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Im planning on upgrading my ath-m50's soon, my budget would be around 300 dollars. I listen mostly to rock like green day, audioslave, guns and roses, etc. I personally don't feel the ath-m50 does well in rock because when I compared them to my sennheiser ie60's and it just sounded overall worse. The vocals sounded more clear in the ie60 and the instruments were much more alive. The guitar sounded much better in the ie60 and the most notable difference were the drums. When listening to the ie60, The drums were loud and had a lot of impact and when I listened to my m50, I could barely hear the drums. Which closed headphone around 300 dollars would suit me better and be an improvement over the m50? I dont care if its over the ear or on ear either one is good for me.

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bump

post #3 of 37

m50...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...i mean try the AKG k550 or shure srh-940. although both have less bass than the m50

post #4 of 37

Instead of bumping, you should consider posting on the "Recommendations" thread in this section of the forum.

post #5 of 37

If you are willing to go with an amp, the DT990 Pro, in my opinions, is a very good value, and it's also quite a significant upgrade from M50.

post #6 of 37

Ultrasone 750 Pro / HFI 780

 

Wait till Sept for V-MODA M-100

 

D2000

 

:) 

 

Cheerz !

post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by valerianaoff View Post

Ultrasone 750 Pro / HFI 780

 

Wait till Sept for V-MODA M-100

 

D2000

 

:) 

 

Cheerz !

thanks, do you think the ultrasone pro 750 will be good for rock or mainly for electronic music due to the bass? Also, are they aggressive headphones cause I dislike headphones which are calmer or laid back

post #8 of 37
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Originally Posted by daniel521 View Post

thanks, do you think the ultrasone pro 750 will be good for rock or mainly for electronic music due to the bass? Also, are they aggressive headphones cause I dislike headphones which are calmer or laid back


Yes-- & laid back is one thing that the Pro 750 is not.

post #9 of 37

The K550's are great value now, and a brilliant upgrade from the M50s, especially if you amp them. They would be perfect for rock music

post #10 of 37
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the pro 750 looks great! Do you think I will enjoy the pro 900 or are they a bit laid back compared to the pro 750?

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the pro 750 looks great! Do you think I will enjoy the pro 900 or are they a bit laid back compared to the pro 750?


The 900 is a basshead can.  If that's what you want, it is a good (and expensive) one.

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The 900 is a basshead can.  If that's what you want, it is a good (and expensive) one.

will a fiio e11 make the pro 900 sound good? Will they sound at their full potential or would I need a better amp for that?

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I don't think the PRO750 or 900 are the best choice for your taste in music. It will be more "clear" sounding and also more lively than the M50 but guitar/acoustic instruments sound weird (metallic/peaky) on the Ultrasones to me. And to dismiss the 900 as just a basshead can in comparison to the 750 is a mistake, the 900 is an upgrade in everyway to me ( I liked the 900 and got the 750 after a gave my 900s away and thought they were nothing special). Oh and I didnt think they really needed a powerful amp so the e11 should be enough.

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post

I don't think the PRO750 or 900 are the best choice for your taste in music. It will be more "clear" sounding and also more lively than the M50 but guitar/acoustic instruments sound weird (metallic/peaky) on the Ultrasones to me. And to dismiss the 900 as just a basshead can in comparison to the 750 is a mistake, the 900 is an upgrade in everyway to me ( I liked the 900 and got the 750 after a gave my 900s away and thought they were nothing special). Oh and I didnt think they really needed a powerful amp so the e11 should be enough.

well I listen to rock a lot but I also listen to some electronic music so if I bought the pro 900 I would use the m50 for rock and the pro 900 for electronic music. Do you think the pro 900 is the best basshead can the 300-350 dollar budget?

post #15 of 37

The D2000 is slow for faster paced electronica and rock, even though its bass is really fun to listen to. The Ultrasones are definitely faster but the mids don't do rock justice. Try one of the Hifiman's. I have the HE-500 and they are my favourite for electronic and rock easily over the D2000 and will be better then the Ultrasones. At your price range, the HE-400 is a really good option. Just read that you need a closed phone, okay maybe not the Hifiman's then. Since you really like the drums, then try the KRK KNS 8400, they render percussion, drums and bass instruments by far as one of the best and are up there with my HE-500. All real instruments come alive with the right punch and the right tonality in rock and pretty much any genre. They are better than my D2000 in that regards easily and the Ultrasone's as well. Also while the bass quantity isn't like the Ultrasone's or Denon's, the 8400 can also go down into that 20Hz range. They are meant as monitoring cans. I find them somewhere in the middle of natural and neutral, they are very fun to listen to as well. If you have lot of drums, you will love the 8400 over the M50, been there done that. However, you'll need a good amp and dac. I suggest Fiio E10, as then you'll definitely be within the budget of $300. 

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