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post #46 of 77
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I am very much okay wearing any headphone out, except for open ones, as long as they sound good am look good. The M series range is actually one of the top good lookers in my opinion, with the whole new refreshed line of headphones, as i like the understated classy look. Dont get me wrong though, i like designs such as the sennheiser momentum.
post #47 of 77
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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.

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 #48 of 77
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Anyway, thks H T T. U helped me cross the m80 off my list. I was doubting it a very long time ago anyway. So, comparing the M50x, M40x and PX 360 to the Momentum on ear, which is my new choice, which is better? Anyone with info pls help
post #49 of 77
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Actually, do not bother with the PX 360. I listened to it an the momentum on ear at the only sennheiser shop in my country, singapore, and the on ear blew the PX 360 away. It is only SGD 70 more, but due to non swiveling earcups there is uncomfortable pressure on the back of my ears. So, if u guys could help me justify that the momentum on ear is better than the other headphones currently part of my choice, it would be much appreciated.
post #50 of 77
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For those of u interested, u can read my reviews of the PX 360 and momentum on ear on my very own review website. headphonereviews101.blogspot.com
post #51 of 77
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Copy and paste the link in ur browser. http//:headphonereviews101.blogspot.com
post #52 of 77
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The PX 360 would be better than the momentum on ear if not for a weird treble bump that emphasises the cymbals and high hats and emphasised vocals. Other than that, the rest of the frequencies are quite well balanced and the design an foldability is definitely a plus factor.
post #53 of 77

 

Thanks. Reading through the two threads, one of the threads the OP is looking for a portable headphone. Obviously, the M80 is a better choice.

 

The other thread has one poster that notes, 

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uhh....they are quite similar i think, (note that i only had a few minutes with each headphone in less than ideal conditions and is only relying on past memory)
the M50 is a little clearer but has a lot more sibliance,
soundstage wise both are not so good, M80 has a slightly better soundstage i would say,
comfort wise i think the M80's softer pleather would do better than the M50's harder pleather,
and bass i think that they are similar, both impactful and extending well

  

Not a ringing endorsement or judgment either way. The poster says as much.

 

I don't own the M50. I cannot compare it to anything. I have the M40X. I know from direct experience that the M40X is sonically superior  across the board to the M80. From AT's site, the M40X has a different EQ than the M50, but maintains the M-series sound signature. I have recommended the M80 for a portable can in many a thread here.

post #54 of 77
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It may be time to recommend the V-Moda XS. Everyone, including cnet, digital trends reviews and others have been saying they are very good and cnet says they are sonically superior to the M80, amongst others. However, on v moda's website, the m80 is $62 cheaper
post #55 of 77
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Anyway, thks H T T. U helped me cross the m80 off my list. I was doubting it a very long time ago anyway. So, comparing the M50x, M40x and PX 360 to the Momentum on ear, which is my new choice, which is better? Anyone with info pls help

 

You are welcome. FWIW, I tried the Momentum on-ear at BB last night. I think something was whacked with their set up at BB. The Momentum was pretty much all treble and lacked body. What I heard of the treble was very nice. From many a thread, the Momentum on-ear is a bass first phone. I can't help you there.

 

I have a couple portable phones on order. (After this I am on a headphone buying embargo. God give me strength). I have an Onkyo ES-FC300 arriving today. I did an impulse buy on a Martin Logan Mikros 90 (that appears to be up there sonically with the KEF M500) for $99 at Amazon that will arrive next week. 

 

I will post results later.

post #56 of 77
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Maybe someone screwed up the EQ settings of the BB setup. I used my own device and heard nice, tight and ample bass with balanced mids and highs. The bass is definitely emphasised, but is nice, plump, natural and pleasant. It was good enough to beat out the sennheiser PX 360 i also had a listen to.
post #57 of 77
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My review of the PX 360 and momentum on ear is under the head fi review section. Just do a search on either headphone and u shld find it together with reviews of other people.
post #58 of 77
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Just wish that the PX 360 did not have the treble bump wih emphasised cymbals, high hats and vocals, becos without that this is a really good pair of cans.
post #59 of 77
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Originally Posted by TripBitShooter View Post

Maybe someone screwed up the EQ settings of the BB setup. I used my own device and heard nice, tight and ample bass with balanced mids and highs. The bass is definitely emphasised, but is nice, plump, natural and pleasant. It was good enough to beat out the sennheiser PX 360 i also had a listen to.


So are you looking for a more fun sound signature?

post #60 of 77
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Originally Posted by H T T View Post
 

 

Thanks. Reading through the two threads, one of the threads the OP is looking for a portable headphone. Obviously, the M80 is a better choice.

 

The other thread has one poster that notes, 

  

Not a ringing endorsement or judgment either way. The poster says as much.

 

I don't own the M50. I cannot compare it to anything. I have the M40X. I know from direct experience that the M40X is sonically superior  across the board to the M80. From AT's site, the M40X has a different EQ than the M50, but maintains the M-series sound signature. I have recommended the M80 for a portable can in many a thread here.


Are you sure you were getting a good fit with the m80s? Thats what seems to be the issue.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/low-end-theory/585185-ath-m40fs-vs-ath-m50.html

http://www.head-fi.org/t/537422/ath-m50-vs-ath-m40fs-vs-ath-m30-vs-ath-pro700sv


Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/18/14 at 11:30am
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