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SoundMagic HP100 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

My friend recently ran over my Sennheiser HD201 with a shopping cart, and I've been digging around for some affordable but high quality over/around-the-ear headphones.

These are currently the two contenders that I'm having trouble choosing from, since I've read many positive reviews for both.

So, if you'd care to recommend me which one to take, I'll be happy.

My preferences are, in order from high to low:

 

Sound Quality and frequency balance

 

Minimum background noise interference

 

Comfort

 

Build Quality

 

Price

post #2 of 10

Before I recommend can you list your music taste?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Every genre of Rock from Classic Rock like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and the likes to extreme Death Metal and Deathcore (e.g. Cannibal Corpse, Death, Suicide Silence, Make Them Suffer).

I also listen to Jazz, stuff from the mid 40s and onwards.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Every genre of Rock from Classic Rock like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and the likes to extreme Death Metal and Deathcore (e.g. Cannibal Corpse, Death, Suicide Silence, Make Them Suffer).

I also listen to Jazz, stuff from the mid 40s and onwards.

post #5 of 10

Soundmagic HP100

AKG K550

 

 

Both of these are excellent for your taste. Built good and are comfortable for long listening sessions.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just one more question,

 

Do the SoundMagic HP100 have good passive noise isolation? 

post #7 of 10

It's decent, On buses and trains it did the job.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ok very last, question sorry for this. To what degree, if any, do these headphones leak out sound? 

(I've stood next to people with Beats and the flipping thing just blasts out everything, I swear I could hear their music better than them)

post #9 of 10

 it's fine :) They will leak at high volumes, I have never owned a or heard a headphone that doesn't leak at least a bit. You will be fine it wouldn't be bothersome. The best headphones I have had for not leaking are the shure SRH440 but the HP100 are decent.

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot, I'll probably post sometime this month how they're holding up against my standards.

 

Cheers!

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