I think you would be very happy with the CAL. It's anything but hollow/thin sounding. I don't know if I would say it's far better than the M50's, but is a better value I believe, and definitely one of the most comfortable headphones I ever used.
The best headphones for the smallest price... :) - Page 2
Poll Results: Wich one is better overall (sound quality, portablity, toughness...)?
38% (22)Creative Aurvana Live!
21% (12)Sony MDR-V6/7506
12% (7)Koss ProDJ100
3% (2)Sony MDR-ZX700
7% (4)AKG K518DJ/K81DJ
17% (10)Shure SRH440
Thank you bogi but although they have great reviews, with shiping and all they stey about at the same price as the other headphones on the list and in that case i prefer to choose between those on the list. But i apreciate ur sugestion of course.
Tank you once again to all of you who had the patience to reply to this thread. It is really cool to see everyone share their opinions about all these headphones....
More and more i am confused... XD
But one thing is certain, i will probably choose between the v6 or the Aurvanas not only because they are the two most recomended headphones forthe purposes i have described, but also in terms of personal choice these were the one's that always caught my eyes right from the begining because they are cheap, they look nice and they have amazing reviews when it cames to their SQ.
I really like the m50's but as i said these have mixed reviews, some say they are awesome, other say they are completely over rated. I do believe they are amazing headphones, but i also do believe that quicker i would get both the aurvana's and the v6's instead of the m50.
I am "more for less" guy so i would much prefer to have two good headphones and still spare 10 euros than to spend 130/a140 on just a pair.
If i could right now, believe me i would get bot, but my budget unfortunately (at least for now) does not allow me to do that.
As i said the main reasons that are now putting the Aurvana's ahead are....
Almost 15 euros cheaper than the v6
Overall Sound Quality (Amazing Reviews)
And Since they dont seal very well and at the same time have a good soundstage (once again from what i read) they seem like a nice complement to my bassy and good for isolation AKG K81's.
At the same time i am affraid to get the same as my akg's in terms of sound quality (same signature) and since i am looking for good highs and detail rhe v6 would be different from my k81 (mine are actually the K518 dj) and then i would have the possiblity to test the same music in two different sound signatures (Warm K'81 vs Bright V6's).
But once again they are a little more expensive (69 euros) and in terms of reviews they are very mixed, as i said some called them boring, others say thats the way music should be heard (When it cames to praise the sound quality overall the aurvana's seem to have a little few more positve reviews...).
Two different Headphones, but at the same time two great Headphones... too bad i never tryed any of them.... XD
The decision in harder and harder.... XD
Continue to share please... Love when you all do that... :)
Thank you once again.... :)
Ps: I can always sell my K518DJ (Long cord version) for 30 euros and try to get both, but i dont know if i would like to do that since the AKG's, although they are too bassy and the cable is a bit too long, they isolate reaaaly well. Many people say that the v6's isolate very well but the cable completely ruins the walking with them experience...
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/12/13 at 6:00am
Sony V6 seems to be also a good choice but choose carefully where to buy them. Be sure you are buying an authentic v6.
There is a good thread with pictures on how to differenciate real and fake ones. Good luck!
Second, the v6.... I really like the look and many told me these are perfect for eletronic music. it seem they are bright and have really highly defined sound wich seem to be perfect to extract all the harmonious melodied i trance music for example. It also seems they are extremely durable.... But some also claim that these are boring and only good for monitoring and not music listening . It is also said abou them that the have excessive highs and that the mids are too recessed. Soooo, does this means that vocals sound bad in these Headphones?
Mids are recessed, relatively. They aren't recessed recessed, but just noticeably less than the bass and highs. Vocals aren't nice as some mid centric headphones, but its not bad.
As for boring, no.
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The only thing M50 has against CAL is its sub bass, everything else is clearly inferior in every possible way (keep in mind that this is IMO). Regardless of price, CAL destroy M50 thoroughly, I don't even understand how people could like M50 so much, I guess it has to do with today's music...
Than the M50's are completely scratched (they always were because of my budget) since i also did not see myself dropping 130 euros on them... They look nice though.... XD
That being said, i am really thinking of getting the Aurvana's because they are really cheap right now and for all the things you say they seem to be very very good.... Also i think i need to really make up my mind because 49 euros seems to be a very good price for the Aurvana's and you know how prices on amazon fluctuate (a couple of days the best price for them was 69 euros).
I am also really liking all the things that are being said about the v6's and i would really love to put my hands on these too.
This afternoon i was thinking to myself... "I have a couple of Vita games that i already have on ps plus...." (Off topic i know but you will get it right away... XD )
So if i sell these and my AKG K518DJ i can easily make 60 or 65 euros and purchase aldo the V6.
Now... Would this be a smart thing to do? As i said i like my AKG's mostly for the isolation. I admit they have good sound quality but i do also admit that the bass on them completely overshadows all the other frequencies...
So do you think it would be a good upgrade to move from the K518 to the V6 (in terms of sound quality)? In terms of portability and isolation would the v6 do as well as my AKG's or does the cable really screws everything?
Best prices Amazon European stores right now:
Creative Aurvana Live! at 49 euros (56 with shipping)
Sony Mdr-V6 at 69 euros (shipping already included)
Thank you very much once again for all your support... :)
Ps: I pretty much have given up on the shure srh44....0 but since they seem to have the same carachteristics as the v6, wich one do you believe is better overall?
Thank you once again.... XD
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 4/12/13 at 11:50am
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Go with the CAL!! =p. If it helps sway your decision at all, the CAL's are currently 10 usd more expensive than the MDR-V6's in the United States, and for the most part, it's always been this way. So at your current prices, the CAL is at a great deal. I've probably owned over 30 pairs of headphones over the last few years (damn you head-fi!!), and the CAL's is definitely one of my all time favorites.
69 Euros is a lot... The US price isn't even 69 Dollars. The CALs are pretty close to the US price though.
I use my walking around every day. The cable isn't exactly friendly for portable use, but it is definitely manageable.
SRH440 is a bit warmer, mids are nicer in quality and stronger and the bass is more controlled, but the V6 has brighter and more detailed highs and stronger, deeper bass. I think for you the V6 is better.
Here's headroom's frequency response chart for the two. They have a bunch of other charts too if you want to take a look. They don't have the CAL! or AKG518 though.
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