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Alternatives to the ATH-M50 around $100

post #1 of 35
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

I know next to nothing about headphones, and this would be my first serious purchase. I've been doing quite a bit of reading, and it seems like there's both a lot of good and a lot of bad written about the ATH-M50s. I've also got a few other options to think about:

 

  • Sony MDR 7506
  • AKG 240
  • Sennheiser HD 449

 

I don't listen to just one genre, so I'm looking for a pair with both decent bass and treble, an all-around good beginner's set of headphones. I'm definitely not limited to just these options. My price range is around $100, and I don't really want to go much higher than that. Any advice or suggestions?

 

Thanks!


Edited by aaronchan10 - 5/15/14 at 1:44pm
post #2 of 35

Hi,

 

You should also consider Takstar Pro 80 (or Gemini HSR-1000 same headphones)

 

And, Logitech UE6000 (This can be found under 100 nowadays)

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000

 

Best Luck!

post #3 of 35

V-Moda recently dropped their M80 to $150 and it will be a solid alternative to ATH M50.

post #4 of 35

Donscorpio dolphin

m audio q40 (if you are a basshead this is great)

House of marley exodus (haven't heard them but tyll likes them)

yamaha pro300

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/house-marley-exodus-page-2

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413645,00.asp

http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones


Edited by zunehdrocks - 5/19/14 at 1:30pm
post #5 of 35
+1 on the Donscorpio Dolphins. I recently got a pair. Great sound.

The UE6000 are another good pair to look into. smily_headphones1.gif
post #6 of 35
Thread Starter 

Do you know of any takstar pro 80s with just a straight cord?

post #7 of 35
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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post
 

Donscorpio dolphin

m audio q40 (if you are a basshead this is great)

House of marley exodus (haven't heard them but tyll likes them)

yamaha pro300

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/house-marley-exodus-page-2

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413645,00.asp

http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones

Donscorpio dolphins? I tried googling these, but couldn't seem to find any sellers...

post #8 of 35
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Where did you get your dolphins from? I can't seem to find a seller...

post #9 of 35
post #10 of 35

There also happens to be a used pair of them going up on the trades forum (if you don't mind used, of course).

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/719429/fs-ft-various-iems-and-headphones


Edited by zomgpront - 5/20/14 at 9:19pm
post #11 of 35

Just saying, dont count out the M50's yet.. They are AMAZING! Would recommend getting a little amp for them to for DAT BASS:L3000:

post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by zomgpront View Post

There also happens to be a used pair of them going up on the trades forum (if you don't mind used, of course).

http://www.head-fi.org/t/719429/fs-ft-various-iems-and-headphones

I think I would go for new ones since it's only $10 more to them from Penon Audio.
post #13 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zanderwebb View Post
 

Just saying, dont count out the M50's yet.. They are AMAZING! Would recommend getting a little amp for them to for DAT BASS:L3000:

Yeah, I've heard they're really good, but I don't listen to much bass-intensive music. And the price tag is just out of my reach ;)

post #14 of 35
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Thanks! I see they're a foreign company. Safe to order from?

post #15 of 35
A lot of people in the Chinese Asian thread have. I have ordered from them three times smily_headphones1.gif
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