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It's been a looong, looong time since I've posted anywhere, because up until very recently I was 110% satisfied with my ATH M50's. But recently a hinge broke on one of the phones, and I'd like to re-explore upgrading. I had thought about buying more cans a while ago, and had settled on either a set of Ultrasone Pro 900's, or Beyer DT880's for various reasons. That never actually came to fruition, so I'm curious if there's been any new favorites popping up, or alternatives you guys think I should consider.

 

I'm generally open-minded, but I'd prefer anything that could survive being driven by a laptop, since I'm rarely at my desktop to take advantage of a proper dac/amp. I'm fairly bass-driven, but reasonable about considering all the qualities of cans and/or IEMs. If anyone has some advice for what the next step above the M50's might be, I would love you forever. Almost forever.

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Sennheiser HD650 is a good option but you will need an amp. 

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I'm curious if anyone has thoughts to offer on the Beyer Custom One Pro? Its hard to dig up too much info because they're pretty new.

 

I've also seen a few suggestions for Monster Turbine Pro's, but having only use over-ear phones, I'm cautious about switching to IEMs.

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Sennheiser HD650 is a good option but you will need an amp. 

 

I'd prefer a set that doesn't need an amp, since I will only rarely be around mine.


Edited by Jupe - 7/21/13 at 5:06pm
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What's your budget?
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My budget is pretty flexible, but I guess I'd put a hard cap around $300. Sorry for not mentioning that sooner

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If you want a worthy upgrade go ahead and buy a Mid-Fi Amp then invest the other money on the can (Open/Closed) depends on what you want.

Best way to go ahead than spending on just the can.


Edited by MrTechAgent - 7/22/13 at 7:38am
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post

If you want a worthy upgrade go ahead and buy a Mid-Fi Amp then invest the other money on the can (Open/Closed) depends on what you want.

Best way to go ahead than spending on just the can.

 

I was hoping to get some thoughts on headphones that don't require an amp, since I'm not willing to use a portable one, and don't have a means of easily travelling with a regular desktop amp/dac.

 

So far I'm weighing the options between the Beyer One Pro, V-Moda M100, the Ultrasones (if I can catch them on sale again), or the Monster Turbine Pro's, if all else fails.

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I have a pair of Beyer COPs and really like them.  Although their bass may be emphasized and not perfectly accurate, they are a fun sounding pair of headphones.  I use them regularly with my laptop.  They are comfortable as well.  I'd eventually like to get another pair that is more of an Audiophile grade, but really need to keep that enjoyable bass.

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