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For the price of the ATH-M50's, is there anything better?

post #1 of 25
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I'm looking at buying the M50's here in Canada.

For mainly rock and similar styles of music, will they be good? Or should I perhaps get something equal in price or cheaper that might work better for me?

These will be used in part due to their portability, but they'll mostly be for at my desk, at school, or on the bus. listening to my desktop and my iPhone.

post #2 of 25

Close out UE 6000--at least at current U.S. closeout pricing--is a much better and far more versatile can.  Cheaper too.

post #3 of 25
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The cheapest I can find is $120. Is that similar to the closeout pricing?

post #4 of 25

If you can save up, the SoundMAGIC HP100's are a great option as well as the Brainwavz HM5, KRK KNS- 6400 and the Shure SRH840. 

 

 

Good luck, dude! :atsmile:

post #5 of 25
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The cheapest I can find is $120. Is that similar to the closeout pricing?


In the U.S. they can be picked up at about $80 to $100 new.  They are still a very good value at $120.

post #6 of 25

In case you didn't know.

 

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post #7 of 25

+1 on SRH840 for rock. You can find it on the FS board for $130-150.

 

Look at the original CAL! also.

 

At least, the ATH-M50's housing no longer says "monitor." That's more honest.

post #8 of 25

How about a pair of Fostex t50rp orthodynamic's with Shure HPAEC840 earpads, That is my personal favorite. Sennheiser 380pro are in the same price range and would be my second choice.

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How about a pair of Fostex t50rp orthodynamic's with Shure HPAEC840 earpads, That is my personal favorite. Sennheiser 380pro are in the same price range and would be my second choice.

 

That's a good choice too: it's what I use as my all rounder. I use the 940 velour pads. You might want to mod it though.

post #10 of 25
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That's a good choice too: it's what I use as my all rounder. I use the 940 velour pads. You might want to mod it though.

 

Yes I have applied all the dampening mod's and after a while i found just the right mix to suite my ears.

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Yes I have applied all the dampening mod's and after a while i found just the right mix to suit my ears.

 

Sweet! :beerchug: 

post #12 of 25
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The cheapest I can find is $120. Is that similar to the closeout pricing?

 

If only someone suggested the UE6000 2-3 months ago, this was on sale everywhere in Canada for $50-70

post #13 of 25
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If only someone suggested the UE6000 2-3 months ago, this was on sale everywhere in Canada for $50-70

That's disappointing. Just reading through the other suggestions now. I'm trying to stay as cheap as possible. The M50's were kind of my limit for price. But we'll see.

 

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Originally Posted by Garraty View Post
 

If you can save up, the SoundMAGIC HP100's are a great option as well as the Brainwavz HM5, KRK KNS- 6400 and the Shure SRH840. 

 

 

Good luck, dude! :atsmile:

 

In Canada, the SoundMagics go for upwards of $200. quite a bit upwards. Same with the Brainwavz but they're closer to $220.  The KRKs are actually below $150 on amazon.ca, so they're a contender. The Shure's seem to be $200 or more everywhere I see.

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How about a pair of Fostex t50rp orthodynamic's with Shure HPAEC840 earpads, That is my personal favorite. Sennheiser 380pro are in the same price range and would be my second choice.

The Fostexs look to be about $150. So they're a contender. Additionally, they've got a funky look to them. Not sure if I like the look or not, but we'll see. The Sennheiser's are $150 on Amazon.ca, so they're a contender.

 

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post
 

+1 on SRH840 for rock. You can find it on the FS board for $130-150.

 

Look at the original CAL! also.

 

At least, the ATH-M50's housing no longer says "monitor." That's more honest.

The original "CAL!"? Mind linking me to them?

 

I'd just like to note that maybe I'm not looking at the right places for where-to-buy. I've been looking at whatever a google search brings up. Amazon.ca, shopbot.ca, etc.

Also those UE 6000s are still looking pretty appealing. What do you guys think? Lets say the budget is $150 CAD.


Edited by KWall24 - 2/23/14 at 12:39pm
post #14 of 25
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The original "CAL!"? Mind linking me to them?

 

I mean CAL as opposed to CAL2.

post #15 of 25
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I mean CAL as opposed to CAL2.

After some googling, I assume you mean the Creative Aurvana Live! headphones, right? I'll take a look at those. If it was those versus the UE 6000, what would be the general consensus? Because I think I'm kinda sold on the UE 6000s unless somebody can convince me otherwise.

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