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Ath m50 vs Ultrasone Hfi580 vs M Audio q40

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I'm ready for my entry into the world of hifi. I'm a bit of a basshead but could settle for less. My favourite genre is edm but i also listen to classic rock every now and then. I live in Canada and can get the M Audio q40 for 200$ the Ultrasone Hfi580 for 150$ or the ATH M50 for 130$

 

i was originally going to get the ath m50 but was told the mids were recessed and was soon directed to the q40. I was told the q40 sounded like the m50 with better mids.

I didin't want to spend 200$ and was told it has bad build quality. and eventually found the hfi 580 for 150$ but was told the mids and treble are subjective and to some people may sound awful.

 

-My question is is the q40 worth the extra 100$ over the m50

-is the Ulrasone worth considering or are the mids and treble awful

-how is the ultrasone vs the q40 or vs m50

-Which one would you consider the most worth it

-Is the build quality of the q40 any good

 

I do not have an amp at the moment.

 

Thanks for your help :)


Edited by Ch1Kn - 12/2/12 at 8:21am
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The Q40 is only $99 on their website. Shipping is an extra $8 or something. Looks like shipping is $68 to Canada.

http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileQ40.html

TheQ40 should only be about $120 on Amazon.

 

The only thing that worries me about the Q40 is, M-Audio was recently aquired by inMusic, so I'm not sure about the fate of the Q40.

 

Just go for the M50 if you don't want the highs on the HFI580


Edited by RoMee - 12/2/12 at 9:02am
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