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post #1 of 18
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Okay, so i just got my first pair of over ear headphones (not including my pos Turtle Beach px5's)

 

There the Audio Technica ATH M50's and they are amazing, I also bought the Fiio EO6 Portable Amp with them and together the sound they put out is some of the best I have ever heard and I also know they will only get better once there burned in.

 

The only problem I'm finding is that after about 30-45 minutes they start feeling to tight, also I was never really a big fan of leather ear pads but decided to give them a try, and unfortunately I'm not crazy about them either I guess I'm a little more picky then I thought. :(

 

So if anyone has some tips to make them more comfortable please tell me :D. If I can't figure out how to make them feel better my best bet will probably be to look at a new type.

 

I bought them from Amazon directly so I won't have any problems returning them if that's what it comes down to.

 

SO what I'm looking for is a Over-ear headphone with good comfort, sound quality as good or better then the m50's, and $300 or under.

 

I am also kind of a big bass head, so please factor that in :). I was looking at the Sennheiser HD-598's but I'm not sure if I will go with them because I keep reading they don't have very good bass output. Although I love the looks and I'm sure the comfort is amazing.

 

Thanks,

 

Eric


Edited by emckee25 - 10/4/12 at 5:54pm
post #2 of 18

Welcome to headfi!! I think what you're looking for is the denon d2k. They are still available on Amazon and a few other sites although they are officially d/c. The are super comfy, great bass response and sparkle on the treble. Very good hp!!

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Welcome to headfi!! I think what you're looking for is the denon d2k. They are still available on Amazon and a few other sites although they are officially d/c. The are super comfy, great bass response and sparkle on the treble. Very good hp!!

Hm, I couldn't find any on Amazon :( unless it's these:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AHD2000-Performance-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B000MVEC0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349400393&sr=1-1&keywords=denon+ah-d2000

 

Which are $400 :(

 

Thanks for the welcome as well!

post #4 of 18

Sorry, but that's them. I didn't realize that they were going for that now. I just saw a nice used pair on here yesterday with an nice after market cable for about $230....

 

gL!!

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Sorry, but that's them. I didn't realize that they were going for that now. I just saw a nice used pair on here yesterday with an nice after market cable for about $230....

 

gL!!


Aw, Oh well thanks anyways maybe ill look at getting a used pair then...

 

Any other ideas? :)

post #6 of 18

Damn, almost forgot this:

 

http://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Fostex-T50RP-Headphones

 

Even better and brand new!!

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Damn, almost forgot this:

 

http://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Fostex-T50RP-Headphones

 

Even better and brand new!!


Wow those look pretty cool and reviews are awesome, defenitley an option how about the DT 770's?

post #8 of 18

Heya,

 

MadDog T50RP's

Denon D2000

Beyer DT770

 

All better, and way more comfortable, than the M50.

 

Very best,

post #9 of 18

What are you using for an amp?

post #10 of 18

The d2ks are great if you can find them. There are actually a pair on the fs forums right now recabled and markl modded for around 240, which is a great price! The dt770 is really comfortable but isn't on the same level in terms of sound as the d2ks. The mad dogs are also great from what i've heard, but i haven't tried those yet. 


Edited by jwusoccer - 10/4/12 at 7:16pm
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

Beyer DT770

 

...better, and way more comfortable, than the M50.

 

 

Really? 

I own a pair of D2k's but due to their fragility they are strictly for at home use. My Bose QCs are too expensive to be running around with them too. 

 

Thus, I recently just picked up a pair of ATH-M50s, after considering several options including the SRH-840, offerings from Ultrasone and the DT770. I had narrowed it down to the AT and the Beyer, but took the ATs because of the reviews regarding quality issues with the Beyers (rattling sound developing in the earcup).

 

I can still return the ATs for the Beyers, but please convince me to do so :P 

post #12 of 18
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What are you using for an amp?

Fiio EO6 for now untill I find the right headphones, then ill look into a desktop amp.

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

MadDog T50RP's

Denon D2000

Beyer DT770

 

All better, and way more comfortable, than the M50.

 

Very best,

Thanks alot, the t50rp's are these http://www.mrspeakers.com/MrSpeakers-Mad-Dog-Headphone-with-Comfort-Strap?filter_name=t50%20rp

 

Right?

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The d2ks are great if you can find them. There are actually a pair on the fs forums right now recabled and markl modded for around 240, which is a great price! The dt770 is really comfortable but isn't on the same level in terms of sound as the d2ks. The mad dogs are also great from what i've heard, but i haven't tried those yet. 

Do you have a link to them please? :D

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Really? 

I own a pair of D2k's but due to their fragility they are strictly for at home use. My Bose QCs are too expensive to be running around with them too. 

 

Thus, I recently just picked up a pair of ATH-M50s, after considering several options including the SRH-840, offerings from Ultrasone and the DT770. I had narrowed it down to the AT and the Beyer, but took the ATs because of the reviews regarding quality issues with the Beyers (rattling sound developing in the earcup).

