee View Post

i think im gonna get the m50s but what does an amp really do is there an eq in an amp?


An amplifier, in its purest form, makes music louder. That's its original capacity, and that's what the E6 does. In addition, the E6 has two bass boost modes in which is amplifies the bass specifically to different levels above that of the other ranges, therefore achievign a bassier sound.

 

If and when you get into the upper echelons of hi-fi, amplifiers have another purpose aside from simply powering a pair of headphones to a difference volume, and each has its own unique sound signature. For your purposes, however, the E6 would simply make the music louder, boost bass if you want it, and better power the ATH-M50.

post #14 of 37
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well i read that the m50s dont benefit much from an amp?

post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by Assuredthronee View Post

well i read that the m50s dont benefit much from an amp?

They don't benefit much, but I'm not saying you should get the E6 for its amping capabilities. If you like bass, get it for the multiple bass boost settings on the cheap. Amplification is merely an aside there.

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