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Thread Starter 

Well I have been hearing lots of different choices of different bass headphones. I am a Newbie at this stuff so I need a little advice and help on which to choose from. I was looking for headphones that are great for electronic music as stated in the title that could be used for Portable devices such as iPods, Iphones, etc. I really don't want to have to use an amp :L. I care for bass but not too too much where everything I hear is bass. Something that gives me that hype to want to keep on listening. I dont want anything to be laid back either.. I also have a problem with headphones leaking, so I would like them to be closed and Over ear. Any suggestions? comfort is always important too :3

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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post

Well I have been hearing lots of different choices of different bass headphones. I am a Newbie at this stuff so I need a little advice and help on which to choose from. I was looking for headphones that are great for electronic music as stated in the title that could be used for Portable devices such as iPods, Iphones, etc. I really don't want to have to use an amp :L. I care for bass but not too too much where everything I hear is bass. Something that gives me that hype to want to keep on listening. I dont want anything to be laid back either.. I also have a problem with headphones leaking, so I would like them to be closed and Over ear. Any suggestions? comfort is always important too :3

 

Heya,

 

Look into:

 

Ultrasone HFI 580

AudioTechnica A900X

Sony XB700

AudioTechnica M50

Shure SRH 750 DJ

 

Very best,

post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thank you! will do :)

post #4 of 26

200 is the magic word for a lot of headphones.

 

AIAIAI TMA-1

Xone XD 53

HD25-1 II

XB700 (Good recommendation earlier)

ATH ESW9

Phiaton MS400

post #5 of 26

Can consider

 

Phillips uptown

 

Cheerz!

post #6 of 26

The uptown is a pretty good buy. I've got a pair myself.

 

Also...Koss Pro DJ100

 

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Originally Posted by valerianaoff View Post

Can consider

 

Phillips uptown

 

Cheerz!

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

I am hearing really great reviews about the uptowns. I am also hearing that the volume switch on the cable can be a bit annoying on how it can changes the volume rather too quickly to being very quiet. Any thoughts?

post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by joseisanewb012 View Post

I am hearing really great reviews about the uptowns. I am also hearing that the volume switch on the cable can be a bit annoying on how it can changes the volume rather too quickly to being very quiet. Any thoughts?

I honestly wish the volume control wasn't there. They need an amp regardless. If a recording isn't pushed to the loudness limit it doesn't get loud enough for me most of the time. This is from my MBP or iPhone. Other than that and a hard time getting a comfy fit on the ears they're great.
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

Any thoughts on the Crossfades?

post #10 of 26

I'm in the same situation as you. I'm a great EDM fan, and plan to look for some portability and ofc great sound. After literally weeks of search, I'm between the ATH-M50 and the Crossfades LP2. 

post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by amipat01 View Post

I'm in the same situation as you. I'm a great EDM fan, and plan to look for some portability and ofc great sound. After literally weeks of search, I'm between the ATH-M50 and the Crossfades LP2. 

Wow exactly! I hear the Crossfades are a bit more on the bass side than the M50. Oh by the way, is there any distinct difference between the lp and the lp2?

post #12 of 26

You got a good idea. The ATH-M50 is the most popular non-beats headphone for a reason it compares with $250+ headphones. It has clearer sound and more balanced out with better base than most headphones. The Crossfades have better base, but I heard that in some songs it can make the vocals seem less clearer. The difference between the lp and lp2 other than the looks is that the LP2 sacrifices some base for clearer mids/highs, which is why LP2 is still a headphone I'm looking at. But I don't know to what extent. Plus the LP2 comes with a 4 foot cable just for ipods and mp3s, not just the long 8 feet cable most over ear headphones come with. LP2 also comes with a long cable for home use. However, the ATH-M50 comes with a coiled cable that stretches from 4 feet to like 9 feet. That's still pretty good I just hope it doesn't weigh to much in my pockets if I decide to get it yaknow. LP2 is $184 and ATH-M50 is $130-$145. But price shouldn't really be a factor cause they're both generally close.

 

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 

The reason why I am looking more at the Lps than the M50s is because they have detachable cables, while the ATH don't. I am just wondering if the vmodas are good for any electronic music :l I suppose so because of the bass, but I am afraid that it will be overpowering. Similar to the beats. I like bass, but not as much as a bass head because that is not the only thing that is important with audio quality. 

post #14 of 26

I love my M-Audio Q40 for anything EDM, especially hardstyle cuz of it's strong but textured bass response, I hear all the elements in the hardstyle kicks so clearly but I guess it's not the most portable option around. :P I'd look into HFI-580 or V-Moda LP2 possibly but it might have too much bass but it works quite good ampless though but I think the way you worded it, they have a touch too much bass for your liking possibly. HFI-580 definitely don't have overhelming bass but decently punchy bass, probably more along the lines you're looking for and this headphone is on the more aggressive/forward sounding side, definitely not laid-back and kinda geared towards EDM IMO.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/12/12 at 11:15am
post #15 of 26

Well the LP2 has less bass than the LP, and clearer mids and highs. The Crossfade LP and Crossfade LP2 were made for EDM music lol. They are known as DJ headphones and their objective was for EDM. Avicii in his last set about a week ago at LOLLAPALOOZA or something was wearing Crossfades throughout his whole set. Not sure whether LP or LP2, but thats not the point. ATH-M50 is good for EDM music, but its also good for other genres. Thats why I'm so stumped between these two. 

 

These is a great video review comparing the two but I still can't make a decision lol. I always do this when it comes to buying something not cheap and long term. 

 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3HHxmfxlfo

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINp3o6keB4&feature=relmfu

 

Tell me what you guys think?? 

Btw for EDM I like the whole pack. Avicii, Alesso, SHM, Ingrosso, Axwell, etc.

And other artists include, Lupe, Rick Ross, Maroon 5


Edited by amipat01 - 8/12/12 at 11:29am
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