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How strong can the bass in Audio Technica ath-m50x get?

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I am a newbie to quality headphones, and I have found nothing but great reviews for the audio technica ath-m50x. I listen to rap, dubstep, indie, trap, and folk. I do not want a pair of headphones like beats that are overpriced and has nice bass at the sacrifice of all other sounds. I am about to pull the trigger on the ath m50x but I am worried that I will not be able to feel the bass punch and rumble when I listen to dubstep and rap. Is this a legitimate concern, and should I be looking for bass heavy headphones? How much can I increase the bass with an equalizer? What are some other headphones that are more bass heavy that still have superb quality? I am on a budget of $200 but I could go a little higher if there is a huge difference.

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The M50x will satisfy your bass needs for sure man, don't hesitate. If somehow you find that they aren't enough, just sell them here for a slight price drop. I doubt this will happen, the M50x has great bass.

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Will they have the same bass power as beats when I use an equalizer? Sorry for all of the newbie questions man

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The M50x will satisfy your bass needs for sure man, don't hesitate. If somehow you find that they aren't enough, just sell them here for a slight price drop. I doubt this will happen, the M50x has great bass.

Will they have the same bass power as beats when I use an equalizer? Sorry for all of the newbie questions man

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It should be fairly close if not equal. A great way to get better bass is to get some HM5 pleather pads for them, I had a pair with mine and it made the sound quality much better and the bass deeper. The stock pads are just fine, but I liked the HM5's more. They sit around your ear more than stocks.

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It should be fairly close if not equal. A great way to get better bass is to get some HM5 pleather pads for them, I had a pair with mine and it made the sound quality much better and the bass deeper. The stock pads are just fine, but I liked the HM5's more. They sit around your ear more than stocks.

Thank you very much for your help

post #7 of 18

No problem, sorry about your wallet!

post #8 of 18
Sorry about your wallet and yes the M50x already packs a decent bass punch and digs nice and deep. You can always push it up further if you want Beats style bass. Enjoy.
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I am a newbie to quality headphones, and I have found nothing but great reviews for the audio technica ath-m50x. I listen to rap, dubstep, indie, trap, and folk. I do not want a pair of headphones like beats that are overpriced and has nice bass at the sacrifice of all other sounds. I am about to pull the trigger on the ath m50x but I am worried that I will not be able to feel the bass punch and rumble when I listen to dubstep and rap. Is this a legitimate concern, and should I be looking for bass heavy headphones? How much can I increase the bass with an equalizer? What are some other headphones that are more bass heavy that still have superb quality? I am on a budget of $200 but I could go a little higher if there is a huge difference.


What headphones have you tried and liked in the past?

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I have tried the v-moda m-100 and I liked them. I was not a fan of any of the beats models when I tried those. Thats about it. 

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I have tried the v-moda m-100 and I liked them. I was not a fan of any of the beats models when I tried those. Thats about it. 


What was wrong with the beats headphones?

 

I would probably go for more of a bassy can instead of just relying on eq.

The yamaha pro 400 can be found at around $150 right now in the US

 

A popular basshead option is the m audio q40 with dt770 velour pads.

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

post #12 of 18
Could also just grab a DT770. The Pro 80s are the ones with the most bass.
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Could also just grab a DT770. The Pro 80s are the ones with the most bass.

It sounds to me like he is looking for quantity rather than quality bass. In that case, the M50 has more bass. The DT770 is a step up from the M50 in terms of smoothness and clarity, but not in the amount of bass they put out. 

 

If you are looking for a ton of bass that will beat a pair of Beats, buy an M-Audio Q40. They slam so hard and are cheaper than the M50x you are looking at by a long shot. They can be had for about $100 I believe and they actually sound pretty damn good. 

post #14 of 18

That couldn't be further from the truth. The DT770 Pro 80s, which I happen to own, with the stock pads, have FAR more bass than the M50x, which I've heard many times. It's almost overbearing if you aren't into EDM or rap or something like that. Where did you hear the M50x had more bass? That's not true at all in my experience. It's also higher quality bass as well, but it's still a truckload. It is likely because the 80s aren't like the other 770s, which is what I read in the big DT770/880/990 comparison thread. The Q40s should also have quite a bit more than the M50x.


Edited by metal571 - 11/25/14 at 1:41pm
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I have owned the M50 and a DT770-80 ohm. Do you own an M50? I have owned multiple.

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