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I lost my M50s...

post #1 of 19
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So I was in the process of moving basically halfway across the U.S., and I lost my all-time favorite headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (Looked through all the boxes, those headphones are goners). As it is not currently in my budget to just buy another pair, are there any headphones with a similar sound signature?

post #2 of 19

I'd imagine the ATH-M30's would be a mini version of them.

post #3 of 19
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I'd imagine the ATH-M30's would be a mini version of them.


The m30 are actually much more balanced than the m50s. You'd be surprised

post #4 of 19
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The m30 are actually much more balanced than the m50s. You'd be surprised

Really? You learn something new everyday.

post #5 of 19
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So it sounds like the best option is to get a cheaper headphone from the M-series. Also, headphones may sound more or less balanced depending on the kind of music one listens to. I always listen to dubstep, if that changes anything.

post #6 of 19
What will you be using it with (source)? And what's your max budget?
post #7 of 19
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I will be connecting the headphones to various android devices running poweramp, will also use my FiiO E11. I believe my budget can be around 80 dollars.
post #8 of 19

Have you heard of the "creative aurvana live!"? (not series 2,series 1)

 

my only concern would be durability,if your going to be carrying these around.

someone else might be able to comment on that.

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/creative-aurvana-live-classic-reincarnate


Edited by bob2299 - 3/2/14 at 4:25pm
post #9 of 19

I think you can still get the UE6000 for about $100 at Best Buy. Possibly less.

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I think you can still get the UE6000 for about $100 at Best Buy. Possibly less.

A bit lower than that on Amazon.

post #11 of 19

The original CAL is a nice option for that price point.

post #12 of 19

I would go for the koss prodj100 with either the athm50 pads or the Auray Deluxe Velour pads.

The aurays will give a more warm and bassy sound which is probably what you're looking for

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Originally Posted by JJJMan75 View Post
 

So I was in the process of moving basically halfway across the U.S., and I lost my all-time favorite headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (Looked through all the boxes, those headphones are goners). As it is not currently in my budget to just buy another pair, are there any headphones with a similar sound signature?

 

 

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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

I'd imagine the ATH-M30's would be a mini version of them.

 

Sorry to hear about your loss, JJMan75. I own a pair of both the M50 and M30 and they are great headphones. I prefer the sound signature of the 50's, but you will be hard pressed to find a better sounding or built pair of cans for the price than the M30's. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/audio-technica-ath-m30-professional-headphones


Edited by BlueNote1553 - 3/3/14 at 2:48pm
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
The M30s definitely sound like something up my alley and I really appreciate you guys getting back to me. That said, I do have another plan: Wait it out with my Sennheiser HD 419s and save up for some cans that will put the M50s to shame! Thoughts on this?
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Originally Posted by JJJMan75 View Post

The M30s definitely sound like something up my alley and I really appreciate you guys getting back to me. That said, I do have another plan: Wait it out with my Sennheiser HD 419s and save up for some cans that will put the M50s to shame! Thoughts on this?

 

That's also a great idea! However, you'd probably want a headphone that doesn't necessarily need an amp and is closed and isolating. I heartily recommend the SoundMAGIC HP100.

 

Good luck!

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