So I am brand new to the audiophile community and buying headphones. I've been doing some research on good headphones, and what I know so far is that Beats, Bose, Skullcandy, and Monster are bad brands for sound quality. I've seen many people online that recommend the ATH M50s as good entry level headphones, and I plan on buying a pair fairly soon. However, I still want more opinions, as I've seen virtually nothing else but the M50s being recommended and was wondering if there are any other decent headphones in the $150-250 price range. This: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ETB8ZTY/ref=s9_simh_gw_p267_d0_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=01ADKW4ZKEVJ1GHQTKZY&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846 is the set up I'm currently planning on buying. For reference, I've been using an old Bose Quiet-Comfort 2 pair of headphones that my dad gave to me because he no longer used them.
Would you guys recommend this setup?
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What genre of music do you listen to and do you like bass? Since you have a higher budget, I think you should look into the ATH-WS99 or UE6000. ATH-W99 offer better sound for basshead but the UE6000 offer an active NC.
Hope it helps!
I listen mainly to hard rock, punk, and alternative metal. I've never really listened to a large variety of headphones, so I can't really say whether or not I prefer bass, but if I had to say something, I think I'm more of a balanced and flat sounding person than a bass person.