Originally Posted by Malevolent
If you want a good, bassy headphone that isn't too expensive for D&B and Dubstep, you can't go wrong with the Creative Aurvana Live! or Panasonic HTF600. Both are bassier than the newer version of the M50, which is quite bass shy relative to other basshead cans.
Both, the Pannies and CALs offer very good sound quality for the money and I'm pretty sure you might enjoy them for gaming and watching movies too. I've been testing today the Spider PowerForce headphones and they are a treat too! So you might look into any of these three.
Originally Posted by pclov3r
The M-50 most likely would have been better. Unsure how these would sound. Likely, Not as good as the M-50
Overall, I think the M-50 would be better if you can afford it.
I hope they sound good at this price point!
To me the M50s will always be overrated... Their drawn out mids, average soundstage, uncomfortable pads that crack with time (heck I almost prefer the pads on the Pannies...), etc. are just not for me. I preferred the Shure SRH440s (with 840 pads) over the M50s even though the bass was a bit behind the M50s. I have to say though that the M50s are built like a tank. But, different strokes, as always YMMV!!!
Good luck to the OP!