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post #16 of 37
If you prefer bass, the UE6000 will suit you better but the FA will be better for neutral sound smily_headphones1.gif
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by 1337h34dph0n00b View Post

What do you guys think of the ATH-m50

 

 

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Nonexistant soundstage, somewhat boomy bass that is lacking in detail, recessed midrange, harsh highs, unremarkable fit and comfort.

 

It is overrated by those for which it was their first headphone.  My 3 examples, as well as the UE6000 mentioned earlier, all outclass it.

 

I assume you are more interested in closed headphones, then.

 

The m50 is still my top recommendation for all around, first sub-$200 headphone.  I could agree with the somewhat boomy bass, recessed midrange, but don't find the highs that harsh for all around use.  I think the fit is great, with its large earcups.  It's also built like a tank.

 

Having said that, I should be getting the UE6000 in the mail on Wed and can make a direct comparison.

 

Just bought both and I think the sale prices might still be going on for both:  $101 for the m50 and $84 for the UE6000.  I'll have to check, but go to the Deals thread for details.

post #18 of 37
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The m50 is still my top recommendation for all around, first sub-$200 headphone.  I could agree with the somewhat boomy bass, recessed midrange, but don't find the highs that harsh for all around use.  I think the fit is great, with its large earcups.  It's also built like a tank.

Having said that, I should be getting the UE6000 in the mail on Wed and can make a direct comparison.

Just bought both and I think the sale prices might still be going on for both:  $101 for the m50 and $84 for the UE6000.  I'll have to check, but go to the Deals thread for details.

You might keep back what you have said above after testing the UE6000 hehe either way, enjoy!!!!! XD
post #19 of 37
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You might keep back what you have said above after testing the UE6000 hehe either way, enjoy!!!!! XD

 

Perhaps. :)  I'll definitely come back and give my impressions.  I hope you're right - it's always good to discover new, great-sounding headphones.

post #20 of 37

The Mixmasters are awesome, They are quite balanced with good bass. At the current price they are a steal and sound better than the M50 and FA/HM5! they compete more with phones like the K550 etc but with good features and they are sexy too.


Edited by Primetime86 - 11/18/13 at 5:03am
post #21 of 37
Thread Starter 

Bump... FA-003s.... Also what about the V-Moda M100's, if I can get them cheap.

post #22 of 37
The V-Moda M100 and FA-003 are very different animals. The FA-003 sound very neutral while the M100 sound bassy and v-shape smily_headphones1.gif
post #23 of 37
Thread Starter 
I will be listening to mostly hip-hop, classic and modern rock, and maybe a very small amount of pop music. The loose fit and the batteries (I know they work without batteries, but I would most likely always use them) draw me away from the UE 6000s. Oh and I also listen to the occasional youtube commentary. What do you think best suits my needs?
post #24 of 37
Both are different but in the same league. The FA003 are a bit bright but fairly balanced while the M100 is warm and bass heavy.
post #25 of 37
Thread Starter 
So the fa-003 probably have better mids, but the m100 will give that thumping bass. Still makes a very hard decision for me. Comfort is better on the FA-003. The M100 has better portability and features, and is built like a tank. UGHHH.
post #26 of 37
How about the AKG K167 smily_headphones1.gif
post #27 of 37
The M100 are not that durable, the wing plates crack. I have exchanged them about 3 times due to the wing plates. The long term durability is also in question but they can certainly take a drop or 10 in terms of still working. The FA300 are pretty durable so in terms of durability there isn't much between them. Amped correctly they also have a nice strong bass, not as much as the M100 as it is more of a balanced phone. For portability M100 is better and it's also sexier. The FA are much better value but it all dependscon you. It's a tough pick and I wouldn't be able to choose easily as they are just different.
post #28 of 37
Thread Starter 

What would you guys think of this setup. FA-003 (or Brainwavz HM5), with a JDS Labs CMoy BB, for extra bass. Source would be an iPhone 5 and iPad with FLAC songs.

post #29 of 37
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Originally Posted by 1337h34dph0n00b View Post
 

What would you guys think of this setup. FA-003 (or Brainwavz HM5), with a JDS Labs CMoy BB, for extra bass. Source would be an iPhone 5 and iPad with FLAC songs.

I can't ensure you that the boosted bass will be clean. 

post #30 of 37

Seems like the dt770 32 ohm version would fit the bill nicely here.

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