Originally Posted by pookeyhead
So.. DT880 or DT990 seem like the favoured choice at the moment.
Any comments on the ATH50s or Shure SRH940? Both get good reviews.
I dislike the M50, a lot of people love it, to my ear it has razor blades for treble and a valley of a midrange, all bass tones sound like the same guy hitting the same drum.
^very critical, but i guess they just weren't for me. (you could hear excellence and bliss, so if possible try before you buy)
The SRH940 are good, but if you are treble sensitive AT ALL, run, and don't stop running. Also they tend to severely lack bass, if you ever feel like whacking up the bass with them.. well.. it doesn't work. cos they don't do bass.
That being said, it is there, and of fairly good quality, but maybe just this once, picking quantity over quality is the way forward... then again the bass quality from the DT880 is pretty great.
Another issue i have with the M50 is fit and comfort. i've never got them to fit well, and thus have never been comfortable. i guess that's personal.
the SRH940 tend to be heavy.not quite ortho heavy but heavy enough that if you move your head a little quickly they feel like they are going to fall off.
Have you considered abusing amazons return policy?