well ok now that inthere has totally destroyed this thread... I MEAN THE BEATS STUDIOS LEAK sound and he doesn't want that so all this arguing is for nothing
Originally Posted by inthere
People are avoiding the obvious because mentioning them means ostracization. Studio Beats are what you're looking for, The have more bass than the LP2's and they're also louder. They also have a way better soundstage than the LP2's and sweeter mids. V-Moda is the cool name on this forum however and Val has endeared himself to the populace, but I own both LP2's and Studio Beats and this is the truth.
At least they wont break, I have listened to beats studios and didn't think they had all that much bass? Yes more than normal but not like Klipsch Image ONE, Turbine Golds or Pro 700 MKII's?
Originally Posted by Jepu
Their bass is kinda loose and it tends to drown other sounds too much. Generally if you think their looks are worth an extra $100-200 on top of the middling sound quality you might consider Beats. Otherwise there are much better headphones at the same price range.
And for non-leaky headphones with a good, prominent bass I would look at the general closed-back repertoire. ATH-M50 is the flavor-of-the-month, Denons (D400, D600 etc.) tend to have pretty good bass. My own choice is Focal Spirit One for the more bassy stuff. The bass goes deep and hard when needed without overwhelming other frequencies. Formerly mentioned Beyerdynamic DT770 is good too, though judging by what you're saying you might have a more emphasized bass instead of just tight and clear bass.
I'm sorry I know the OP is probably confused but the M50's, Denon's you listed and the Focal have no where near enough bass, maybe with a ZO2, idk but stock there not even close, the DT770's are better.
Originally Posted by inthere
Uh huh. But that's the best bass experience for YOU. A large number of people don't consider Beats "fart cannons". Just about every pair of Beats ever sold since inception has had a demo version on display to listen to, and it's still the world's best selling headphone. The Op said LP2's had too little bass. Studio Beats has more bass and it's louder. Without a headphone amp, no other set of cans is going to come close to giving him that "ton of bass" he's looking for.
He said he's using an iPod touch. I try to explain the headphone amp experience to Beats users and they point out that it's stupid, clumsy, and it's PITA taking pictures, videos, and doing other stuff. Beats are so loud that they don't need a headphone amp, and without the amp he can also use the mic to take calls and do voice commands and other things.
Now Beats is not my ideal portable experience because I'm not a basehead. 90% of the latest portable cans have too much bass for me. But I understand that people have different listening preferences than me and I respect that. To the Op I say just go to the store and listen, because Beats are in every store. There's also a wide selection of other brands BECAUSE of Beats.
They are the best selling head phone because people are sheep and they buy what they are told to and beats advertise x10000 more atleast than sennheiser, beyer or anyone else and all that money is payed for by there over priced products. Also they are worn by a lot of payed endorsed rappers and athleets so gangsters wanna wear them for street cred and bling.
Also again the Studios LEAK! Probably more than any other headphone were talking about.
PM for ideas on mounting a headphone amp to an ipod touch and still being able to use the cammera fine.
Originally Posted by DMax99
Alright...I finally have sometime to compare a few of my (mid-fi) bass heavy headphones, here are some of my thoughts on the sound of their bass only (please keep in mind that I'm still fairly new in the audiophile world, so these are NOT expert opinions..lol):Sony xb1000
The bass on the xb1000 is very good and goes really DEEP (feels like being punched constantly in the brain). I have heard many people describing them sounding as if they are in the center of a club when they are listening to them. They are right!!It's good for when you're in a clubbing and heads-shaking mood :PV-Moda M100
I think V-Moda has done a very good job on the bass of these headphones, it sounds very unique and different to the other ones. The bass sounds much quicker, more defined/refined , clean and punchy (feels like I'm being punched constantly in the brain, but much DEEPER into the brain with these).It's good when you want some quick punchy clarity bass and brain damage.Ultrasone Pro900
Their bass sound very good and deep too, and I haven't heard any distortion like some people have reported. The bass on these headphones are definitely much DARKER though. It also sounded much SAFER. SAFER? Yes, SAFER...it's almost like you're being punched in the head with a thin pillow between your head and the headphone. No wonder Ultrasone claims that they have safe hearing Technology in them; now I definitely believe them.It is good when you feel like no brain or hearing damage is needed on those days.Sony XB500
Pretty good impacting bass too, but sounds much more boomy and muddy in my opinion.
So....at the end of the day....they all have very GOOD bass with different characteristics!!
I agree althought I think a bass boosting amp would be needed for the M100's but then would be right up there with the rest.
Edited by ScaryFatKidGT - 6/24/13 at 10:22pm