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Looking to replace ATH-M50 with something similar but more comfy and laid back

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Right now at work my headphones are ATH-M50 and Sony MH1c, driven out of either a Dragonfly or Sansa Clip Zip. I really am not a huge fan of the Sony's, except that they are perfect for my work environment: very laid back and non-engaging sound signature keeps the music as a background distraction while maintaining audiophile quality; the cable is not really good for anything except sitting perfectly still, which is exactly what I'm doing most of the time; and the mic is hugely helpful for phone calls with tech support where I otherwise need two hands to follow their instructions.

 

The ATH-M50, on the other hand, are not so great for work. The sound signature, IMO, is more on the aggressive side and, even with the Shure pads, they're not that comfortable after an hour or so. So what I'm looking for is headphones with a laid-back sound signature and an emphasis on comfort. I'd prefer them to be in the same price ballpark as the ATH-M50 as well.

 

I've considered the NVX XPT100/Brainwavz HM5/whatever other clones are out there, but I wanted to know if there were any other options that I was overlooking. Thanks!

 

Thanks!

 

(Please do not recommend the DT770; yes they are comfy but I am not a fan of v-shaped sound signatures.)

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I also rely heavily on the Koss KSC75 at work. I love these headphones, everything about them. I rest easy knowing that if I had to sell my HD650, Asgard 2 and Gamma2... I'd be perfectly happy with KSC75 and a Sansa Clip Zip. Unfortunately working in a crowded office means that not everyone is in the mood for Rage Against the Machine when I am... ha...


Edited by ohcrapgorillas - 7/2/14 at 12:03pm
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Roland rh300

Soundmagic hp100

yamaha mt220


Edited by zunehdrocks - 7/2/14 at 1:45pm
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Soundmagic hp100

 

 

 

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Roland rh300

Soundmagic hp100

yamaha mt220

Thanks for the suggestions... all of these are a bit more expensive than the M50's but I'll keep my eyes out for used.

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