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currently looking at the KNS 8400, and the ultrasone 580, are there any better options? at first i was leaning towards the M50's, but read about how much hate the new "white boxed" models are getting. I listen to electronic,jazz,classical, etc. just about anything but country,dubstep(is dubstep considered a genre?), and metal/hardcore stuff. My budget is around 100$, and i need to be able to wear them at school and in public areas(library etc.)Thanks
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Originally Posted by Kuloss View Post

currently looking at the KNS 8400, and the ultrasone 580, are there any better options? at first i was leaning towards the M50's, but read about how much hate the new "white boxed" models are getting. I listen to electronic,jazz,classical, etc. just about anything but country,dubstep(is dubstep considered a genre?), and metal/hardcore stuff. My budget is around 100$, and i need to be able to wear them at school and in public areas(library etc.)Thanks

 

The HFI580 can be weird for some. It's good, but polarizing. I liked the KNS for electronic and jazz. They're also much lighter and more portable. 

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Yeah,but i also enjoy bass,and apparently the bass on the 580s are outstanding,but,the highs are supposed to hurt the listener's ears?like one reviewer said,instead of a vuitar solo,it sounded like somebody screaming into a garbage can. Are the krks bass-weak?
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Yeah,but i also enjoy bass,and apparently the bass on the 580s are outstanding,but,the highs are supposed to hurt the listener's ears?like one reviewer said,instead of a vuitar solo,it sounded like somebody screaming into a garbage can. Are the krks bass-weak?

KRKs are pretty balanced. The highs aren't as bad as other Ultrasone offerings, but still not as good as you'd expect at that price. Also look into the XB500 if you want lots of bass without everything else lacking too much. For more of a conventional/balanced sound, SRH440/M50.

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frown.gif,i might go with the krks then,what are the differences between the krk and m50?my brother came down and u tried out his m50s,and i have to say,they seem a bit overhyped but not too shabby
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frown.gif,i might go with the krks then,what are the differences between the krk and m50?my brother came down and u tried out his m50s,and i have to say,they seem a bit overhyped but not too shabby

The M50s are a bit more aggressive, a little more subbass and treble sparkle. The KRKs are flat. Might be some recessions/dips in there, but not very noticeable. Build is better on the M50, but the KRK are lighter. 

post #7 of 12
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Is the beyer custom one good for 145?i LOVE how they look
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Is the beyer custom one good for 145?i LOVE how they look

Yes! One of my favourite Beyers. Just a really fun sound. Didn't include them since they're sort of over your budget. The bass settings are nice, but I wouldn't go over 3/4.

post #9 of 12

Just bought a pair of Audio technics M50 for 100$ with a Black Friday sale, seems to be highly acclaimed here.

post #10 of 12
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o nice, im in between the DT770, and the custom one pro frown.gif or any other headphones around 130ish?
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ugh, now i found a used HD-25-1 II for 130 :( decisions

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the hd25 is nice but needs some apming to sound best.

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