Audio-technica M50x or Razer Adaro DJ?
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So I'm new here first off. I would just like to point that out.

Ok so I've been looking for a higher end pair of professional studio monitor/DJ headphones. I stumbled across the Razer Adaro DJ headphones and they seemed pretty good. I'm unsure if I can post links so I'll just list the specs for them. 50mm dynamic drivers (I prefer dynamic), 20-20,000 Hz frequency response.

The ATH's however have a better frequency range but 5mm smaller drivers and are slightly heavier... I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to audio (that's why I'm here!) So which one should I get? (Money is not much of an object here, but try to be realistic) feel free to recommend something better if you think there is one. I'm not looking to spend over like 230$.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I'm also worried about impedance. One has a higher impedance than the other (don't feel like checking right now) as I will listen to music from my phone (moto x developer edition). Will I need to worry about either of them having too high of an impedance? Another factor in my decision is weight. The ATH weigh a lot more than the Razers do.
 
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I'm also undecided about this headphones as I want them for virtual surround for gaming and music. The only problem is that I can't find that any reviews about the razer adaro DJ headphones besides sounding good but I would like a comparison. My budget is about $200 so this 2 headphones fit the bill just right and other then that the m50x are a bit small on the ears, they basically lie on my hears
 
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I'm also undecided about this headphones as I want them for virtual surround for gaming and music. The only problem is that I can't find that any reviews about the razer adaro DJ headphones besides sounding good but I would like a comparison. My budget is about $200 so this 2 headphones fit the bill just right and other then that the m50x are a bit small on the ears, they basically lie on my hears

The m50's are on ear headphones? I prefer closed back. That may be a killer for me. I actually want these headphones for the exact same purposes as you. If the ATH are on ears then I'll probably go for the Razers. Yeah I also had the same issue, U couldn't find a review to of the Razer Adaro DJ's either...
 
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m50x's will probably sound better overall, but with razer software the razer ones might sound better for games if you're a gamer. Impedence on both of these headphones are low (38ohms ath, 32 razer), and both should run fine on your phone. I've had the m50x's before and they weren't heavy at all, so I don't think weight will be a problem, also according to both their websites the razer weighs 310 grams while the ath's weigh in at 285. Considering they're about 50$ less and probably sound better overall i'd recommend the m50x's or you could pick up a new 50s for 100$ and save even more, but if you like the razer, theres nothing wrong with going that route. Your local frys will probably have both of them so you might wanna audition them if you wanna be 100% sure. 
 
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The m50's are on ear headphones? I prefer closed back. That may be a killer for me. I actually want these headphones for the exact same purposes as you. If the ATH are on ears then I'll probably go for the Razers. Yeah I also had the same issue, U couldn't find a review to of the Razer Adaro DJ's either...
The M50's are not on-ears. They are closed back around ears. They aren't small on my ears at all. People tend to stay away from razer products on this website, so you will have a hard time finding a consumer review. The M50's will probably suit you well, but someone can probably find you a better option.
 
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I guess I have no choice but to purchase both of them and compare them at the same time. While returning the unsatisfied product back to the store.
 
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I guess I have no choice but to purchase both of them and compare them at the same time. While returning the unsatisfied product back to the store.
 
Let us know what you think. A review on the Adaros would be useful since we don't have one here yet.
 
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Hi
I thought i would jump in here as i am currently not having the best experience with the Adaro DJ's as yet, let me explain;
I had the opportunity to pick up a pair at 50 discount, i didn't really need them and were still considered an expensive purchase to myself at £85 delivered.
The only comparison i have is to my Panasonic RP-HTF600 so figuring the pricing these Razer phones were definitely a tier or two above.
Once i got them home i set upon trying them out, physically these are really lovely looking headphones, they feel substantial, the pleather is very soft and cushioned, Isolation is far greater than what i am used to.
And that's were it has gone wrong so far
I plugged them into my PC, the soundcard is a Soundblaster Recon 3d, not an Audiophile device but is amped. And i set upon some Audio;
I went straight to some Hard dance, as that was exactly what i would be using these phones for.. and distortion....
Really really badly distorted at sensible listening levels, my brain was confused at this point, so i tried a different sample of music... and the same.
I unplugged and went for the Panasonics... a world apart... so i switched back to the Razer's and questioned if it was just me... but no definite loss of clarity, seemingly from the right side, pressing my hand gently on the left cup the sound changed drastically, becoming louder and clearer from the left cup, although there appears to be no venting in that area...
So, i am resigned to the fact that these are somehow damaged from the factory.
 
I have raised a support ticket with Razer and it has taken them almost a week to come back to me, suggesting that i try the other lead supplied, and everything is the same. 
 
Hopefully I will have something far more positive to say soon.
 
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That is not just a factory mistake or somthing. I got a pair of Razer Krakens and that happened too. Most of the time, it was normal but sometimes sound would be drastically lower in the left ear cup. Then i the ear cup a little and it clicked and the sound went back to normal. 
 
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