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post #1 of 24
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So, I am in need of new headphones and decided to get ones that are awesome for listening music or at least compared to the crappy gaming headset I currently have.

 

I listen to electric music most of time so I would also appreciate good bass and the headphones need to be closed, I do not want any adio leaking.

 

My budget is 200$  (including amp/sound card if needed), but I can go over it a little bit if needed if I can get something superior.

post #2 of 24

Do you listen to music only at home? If so, Focal Spirit One. These benefit from amping. Modded Fostex T50RP would work, too. You could do the mod yourself if you're comfortable with DIY headphones. The T50RPs are power-hungry, though.

 

Otherwise, Audio Technica ATH-Pro700MK2, Sony MDR-1R, or Phiaton MS 400.

post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Topsu View Post
 

So, I am in need of new headphones and decided to get ones that are awesome for listening music or at least compared to the crappy gaming headset I currently have.

 

I listen to electric music most of time so I would also appreciate good bass and the headphones need to be closed, I do not want any adio leaking.

 

My budget is 200$  (including amp/sound card if needed), but I can go over it a little bit if needed if I can get something superior.


Hi,

 

You should consider AudioTechnica WS99 and Yamaha Pro 500.

 

If you prefer a more neutral presentation, you should consider SoundMagic HP100.

 

Best Luck!

post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Hi,

 

You should consider AudioTechnica WS99 and Yamaha Pro 500.

 

If you prefer a more neutral presentation, you should consider SoundMagic HP100.

 

Best Luck!

 

 

Those all seem to be a bit expensive, at least if I also have to buy amp or something to run it.

 

Got any suggestions on ~150$?

post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by Topsu View Post
 

 

 

Those all seem to be a bit expensive, at least if I also have to buy amp or something to run it.

 

Got any suggestions on ~150$?


Those are low impedance / high sensitivity headphones that don't need extra amplification to sound good.

post #6 of 24
There's also the Yamaha pro400 and donscorpio dolphins.
If you want a basshead can there's the m audio q40 and sony x10
post #7 of 24
If you want a headphone that is fun sounding but not quite a basshead level, I strongly recommend the audiotechnica ath m50
post #8 of 24

I think the Shure SRH440 is significantly more comfortable, better sounding, and more neutral than the M50, and it's cheaper ~$100.

post #9 of 24
The sony x10's price has dropped a ton. It was $300 but it has dropped to around $80
post #10 of 24
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I think the Shure SRH440 is significantly more comfortable, better sounding, and more neutral than the M50, and it's cheaper ~$100.
The only problem is the sub bass roll off according to frequency response graphs. It wouldn't work well with electronic music.
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post #12 of 24
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The only problem is the sub bass roll off according to frequency response graphs. It wouldn't work well with electronic music.

Headroom is completely wrong in freq. response, but innerfidelity is correct, look at the latter's graph. The M50s have a strange and inaccurate bass, but the 440s sound good to me. They have plenty of sub-bass and mid-bass, all frequencies are well balanced. They even compared favorably to my friend's HD600 which was a real shocker to me. I know because I own a pair and am even currently listening to EDM on them. The sub-bass is definitely there and very audible, but never takes over the sound. They aren't as bass shy as a modern K240 or K271. I don't think the M50 has any more sub-bass than the 440, but the M50 does have a strange midbass character that just sounds "wrong" to my ears on some songs.

 

EDIT: jesus, the sub-bass extension is surprising on the M50 via graphs even on IF. Anyway, I was just saying that headroom has their graphs very wrong. What I hear is closest to innerfidelity's graph. If bass is that important, then the M50 may be worth the extra cash.


Edited by metal571 - 6/6/14 at 3:49pm
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

Headroom is completely wrong in freq. response, but innerfidelity is correct, look at the latter's graph. The M50s have a strange and inaccurate bass, but the 440s sound good to me. They have plenty of sub-bass and mid-bass, all frequencies are well balanced. They even compared favorably to my friend's HD600 which was a real shocker to me. I know because I own a pair and am even currently listening to EDM on them. The sub-bass is definitely there and very audible, but never takes over the sound. They aren't as bass shy as a modern K240 or K271. I don't think the M50 has any more sub-bass than the 440, but the M50 does have a strange midbass character that just sounds "wrong" to my ears on some songs.

EDIT: jesus, the sub-bass extension is surprising on the M50 via graphs even on IF. Anyway, I was just saying that headroom has their graphs very wrong. What I hear is closest to innerfidelity's graph. If bass is that important, then the M50 may be worth the extra cash.
https://www.google.com/search?q=shure+srh440+frequency+response&rlz=1RMGOYI_enUS573US573&hl=en-US&espv=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sboxchip=Images&sa=X&ei=eUWSU8maLuaosQSmi4CYDQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=568&bih=256
It's not just headroom
http://en.goldenears.net/GR_Headphones/7264
Edited by zunehdrocks - 6/6/14 at 3:52pm
post #14 of 24

I edited my post. Idk, sounds fine to me with hardstyle, trance, house, whatever. The genres tend to overdo the bass anyway. It's definitely presented nicely in the 440, mine have been burned in now for a while. I just strongly dislike the M50s because of their weird upper mids and very strange bass character, but anyone else would find them to be just fine, especially newcomers to the audiophile scene.

 

EDIT: also, M50 cups are smaller than the 440s, more uncomfortable for me.

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by metal571 View Post

Headroom is completely wrong in freq. response, but innerfidelity is correct, look at the latter's graph. The M50s have a strange and inaccurate bass, but the 440s sound good to me. They have plenty of sub-bass and mid-bass, all frequencies are well balanced. They even compared favorably to my friend's HD600 which was a real shocker to me. I know because I own a pair and am even currently listening to EDM on them. The sub-bass is definitely there and very audible, but never takes over the sound. They aren't as bass shy as a modern K240 or K271. I don't think the M50 has any more sub-bass than the 440, but the M50 does have a strange midbass character that just sounds "wrong" to my ears on some songs.

EDIT: jesus, the sub-bass extension is surprising on the M50 via graphs even on IF. Anyway, I was just saying that headroom has their graphs very wrong. What I hear is closest to innerfidelity's graph. If bass is that important, then the M50 may be worth the extra cash.
I haven't heard the 440s but the m50s have quite a bit of sub bass emphasis. Still not basshead level though
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