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Looking to upgrade from ATH-M50's

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About a year ago, I bought my first pair of decent headphones. Those headphones of course were the ATH-M50's by Audiotechnica. I absolutely love them, but knowing that I can easily improve from them is bothering me. Is there any obvious "Next rung up" from the ATH-m50s?

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There's a nice little buyer's guide on the top of the introductions and help forum with a lot of good suggestions.

 

If you like the bass heavy signature of the ATH-M50 and still want closed back headphones, but want a cleaner sound with a bit better treble, try something like the Sony MDR V6 or Beyerdynamic DT770.

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Thank you very much!

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About a year ago, I bought my first pair of decent headphones. Those headphones of course were the ATH-M50's by Audiotechnica. I absolutely love them, but knowing that I can easily improve from them is bothering me. Is there any obvious "Next rung up" from the ATH-m50s?

Check these cans out, all of them run, at most, about $300, and are highly regarded. They are also all closed cans, so you could wear them in public, on the bus, in class, wherever if so desired.

 

-Sennheiser Momentum

-Sennheiser Amperior

-B&W P5

-VMODA M100

-Sony MDR-R1

-Beyerdynamic DT-770-PRO-32

 

Those are a few options that, in my opinion, would all be clear upgrades over your ATH-M50s. Amongst those which is the 'best' is debatable and depends on your preference. You'll need to do some homework. Personally, I'd recommend the Sennheiser Momentum or Sony MDR-R1, but thats just me. 

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