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post #1 of 6
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I am looking for advice on a new pair of headphones. I used to be the guy that was cool with $10 Sony earbuds. Then I got Bose IE2 earbuds for a gift last year and it was like I heard music for the first time. Now I am looking to get a pretty decent over the ear pair for about $100. I am not into mixing or anything like that, just love music. I mostly listen to Hip Hop, 80's/90's R+B, some Classical, and a little Rock here and there I had a pair of Able Planet 500c noise cancelling, but they were not comfortable (Gave me headaches). Here are the ones that I am looking at:

Bose AE2 - http://www.amazon.com/Bose%C2%AE-AE2...=operasport-20

Audio-Techa m50 - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica...=operasport-20

Audio-Techa ATHM50 - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica...=operasport-20

Audio-Techa ATH Pro 500 (or the MK) - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica...=operasport-20

Sennheiser HD 558 - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-504...=operasport-20

Any Advice would be appreciated.

post #2 of 6

out of your list and music preferences, i would definitely recommend the audio technica ath m50.

post #3 of 6
If the hd585 are anything like the 595 I would recommend those. Very comfortable very neutral very well priced.
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Thanks for the advice. A new contender has entered the ring. The AKG K 240 MK II is 119 on amazon. I was going to move on the White M50's but I just started to research these. Any opinions on the AKG 240 MK vs the M50?

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May I recommend the NVX XPT100s? Trust me, they sound better than the M50s at a lower price. Some people have problems with the M50s in that the clamping force is too tight, and the cup size is not big enough. If you are going to get the M50s, test them out at a store first, just to make sure they are comfortable. As for the AKGs, I would suggest them over the M50s if you prefer a wider soundstage over a powerful bass.
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Originally Posted by Ludesco View Post

May I recommend the NVX XPT100s? Trust me, they sound better than the M50s at a lower price. Some people have problems with the M50s in that the clamping force is too tight, and the cup size is not big enough. If you are going to get the M50s, test them out at a store first, just to make sure they are comfortable. As for the AKGs, I would suggest them over the M50s if you prefer a wider soundstage over a powerful bass.

 

Thank you for the recommendation. I am researching these now.

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