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post #271 of 1438
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My OCDness won't let me buy these. :)

 

Any price drop for some new ones, I'm in though.

In my experience with Audio Advisor...they may be new ones!

post #272 of 1438
Received my HP50s yesterday and my Apex Glacier today. I forgot to buy a 3.5mm to 3.5mm which will be arriving later so for now impressions are just out of my computer and through the glacier's internal usb dac. Fluid smooth sound, quite quick and a tad on the warm side with slightly emphasized mids, fluid bass (but not the most hard-hitting) and airy treble. Not the biggest soundstage but accurate and with clearly defined instruments.

Tested with DJ Tiesto's In My Memory - Suburban Train [Way Out Rest Remix], Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon - Money and Jazz Audiophile Voices track one (Sway).

EDIT: It's Suburban Train [Way Out Rest Remix], not the original.
Edited by BucketInABucket - 11/15/13 at 8:38am
post #273 of 1438

ahh stuck between m-100 and nad hp50 if some one has both help me decide a nice pro and cons would help greatly.

post #274 of 1438
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Originally Posted by slim shady View Post
 

ahh stuck between m-100 and nad hp50 if some one has both help me decide a nice pro and cons would help greatly.


Based on your screen name, I can only assume you are a big rap and hip hop fan.  If that is the case, this is a no-brainer for you......M-100 due to the bigger, deeper, punchier bass impact.  Both are great sounding headphones, just tuned differently.

 

If your screen name was Yo-Yo Ma, I would say the HP50.


Edited by Craigster75 - 11/15/13 at 1:22pm
post #275 of 1438
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 


Based on your screen name, I can only assume you are a big rap and hip hop fan.  If that is the case, this is a no-brainer for you......M-100 due to the bigger, deeper, punchier bass impact.  Both are great sounding headphones, just tuned differently.

 

If your screen name was Yo-Yo Ma, I would say the HP50.

 

Contrary to my screen name yes i am a big fan of rap and hip hop but i do like classical's , jazz , edm , trance , dubstep , pop , rock basically multi genre so which one is better also in a previous post i read that using xl pads on m-100 and using eq's they give a very similar sq to the nad's.Now i am looking for a flat and neutral sound signature , nice soundstage , detailed instrumental notes , multi genre with adequate amount of bass that's why the dilemma which one to buy ? 

post #276 of 1438
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Originally Posted by slim shady View Post
 

 

Contrary to my screen name yes i am a big fan of rap and hip hop but i do like classical's , jazz , edm , trance , dubstep , pop , rock basically multi genre so which one is better also in a previous post i read that using xl pads on m-100 and using eq's they give a very similar sq to the nad's.Now i am looking for a flat and neutral sound signature , nice soundstage , detailed instrumental notes , multi genre with adequate amount of bass that's why the dilemma which one to buy ? 

IMO, here is a reasonable summary of which headphone has the advantage compared to the other with each of the genres you mentioned.

 

NAD HP50- classical, jazz, rock

 

M-100- rap, hip hop, EDM, trance, dubstep

 

The NAD HP50 is definitely more neutral and still has a nice, full bass presentation.

post #277 of 1438
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 

IMO, here is a reasonable summary of which headphone has the advantage compared to the other with each of the genres you mentioned.

 

NAD HP50- classical, jazz, rock

 

M-100- rap, hip hop, EDM, trance, dubstep

 

The NAD HP50 is definitely more neutral and still has a nice, full bass presentation.

This is actually bad that's a fifty fifty for me in ur personal opinion which one should i go for im not a basshead but i like a good sub bass response , accuracy , clarity and detailing like able to differentiate between instruments and these are going to be my only go to cans.How's portability on nad hp50.Also how much difference does the xl pads make with m-100 in terms of sound signature.

post #278 of 1438

I'm a relatively new owner of the M-100s, but don't own the HP50, so can't make a direct comparison.  Today, I received the XL pads and it has definitely made a positive impact with clarity, separation, and most of all soundstage/space.  It really just opened up the sound for me.

 

I've always planned on getting a reference set (currently looking into the Momentums, M4U 1, and now HP50) and a fun bass-y one (where I picked the M-100), so will probably be getting the HP50s eventually.  Just waiting for any kind of price drop.

post #279 of 1438
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Originally Posted by slim shady View Post
 

This is actually bad that's a fifty fifty for me in ur personal opinion which one should i go for im not a basshead but i like a good sub bass response , accuracy , clarity and detailing like able to differentiate between instruments and these are going to be my only go to cans.How's portability on nad hp50.Also how much difference does the xl pads make with m-100 in terms of sound signature.


M-100 is the most portable as they fold up into a case that is just a little bigger than a softball.  The HP50 is the better multi-genre headphone.  There is really no other way to decide between the two other than hearing for yourself.  The XL pad sonic changes are subtle; comfort is a dramatic improvement.

post #280 of 1438

JMO,  dun think the hd50 is great for complex big classical music...quartet is fine i guess. :P

post #281 of 1438
Have someone compared with Sig Pro or T5p?
post #282 of 1438
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 


Based on your screen name, I can only assume you are a big rap and hip hop fan.  If that is the case, this is a no-brainer for you......M-100 due to the bigger, deeper, punchier bass impact.  Both are great sounding headphones, just tuned differently.

 

If your screen name was Yo-Yo Ma, I would say the HP50.


^^That's funny.

post #283 of 1438
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Originally Posted by slim shady View Post
 

This is actually bad that's a fifty fifty for me in ur personal opinion which one should i go for im not a basshead but i like a good sub bass response , accuracy , clarity and detailing like able to differentiate between instruments and these are going to be my only go to cans.How's portability on nad hp50.Also how much difference does the xl pads make with m-100 in terms of sound signature.

 

Just curious.. have you tried the M500's? I haven't tried the M100's or HP50's (love to!), so take what I say with a grain of salt. But the M500's have seem to have what you're looking for.

post #284 of 1438
I think the M500s suit me more than the HP50 purely for comfort reasons, thinking of returning the HP50s now because I'm unique in that I get a weird pressure below my ears after a few minutes of wearing them.
post #285 of 1438

How much better are the HP50 than the PSB M4U 1? I mean SQ alone but not the look, design and comfort....  I recently bought a pair of PSB M4U 1 cheap and really love how they sound.

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