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Hello! Very new to this audio stuff! Need Some help with what i should buy! :D

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Hey guys! Very new here, and to audio related stuff in general. I've always really bought gaming headsets, but now i'm looking for something for music with just great sound! I listen to mainly rock, metal, IDM, electronic and pretty much anything as long as i like. Anyways, i a friend has recommended me to buy the Audio Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor headphones. I've watched/read many reviews about these pair of headphones. I'm just wondering, do you guys think this is what i should go for? for my first actual quality headphone purchase? I can get a deal for these at $150 AUD. My Price range is from $100-$180 dollars max. Maybe $200, So please recommend me some good headphones :D As for what i'm looking for, i don't know too much about these things, but i don't like too much bass, i want more of an all around "good for any genre" pair of headphones. Thanks! Hope this wasn't all over the place! Also, i would like to add, i prefer headphones to be as light as possible. 


Edited by Firaaero - 2/7/14 at 1:57am
post #2 of 11

I can tell you that you aren't going to want the ATH-M50 if you don't want something heavy on the bass. Those are bass cannons. 

 

Does the sound isolation matter to you? If leaking sound doesn't matter too much, the Sennheiser HD558 or 598 would be a good open-back headphone. They do a lot of things well and aren't really heavy in any areas of the spectrum. If you want something that is going to isolate sound better, you could look into the Audio Technica A900x, Vmoda M80, Beyerdynamic DT1350,  Beyerdynamic DT770 32 ohm, Logitech UE6000, or Ultrasone PRO 750. 

 

I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting, but here's a start for you.

post #3 of 11

A pair of Vmoda M80s just came up in the classifieds here for $105. Pretty sweet deal.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/704458/fs-v-moda-m80-black-w-box-and-all-cables

post #4 of 11
Double your budget. You will thank me. Bought the m100s. Worth every cent.
But for 200 you can get less portable equally bad ass sounding cans.
Edited by gr34td3str0y3r - 2/7/14 at 2:01pm
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Well, i don't mind a bit more bass. But i've read/watched quite a lot of reviews and they have all said that 'if you want to hear what the artist intended you to hear, you'd want these' when i heard that, i was instantly drawn into getting them. I was listening to music on my cheap $50 sony headphones last night and noticed, i want to hear the music in more detail than just... i have no idea how to describe it. If it is a bass cannon, i'm not sure. I really want to get something that's accurate to life? if that's what you say. Something that would project sound the way it sounds when they were recording. I'll check out the others that you've linked soon. Also, i want the least sound leakage since i'm most likely going to be bringing my headphones during train rides to uni and don't want leakage, don't really mind if they're not too portable since i'm not really going to be walking around with them, just on a train/bus.


Edited by Firaaero - 2/7/14 at 6:27pm
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I can tell you that you aren't going to want the ATH-M50 if you don't want something heavy on the bass. Those are bass cannons. 

 

Does the sound isolation matter to you? If leaking sound doesn't matter too much, the Sennheiser HD558 or 598 would be a good open-back headphone. They do a lot of things well and aren't really heavy in any areas of the spectrum. If you want something that is going to isolate sound better, you could look into the Audio Technica A900x, Vmoda M80, Beyerdynamic DT1350,  Beyerdynamic DT770 32 ohm, Logitech UE6000, or Ultrasone PRO 750. 

 

I'm sure there are plenty more I'm forgetting, but here's a start for you.

 

 

 

 

Checked out the headphones that you listed on the isolation side, they're a bit too much for me at the moment, i checked out some offers on the Australian eBay site (I'm in Australia) and they're like $250-$300 more. i'm just starting to get into these 'expensive audio' i don't know what to call it, just started to crave better sound from my music i guess. I think so far, the M50's are the best in my price range, according to reviews. I will still keep looking. Although, since i'm a noob at this and have never heard what a 'good' pear of headphones sound like... I mean ever in my life, would these high end headphones change my world?

post #7 of 11

Aww I'm sorry man. I didn't think the price of the headphones would differ that much in price from here to there. Dang! You could always check out the classifieds man, there are a bunch of headfiers in Australia.

post #8 of 11

I'd go for Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250ohm. Sound Awesome for rock. And I got them for $165 on Amazon.

post #9 of 11
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Alright, thanks for the suggestion guys! i'm going out today to a store today to try out some headphones. See how i go :P

post #10 of 11
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Alright! Thanks for all the help everyone! I was at the stores and tried out a bunch of other headphones they had. I ended up choosing the m50s in the end. Personally in the 150-180 price range, i think these were the best. Overall, been listening to music for about 2 hours, really good! Better than anything i've had before!

post #11 of 11
Did you get the M50s with the detachable cable? You can normally get the M50 with a straight cable on Amazon for like 130 or 140,the price is constantly changing.
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