Question About My M-50's
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I just got my M-50's from Amazon yesterday and I have to say they didn't completely live up to my expectations. I've never owned a nice pair of headphones before but I've always had big subs in my car and for my computer. I'm still burning them in and that might have to do with my opinion on them. I think the mids and highs are crisp but the bass just isn't doing it for me. It feels somewhat absent in songs that bump really hard in my car or on my computer.
 
They are at about 15 hours of burn in, I'm playing it out of itunes with no equalizer. Should I get a new program for playback? How can I get the most bass out of my M-50's?
 
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Any specific music preferences?
 
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my JVC HA-FX67 have "more" bass then DT 990 PRO, Denon AH-D301, some Philips, Grado SR60, so as I think you need to look at IEM's for bass fun.
 
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Don't expect any headphones to be able to produce the same bass as your car or computer speakers.
 
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try some sony xb500's, dont expect anything else than bass though.
 
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Ok two things.

One, headphones will never ever give you the same visceral impact as full sized subwoofers, so if you're expecting the same kick to the chest feeling you'll never get it from the 40mm drivers headphones use.

Second, head-fi mostly deals in the realm of music fidelity, meaning a headphone that gives the most accurate type of bass relative to what actual instruments sound like is desired. Rap and hip-hop are obvious voids of this as they are usually synthesized and the samples a lot take of kick drums are already edited out of propotion anyways. M50 is a studio monitor, so it's supposed to give the most neural and accurate sound possible-- something which your average car subwoofer stricken system is far from. Headphones can't replicate the visceral impact of that but they can certainly replicate the perceived quantity of bass. Something as simple as a 10db boost from 32-64hz will do the trick, or getting a headphone with bloated bass to begin with.
 
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