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post #16 of 101
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Originally Posted by Cakensaur View Post

I don't know.

Me, i find the m50's highs really hard to take. The bass Doesn't have a great deal of texture at all, and i find them really uncomfy. and no detachable cable.

SRH840 is more flat (my ears tell me this) more comfy despite weighing as much as a truck(well...), and more user friendly, with detachable cables. on top of this i find them generally unoffensive, just boring... unfortunately i cant say the same about the M50's.

Thanks, but I really think the comfort will be a problem :/ I don't have a DAC yet or MIDI controllers, so I'll be just laying around anywhere in my house making music (since I have a laptop), I won't always be at my table, so I guess the weight could be a problem...

I guess I'll be so dissapointed when I'm gonna buy some of these (relatively) expensive headphones and they'll sound boring with normal music :D But yeah, my no.1 priority is for them to sound good and flat and everything while I'm monitoring, but I'll have them on my head for a long time and I don't want my head to fall off after like 3 hours of monitoring...

post #17 of 101

Amazon is for new stuff, as well as old. it will state if it is new or used.

M50's are overrated, although this is only my opinion i can't help but stress that.

post #18 of 101
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Nothing for the AKG K 271 MKII or M-Audio Q40?

If the Shure SRH840 comfort and weight would be a problem what would be the next best headphone and how would it compare?

post #19 of 101
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And also, I produce Dubstep, Electro House, Progressive House, Drum 'n' bass and stuff like that, so I do need good bass.

post #20 of 101

The boxing day is coming. The last black friday, Amazon sells K240 as about 20bucks and V6 about 38bucks. That is a steal and if amazon do it again, you should get one!

 

If not, so looks at another can.

post #21 of 101

Why not go down the DT770 route?

The bassy studio headphone.

Good Soundstage for a closed phone, very deep bass, a fair bit of mid bass too, the mids are a bit recessed, but i don't mind that. much better highs than the M50's as well.

I own them, and love them.

And probably the most comfortable phone put forward so far.

Although less even than the SRH840...

My personal choice out of the three, being DT770 out of

M50, SRH840 and DT770.

post #22 of 101

The DT 770 are to bassy to be called a studio monitor. In my experience you'll need a balanced hps to deal with your mix, especially on a bassy music. A good studio hps bass is not overpower bass, you'll need more of a quality bass, and not quantity bass.

 

I'll recommend you to try to get some used GMP 8.35, here is more info: http://www.head-fi.org/t/406658/the-german-maestro-gmp-8-35-d-monitor-in-the-studio-serious-about-audio-indeed

post #23 of 101
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...*bump*

What about others? M-Audio Q40 and AKG K 271 MKII?

The Shure's comfort will be a issue a think because I will be using them for long periods of time, I'm 14 so I have no idea how will they fit on my head, and I'm concerned about those little cables that are exposed near the earcups and hinges. I produce bass-heavy music if that helps. You guys know what makes a good studio monitor headphone. I will be taking them out sometimes and I don't wanna look like a complete idiot wearing them. I'll be maybe even using them for some DJing. I like that the 840 have a removable cable and extra earpads. The same with K271 but they offer velour and pleather pads...GREAT! But I because of their design I guess you can't wear them on the neck, correct? That would mean a "no" for DJing. The M50 looks great but keep hearing that there are better thing out there. I don't like the irremovable cable. I don't know NOTHING about the M-Audio Q40.


Edited by Perox - 12/26/12 at 10:40am
post #24 of 101
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Nobody?

post #25 of 101
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If the SRH-840 would too uncomfortable, which are the next best ones and how much would I sacrifice?

EDIT: How do I remove this post? I wanted to post it with a quote.


Edited by Perox - 12/30/12 at 8:43am
post #26 of 101
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If the SRH-840 would too uncomfortable, which are the next best ones and how much would I sacrifice?

EDIT: How do I remove this post? I wanted to post it with a quote.

post #27 of 101
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Many people who recommend the M50 have never tried another comparable headphone. It's good, but not worth the money it currently commands. For $100 or less, it's decent value.

 

I woulds say that a headphone with some isolation is best for monitoring in order to keep out unwanted noise, open is an option if you use it somewhere with little ambient noise. However any headphone with a suitably flat sound is a good choice for monitoring.

 

The SRH840 is the best, imo, but you sacrifice comfort. The SRH840 is quite heavy and may not be suitable for long listening sessions.

 

Also consider the Beyerdynamic DT880.

And if the SRH840 would be to heavy and uncomfortable (I can't really try them in any local shops) which would be the next best ones, and how much would I sacrifice?

post #28 of 101

 

Best home studio monitor headphones around 150$?

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Originally Posted by AaronR View Post

budget?

i loled.

post #29 of 101
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Originally Posted by Perox View Post

Unfortunately I live in Slovakia (center of Europe) and I don't even know if Amazon is accessible here, but I want new ones, not used...

It depends of the seller. I used to live in Russia and Switzerland and I had the same problem. 

post #30 of 101

the shures weigh about 315 grams where as the M50 are 285 grams.

For the record a headphone for me isn't especially heavy until it hits about 450 grams.

Just for comparison sakes DT770 are 270 grams.

While the shures are the heaviest, it isn't by that much.

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