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Vmoda M-80 question. Also ath-m50. And LP. Something else as well.

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Hi. So my last PC headset broke. And now I'm looking for a new pair of headphones for my daily PC usage. I wont really be taking them out much, since I have some ie80's for that. So they'll be mostly sitting on my desk. Portability isn't really important to me.

 

I have done quite a bit of browsing, and I guess I have it narrowed down to the ath-m50, or the vmoda m80. Now, apparently the M-80 is superior, and since the price difference is negligible I should be getting those. But there's also the LP. And LP2. Apaprently the LP's are better for gaming, and better for EDM. Which I am leaning to currently.  So there's that to consider.

 

I am sort of a sucker for heavy bass. A friend has the beats solo, and the bass there is just mind shattering. And at first I thought the m-80's were also strong on the bass, but the more I read into it, the more forum threads, the more reviews I read, the more I get the impression that the m80's actually don't really have strong bass. A lot of people said that the bass on m-80's is very comparable to the one on ath-m50's. And these are praised for their neutral sound, and mediocre bass.

And strong bass is a deciding factor for me. Since I mainly listen to EDM music. I don't consider myself an audiphile, and absolute music fidelity isn't as important to me as mind boggling bass. Should I be looking at the LP's for that? 

 

I will be using the headphones mainly for music, video media (youtube, short clips, short tv episodes), gaming, skype, but not movies. Mostly skype and gaming. Since when I work/learn I use speakers.

 

The LP's have 2 versions. The LP, and the LP2. Some reviews say that the LP2 are less bassy, but have better overall sound. But they are 50€ more expensive on amazon. Is it worth the extra price?

 

Oh another question I have is, why are the m-80's priced cheaper than the LP's on v-moda site, yet on amazon they are waay more expensive? Also, has anyone tried the v-moda immortal life program to get a new pair cheaper? 

 

Oh, and I can not go test them, since there's no big retailer in my country. I can only rely on you. :)

 

Cheers!


Edited by izver - 4/7/14 at 2:04am
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bmp

post #3 of 8
Well if you're looking for bass heavy cans i reccomend:
Audiotechnica athm50
M-audio q40
Velodyne vquiet
Beyerdynamic dt770 pro
Ultrasone hfi 580
Beyerdynamic custom one pro
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/8/14 at 6:16am
post #4 of 8
The m-80s are pretty balanced according to the reviews.
http://www.head-fi.org/products/v-moda-crossfade-m-80

Beats solos are terrible when it comes to value
http://www.head-fi.org/products/beats-solo-by-dr-dre-on-ear-headphones-with-controltalk-white
post #5 of 8
Neither one of them is neutral. They both definitely boost the bass. Either way, the new V-Moda XS looks even better so id look into that, and the ES FC300 is one of the best closed cans under $350. I know the FC300's bass is emphasized, more than the M50 is. I'd bet the XS is also but I'm not sure.
Also look into the ATH WS99.
post #6 of 8
If you're looking for noise cancelling there is the logitech ue 6000.
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Theres also the donscorpio dolphin.
http://penonaudio.com/index.php?route=product/manufacturer/info&manufacturer_id=45
Everybody who gets them loves them
post #8 of 8
You will need to go to the asian headphone thread to get info on the donscorpios
http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/2430#post_10448969
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