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Can't decide on headphones

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Hello! I'm new to Head-Fi. I'm looking for a decent pair of headphones for listening to music around campus and also if I go out. I already have a decent set of headphones for listening at home (but they connect through USB so I only use them on my desktop).

 

I just recently purchased the Audio Technica ATH M50x, but I'm not quite satisfied with them. The sound is incredible, and I have a Fiio e6 amp to help them out. However, I don't find them very comfortable. They feel heavy on my head, and I feel like they squeeze my ears too much. The sound isolation is great, but I feel like it's a little too "in my head". They also are a bit too bulky to bring with me everywhere I go.

 

So what I'm looking for, from most important to least important, is:

 

1) Sound quality - I like a little bit more bass, but definitely don't want the mids or highs drowned out. I hate muddy sound.

 

2) Comfort - I'll most likely be wearing these for hours on end so they need to be more comfortable

 

3) Portability - Can't be TOO bulky

 

4) Sound isolation - This is somewhat important, because I definitely don't want open headphones. But there is zero soundstage on the m50's. So I guess I need a balance? If that's possible.

 

I've been doing a lot of browsing and I can't seem to find a pair that has what I'm looking for. There's so many! If anyone can give me a recommendation I would appreciate it, thanks.

 

I would like to keep the cost around $150, but I can go higher if the pair is that good.

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Have you looked at VModa ? the XS might suit your needs, not sure about more bass than the M50 though, that's quite a bassy can to start with.

 

Light, comfy, extremely portable.

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Have you looked at VModa ? the XS might suit your needs, not sure about more bass than the M50 though, that's quite a bassy can to start with.

 

Light, comfy, extremely portable.


I have the V-MODA M-80 and sounds much better than the M50X which I returned. Better detail and bass. The Xs being new version might even be better but at least as good. There are built like a tank also.

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