ATH-M50, Ultrasone HFI-580, or HFI-780?
Jul 17, 2012 at 1:55 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

Gallardo147

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Hello,
My ideal spending budget would be around $120-130 and both the M50s and the 580s meet that range. I listen to mainly metal/hard rock, but also tend to listen to some electronic/dubstep stuff and even occasionally indie and the like. I have also seen very favorable reviews for the 780s but don't know if they are worth spending $30 over the 580s or the M50s. 
Which headphones would you guys recommend and if you have any other ideas that meet my budget and what I would want theyre appreciated!
 
ps. I am gonna be using my laptop, iPod touch, and LG G2x phone for listening without any amplification
 
Jul 17, 2012 at 1:58 AM Post #2 of 8

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Personally, I'd choose the HFI-580's.
 
My time with the HFI-780's was limited, but what I heard was kind of hard to listen to because their over-emphasized treble.
 
Between the HFI-580's and the M50's, I'd take the HFI-580's any day of the week. Much more pronounced mid range, while offering more bass when needed, and less bass when not.
 
Jul 17, 2012 at 2:02 AM Post #3 of 8

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^I second what he said.
 
580 > M50 for the bass--it's seriously addictive.
 
And 580 vs 780, I read the same complaints about the 780's treble, so I skipped it and picked up a HFI-580 secondhand. Very good headphone without amplification, really great for bass, and it still sounds "clean", you know? Nothing feels muddied up or muffled.
 
Jul 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM Post #7 of 8

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Thanks guys! I think Im gonna get the 580s then, and the affordability just makes them that much more attractive to me!

 
Awersome! You'll have to post impressions when you get them.
 
Jul 25, 2012 at 1:53 AM Post #8 of 8

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Awersome! You'll have to post impressions when you get them.

Oh but of course I will! haha
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