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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

Hi there,

 

I'm a total newb in the world of headphones (hence coming to this section!). I enjoy listening to pop songs, and not much interest on hip-hop/rap. At times, I would go to bed listening to classical songs to set the mood right :beyersmile:

Heard a lot of talk about the Ath-M50s (do people still buy them these days?). Almost bought the m50 til i decided to post here :happy_face1:

Budget: $150 (can increase a little bit if really necessary)

Fire away with your opinions and advices!!!

post #2 of 29

Hi,

 

Do you need isolation? Are you looking for powerfull bass or a more neutral presentation with better clarity?

post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 

Well, I'm a college kid and will be using it in my dorm, during lectures and when I'm browsing the net from my laptop/smartphone. So I would say I'll be using it in quiet places. And I do prefer the neutral presentation and clarity :)

post #4 of 29

dt770 no doubt. Don't worry about the impedance that much, except the 80 ohm version, which has more bass than the other versions.

post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 
Wow, reading the reviews on the dt770 already makes me wanna forget about the m50! Though, I have zero clue on the variants of dt770. Any idea on which is better?
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by ryantodd33 View Post

Well, I'm a college kid and will be using it in my dorm, during lectures . . .

You better get an IEM that you can hide the cable. Professors aren't going to be too thrilled with you wearing headphones during class. LOL

As far as the DT770, I like it better than the M50. I think you would enjoy it. 32 ohm would be easier to drive with portable devices.
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


You better get an IEM that you can hide the cable. Professors aren't going to be too thrilled with you wearing headphones during class. LOL

As far as the DT770, I like it better than the M50. I think you would enjoy it. 32 ohm would be easier to drive with portable devices.

Haha I'm lucky enough to score well in my exams, so the professors couldn't really say much XD

Thanks for your input, mate :)

post #8 of 29

The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros are nice, and IMO a grade above the ATH-M50s. If you choose to go IEM take a look at the Shure SE215 or Westone UM1.

post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by ryantodd33 View Post

Wow, reading the reviews on the dt770 already makes me wanna forget about the m50! Though, I have zero clue on the variants of dt770. Any idea on which is better?

 

The DT770 are great if you like A LOT of bass.  What type of music do you listen to mostly?

post #10 of 29

Careful with the DT770s though, there's a bunch of different models with different power needs.. Stick with the 32 or 80 Ohm version (and consider an external amp if you choose the latter).

post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

The DT770 are great if you like A LOT of bass.  What type of music do you listen to mostly?

Well mostly i'm a fan of pop songs. Justin Timberlake, Simple Plan. Avril Lavigne, McFly, Plain White T's, One Republic, Kelly Clarkson, Cher Lloyd. Sometimes would go for alternative rock or pop punk, like Fall Out Boy and Paramore. Not much know-how on the technical jargons, I would say I value <b>clarity</b>, i.e. how original it would sound, able to listen to the instruments playing and the singer's lyrics. Bass is my optional thing, so I guess moderate amount of it will do, as long as it won't be too low and boring? Haha pardon me if i'm sounding a little choosy on this, after all this will be my first headphones and like all first loves, you'd want it to be able to create a wonderful chapter in your life :gs1000smile: 

 

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Originally Posted by ashton18 View Post
 

Careful with the DT770s though, there's a bunch of different models with different power needs.. Stick with the 32 or 80 Ohm version (and consider an external amp if you choose the latter).

:beerchug:  Just read on the impedance (boy, thanks to the community, I've learned quite a bunch from Head-Fi threads!), amps are not really necessary for me, at least for now! I'm living of scholarship allowances, so I gotta take things slow :D 

post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by ryantodd33 View Post
 

Well mostly i'm a fan of pop songs. Justin Timberlake, Simple Plan. Avril Lavigne, McFly, Plain White T's, One Republic, Kelly Clarkson, Cher Lloyd. Sometimes would go for alternative rock or pop punk, like Fall Out Boy and Paramore. Not much know-how on the technical jargons, I would say I value <b>clarity</b>, i.e. how original it would sound, able to listen to the instruments playing and the singer's lyrics. Bass is my optional thing, so I guess moderate amount of it will do, as long as it won't be too low and boring? Haha pardon me if i'm sounding a little choosy on this, after all this will be my first headphones and like all first loves, you'd want it to be able to create a wonderful chapter in your life :gs1000smile: 

 

:beerchug:  Just read on the impedance (boy, thanks to the community, I've learned quite a bunch from Head-Fi threads!), amps are not really necessary for me, at least for now! I'm living of scholarship allowances, so I gotta take things slow :D 

 

With the DT770 you will get clarity and thundering bass.  Another good choice would be the Fidelio X1 (a little more expensive thought).

post #13 of 29

X1 was on sale for 150 on amazon recently?  

 

I tried on Custom One on my sansa clip...one day whilst shopping, think it still needs an amp to control that bass. 

 

UE6000 is quite a bargain now? if u enjoy pop, abit of classicals...this can is fine. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-982-000079-6000-Headphones-Discontinued/dp/B0094S36RI

post #14 of 29

while the x1 is excellent, it's and open phone, so it's not really ideal. 

post #15 of 29
I think DT770 will be too bass heavy and I recommend SRH840 instead. It sounds fine with or without an amp. The only problem some have (myself included) is the weight of the headband, but there's a mod for that.
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