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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone! I'm new here and I'm from Perú so my english could be a little bit poor, sorry!, whatever... I think to buy a M50 because some reviews just say wonderful things about this cans. I hear Rock, Hard rock, metal, pop, salsa, ballad, etc. Do you recommend me this headphones? And is there others who sound better for same price?

post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by TheReem View Post

Shure srh 440 :) much better and cheaper also

 

How much cheaper is it against the 120 USD for the ATH-M50 @ Amazon.com ?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZG9TMA/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

 

is the Shure 440 really better than the M50? I think the M50 build is better than the Shure. and the M50 are circunaural instead of supraaural like those Shure.

post #3 of 13

The Shure SRH440 is a very nice headphone but it is not really in the same league as the M50, to be honest... The bass rolls off on the SRH440 very early and this causes them to be quite bass light and bright sounding. The M50 is a far more balanced headphone.

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by NandoCv View Post

Hey everyone! I'm new here and I'm from Perú so my english could be a little bit poor, sorry!, whatever... I think to buy a M50 because some reviews just say wonderful things about this cans. I hear Rock, Hard rock, metal, pop, salsa, ballad, etc. Do you recommend me this headphones? And is there others who sound better for same price?

 

Heya,

 

Brainwavz HM5 (MP4nation.net; free world wide shipping, with a free stand too)

Shure SRH840

Ultrasone HFI 780

Beyer DT770 PRO

 

Very best,

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

Wich headphone sound very nice with my cowon i9?

 

I hear shure h840 are a little uncomfortable. Is that true?

post #6 of 13
+1 SRH 840. A bit top heavy but not much worse than M50. More comfortable ear pads. Much more balanced sound. Less bass but tighter and more engaging and controlled all around.
post #7 of 13
Clarification: when I say top heavy it's in reference to the headband of SRH840.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

So, shure are better? Sorry, i dont understand english as well.

post #9 of 13

Hi, I think the Shure SRH840 is about at the same level as the M50, but the SRH440 is a bit worse than either. As I said, the bass rolls off and there is also a midrange shout that is quite edgy for some people. The M50 is a popular headphone to hate (since it is simply a very popular headphone, many people have heard it and many people used it as their entry into high quality headphones. The white box version (ie. the currently available version) of the M50 is more neutral than older versions of this headphone, with the mids not being recessed as much. IMO the M50 is a very good headphone, very clean and clear, with a punchy sound. It lacks some subtlety as everything is rendered as punchy with them, but quite enjoyable for most music and also quite good for production work.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

How about Sennheiser hd 25-1 II ?

post #11 of 13

I think the Denon DN-HP700 has a better sound then all of the aforementioned. Nice build quaility as well.

post #12 of 13

I think you will like the M50. Built well, sounds good. Suffers a bit from narrow sound stage but most closed cans do. Good price on Amazon.

post #13 of 13

If you wanna keep the cost down go for the CAL!

If not, go for the Brainwavz HM5 or Shure SRH840

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