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upgrade from ath-m50's with more mids and deeper bass?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

hi,

well i recently got the ath-m50's as the majority of people on here seemed to be recommending them. I got them and was very pleased with them however now I'm looking for an upgrade and i live in Sydney,Australia and it is very hard to audition headphones out here so if anyone knows any headphones with much better mids and deeper bass and also not much bigger than the m50's as i use them on the smallest size setting that would be wonderful.

 

p.s i could live without the deeper bass if it is at least equal to the m50's 

post #2 of 23
Try the audio technica pro700mk2.....
I think storedj lets you audition cans.....
post #3 of 23

If you are looking for a better sound in a closed hp, you might take a look at maddogs by Mr. Speakers. You'll need a decent desktop amp to get the best sound from them though. 

 

I'm hearing very good things about the Soundmagic hp100 which also fits your description. I have not heard it personally though.

 

gL!!

post #4 of 23

you can also try DT770....

they are really good......

oh, any budget?????

Denon's are very good for bass.....

post #5 of 23

I listened to M50's and HP100's the other day.

 

I quite liked the HP100's and preferred them the the AT's. More comfy and a more open expansive and detailed sound (without bass loss, although not really noticably stronger bass than the AT's).

 

They are a bit 'big' looking and a little plasticy for my liking, but the sound is pretty good!

 

They may fit your requirement from a 'sound' standpoint...

 

Beyers are mega comfy and 770's are worth a listen, but I did find the sound a tiny bit flat. Just needed a touch more sparkle.

post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by MrBKR View Post

I listened to M50's and HP100's the other day.

 

I quite liked the HP100's and preferred them the the AT's. More comfy and a more open expansive and detailed sound (without bass loss, although not really noticably stronger bass than the AT's).

 

They are a bit 'big' looking and a little plasticy for my liking, but the sound is pretty good!

 

They may fit your requirement from a 'sound' standpoint...

 

Beyers are mega comfy and 770's are worth a listen, but I did find the sound a tiny bit flat. Just needed a touch more sparkle.

I hear that you can overcome the 770 lacking in the highs with a good brightish amp.......

 

yay 100th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #7 of 23
That may be true as I only had IPhone to use while out and about. It's rubbish at driving big headphones.
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by MrBKR View Post

That may be true as I only had IPhone to use while out and about. It's rubbish at driving big headphones.

But it allowed comparrisons in a general sense between lots of phones.

post #9 of 23

Ultrasone HFI-580.


Much better mids, with much more bass rumble, and at the same time, have less of a bass veil when music isn't bassy. Soundstage is also pretty nice for a closed headphone.

post #10 of 23

The Beyers are great in many ways, but they are quite a bit bigger than the M50's.

post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 

thanks for all your replies,

 

the beyers, sound magics and mad dogs are all more bulky than the m50's:/ the pro700mk2's i had tried before i got the m50's in the states but they had TOO much bass. I have been considering the 580's though ive heard the highs are really sharp on them but ive heard the same thing about the m50's highs but they seem fine to me so how do the highs on the 580's compare to the m50's?

post #12 of 23

I never really thought the highs were all that sharp on the HFI-580's. They are a little elevated, but it just gives them a nice sparkly sound. They're not nearly as bad as, say, the HFI-780's, and even the much more expensive Pro 750's have harsher highs.

post #13 of 23

depends on your budget, but at $300, you can look at the M100 or ultrasone pro 900 for deeper bass.

post #14 of 23

I'm not sure you'll get much better bass extension out of any headphone.  M50 has very deep extending bass.

post #15 of 23

I doubt the mids on the 580 would be much of an upgrade from the M50.
 

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