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post #16 of 18

I have heard multiple units of the M50, multiple times. I bought my 770/80 Pro used and I highly doubt it was modded in any way, and it's using the stock EDT770V pads, and there's so much bass I sometimes feel like turning it down. Strikes me as weird that people would think the M50 has even more than that. The character is a bit different in that the center of the peak is definitely a little lower in terms of frequency, whereas the M50s are more mid-bassy and less defined.


Edited by metal571 - 11/25/14 at 2:42pm
post #17 of 18

You've heard multiple examples? You mean descriptions?

post #18 of 18

I edited the post. I've heard multiple units of the M50. One in a SamAsh, and some from friends who own them. I'm not relying on descriptions, I'm relying on what I heard from them in person. My take on them has always been:

 

dark-leaning

slight 2k coloration

bright-ish very upper treble octave

slightly scooped mids

moderately boosted, maybe 3-6 dB mid-bass

good sub-bass extension but not as much of a boost as the mid-bass.

 

whereas the DT770/80s are bass cannons, they sound like they have at least 8 dB boost between sub and mid-bass. This causes the mids to sound like they are in the background. My unit doesn't have overly shrill treble, but it is a little forward. I also hear a pretty prominent dip in the low treble, somewhere around 5k. It's a strange FR.

 

It's worth nothing that I have the newer design 770s, not the old one.

 

Basically to sum it up, where the M50s are considered dark-leaning and bassy cans, I consider the DT770/80 to be so bass heavy that no one should ever need to boost it. It's really a little out of control.


Edited by metal571 - 11/25/14 at 2:49pm
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