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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, I have done a lot of searching around and asking people, and I have found two pairs of headphones that I really like. The ath-m50s from Audio Technica and the HDJ-2000s by Pioneer.


I was wondering what your thoughs on these headphones were. I have a tight budget, and the Pioneers are very pricy.
As for information on what I would be using them for, I will be using them to produce EDM/dubstep music,and I will be using them for casual listening, mostly to dubstep.


So if you have any other suggestions for headphones, I would be greatly pleased. If you are going to make a suggestion, I want really bassy headphones that have really punchy bass and are great for dubstep/techno. But I also want headphones that are comfortable and will not brake. Also a removable cable is preferable (however the m50s dont have one).

Thanks Guys.

post #2 of 19

try the ue 6000, the bass is not so strong but it will do just fine, but very comfortable and has removable cables, and it's foldable too.

 

But if you are looking to super bass , check the Sony XB-1000 Extra Bass Headphone
 

post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by NineTwo5 View Post

Hey guys, I have done a lot of searching around and asking people, and I have found two pairs of headphones that I really like. The ath-m50s from Audio Technica and the HDJ-2000s by Pioneer.


I was wondering what your thoughs on these headphones were. I have a tight budget, and the Pioneers are very pricy.
As for information on what I would be using them for, I will be using them to produce EDM/dubstep music,and I will be using them for casual listening, mostly to dubstep.


So if you have any other suggestions for headphones, I would be greatly pleased. If you are going to make a suggestion, I want really bassy headphones that have really punchy bass and are great for dubstep/techno. But I also want headphones that are comfortable and will not brake. Also a removable cable is preferable (however the m50s dont have one).

What source(s) will you be plugging the headphones into?

post #4 of 19

Go for the V-Moda M-100, lots of EDM producers use them, like Avicii,Hardwell, Nervo and even Skrillex has a pair.

They are very durable, have a removable cable, and you can custtomize it so it looks awesome!!

They are not very expensive, 300 dollars

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 

I would be using them with an ipod, and a laptop. I currently have an old HP, but I am upgrading laptops as well

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 

I will check them out.

post #7 of 19

Here you can check the M-100 on the V-Moda website and see a little of the customization process:

http://v-moda.com/crossfade-m-100/

 

Here you can check the artists that were caught using V-Moda headphones:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442846483091.229616.106696703091&type=3

 

Here you can check the M-100 appreciation thread and read the customers opinion on these:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/592389/v-moda-m-100-discussion-feedback-reviews-pics-etc/15240#post_9576111

 

And here you can see some awesome shield design customization from the customers of this forum

http://www.head-fi.org/t/616990/v-moda-shield-design-discussion

 

I am getting mine next week, I have never seen people saying something bad about them. For EDM they are one of the best if not the best in the market

 

Please tell me if you liked, and if I helped you!

 

Cheers bro!

post #8 of 19

wow, im almost on the same situation like you lol

here is my list, kinda incomplete but..well

 

-V-Moda M100 

-Logitech UE6000

-Sol Republic Master Tracks

-Skullcandy Crusher

 

Good looking, Comfort, Sound, Bass, Portability, Durability

Any other suggestions?

post #9 of 19

Try the V-Moda M-100's, Sony MDR-1R's, Sennheisser Momentums and the AKG k550's. Ive Tried the V-Moda's, the Sony's and the Mommentums. So Fell free to ask.

post #10 of 19

The M-50's are way more durable than the Pioneers, the Pioneers have a better soundstage. M-100's are better than both, but I personally wouldn't call the bass punchy. They're sensational for dubstep and techno though.

 

 A little more into your budget I would recommend the Marshall Major FX-50's (make sure they're the Fx-50 and not the regular Majors)

 

Sweeter sound than the M-100's and half the price. Definitely a punchy bass. The Marshall Monitors are even clearer than the FX 50's and have a better soundstage than the M-100's and the bass is even punchier and cleaner than the FX 50's BUT I hear something missing when I use them without a headphone amp. 

 

 The M100's and the FX 50's a fine without a headphone amp and will sound great on an iPod. 

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

So the v-modas would be the better headphone for dubstep? Or would the Marshall Monitors be better, because I dont really know whether punchy bass is better than heavy bass etc.
Because I much prefer the look of the v-modas.
Have you tried the HDJ-2000's? But if their better the v-modas would be best,
 

post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by NineTwo5 View Post

So the v-modas would be the better headphone for dubstep? Or would the Marshall Monitors be better, because I dont really know whether punchy bass is better than heavy bass etc.

Because I much prefer the look of the v-modas.

Have you tried the HDJ-2000's? But if their better the v-modas would be best,

 
post #13 of 19
The vmodas are better on bass rather than the monitors.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by NineTwo5 View Post

So the v-modas would be the better headphone for dubstep? Or would the Marshall Monitors be better, because I dont really know whether punchy bass is better than heavy bass etc.
Because I much prefer the look of the v-modas.
Have you tried the HDJ-2000's? But if their better the v-modas would be best,
 

 Yes, I have tried the HDJ-2000's, here they are:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ezio View Post

The vmodas are better on bass rather than the monitors.

 

 Listening to both right now, the Monitors have a lot more bass than the M-100's. Better bass? Personal preference. The Monitor bass is very clean. But if you like less bass you'll prefer the M-100's. The M-100's are slightly louder, but cleaner in the highs. Mids sound a bit harsh at high volume. Separation better on the Marshalls. 

 

I prefer the Marshalls, Someone else may prefer the M-100's, it's down to personal preference. 

 

M-100's are easier to drive with an iPod, while the Monitor seems to lose a bit if no headphone amp is in the signal chain (at least to me)

 

*edit* As you can see from the picture, my HDJ-2000's broke after 2 weeks of light use. Not only that but I got a short in one of the ears, so cabling is dodgy too. The cabling is also proprietary, so you have to get a replacement from Pioneer. I would definitely recommend the M-100's over them. 


Edited by inthere - 7/3/13 at 4:44am
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by inthere View Post

 Yes, I have tried the HDJ-2000's, here they are:

 

 

 

 

 Listening to both right now, the Monitors have a lot more bass than the M-100's. Better bass? Personal preference. The Monitor bass is very clean. But if you like less bass you'll prefer the M-100's. The M-100's are slightly louder, but cleaner in the highs. Mids sound a bit harsh at high volume. Separation better on the Marshalls. 

 

I prefer the Marshalls, Someone else may prefer the M-100's, it's down to personal preference. 

 

M-100's are easier to drive with an iPod, while the Monitor seems to lose a bit if no headphone amp is in the signal chain (at least to me)

 

*edit* As you can see from the picture, my HDJ-2000's broke after 2 weeks of light use. Not only that but I got a short in one of the ears, so cabling is dodgy too. The cabling is also proprietary, so you have to get a replacement from Pioneer. I would definitely recommend the M-100's over them. 

 

Whoa, bad luck with the HDJ-2000's.

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