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Can't choose between Grado sr80i and Audio Technica ATH-M50

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

So like the title says, I can't between the two. I've read amazing reviews on both, so I am hoping the audiophiles here can help me out. I would like to add that this would be my first pair of real headphones. 
I will be mainly using the headphones on my computer for listening to music, skype, and gaming. I listen to various types of music, but mainly metal and forms of electronic. I will also be using them to listen to music on my phone.

post #2 of 9
Maybe split the difference by buying both ATH-M30 and SR60i.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately, I currently don't have the money to buy both of them. I have thought of doing that though.

post #4 of 9

OK. I can't really see myself using Grados for skype (too colored) or gaming (poor soundstage), so M50 is the better choice of the two. Also consider buying M30 now and 60i later, if you really like metal. Maybe have a look at Creative Aurvana Live too.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your input. 
I heard the cable for the Audio Technica's are 11ft long. Is that true? Might be overkill for me.

post #6 of 9

The straight version is. If you get the coiled, it's not as long. Definitely too long still for portable use though.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Dang, because I usually use my current headphones while I skate to class.

post #8 of 9

It's manageable, I made it sound like it was much too long. Nah, it's just a little bit too long so you'll have to put some cable in your pocket or something, it's just really annoying to me :P

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Ah ok, well I went ahead and ordered the M50s. Thank you both for you help and input :)
Can't wait for them to arrive!

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