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K550's, UE 6000's or ATH M50's?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

I was wondering if you could give me a bit of advice.

 

I am looking at the UE 6000 verses the Akg K550's and Audio-technica M50's. I wanted them to be a versitle headphone that I can use on my Piano, playstayion and computer for HD movies, gaming and Music. I want the headphones which are the best all-rounders. I wouldn't classify myself as an audiphile but would like a pair that are comfortable and versitile. I have read and watched many reviews and am still unsure about which ones to get. The noise cancellation isn't a big deal for me but I do want a closed back design for isolation. If anyone can just give me any suggestions that would be great! 

 

Thanks,

 

 

Pudgymuffin

 

post #2 of 8

Hi, I haven't heard the UE 6000 so I can't really comment on them, but based on Tyll's review of them, they seem to be a fairly neutral but somewhat dark headphone with average sound stage. I have the K550 and have had the ATH-M50 and can tell you that the Audio Technica has emphasized bass and treble, while the K550 is a mid-centric headphone with a somewhat edgy sound for some, but superior clarity to the M50 in every way (IMO). The K550 also has a quite spacious soundstage for a closed headphone, so it might be a good option for watching movies. The M50 is not an ideal option for movies IMO, although their big bass can make action movies sound very visceral. The K550 is more neutral than the M50 but is still not a completely neutral headphone as some mid-range frequencies are emphasized, for the sake of clarity, I suppose. Not sure if any of this information is of help to you, but its something. The M50 is also rather uncomfortable for many and their pleather gets quite hot.

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Originally Posted by pudgymuffin View Post

Hey,

 

I was wondering if you could give me a bit of advice.

 

I am looking at the UE 6000 verses the Akg K550's and Audio-technica M50's. I wanted them to be a versitle headphone that I can use on my Piano, playstayion and computer for HD movies, gaming and Music. I want the headphones which are the best all-rounders. I wouldn't classify myself as an audiphile but would like a pair that are comfortable and versitile. I have read and watched many reviews and am still unsure about which ones to get. The noise cancellation isn't a big deal for me but I do want a closed back design for isolation. If anyone can just give me any suggestions that would be great! 

 

Thanks,

 

 

Pudgymuffin

 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your response, I thought that was the case, so it is down to the K550's and UE 6000, the only thing that worries me with the UE 6000 is the base, I don't want it to be too base heavy. The only review i can find is Tyll's from Inner Fidelity, so i will have to wait to see another review or someone who has them. 

post #4 of 8

The bass on the UE6000 is slightly emphasized...but just slightly. It's best just to call them slightly warm, I think. I think the UE6000 is a better all-arounder than the K550, which can be strident at times.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

The bass on the UE6000 is slightly emphasized...but just slightly. It's best just to call them slightly warm, I think. I think the UE6000 is a better all-arounder than the K550, which can be strident at times.

What about UE6000 vs SRH840 sound signature?Can you give a short comparison? Is it as easy to drive straight out of an ipod as the 840? I like the sound signature of the shure but it's so funny and big on the head,not so nice for portable use.

How is the comfort of the UE compared to the shure in long time use?Are the earpads replaceable?

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Originally Posted by john53 View Post

What about UE6000 vs SRH840 sound signature?Can you give a short comparison? Is it as easy to drive straight out of an ipod as the 840? I like the sound signature of the shure but it's so funny and big on the head,not so nice for portable use.

How is the comfort of the UE compared to the shure in long time use?Are the earpads replaceable?

 

+1 for this comparison. I would love to know how SRH840 and UE6000 compare.

post #7 of 8

I had the UE 6000, and thought they were just OK. I found the bass to be a bit overwhelming on some jazz songs, but with techno and dance, they are pretty good. Keep in mind that the speakers are not balanced. I had two pairs, and both had problems with the left ear cup not producing as much sound as the right cup. Although it was very minor, I found it rather bothersome. 

post #8 of 8

Been considering to get the UE6000 myself, but from what I found from Logitech's website, it seems like the ear pads cannot be replaced at all.  I've dropped their support an e-mail, but meanwhile can anyone verify this? If it's true, this is a major major flaw....

 

 

Source: http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32420/~/replacement-ear-pads-for-the-logitech-ue-6000

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Can I purchase a spare or replacement ear pad for my headphones?

Logitech UE 6000
Model Number:
A-00045 (Headphones)

You can't remove the ear pads on the UE 6000. Doing so can affect the sound quality of your headphones. Replacement ear pads are not available.

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