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Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs beyerdynamic custom one pro

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:darthsmile:Hi After a Lot of Research and reading reviews i found this 3 headphones to be the best in terms of all around headphones. But now i have a really hard decision   picking between this 3 headphones. Im a average person not audiophile. i need to choose, here is what mostly i will need it for.

 

1. Music= I listen to rock, dubstep, dance, nightcore, Jpop and latin.

 

2. Gaming= Fps shooting games, adventure, etc. I dont play competitive but i like soundstage

 

3.Movies+ mostly netflix.

 

Also i prefer close cans for some isolation, This is what i know from reading reviews, but since i have not listen  to them i cant really tell.

 

1. Beyerdynamic DT 990= I read they have ok soundstage, but lacking mids and treble is to high, plus they need amp to drive also they are open cans which dont block outside noise.

 

2.Audio-Technica ATH-M50= I read they are the best headphones for music, but soundstage is bad. I like that they are close cans and are easy to drive. Dont like the style of headphones that much.

 

3. beyerdynamic custom one pro=  I like the looks of this headphones, the fact that u can control the base. But i read mids are recessed. I dont know how the soundstage is?. i like because     they are easy to drive and they are close cans.

 

I really appreciate any help or advice to choose between this 3 as i never heard any before. I know only from reviews and research.:o2smile: 


Edited by fallingsnowfy - 10/9/13 at 3:36pm
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Assuming $200-$250 for budget ~ SoundMAGIC HP100 for closed, Philips Fidelio X1 for open.

 

The M50 and the COP aren't in the same league in terms of sound.  The DT990 would be a good choice, but I find that the bass and treble can be a bit overwhelming at times, so it is not the best all-rounder.  Great for dubstep and EDM, though.

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Thanks for u advice but My budget is 200$ and under.:triportsad:

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Thanks for u advice but My budget is 200$ and under.:triportsad:

SoundMAGIC HP100 = $200

 

The DT990 will be fine if you don't mind open.

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Have u tried the custom one pro? i kind want to keep it under 200$.


Edited by fallingsnowfy - 10/9/13 at 6:42pm
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Have u tried the custom one pro?


I feel that it is pretty decent for bass-heavy genres, but it sounds kind of hollow and I find the detail a bit lacking.  Mids are somewhat recessed.  I found the DT770 to be better in every area other than looks, and the SoundMAGIC HP100 and the AKG K550 (if you have a big head) both beat that in sound quality.

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I feel that it is pretty decent for bass-heavy genres, but it sounds kind of hollow and I find the detail a bit lacking.  Mids are somewhat recessed.  I found the DT770 to be better in every area other than looks, and the SoundMAGIC HP100 and the AKG K550 (if you have a big head) both beat that in sound quality.

SoundMAGIC HP100 looks a great choose, i have 170$ :(. I think i might go with beyer 990, because of soundstage but open can is kind let down. Im i little worried they might be to harsh since this will be my first entry Audiophile hedphones.

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SoundMAGIC HP100 looks a great choose, i have 170$ :(. I think i might go with beyer 990, because of soundstage but open can is kind let down. Im i little worried they might be to harsh since this will be my first entry Audiophile hedphones.


I highly doubt that you will find them too harsh, at least on good quality recordings.  Based on your listed genres, I think that you would appreciate the slight v-shaped sound.

 

If you really need the isolation, the Audio-Technica ATH-A900x is a very good choice if the HP100 and K550 are out of your budget.  I'd say the 3 are on a similar level.


Edited by Sekka - 10/9/13 at 7:03pm
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