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Are the Sony MDR-V55's any good for rock music?

post #1 of 14
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Hey,
I've looking into headphones at around the ~£50 or less price range. Ideally I want the headphones to be portable and to look nice, however I'd be willing to make an exception on a really good pair of headphones. Through my research I've narrowed it down to the 'Sony MDR-V55' and thought these would be the perfect headphones for what I'm looking for. Despite this I am hesitate on buying them as people they have "extra bass" and I'm worried this would not suit my music taste as I mostly listen to rock, heavy rock and metal.

If anyone could give me clarity on whether this would be a problem or recommend any other headphones I'd greatly appreciate it.

 

Many thanks,

Reuben

post #2 of 14
Hmm - perhaps the Creative Aurvana Live or the Logitech UE6000.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Hmm - perhaps the Creative Aurvana Live or the Logitech UE6000.
Hm, the Logitech ue 6000s look great however I would think that they are a little bit out of my price range.. Nevertheless I will reconsider because they look a lot like what I've been looking for. What do you think about the Logitech eu 4000 if I'm looking for a cheaper product, or would those be out of the question?
post #4 of 14
Sorry - I have not heard the UE4000 - I really do not know.
post #5 of 14

Hello,

 

The Ue6000 and UE4000 share very similar sound signature, but the UE4000 tend to have more mid-bass punch making it punchy sounding yet remaining tight. Midrange is very detailed and well separated but the highs may sound rather artificial. Good headphone for pops, hip hop, rap and the like but definitely won't do the justice for rocks and aggressive genre. I would much prefer the Sony MDR-V6/7506 for rocks and aggressive genre for closed headphone or the Sennheiser HD439

 

Hope it helps

Billson :)

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Hello,

The Ue6000 and UE4000 share very similar sound signature, but the UE4000 tend to have more mid-bass punch making it punchy sounding yet remaining tight. Midrange is very detailed and well separated but the highs may sound rather artificial. Good headphone for pops, hip hop, rap and the like but definitely won't do the justice for rocks and aggressive genre. I would much prefer the Sony MDR-V6/7506 for rocks and aggressive genre for closed headphone or the Sennheiser HD439

Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
Thank you very much billson. The headphones you recommended look a little pricy however the sennheisers look good and I'll make sure to look into them.
Thank you for your advice, as it is I'll stay away from the Logitech eu's and hopefully will be able to find another alternative
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Aw3som3 View Post

Thank you very much billson. The headphones you recommended look a little pricy however the sennheisers look good and I'll make sure to look into them.
Thank you for your advice, as it is I'll stay away from the Logitech eu's and hopefully will be able to find another alternative

Your welcome biggrin.gif in my opinion, the HD439 is a very good alternative to the UE4000 smily_headphones1.gif

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Your welcome biggrin.gif in my opinion, the HD439 is a very good alternative to the UE4000 smily_headphones1.gif

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
Brilliant, I'll definitely consider them. As if now I think I'm going to start a new thread for recommendations, I'll post the link on this one once I've made it.
Thank you for your help,
Reuben
post #9 of 14
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post #10 of 14
You can actually stick to one thread instead of starting another one to avoid "spamming" the forum smily_headphones1.gif

If you would prefer something on-ear closed design, the. The UE4000 is the one to go with smily_headphones1.gif or you can look into Grado SR60i for open

Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you, yes an on ear closed design is what I'm looking for. I wouldn't mind if it was over ear however I think on ear would be ideal for me.
Besides them being kinda what I'm looking for I'm worried that the eu 4000 wouldn't have a balanced enough mid and bass and you said the highs can be quite quite artificial.. Do you think they'd still be satisfactory for my music taste?
post #12 of 14
I think you are at a point where you need to just make your decision and go with it. If you don't like them, you can try to sell them in the buy/sell and you will have a reference point to talk about for your next purchase. I know you want to be *sure* - but you can never be *really* sure until you hear them. When you start asking if a specific headphone will have enough of a specific sound for *you* - then it's time to just give it a try! smily_headphones1.gif
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Alright haha, thank you! smily_headphones1.gif
I'm going to give the eu4000 a shot, they're pretty cheap so I can't go so wrong.. Thank you all for your help and advice I really appreciate it
post #14 of 14
Good choice! Do report back on what you think! XD

Happy listening!
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
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