Hey guys, first post here after a long delay in registering on the site (for some reason the registration page was bugged at my home).
I have been looking at three headphones (M50, HFI-580, and the DJ1 Pros) for the last three days as they are my first step up in the audio world as I am just upgrading from a small pair of (nearly broken) sony earbuds and I haven't had my own set of full size headphones before?
I have looked at reviews for all three of these and they are so mixed that I have literally been stunted in making a decision on which ones to buy for myself.
From what I can gather I will make the following summaries (and questions) about the headphones:
ATH-M50: These are a good set of bass headphones with slightly recessed mids (would I notice this as a non-audiophile purchasing my first set of headphones?) with outstanding build quality and comfort (as well as looks from what I gather in personal opinion). Apparently the bass gets "muddy" as well?
Ultrasone HFI-580: These maintain a (slightly) better sound quality than the M50s and are also noted as a great pair of bass cans with better sound quality than the M50s (could someone explain to me HOW great the difference is between these cans sound quality is because this is probably one of the biggest factors for me). As well these apparently are of slightly lesser build quality? One of the things I dislike about these is the metal caps around the cups as I plan on using these headphones to be portable (on the odd occasion), does anyone have any experience with these and would mind letting me know how these fare as far as wear and tear goes? I wasn't interested in the DJ1s because of the coil cord.
DJ1 Pro: A "rebrand" of the HFI-780? Don't have a great deal of info about these but I thought they looked rather poor in terms of build quality so I really was just going to rule it out but it has the detachable cables which I suppose might be handy, how is the sound quality on these?
I also looked at the phillips uptown but I do not want those at all, or the couple of v-modas I looked at.
So I was just wondering if you guys could settle this internal debate for me? I don't need sites to purchase from just some sort of final verdict (if so, why?) pertaining to the questions I asked above.