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post #31 of 77
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Even cnet says slightly recessed mids for the M50... May just save up a bit more to get the PSB M4U1 (my avatar). They are praised all over, even more than the M50, for its superbly neutral sound at such a price. Cnet even named it the beats for audiophiles due to its outstanding looks.

Well the polk audio ultrafocus 8000 seems to sound better.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparative-review-high-end-noise-canceling-headphones


Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/16/14 at 2:03pm
post #32 of 77

You might want to check out the shure srh 840 (this will need an amp) and the beyerdynamic dt1350

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/awesome-beyerdynamic-dt-1350

http://www.head-fi.org/products/shure-srh840

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post #34 of 77
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Nope. Sound is not as balanced with these. The AKG K 550 was taken off the wall of fame of innerfidelity anyway. And at that price, the AKG K 550 shld have a detachable cable. Also, the srh840 is abt the same price as the PSB M4U1 and Nad Viso HP50 in singapore anyway.
post #35 of 77

Most threads on head fi say that the V-moda m80 is better than the m50 and m40 (the x series have the same drivers as the original)

post #36 of 77
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Nope. Sound is not as balanced with these. The AKG K 550 was taken off the wall of fame of innerfidelity anyway. And at that price, the AKG K 550 shld have a detachable cable. Also, the srh840 is abt the same price as the PSB M4U1 and Nad Viso HP50 in singapore anyway.


I wouldn't call those px 360s balanced

http://graphs.headphone.com/graphCompare.php?graphType=-2&graphID[]=3371&graphID[]=3571&graphID[]=4313&graphID[]=4283&scale=30

How did you come to the conclusion that the k550s aren't balanced?


Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/17/14 at 6:06am
post #37 of 77
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I was just saying that if i got to spend that kind of money on the srh840, i would get a PSB M4U1 or nad viso HP50 instead.
post #38 of 77

 The donscorpio dolphin might belong here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2657356

If you want more info, you'll have to go to the asian headphone thread because I don't own these.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs

They're on penonaudio's website

post #39 of 77
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A lot of people have heard sonic improvements in the M50x, mainly wider soundstage and tighter bass. Tyll at innerfidelity said that overall frequency response has been given a slightly warmer tilt with stridence in the highs greatly reduced. Anyway, if i get the M50x i will get the limited edition, as people say it has more balanced sound.
post #40 of 77
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Btw, could u give me a link to a thread that says the M80 is better than the M50? There is a new V-moda XS that may rival the M50x though. Sound quality has also been said to have been improved. Better bass and more extension in the highs. Much more detail in the highs basically, which was the weak point of the m80
post #41 of 77
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Btw, could u give me a link to a thread that says the M80 is better than the M50? There is a new V-moda XS that may rival the M50x though. Sound quality has also been said to have been improved. Better bass and more extension in the highs. Much more detail in the highs basically, which was the weak point of the m80

http://www.head-fi.org/t/624784/v-moda-m-80-vs-ath-m50

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672262/ath-m50-vs-v-moda-crossfade-m-80

post #42 of 77
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Btw, could u give me a link to a thread that says the M80 is better than the M50? There is a new V-moda XS that may rival the M50x though. Sound quality has also been said to have been improved. Better bass and more extension in the highs. Much more detail in the highs basically, which was the weak point of the m80

http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-xs

post #43 of 77
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Most threads on head fi say that the V-moda m80 is better than the m50 and m40 (the x series have the same drivers as the original)

 

I have not seen these threads. Out of curiosity, would you mind replying and give links to these threads? You cite one thread above. That is for the XS. I do not see mention of the M50, much less the M40X.

 

I can tell you from direct experience that my M40X is much more detailed in all frequency ranges and has much better treble and bass extension than my M80. That said, the M80 is a fantastic on-the-go can that I highly recommend. The M40X is not a very portable headphone and would look rather dorky wearing while walking in public.


Edited by H T T - 4/17/14 at 8:50am
post #44 of 77
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Would you mind describing in detail the differences between the m80 and the M40x in great detail? To know as much as possible would be good as the M40x is SGD 110 cheaper than the m80 in singapore.
post #45 of 77
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Would you mind describing in detail the differences between the m80 and the M40x in great detail? To know as much as possible would be good as the M40x is SGD 110 cheaper than the m80 in singapore.

 

Here is my review of the M40X: http://www.head-fi.org/t/712635/audio-technica-ath-m40x-the-little-brother-that-could

 

As per differences between the two headphones there are many, not the least of these is that the M80 is a wonderfully compact on-ear phone versus the M40x being a large over-ear phone not primarily meant for listening on-the-go. In some ways, it may not be totally fair to compare them, because the mobile-centric on-ear phone has certain design disadvantages an over-ear headphone does not. The M40X has much greater treble and bass extension, there is much better instrument separation without being analytical. The M80 has a mid-bass hump and lower treble bump. The M40X is more even, but has a touch of a mid treble spike and very mild bass emphasis. The M40X has a larger soundstage. The M80 has a beautiful and functional semi-hard case with two cables, one with phone functionality. The M40X comes with a soft pouch and two cables. Both are long cables, one straight and one coiled. Neither cable has phone functions. I think it comes down to your purpose for the headphone purchase. If it is to be mobile, the M80 is the way to go. If you won't be using it while moving, the M40X would be my recommendation. I hope that helps.


Edited by H T T - 4/18/14 at 6:59am
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