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Poll Results: Which would you recommend

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 22% (4)
    Sennheiser HD558
  • 44% (8)
    ATH M50
  • 11% (2)
    AKG K550
  • 16% (3)
    AKG Q701
  • 22% (4)
    Other
18 Total Votes  
post #16 of 34
The M50s have a good bit of clamping force to try to create a good seal so that the bass response is very good. They don't bother me. Some people they do. Comfort is a very personal thing.
post #17 of 34
Thread Starter 

Alright, I'll give em a go! Thanks a bunch man!

post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 

just kidding they sold out >.<

post #19 of 34
The Donscorpio Dolphins are cheap. I think they sound as good as the M50s. And they are very comfortable with more soundstage than the M50s (not as much as K550s). Bass emphasis is located lower, so it really only kicks in on subbass stuff.
post #20 of 34
Thread Starter 

I think I might actually wait for a sale on the AKG K550, there was actually a pair going for about $180 after a discount code a few weeks back, and if that crops up again I think i'll grab em. But ya, shame that I missed the M50 sale, it was still in stock this morning :P

post #21 of 34
I'm going to go listen to my M50s right now evil_smiley.gif
post #22 of 34
Follow this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/692119/the-deals-discussion-thread-read-the-first-post

You might find a deal on something else smily_headphones1.gif
post #23 of 34
Thread Starter 

hahaha. well thanks again! ^_^

post #24 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by helpmebuystuffp View Post

I think I might actually wait for a sale on the AKG K550, there was actually a pair going for about $180 after a discount code a few weeks back, and if that crops up again I think i'll grab em. But ya, shame that I missed the M50 sale, it was still in stock this morning :P

Found a deal for you. Factory refurbished K550s directly from Harman for $130: https://www.harmanaudio.com/search_browse/product_detail.asp?urlMaterialNumber=K550-Z&status=

Can't do better than that smily_headphones1.gif
post #25 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Found a deal for you. Factory refurbished K550s directly from Harman for $130: https://www.harmanaudio.com/search_browse/product_detail.asp?urlMaterialNumber=K550-Z&status=

Can't do better than that smily_headphones1.gif

 

Wow my K550 refurbs cost me $180.

 

Helpmebuystuffp

The K550s are not an overly "warm" headphone, but otherwise I like everything else about their sound.

post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 

omg thanks so much! I think I might place an order on these! I just canceled an order for HD558 yesterday because I saw that Sennheiser was selling their new HD7 for 35% off at $214. But since the k550 was on my original list I might end up going for those! have you heard anything about the HD7? Buying headphones is so hard XD

post #27 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by helpmebuystuffp View Post
 

omg thanks so much! I think I might place an order on these! I just canceled an order for HD558 yesterday because I saw that Sennheiser was selling their new HD7 for 35% off at $214. But since the k550 was on my original list I might end up going for those! have you heard anything about the HD7? Buying headphones is so hard XD

I did not even know there was a HD7, until now.

post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 

ya i think it was released like a few months ago as a replacement for hd25-i-1 :P

they look really cool XD

post #29 of 34
I hadn't heard of it either.

But I doubt the price/performance ratio of a Sennheiser that has recently been released will have anything on the K550 for $130 biggrin.gif
post #30 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

I hadn't heard of it either.

But I doubt the price/performance ratio of a Sennheiser that has recently been released will have anything on the K550 for $130 biggrin.gif

+1, I thought the K550 at $180 was a fair price for the audio quality, so at $130 it's even better.

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