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ATH-M50 vs Shure SRH840 vs SRH940 vs Beyerdynamic DT770 vs AKG K550

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Hi all,

 

I'm looking for the pair of headphones which has the best sound quality while also being comfortable with reasonable isolation. I plan on using my laptop alone to drive these without the use of an amp. I will use these to listen to music of which i listen to a range of  genres so something that can fit all types of music will be great, but i will primarily be using these to watch movies and TV shows. I'm super confused as to which one to get so thought i would ask you guys.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thank you!

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Hi all,

 

I'm looking for the pair of headphones which has the best sound quality while also being comfortable with reasonable isolation. I plan on using my laptop alone to drive these without the use of an amp. I will use these to listen to music of which i listen to a range of  genres so something that can fit all types of music will be great, but i will primarily be using these to watch movies and TV shows. I'm super confused as to which one to get so thought i would ask you guys.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thank you!


- Primarily for movies and TV shows;  the m50s are not the best for this

- Sound quality and isolation; If you want something neutral, the 840s or 770s are probably the way to go. If you enjoy vocals, the 940s are probably better. All are insanely comfortable after some break-in time. The headband of the 840 is notorious for being annoying at first, but it eventually bends to your will wink.gif.

 

Any of those guys will be great. I am slightly biased in that I have the 840s and enjoy the hell out of them, so I would suggest getting them. However, the other two guys are ones I've always wanted to try out. Good luck!

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The JVC HA-S500's are an pretty good solution for what you're looking for.  The only issue might be comfort if you wear glasses.  As long as that's not an issue though, they're simply amazing for the price.  Sound quality is far above what they cost and they isolate very well.  They're extremely versatile and I haven't found a single genre of music that they can't handle well.  Movies and TV are excellent too.  They also fold up for portability.
 


Edited by Skian64 - 8/25/12 at 10:48am
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The JVC HA-S500's are an pretty good solution for what you're looking for.  The only issue might be comfort if you wear glasses.  As long as that's not an issue though, they're simply amazing for the price.  Sound quality is far above what they cost and they isolate very well.  They're extremely versatile and I haven't found a single genre of music that they can't handle well.  Movies and TV are excellent too.  They also fold up for portability.
 

 

Thanks for this suggestion but unfortunately these are not really available in the UK.


Edited by Ant92 - 8/25/12 at 11:44am
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for movies and such.. DT770pro is a good choice, it has a pretty decent soundstage, and quite a nice sound, a little recessed in the midrange but not too abrupt. might be a little on the high note and treble though.

 

for an allrounder headphone, my suggestion is the m50.. the 840 is also a good alrounder but the m50 is more fun sounding in my opinion. the 940 is alittle too dry and flat imo

 

 

cheers,

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for movies and such.. DT770pro is a good choice, it has a pretty decent soundstage, and quite a nice sound, a little recessed in the midrange but not too abrupt. might be a little on the high note and treble though.

 

for an allrounder headphone, my suggestion is the m50.. the 840 is also a good alrounder but the m50 is more fun sounding in my opinion. the 940 is alittle too dry and flat imo

 

 

cheers,

Thanks for this reply

For the DT770pro will the 80ohm version be too difficult to drive with just a laptop without using an amp, or shall i get the 32ohm? Do you know if there are any differences in sound quality between the two? The fact that you say the m50 is a more fun sounding headphone than the Shures makes me think i'll prefer it, only problem is the soundstage. 

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