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Originally Posted by Rocko1 View Post

 I think with that kind of wear time, comfort needs to be near the top of the deciding factors and I love the M50's, but I could not see wearing them for more than 4 hours a day. In comparison, my less expensive Panasaonic HTF600's which are about a 1/3rd of the weight(build quality too) are like having a feather on your head-those I could see wearing a full work day if I had too.

 

 I think best bet is to narrow it down to a couple choices, buy both on Amazon and return the one you don't like.

Comfort is probably one of the more top things on my list just because I do use them a lot and it seems that I will never find the comfort of the Uptowns I had in the M50's/HFI-580's but I can deal with having to take breaks away from em for 15 minutes and resting. As far as the buy both thing, I was considering this but idk, being that I am going to be amping them I cant afford both and still be able to amp them hence it wouldnt be a true test of which ones I like better, just an idea, but I am still considering doing it even then.

post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by DarSevn View Post

The M50's definitely get a little warm on your head after a while.  With my E11 alone they get quite bassy (more than enough for me) and when I add the E17 in there it is even more so.  Been using my 598's and Grado 80i's a lot lately, so, let me grab those and give you a little more detail.

 

First song:

 

With my E11 and E17, bass on the 2nd setting on E11, the bass is very much there and sound great, almost like standing near the speakers in a club.  Sounds clean, and definitely not as laid back as when I use the 598's.  If I set the bass to 0 on the E11, it has less punch but still sounds good.

 

 

Vocals sound pretty good on this, but there is a lot less soundstage than I have become used to.  HIghs and mids still sound very good to my ear though, and the bass is there, sounds great with no increase on the amp.

 

 

Hard hitting bass, doesn't overwhelm the vocals.  Track sounds great on the M50's.

 

Overall, these are my impressions based on my usage of the Grados, Sennheiser, and then M50, so take it as you will, though I definitely love the M50's for rap and electronic music.

 

One definite plus about the M50's compared to my other 2 headphones, it is closed and keeps the sound in infinite times better than the other 2, if that is even an issue for you.  It can get quite loud without anybody being able to hear it.

Firstly thank you for the comparrison of all the songs and different sounds. I think my issue with making the choice is coming in that the HFI-580's seem to have a way better soundstage and overall sound for electronic/rap and what not but something about the "all-around" sound of the m50's just is sticking with me based on all the reviews I was looking at and the input given in the thread. This is just becoming a really hard choice for me to make, I'm leaning toward the 580's but then the M50's just seem like the "safe" choice while the 580's seem like the risk yet more rewarding if I like S-Logic. As far as keeping the sound in, it isn't really a priority to me, just kinda gravy on the dinner like the detactable cable was. 

post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I had the Pro 900 for a few weeks, the wow factor wore off for me pretty quickly. The D2000 sounds just as good as the D5000, heck I like it as much as the Edition 8 I had. Like the ED8, the D2K benefits from modest amping but also sounds good straight out of a DAP/laptop. Best value in a closed headphone IMO.

My issue with this is that im not a huge fan of used headphones and that would be the only way I could afford the D2k's

 

I bet if you bought a good D2K for $200 and compared it to the M50 you might re-think that. My pair was LNIB, very pleased. Used gear is how we maximize value as we move up the chain, but even if you saved the extra $ to buy new it would be worth it!

post #49 of 52
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I bet if you bought a good D2K for $200 and compared it to the M50 you might re-think that. My pair was LNIB, very pleased. Used gear is how we maximize value as we move up the chain, but even if you saved the extra $ to buy new it would be worth it!

There isn't a lot of reason to not buy used, as long as you have a reliable seller, have enough enough on the history of the cans and there is communication.

 

Even then, the stock ear pads and D2000 cups are fairly cheap to replace new.

post #50 of 52

The pair I got had less than 100 hours on them, no wear on the pads at all.

post #51 of 52
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There isn't a lot of reason to not buy used, as long as you have a reliable seller, have enough enough on the history of the cans and there is communication.

 

Even then, the stock ear pads and D2000 cups are fairly cheap to replace new.

Lack of warranty is the #1 reason. Even if the seller is honest, item is in good shape, if the driver fails a week after you buy them you are SOOL. Many people like the comfort of having a warranty.

post #52 of 52

Yeah the Denon warranty is not transferable. But some brands are.

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