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Ath-m50 vs Shure srh440 vs Philips Uptown (Help me make the right choice please...)

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 

Hi....

 

I have the chance of getting the uptown's and the srh440 for 80 euros (or just one for 40 euros) in a mint condition or i can save a little bit more and buy a brand new pair of Ath-m50's for 99 euros....

 

So what you guys think?

 

The philips for 40? The Shure's for 40? The both for 80 or The ath-m50 at 99 euros are a better deal than even the other two together at 80 euros?

 

I always try to aim to good all rounders when i choose my headphones (i listen to pretty much everything but tend to lesten to modern music, progressive house and trance just a bit more)...

 

Help me choose please... :)

 

By the way i already have a pair of Cal!'s and sony mdr v6 if it matters.....

 

 

Cheers... :)

post #2 of 49
Thread Starter 

bump... :)

post #3 of 49
The ath m50 has a clamp effect which will give you headache if you wear glasses
the shure srh440 is good but get the replacement cushions on 840 and you'll be fine
the sound quality is good on both but the mids of ath m50 is slightly recessed.
post #4 of 49
Thread Starter 

But will the srh440 be a good all rounder? Do you guys think the bass it has is enough to handle some progressive house or trance as well every now and then (using an ipod touch with no amp)?

 

Cheers...

post #5 of 49

The M50s are not worth twice the Uptowns. IMO the Uptowns are better sounding and more comfortable. However, they're less durable and the seal is pretty finicky.

 

Never heard the 440s.

post #6 of 49
Thread Starter 

But isnt the cable too flimsy and fragile viralcow? Whats the difference between the m50's and the uptowns in sound?

post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

But isnt the cable too flimsy and fragile viralcow? Whats the difference between the m50's and the uptowns in sound?

 

Well, that depends on how willing  you are to baby your gear. To me even the ESW9/ES10 cables (the thickness of those apple earbud cables) were good enough. If you just want something you can abuse, then you should get the M50s.

 

Soundwise, (if I can still remember) the Uptowns have more forward mids and midbass, leading to a warmer sound. The bass is good but depends on the picky seal. If you wear the Uptowns while walking around, prepare to lose all your sub-bass. The treble is less even and sibilant at times, while the M50s have treble roll-off, so it's a wash. Finally, Uptowns have a slightly wider soundstage with better imaging. The M50s are horrid at gaming, while the Uptowns are passable.

post #8 of 49
Don't get the m50, uptown, etc as they are just side grades, and detail wise, down grades imo. Save up at least $200 for a nice upgrade.
post #9 of 49
Get the creative aurvana live.
provides decent quality in your budget
post #10 of 49
Thread Starter 
I already have the cal!s.... :-) só even at 40 euros the shures are no worth it? The m50s havê recessed treble? I thought it was the opposite.... The uptowns i dont know... I treat my stuff well but i dont know if they are such a great deal at 40 euros since they are Being sold até amazon for around 55 new...
post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

I already have the cal!s.... :-) só even at 40 euros the shures are no worth it? The m50s havê recessed treble? I thought it was the opposite.... The uptowns i dont know... I treat my stuff well but i dont know if they are such a great deal at 40 euros since they are Being sold até amazon for around 55 new...
Now since you have the cals you can save more money and buy something better like brainwavz hm5
post #12 of 49
Mdr v6=m50. Uptown is ever so slightly more enjoyable.
post #13 of 49
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Mdr v6=m50. Uptown is ever so slightly more enjoyable.

The mdr v6's and the v6 are similar in sound quality and sound sig???

 

I have the v6's... a bit steryle but good with the rock eq on my ipod touch (a bit recessed mids though...)

 

So do you completely eclude the shures an consider the uptowns to be the best of them all and the ones to get?

post #14 of 49
I say don't get any of them if your looking for an upgrade but if you want a slight upgrade in the vocals, and a much larger sound stage, get the uptown. I haven't heard the srh440.
post #15 of 49

Heya,

 

You already have the CAL!

 

None of the headphones you're looking at are upgrades to this really. Just side-grades honestly.

 

Save up more. Buy a true upgrade if you are seeking an actual worthwhile purchase and not just a different flavor to what you're used to.

 

Very best,

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