Help choosing: Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 vs V-MODA Crossfade LP2 Headphones
May 31, 2015 at 3:32 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

btayebnejad

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Hey guys, new to this forum so please be patient with me. I looked throughout the forum as much as possible but still came up empty handed.
 
I've narrowed down to 2 choices: either the Audio-Techinca ATH-WS99 or the V-MODA Crossfade LP2 headphones. My budget was anywhere from 120-150.
 
Links to both items are posted below.

Audio-Technica ATH-WS99 (115$):
 
http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-WS99-Solid-Over-Ear-Headphones/dp/B009FRPN2Y
 
V-MODA Crossfade LP2 (140$):
 
http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00HYH7HXA
 
Which would you guys recommend? I am really only interested in the sound quality of the headphones. I listen to mostly bass-heavy music so it is also very important that the headphones have good bass. That being said I do not want to sacrifice sound quality for bass.
 
Heres what I've read so far:
 
-LP2's have better bass, but that comes with about 30% lower sound quality compared to the ATH-WS99 headphones. Due to the LP2's bass being too strong and highs being recessed.
-ATH-WS99's are better for overall sound quality, but the bass isn't ass satisfying as the LP2's.

I am looking for a fun pair of headphones to listen to bass-heavy music with, without losing quality of the highs/mids/vocals. I also plan on using these headphones for movies/gaming/etc so bass isn't everything. I am looking for the best bass possible while still having great overall sound quality.

Anyone experience both of these? Which do you prefer? 
 
Thanks in advance!
 

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