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post #16 of 47
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Just tried the ATHM50 today and reallly wasn't as good as I was expecting.

post #17 of 47
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Just tried the ATHM50 today and reallly wasn't as good as I was expecting.

that thing is the most overrated headphones ever lol

post #18 of 47
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Just tried the ATHM50 today and reallly wasn't as good as I was expecting.

 

The koss dj100's are a rather mediocre, overrated headphone as well.

 

Honestly, I think a lot of head fi posters have bad hearing from excessive use of headphones.

post #19 of 47
+1. dj100s highly overrated. I don't understand how people can compare them to any decently rated headphones over $100
post #20 of 47

what was it about the M50's sound signature that you did not like.  that should help move this discussion along.  every headphone has someone who does not like it and thinks it is over hyped. 

 

just adding one thing to the mix.  I suggest that rather than listing all the things you listen to, give us the 2 or 3 types of music you listen to the most.  In my opinion any decent headphone will be adequate for almost all genres.  Most however will do a few things very well.  Since you will not get something that is outstanding on everything, put the focus on what you like the best.        

 

For example if you listen to rap hip hop etc the most, I would expect you to like a bass heavy headphone.  This will not be as good for the acoustic music that you mentioned, but it will work. 

post #21 of 47
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I mostly listen to blues and acoustic music. How about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro? Have you guys had experience with that?

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I mostly listen to blues and acoustic music. How about the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro? Have you guys had experience with that?

 

For those kind of music, the Yamaha Pro 300 is a good match. Its currently on sale at amazon for $121 (reg $199) in blue and white color only. 

post #23 of 47
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For those kind of music, the Yamaha Pro 300 is a good match. Its currently on sale at amazon for $121 (reg $199) in blue and white color only. 

Is that on ear? I was kinda looking for an over-ear pair of headphones.

post #24 of 47
for the cheap, Panasonic htf600, ~ $30
modded jvc s500 can become over ear when you switch ear pads. 50-60 via Japan

oh, forgot to mention my fave pair of sub $100 phones, takstar hi2050/ technical pro hpt990.
Edited by MrEleventy - 4/14/13 at 5:04pm
post #25 of 47
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Is that on ear? I was kinda looking for an over-ear pair of headphones.

Its on-ear but anyways I ended up returning it the same day I bought it due to my ears hurting and loosing circulation after less than an hour. Its too bad because I was quite fond of its sounds.

On to the next one! biggrin.gif
post #26 of 47

What do audio and recording engineers use in the studio?  They must use sucky cans right? 

 

That's why nearly every professional recording studio or audio engineer uses the following (under $150) because of they are accurate, no-nonsense headphones and have stood the test of time for years upon years. 

 

Sony MDR-7506 / V6

Sennheiser HD280 Pro

Shure SRH440

DT770 Pro (pushing it pricewise)

ATH-M50

 

I'm personally a huge fan of the DT770, SRH440 and 7506 myself.  HD280 for isolation and M50 for a warmer presentation.
 

post #27 of 47

If you look a bit you can find a paiur of AKG K550 for near 150 dollars. They are better than anything in this thread I believe.

post #28 of 47

+1 Creative Aurvana Live they don't isolate the best but they sound great for the price and aren't to big so they would be great for outdoor use.

post #29 of 47

Currently using KOSS PRODJ100. Much better compared to M50 in isolation, comfort, sounds, and build quality. Its only $65 on amazon but $49 at B&H.


Edited by Level5 - 4/16/13 at 10:33pm
post #30 of 47
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So guys, I was thinking that I really love soundstage and might in fact be willing to sacrifice it for isolation. What pair of headphones do you recommend? I was thinking the Sennheiser 598 but it is a little out of my price range.

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