Guys the Fostex T50RP is $30 less on amazon than the ATH-M50.
RP-Series Closed Headphones $89
RP-Series Damped Semi-Open Headphones $120
RP-Series Semi-Open Headphones $91
My guess is that the first one is actually the T40RP, while the third one might be the T50RP stock. The second one might have been modded by the seller to make it sound even better, but if this is just some random eBay seller, I would be careful with buying a pre-damped T50RP. It would probably be better to buy one stock and mod it yourself, based on the very many T50RP modding threads here on head-fi. Alternatively, look for a damped T50RP here in the classifieds section.
If you're willing to mod them sure. And even then you'd need a pretty good amplifier capable of delivering the current needed for the ortho.
Personally I'd pick Shure 840 if I want that kind of soundsig (midcentric) hassle free.
They are all supposed to be
It's from amazon, and it's a reputed seller here is the link;
I'm a bit confused now, I was originally leaning on the SRH-840’s, Then after for build quality and comfort as you guys said I thought ok the ATH M50
And after some due to recommendations I thought ok the Fostex T50RP is the better on that I didn’t know of.
And now a few have recommended the SRH-840’s J
So back to square one J, I know it’s very subjective I’d go for quality and comfort if it’s very close.
I would take the 840 myself. I've had my pair for a while now and can attest to its gr4eat build. I know I had the chance to audition the m50 at6 a fairly recent audio event. To me, the M50 just felt cheaply built. The Shure, despite the draw-back of the weight makes up for itself with an incredible track record of durability. Mine have been beat to heck and back and still sound amazing.
Now here's the thing, I hate the term "better" as it pertains to headphones, as in reality there really is no such thing. There are different signatures, yes. In this case the mild v-shape of the m50 makes it a bit more popular in the general consumer market. Indeed, the much of the success of the m50 can be attributed to is cross market appeal, for it can in many cases pass for "audiophile."
The 840 on the other hand has a touch more of a professional/entusiest feel to it in my opinion. The signature is a touch more neutral than the m50. You see, these to headphone have a nearly opposite sound, from a graphic perspective.
Let me explain, the V of the m50 is accentuating the upper and lower regions of the song. Whereas the 840 is very much a mid centric can. I believe this may be the reason many accuse it of rolled off treble. Real or not the more forward mids make it seem mildly so. However, I whole heartedly believe the 840 is certainly one of the best headphones in this price range.
I got a barely used white audio-technica ATH-M50s for $125 from a shipped from one of the headfiers in this forum's sales section.
I think that's ok.
To be honest though after the end of this thread, I'm still equally confused as to which one to get. Like some one said at the begenining it's too close to call I guess.
Either way, thanks a bunch for all the information, very much apreciated.