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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 VS Beyerdynamic DT-1350-80

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I'm trying to choose between the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and  Beyerdynamic DT-1350-80 as my general purpose/travel headphones. Has anyone tried both? Would like to know which sound more neutral and would match well with a FiiO E12 amplifier & X3 combo. Or if anyone else has any other suggestions within the $200 dollar range that i can get these both at right now on Amazon. Thanks a lot in advance for any advice.

post #2 of 12

not amazon

 

but these > both

 

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Shure_SRH_840_p/shu0000301.htm

 

$129 with free shipping

post #3 of 12
DT 1350 is a much more resolving headphone. I think it's a step up in class over the M50s.

DT1350 should not need the E12 with the X3. Has very good sensitivity. Easy to drive.
post #4 of 12

From a comfort viewpoint, the DT1350's earpads provide a good seal and for some reason, my ears don't get as sweaty with them compared to my ATH-M50s.

 

reference: I borrowed my colleague's DT1350's for a listening session, and it was awesome.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the advice!

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by psychon View Post
 

Thanks for all the advice!


I've never listened to the Beyer DT1350 80-Ohm, but I would pick a Beyer over the ATH-M50s.

I would assume the Fiio x3 can easily on it's own drive 80-Ohm headphones.

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I would assume the Fiio x3 can easily on it's own drive 80-Ohm headphones.

+1

Yeah. I don't understand the point of buying the E12 to go with the X3 anyway, when the X3 apparently has the headphone amp components of the E17.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


+1

Yeah. I don't understand the point of buying the E12 to go with the X3 anyway, when the X3 apparently has the headphone amp components of the E17.

 

I already have the E12. I bought it because I also intend to use the X3 + E12 combo for my open headphones HiFiMAN HE-400. Thanks!

post #9 of 12
That makes sense. You definitely wouldn't need it for the DT1350s smily_headphones1.gif
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Decided to go with the Beyerdynamic DT1350. Thanks guys!

post #11 of 12

Good choice!  I ended up getting them as well.  Best On-Ear IMHO.

post #12 of 12
I think the KEF m500 holds that position.
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