 

I can still return the ATs for the Beyers, but please convince me to do so :P 

Yeah I hear ya, Im really pushing towards getting the dt 770's but im reading alot of people saying they have problems with them after a month's use or so. :(

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Yeah I hear ya, Im really pushing towards getting the dt 770's but im reading alot of people saying they have problems with them after a month's use or so. :(

 

Yup. On Amazon, many reviewers have experienced the exact same problem in which the right side earcup developing a jarring, rattling sound whenever any low frequency noises are played. Some people have attributed the problem to the lower quality cabling or problems with the driver itself. Anyway, people have said that after some time of this rattling the sound, the right side driver tends to fail completely. 

 

I'm not shelling out $150 if it's going to waste in a few months or so. 

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Yup. On Amazon, many reviewers have experienced the exact same problem in which the right side earcup developing a jarring, rattling sound whenever any low frequency noises are played. Some people have attributed the problem to the lower quality cabling or problems with the driver itself. Anyway, people have said that after some time of this rattling the sound, the right side driver tends to fail completely. 

 

I'm not shelling out $150 if it's going to waste in a few months or so. 


And factory warranties are always a bitch... mad.gif

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Empire1 View Post

 

Really? 

I own a pair of D2k's but due to their fragility they are strictly for at home use. My Bose QCs are too expensive to be running around with them too. 

 

Thus, I recently just picked up a pair of ATH-M50s, after considering several options including the SRH-840, offerings from Ultrasone and the DT770. I had narrowed it down to the AT and the Beyer, but took the ATs because of the reviews regarding quality issues with the Beyers (rattling sound developing in the earcup).

 

I can still return the ATs for the Beyers, but please convince me to do so :P 

 

Heya,

 

I own all of them, and the M50 is easily one of the most overhyped mediocre headphones I've wasted my money on. But that's just my opinion. There's easily 100 other people who will claim it's the best thing since sliced bread, as it returns to "flavor" every other year or so. The M50 is not even comfortable. It's very stereo sounding, limited sound staging. The sound is ok, it's good, but it's not superb or anything like people like to post, but I gather they've not experienced better sound to be able to compare it to, or at least, other offerings in a similar price range to be able to make a broad comparison at least. But again, that's me speculating. I just don't understand how the M50 gets so much attention when it's just so very, very average in most ways. The one thing that I liked about the M50 was that it had 180 degree swivel cups which made it nicer as a portable for having the drivers face down when not wearing on the ears. But that is a useless feature for a home use headphone. And my biggest gripe is always comfort; if you're going to wear it, it should be comfortable, and the M50 is just not that comfortable, it reminds me of any other headphone that is using firm pleather pads in an average sized "full size" housing that just barely fits over your ears assuming normal adult male ears which get bigger with age.

 

I have several Beyers and none of them have had this rattling thing you speak of. I've not even read about a rattling issue with Beyers in any significant way. Just because one or two people in the ocean of Beyer owners had an issue, doesn't mean the entire production line of Beyer suffers from some kind of total catastrophe of rattling sounds. Sounds like a rash of Amazon reviews (as those are definitely credible...). I'll put that right in line with people thinking all Denons have loose screw issues. And that all Schiit amps melt headphones due to poor or no relays installed. Basically a bunch of isolated mishaps out of thousands that gains legendary status due to perpetual posting of old information on isolated issues over and over and over by people who dig it up on searches and forget to read the date or even consider that it only happened one or a few times, not every time. Yet they post it. Over and over. It's exacerbated a this point and nauseating. But hey, that's just my opinion obviously. And this is just a big can of worms that there's always a few staunch defenders of (who have never even had said headphones or gear mentioned usually).

 

Beyers are durable, very sturdy, take a beating. The cups are big and deep, and pretty much more comfortable than most headphones out of the many I have and have tried. Great sound stage on every one of them too. They have fewer moving parts, less to break with time, and easily replaceable and affordable ear pads in multiple color and material options. I could go on and on about how I like Beyers. But it doesn't help you.

 

I would suggest you simply get a Beyer and try it. See what you feel like when you feel it and hear it, compared to something average, like the M50.


That said, I had Brian over at BTG re-cable my DT770's to have a detachable lockable cable that is sheathed and 4 feet long, as these are my portables. Ultra comfortable. Great sounding dynamic with wonderful warm rich sound and a sparkle. Of all my headphones, it's the one I like the best as a portable and gets a lot of head time even at home, next to my Denons and Hifimans and others that I favor most. They're just that good. But that's my sonic preference, not everyone's.

 

Here's my DT770 after Brian worked his magic on it:

 

 

 

Again, all I can say is you have to try things--you'll read a lot of negative stuff about any headphone if you read enough.

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX - 10/4/12 at 7:37pm
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