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Need help picking out a new set of headphones- ATH-M50's vs. Momentum vs V-Moda vs. Beats Pro.

post #1 of 5
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Hello.. Very new to the forum, but hear there could be a few opinions here... ;)

 

Short background- I've owned Bose QC for 7-8 years now and they finally broke.  I looked into Beats Pros and while the sound was better than my QC's, they beat the crap out of my ears and were not really comfortable.  

 

I primarily use my headphones for working out, home use, and occasionally for travel.  I also use them with my iphone and ipads (no serious equipment).  I like pop, dance, rap, country, and rock.  While I will occasionally listen to Jazz/Classical, it's not a priority.

 

Researching, here is my "analysis":

 

:mad: Beats Pro- Decent sound, but painful after 20 minutes... not worth 400 bucks.

 

:confused:  Momentum- obvious market (me back in my QC days), great sound, decent features, but not a ton of base.  I also checked out the HD 380's and they were nice, but not great.

 

:beyersmile:  ATH-M50's - Awesome for the price point and sounded great- no frills and still very comfortable.

 

V-Moda 100- Have yet to try any.

 

I'm willing to go up to $400 if a pair can really kill it, but right now the M50's seem tough to beat for what I need.  I also thought with the $$$ saves, I could buy a pair of buds for the workouts.

 

My questions so far are:

1- Any other headphones to check other that would be on par with the M50's?  (up to $400 and ones that I can check out pretty easily)

2- Are the Shure 425's or 535's worth the dough?  The Guitar Center guys said these would rock my world and suggested I ditch the M50's and get one of those for everything.

 

Thanks to anyone that is willing to help out!


Edited by stawx - 11/18/13 at 12:21pm
post #2 of 5
Sounds to me like you have already made up your mind. No matter what you get, you will always be wondering whether the M50s were a better deal. I say get it out of your system now - get the M50s. Then come back in a month and ask us what is better than the M50s.

Oh, and...

Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet...
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your post... haven't finalized and really curious what else is out there that would fit the bill.  I tried on the M50's just by chance.  If you asked me a few days ago, I was headed to buy the Sennheiser Momentums based on reviews.  They just didn't do it for me.

post #4 of 5
From what I've heard, you would probably prefer something on the bassy side - the Momentums are much more neutral than the M50s. I think you might like the VModa.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks.  Will give the V Moda a try,

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