Alternatives to the ATH-M50 around $100
May 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 35

aaronchan10

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Hi everyone,
 
I know next to nothing about headphones, and this would be my first serious purchase. I've been doing quite a bit of reading, and it seems like there's both a lot of good and a lot of bad written about the ATH-M50s. I've also got a few other options to think about:
 
  1. Sony MDR 7506
  2. AKG 240
  3. Sennheiser HD 449
 
I don't listen to just one genre, so I'm looking for a pair with both decent bass and treble, an all-around good beginner's set of headphones. I'm definitely not limited to just these options. My price range is around $100, and I don't really want to go much higher than that. Any advice or suggestions?
 
Thanks!
 
May 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM Post #2 of 35

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Hi,
 
You should also consider Takstar Pro 80 (or Gemini HSR-1000 same headphones)

 
And, Logitech UE6000 (This can be found under 100 nowadays)
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/surprisingly-good-logitec-ue6000-and-ue9000
 
Best Luck!
 
May 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM Post #4 of 35

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Donscorpio dolphin
m audio q40 (if you are a basshead this is great)
House of marley exodus (haven't heard them but tyll likes them)
yamaha pro300
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/house-marley-exodus-page-2
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413645,00.asp
http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones
 
May 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM Post #7 of 35

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  Donscorpio dolphin
m audio q40 (if you are a basshead this is great)
House of marley exodus (haven't heard them but tyll likes them)
yamaha pro300
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/house-marley-exodus-page-2
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2413645,00.asp
http://www.head-fi.org/products/m-audio-studiophile-q40-closed-back-dynamic-headphones

Donscorpio dolphins? I tried googling these, but couldn't seem to find any sellers...
 
May 21, 2014 at 12:56 AM Post #11 of 35

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Just saying, dont count out the M50's yet.. They are AMAZING! Would recommend getting a little amp for them to for DAT BASS
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May 21, 2014 at 1:23 AM Post #12 of 35

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