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Audio Technica ATH - M50 or Sony MDR - 1R?

post #1 of 7
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Why hello there.

 

I have finally decided to buy a pair of headphones, and it seems that this forum contains the people who can help me do it.

 

I have narrowed it down to either the Audio Technica ATH - M50 or Sony MDR - 1R.

 

I have the money for either one of them, just not both of them.

 

Should i buy the former and just buy a new house, or should i buy the latter and apply for a second mortgage?

 

And just in case you are wondering, I listen to a lot (if not, exclusively) to dnb. Which of the two headphones are better for the genre?

 

Also, to any of those who own either one of these headphones, please let me know how much they leak sound.

 

I greatly prefer listening to music in high volume (if I put that in an iphone's perspective, it would be around a little over 3/4 of the volume bar)

 

Now, when it comes to these two headphones, I am probably sure that the Sony ones sound better. My question would be, by how much?

 

Is it really worth the extra 100 dollars, in terms of dnb?

 

Let me know, you audio loving sexy studs.

post #2 of 7

I own the ATH-M50 and I've heard the Sony at a local Hi-Fi dealer. I prefer the ATH-M50 as it seemed better balanced to me throughout the frequency range.

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Originally Posted by 2gumby2 View Post
 

I own the ATH-M50 and I've heard the Sony at a local Hi-Fi dealer. I prefer the ATH-M50 as it seemed better balanced to me throughout the frequency range.

How about the bass on the MDR? Is it as tight and accurate as the M50? Is it more or less quanity than the M50?

post #5 of 7

How are they compared with Fidelio X1 in you opinion?

post #6 of 7

Ones MidFi and m withones entry level.

 

The M50 are quite balanced with a sharp treble and dull mids but good bass. The MDR-1R are more Mid focused and warm with a more relaxing sound. The overall quality of the 1R is superior. 

post #7 of 7

I thought the bass was a bit tighter on the M50 and I just liked the overall sound of the M50.

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