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Good Bass Headphone Setup

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello, kind of new here and would like to hear some feedback on this Bass Setup

 

I'm thinking of getting a Sony MDR-X10 and a FiiO E12 Mont Blanc Portable Headphone Amplifier 

 

I'm sort of a Bass Head guy, but I do love my sound quality, and my current cheap headphones arn't doing me justice. (Skull-candies) 

 

I listen to all types of music, even classical.

 

Thanks for the help buddies!

post #2 of 12
Hi!
You should consider Beyerdynamic DT770 80 Ohm version.

Best luck!
post #3 of 12

Price range?

 

I'd recommend the ATH WS99 and M100 (I'm not a fan of the DT770).  The WS99 is more balanced yet has great bass impact instead of the shear quantity of the M100 and DT770.  The E12/E11 amps both will do you justice.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Price range?

 

I'd recommend the ATH WS99 and M100 (I'm not a fan of the DT770).  The WS99 is more balanced yet has great bass impact instead of the shear quantity of the M100 and DT770.  The E12/E11 amps both will do you justice.

Price Range = Under $250 

 

I really like my Sennheiser 363D Gaming Headset, which has the same padding as the 770's and it is German (Which I favor more for value). But the ATH WS99 is Japanese, which I find that has less build quality. Please compare the 2 and which one I should get, I've heard a lot of good reviews on both companies, but even Beats by Dre gets good reviews...Also the HF Review on the two products shows that the 770's are better and higher ranked, but is that true in my case? 

post #5 of 12

I couldn't care less about what they think.

 

The DT770:  Sure, its good in the studio for professional use with its perfect build quality and long cable, but it's sound is flawed.  To me, the main problems are the bass tightness, and sucked out mids.  These aren't very engaging headphones imo, so they seem kind of cold and dry next to something like the M100 or WS99.

 

The WS99: Isn't without its flaws.  They are a little uncomfortable, since the pads are really thin, but they are NOT built bad.  Audio Technica is Japanese, not Chinese, and even China, who owns Fiio I believe, makes some nicely built products.  Anyway, they look nice, feel nice, and are very convenient.  Sound wise, of course everything is controversial, but the WS99 has the perfect amount of excitement and intimacy with its upfront lower mids and mid bass.  The highs are recessed (which I am not a fan of but apparently tons of people are), but not too recessed like the UE6000 per say.  The mids are extremely clear, and the bass is probably the best I've heard.

 

The M100 is a ws99 with slightly better build, looser yet deeper bass, more highs, and more laid back.

 

I'd also recommend the Focal Spirit One.

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

The M100 is a ws99 with slightly better build, looser yet deeper bass, more highs, and more laid back.

 

 

+1 on the V-moda M100's. Great set if your looking for some strong, much cleaner than Beats... Bass

 

Check out the Basshead forums. A lot going on there though. The M100's work great with a lot of music, but EDM has practically adopted the M100's as their own. Mainly because it out-pours a good amount of bass, while not bleeding into the rest of the music.

 

I've used a few Fiio products with it and they really do offer the best bang for the buck. Beware, I read the E12 didn't do much for someone else's M100, but to each his own because I thought the E7 had enough juice to bring out a much deeper bass rumble and slightly (just slightly) improved the mid-range vocals for me.

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

The M100 is a ws99 with slightly better build, looser yet deeper bass, more highs, and more laid back.

 

 

How conferrable is the M100's? I've heard they get hot after a while, and I usually listen to music for over 2 hours...Also what is better loose or tight bass? (I love subwoofers) 

post #8 of 12
The m100 is alright with comfort, not 2 hour material though. Comfort varies too much with people, you should decide.

Loose bass interferes with the mids, making the cans sound muddy and not very clear.

Tight bass is the opposite.

The ws99 has really good bass distribution, so its more subwoofer like.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

How is the durability on the WS99's? I noticed it doesn't have a braided cable, so a little worried about that.


Edited by Rydog101 - 10/29/13 at 1:49pm
post #10 of 12

V-Moda Crossfade LPs are Bass heavy, REALLY Bass heavy

post #11 of 12
The build is veeery good, though the M100 is basically a tank.
post #12 of 12

The M100's are definitely built like a tank. ("military-grade" testing according to their site) The Matte black even has a sexy stealth fighter feel to it.

 

Comfort-wise though, they tend to hurt for bigger ears after a while. My M80's hurt my average sized left ears within minutes of use. Although I've loosened them up a bit over time,  can't mask that dull pain that arises on my left ear (probably cause it's unilateral, which just makes it sooo much more obvious!?). My M100's feel a lot better though, being Over-ear. Oh the Sennheiser Momentum's are super comfortable and have a solid reputation for great sound quality with above average bass (above the neutral sounding one's that is).

 

No furnace action for me though. My ears themselves tend to get hot and bothered though after a few hours.

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