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post #16 of 26
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The reason I suggest it is that open headphones generally have a larger, more immersive soundstage. And the M50s are known for not having a good soundstage for a closed headphone, and you would definitely enjoy the difference. And at this moment, the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 Ohm are only $159 on Amazon (MSRP $299). They do need an amp, but you would have plenty in your budget for that and still have money left over. smily_headphones1.gif

100% agree with him!

Hey OP! Forgot about your portability concern, I misread it yesterday I guess! If you will be using it for portable, maybe you should cut the AKG K550 out of your list as well as the PSB M4U1 if you are afraid that it will fell down somewhere while on the go.

For portability closed headphones, I suggest you to look into the Sennheiser Momentum and MDR-1R. Both are great headphone with the Momentum having a very luxry build quality and design. The momentum is more natural sounding while the 1R is more colored. The 1R will have wider soundstage and tighter bass but does not extends as low as Momentum xD

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post #17 of 26

Id say no headphone between $200 and $300 is a good bang for buck headphone.  They're mostly all overpriced imo (not gonna stop me from buying them) except for:

KEF M500

PSB M4U 1

ATH ws99

 

Though none of those are outstanding for the price, the KEF M500 is my favorite closed can.

post #18 of 26
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100% agree with him!

Hey OP! Forgot about your portability concern, I misread it yesterday I guess! If you will be using it for portable, maybe you should cut the AKG K550 out of your list as well as the PSB M4U1 if you are afraid that it will fell down somewhere while on the go.

For portability closed headphones, I suggest you to look into the Sennheiser Momentum and MDR-1R. Both are great headphone with the Momentum having a very luxry build quality and design. The momentum is more natural sounding while the 1R is more colored. The 1R will have wider soundstage and tighter bass but does not extends as low as Momentum xD

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

I just went out to Futureshop today to try on the Momentum's and other than being quite loose (salesman said they've been going through the ringer while on demo) I loved the fit. I have very small ears so they worked perfectly with the Momentum. I have heard good things about the MDR-1R as well but I've heard really good things about the V-moda m100's as well. InnerFidelity's review of the M 100's was great and being on the "Wall of Fame" as well seems like a good sign. 

 

I think I'm almost there Folks! I really have narrowed it down to the Momentum's, V-M M100's and the MDR-1R's! 

 

Does anyone have thoughts about how the V-Moda fits with my music preferences over the others?


Edited by Jabsy - 8/12/13 at 6:50pm
post #19 of 26
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I just went out to Futureshop today to try on the Momentum's and other than being quite loose (salesman said they've been going through the ringer while on demo) I loved the fit. I have very small ears so they worked perfectly with the Momentum. I have heard good things about the MDR-1R as well but I've heard really good things about the V-moda m100's as well. InnerFidelity's review of the M 100's was great and being on the "Wall of Fame" as well seems like a good sign. 

 

I think I'm almost there Folks! I really have narrowed it down to the Momentum's, V-M M100's and the MDR-1R's! 

 

Does anyone have thoughts about how the V-Moda fits with my music preferences over the others?

The M100s are more for basshead and comfort maybe an issue a well :/

 

To me, I prefer the 1R over Momentum in terms of SQ and comfort but for build, Momentum again, wins xD 

post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 

Awesome, thanks for your insights Billson. I have a Sony store here in town demoing the MDR-1R's. I'm going to go in there and test those suckers out. I'll see if they allow me to hook up my ipod for a song or two (Futureshop wouldn't grant the courtesy. 

 

Really need to find a pair of V-Moda to try on. I read they have a clearer mid to high range then the Sony's. Then again, I have read the exact opposite as well tongue_smile.gif

post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jabsy View Post

Awesome, thanks for your insights Billson. I have a Sony store here in town demoing the MDR-1R's. I'm going to go in there and test those suckers out. I'll see if they allow me to hook up my ipod for a song or two (Futureshop wouldn't grant the courtesy. 

Really need to find a pair of V-Moda to try on. I read they have a clearer mid to high range then the Sony's. Then again, I have read the exact opposite as well tongue_smile.gif

Been to several Sony store and I think they all allow you to use your own source to test headphone! Just remove the headphone jack from the Walkman... Been to many store but only tested at one of their store xD and the salesman was real kind...

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post #22 of 26

Have you ever come across the beyerdynamic t 51 p? This on-ear headphone is quite a little monster. Build quality is very sturdy but carries a little weight of 174 grams (considering it's size). The only drawback is that you're not using the t 51 p to its full value without an amp. At 60 ohms (checked from their website), it might be a good idea to purchase a portable amp... Otherwise, if the price is suitable for you, these might be a nice add on to your collection...

post #23 of 26
Yeah, I'd definitely get the ath ws99 which is an upgrade from the m50, and it only costs $200! Use the extra $100 for an amp.
post #24 of 26
Go for a PSB M4U1. It is way more balanced sounding and incredibly more detailed than the ATH-M50, MDR-1R, sennheiser momentum and, in case u were thinking, focal spirit one.
post #25 of 26
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Go for a PSB M4U1. It is way more balanced sounding and incredibly more detailed than the ATH-M50, MDR-1R, sennheiser momentum and, in case u were thinking, focal spirit one.

This boat looks to have sailed a long time ago. Reviving a six month old recommendation thread to offer your own recommendation makes little sense. There are plenty of people to help looking for current recommendations.
post #26 of 26
Sry just happened to chance upon this one
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