Something different to the q701's
Dec 11, 2012 at 10:21 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

Tuvwum

New Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Posts
12
Likes
10
Hi.
I purchased the q701's in conjuntion with the m-stage a couple of months ago to replace my m558/fiio e7 combo, loving them so far.
 
What I'm after now is a cheaper set of fullsized cans. Say around the $150 mark, closed back, somewhat portable, and have an overall different sound to the q701's (something bassy perhaps for the gym)
Also the impedence has to be low, as I don't want to be shoving an amp into my pocket along with my phone at the gym.
 
I'm leaning toward the ATH-M50's (I like the white version, also the silver version is sweet too)
 
Before I make my final decision however, I would like to read some alternative suggestions if possible.
 
-Cheers.
 
 
Dec 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM Post #2 of 6

PurpleAngel

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Posts
29,312
Likes
1,920
Location
California
JVC HA-S500-Z (Gun Metal Gray) folding headphones, around $80 on eBay, ships from Japan (7 day for shipping).
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-new-jvc-ha-s500-get-your-pic-idea-ready-for-the-21st-ha-s500-pic-for-cheapo-gear-day
 
Dec 11, 2012 at 10:33 PM Post #3 of 6
Joined
May 5, 2010
Posts
7,214
Likes
338
Quote:
JVC HA-S500-Z (Gun Metal Gray) folding headphones, around $80 on eBay, ships from Japan (7 day for shipping).

 
A fine recommendation!
 
Dec 11, 2012 at 10:35 PM Post #4 of 6

MalVeauX

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Posts
7,002
Likes
730
Quote:
Hi.
I purchased the q701's in conjuntion with the m-stage a couple of months ago to replace my m558/fiio e7 combo, loving them so far.
 
What I'm after now is a cheaper set of fullsized cans. Say around the $150 mark, closed back, somewhat portable, and have an overall different sound to the q701's (something bassy perhaps for the gym)
Also the impedence has to be low, as I don't want to be shoving an amp into my pocket along with my phone at the gym.
 
I'm leaning toward the ATH-M50's (I like the white version, also the silver version is sweet too)
 
Before I make my final decision however, I would like to read some alternative suggestions if possible.
 
-Cheers.
 

 
Heya,
 
Ultrasone HFI 580
AKG K167
Shure SRH750 DJ
CAL!
 
Very best,
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top