Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › first headphones: ath-m50 or hfi-780
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

first headphones: ath-m50 or hfi-780

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

sup guys. I have done quite a bit of research and ended up with these two headphones as my final two for approximately $150 or less.  For both cans, there are so many positive and negative things said that it is extremely hard pulling the trigger on one.  I listen to mostly rap/hip hop but also listen to many others like pop and ballads.

 

So what i am asking is for an objective answer for a subjective matter. (i know, oxymoron). but what i mean is an answer with as little bias as possible.  also, let me know if there are other headphones that you really think i should consider in that price range.  Currently, i am leaning a little towards the m50s because i really love how it looks

Thanks!

post #2 of 6

I think the M50s are a bit more versatile and a bit less harsh. If you listen to mainly trance music I would say 780 all the way, but since your range seems kind of wide, M50s for sure. 

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
A common problem people say that the m50 has is recessed mids. Is it still worth getting the m50?
post #4 of 6

 Not recessed mids but just not a very exciting presentation. Bad soundstage on the M 50's too. 780 by a large margin.

post #5 of 6
http://www.amazon.com/AKG-3284H00010-K167-TIESTO/dp/B009GOGO8I

I recently tried this....k167, sounds like an all rounder with a good soundstage.
Check it out.
post #6 of 6
I have the 780 and the M50.

For rap and hip hop, I definitely think the 780s are better. I love the slogic soundstage effect coupled with the more pronounced bass. It's more engaging than the M50s. For other genres, the 780s do very well, although I could see how some people might prefer the M50s.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › first headphones: ath-m50 or hfi-780