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Hello fellow Head-fiers! Been a lurker for a very long time but decided to register because I'm in need of advice!

My first (and current) pair of decent headphones is ATH-M50, I'm looking in to upgrading these.

I use my headphones daily on the train and bus so isolation is important.

I listen almost exclusively to electronic music (ambient stuff like Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Burial) so the bass must be top-notch. Another big plus is if the headphones were portable.

I feel like the M50's are on the edge of too big so not smaller than those. They should also look decent, I don't want to look like a huge dork with giant headphones ;) My budget is a maximum of 4000SEK which is about 550-600 dollars.

Also, if someone can point me in a direction of DAC:s and Amp:s for my Galaxy S4, it would be nice.

 

The headphones that are on my mind right now is:

Sennheiser Momentum

AKG K545

B&W P7

Ultrasone Pro 900

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

R4WBIT.


Edited by R4WBIT - 11/17/13 at 1:07pm
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by R4WBIT View Post
 

Hello fellow Head-fiers! Been a lurker for a very long time but decided to register because I'm in need of advice!

My first (and current) pair of decent headphones is ATH-M50, I'm looking in to upgrading these.

I use my headphones daily on the train and bus so isolation is important.

I listen almost exclusively to electronic music (ambient stuff like Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Burial) so the bass must be top-notch. Another big plus is if the headphones were portable.

I feel like the M50's are on the edge of too big so not smaller than those. They should also look decent, I don't want to look like a huge dork with giant headphones ;) My budget is a maximum of 4000SEK which is about 550-600 dollars.

Also, if someone can point me in a direction of DAC:s and Amp:s for my Galaxy S4, it would be nice.

 

The headphones that are on my mind right now is:

Sennheiser Momentum

AKG K545

B&W P7

Ultrasone Pro 900

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

R4WBIT.

Ok, first of all, Maybe the Momentums will not give you the bass you want, same for P7( but i can't comment on  those because i never listen it). The Pro900 is a great headphone for electronic music but is big (in photos appear to be small). Two headphones come to my mind, Sennheiser Hd25, V-Moda M100

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll check those out. Although, it doesn't feel right to buy these headphones when I already own the M50's because it won't be a large upgrade tongue.gif

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Bump, I really need help.

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Originally Posted by R4WBIT View Post
 

Hello fellow Head-fiers! Been a lurker for a very long time but decided to register because I'm in need of advice!

My first (and current) pair of decent headphones is ATH-M50, I'm looking in to upgrading these.

I use my headphones daily on the train and bus so isolation is important.

I listen almost exclusively to electronic music (ambient stuff like Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Burial) so the bass must be top-notch. Another big plus is if the headphones were portable.

I feel like the M50's are on the edge of too big so not smaller than those. They should also look decent, I don't want to look like a huge dork with giant headphones ;) My budget is a maximum of 4000SEK which is about 550-600 dollars.

Also, if someone can point me in a direction of DAC:s and Amp:s for my Galaxy S4, it would be nice.

 

The headphones that are on my mind right now is:

Sennheiser Momentum

AKG K545

B&W P7

Ultrasone Pro 900

 

Any help is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

R4WBIT.

 

 

Have you considered the Mr Speakers Alpha Dog?

post #6 of 8
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Have you considered the Mr Speakers Alpha Dog?

No, I have not. Are they portable or are they big like the m50's? :p

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No, I have not. Are they portable or are they big like the m50's? :p

 

Fair point, I take a fairly loose view of portable which, if pushed, is more about isolation and leakage than size. So probably not portable in the slip into a small pocket of backpack sense. Great headphones for the price though...

post #8 of 8
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I know they are great for the price but they are just too large for me.. I've listened to the p7s now and the sound was ok.. I really don't know where to go from here tongue.gif

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