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post #271 of 2847

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 #272 of 2847
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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 #273 of 2847
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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 #274 of 2847
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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 #275 of 2847
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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 #276 of 2847

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 #277 of 2847
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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 #278 of 2847

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

post #279 of 2847
Have someone compared with Sig Pro or T5p?
post #280 of 2847
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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 #281 of 2847
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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 #282 of 2847
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 #283 of 2847

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.

post #284 of 2847
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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.

can u post a foto of yur jawline....hee, just kidding.:tongue_smile:

post #285 of 2847
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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.

Sonically they are similiar enough that I wouldn't trade for the sound, but I suppose it depends how much you are bothered by the other factors.  The reasons you mentioned are probably why I resisted purchasing the M4U1 in the first place.

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