I did try posting in the advice thread but it got overlooked.
I'm looking for a pair of circumaural headphones. I've pretty much settled on either the M-Audio Studiophile Q40s or the Audio-Technica ATH-M50. I want good bass as well as decent mids and highs. I mostly listen to EDM, rock and metal, but I do listen to a little of everything else as well. I'm sure either of these headphones would blow anything I've owned out of the water but I would like more experienced opinion before dropping the cash.
I mostly use an ipod or a galaxy s3 but I listen from my laptop as well. Portability and isolation are important. I can get the Q40s for $99 and the M50s for $128.
Of the two, which would you recommend for what I would like to use them for?
The more reading I've been doing here on Head Fi has been bringing up some issues with the Q40s. Are they still experiencing quality control issues? It sounded like the chords were giving out fairly regularly as well as the sound cutting out in one side.
Also wondered if I put an amp like a Fiio F6 on the M50s, if it would up the bass any? I don't know if I'm a huge bass head but I do enjoy it.
All the threads I've found on this topic have been several years old so I thought I'd ask.
Edited by Emberglo - 2/8/13 at 8:44pm