I'm new to headfi and this is my first post, but I'm not new to the audiophile world. I just don't spend much time on forums. I wanted to purchase some headphones under $200 for a good listening pleasure (not using for recording).
I know that there are a lot of threads about both of these cans but I'd like to get a more accurate opinion on my concerns. I recently bought both to compare and although the srh440's are very uncomfortable and bass-light, they seem to have a more balanced response than the m50's. When listening to the m50's, I would say that they don't have the clarity or balance (more v-shaped response) as the srh440's and therefore become a bit boring and unimpressive. Granted these haven't had many hours of listening on them so the drivers aren't burned in too much, but I'm still stuck in a rut as to which to stick with.
I know there's a lot of huge m50 fans on here who haven't had much other experience with quality headphones so I'd rather get a more unbiased opinion (if possible).
Has anyone improved the bass with their srh440's? Do srh840 pads help with this?
And can I get some feedback as to what people prefer using the most unbiased opinions possible?
Oh and I also wanted to add that I was not too impressed with SRH840's in comparison to SRH440's.