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Looking for bassy headphone with excellent mids!!!

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Im looking for a new closed back headphone that is bassy but also has excellent mids. I like electronic, trance, EDM, hip-hop and alternative and alternative rock music. I am not a basshead but i like bass and i love my mids more than anything (the majority of the music is in the mids). I am a huge fan of the shure sound signature (se215) and would love a headphone that can replicate the mids as well as Shure can but also supplies me with enough bass to feel its impact. Keep it under 400. So far i have been looking into the SRH840 and M50. HELP ME PLEASE! THANK YA'LL

post #2 of 26

If you are really not a basshead, then you probably should be looking at orthos.  Within your budget the Mad Dogs are probably the best match.  The HE 400 mids are not their strong point--so I can't recommend them to you.  You will need an amp.

post #3 of 26

Even though the HE-400s mids can be improved with velour pads the OP wants closed back so +1 on the Mad Dogs. 

 

will these be for home use or on the go?

post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ginron View Post
 

Even though the HE-400s mids can be improved with velour pads the OP wants closed back so +1 on the Mad Dogs. 

 

will these be for home use or on the go?

They will be for both on the go use and home use. But on the go as in I'll be taking them to the library to study for school, the library isn't that quite so I'm not totally concerned about others hearing me but it shouldn't be obnoxious. 

post #5 of 26

i would go with the Mad Dogs then. 

 

you will need an amp to drive them though. 

 

Here is a link to two threads that review all portable amps under 100 and 200 dollars 

 

$100: http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-11-1-amps-compared

 

$200: http://www.head-fi.org/t/620775/the-sub-200-portable-amps-shootout-13-11-amps-compared

post #6 of 26

I second mad dogs :)

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 

do mad dogs have slightly boosted bass as well?

post #8 of 26

The mad dogs have a bass boost in the 300hz region.  It gives them a juicy sound.  They're not quite sub-bass monsters but they'll deliver you bass when it's required.

post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 

awesome! are they a logical upgrade from the m50s? Ive never heard of these headphones before...

post #10 of 26

Yes they are, but don't take my word for it, read this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/692687/good-closed-headphones-to-pair-with-my-fiio-e12-upgrading-from-ath-m50

post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 

I think I may go for these. Ive done a lot of research and ive been thrown in circles but this seems like a nice tangent from what ive previously been recommended (hd 650s, shures, ultrasone). should i save up for the alpha dog headphones? its only another paycheck...

post #12 of 26

I would get the Mad Dogs and keep them for a while, then trade them in for the the Alpha Dogs later.

 

If you send the Mad Dogs back and pay the last 300 they will give you the Alpha Dogs.

 

The Alpha Dogs don't come out for a few weeks anyways. 

 

I said Alpha Dog too much. :confused_face:


Edited by Ginron - 12/7/13 at 7:10pm
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 

haha okay awesome. I think ill do the mad dogs then!!!!

post #14 of 26

Haven't heard the Mad Dogs but I can give some recs:

ATH WS99

UE6000

Sennheiser Momentum

NAD VISO HP50

 

Overall, ATH WS99 FTW.  The WS99 is basically what your asking for, plus a little more: crazy good bass, clear mids+ great build, style, and smooth highs.  The bass is definitely emphasized, but not to M100 levels for sure.

post #15 of 26

just get the Mad Dogs. :L3000:

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