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Sony MDR 1-R MK2 VS Audio Technica ATH-M50X

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Looking for a good replacement for my beats studio (yes I know they're bad) that broke and narrowed it down to these two. Supposedly the mk2 version of the MDR 1-R should be out soon but I'm not sure if its worth waiting for those or just get the ATH-M50X. I live in Australia so the wait might be even longer and no way to try out the headphones as there are no good headphone stores around me. 

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I haven't heard the MK2. I'd recommend the ES FC300. They're easily better than the ATH M50 in all aspects.

The WS99 is good, but it is discontinued. Not as good as the FC300 IMO.

Under $300, I have pretty standard recommendations:

Martin Logan Mikros 90: great audiophile can, more accurate than anything I've heard. Great isolation. Best closed can I've heard. Pretty neutral.

ES FC300: Great can with a U shaped signature.

KEF M500: somewhat neutral can, also a great can.

UE6000: great at its current price.
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