Sony MDR7506 vs Bose vs Audio Technica ATHM40FS
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Right now I have Sennheiser PX100's and Sennheiser HD202's and they are nice but I want some real audiophile headphones now...

My choices are between:

Sony MDR7506 (I've heard they are they best sounding headphones under $200)
Amazon.com: Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone: Electronics

Bose around-ear headphones
Amazon.com: Bose® around-ear headphones, for personal and portable listening: Electronics

Audio Technica ATHM40FS
Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATHM40FS Precision StudioPhones: Electronics

Please give me some feedback on what to buy, theres quite a difference in price and I'm sure there is a big difference in sound
 
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bose your mentioned is nicer for me than other both.
 
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I doubt you heard all three of the headphones he listed.
 
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What are you looking for in your cans. Closed vs open? around ear or on ear? What kind of music do you like?
 
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I doubt you heard all three of the headphones he listed.


Ya,it is sure.
only heard Bose and 7506.

I never heard the Audio Technica ATHM40FS.and first time know this headphone.

But heard the A900,A900LTD,A1000,AD1000,AD900 in a period time.
 
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They are all closed around ear phones so any of them work, i just want to know what sounds the nicest. I'm looking for a nice surround sound like sound, since my PX100's sound like they are coming from inside my head.

I listen to rock music. what do you guys think? The sony's look the best to me.
 
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Right now I have Sennheiser PX100's and Sennheiser HD202's and they are nice but I want some real audiophile headphones now...

My choices are between:

Sony MDR7506 (I've heard they are they best sounding headphones under $200)
Amazon.com: Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone: Electronics

Bose around-ear headphones
Amazon.com: Bose® around-ear headphones, for personal and portable listening: Electronics

Audio Technica ATHM40FS
Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATHM40FS Precision StudioPhones: Electronics

Please give me some feedback on what to buy, theres quite a difference in price and I'm sure there is a big difference in sound



I liked the MDR-7509s better than the 7506s.

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They are all closed around ear phones so any of them work, i just want to know what sounds the nicest. I'm looking for a nice surround sound like sound, since my PX100's sound like they are coming from inside my head.

I listen to rock music. what do you guys think? The sony's look the best to me.



Try the Garder? nice choice for Rock than these three,i think.
 
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Originally Posted by ghyghjgh /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Ya,it is sure.
only heard Bose and 7506.

I never heard the Audio Technica ATHM40FS.and first time know this headphone.

But heard the A900,A900LTD,A1000,AD1000,AD900 in a period time.




Do you even speak English??? I mean people appreciate a intelligible sentence.

Anyway to the OP, as far as your commit that the 7506 being the best under $200, um no, not by a long shot IMO. To me that would go to the Grado SR225.
 
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Do you even speak English??? I mean people appreciate a intelligible sentence.

Anyway to the OP, as far as your commit that the 7506 being the best under $200, um no, not by a long shot IMO. To me that would go to the Grado SR225.



x2. No way the Sony is the best under $200, I would also take the SR225 over the 7506 in an instant.
 
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Judging by your choices, for the price of those headphones, you have much more options than just the 3 of those. Does it have to be closed headphones? Cheap closed headphones seem to be more in-my-head than comparable open headphones. It's just that the Senns have a veiled sound that makes it sound too congested.
 
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The 7506 is pretty decent for the money, looks like they can be had for $90. If you really want to spend $200, Beyerdynamic DT880's can be had on ebay for $200 shipped. They're more crisp sounding than the sony's particularly with the highs. You'll need an amp to drive though.
 
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I have all 3, for home-studio equalising & mixing, & transfering LPs & cassettes to CD.
 
I'm 62, with reasonable high frequency loss.  I'm not a heavy bass fan. 
 
Sony MDR-7506 : Sufficient bass, solid mediums, rather harsh highs (peaks at 4kHz and 10kHz but not much after that. Good for detctecting LP surface-noise, tape hiss ,scratchy violins etc. Good for tracking on location. Best  isolation of the 3.
 
Bose Circum : No extreme highs or lows. Heavy bass, sibilant but not aggressive highs, very weak medium. Suitable for low-volume listening - a rounded, silky effect, but useless in a studio!
 
Audio Technica ATH-M40fs : Full but not invasive bass. Full medium (the bump around 1kHz is a bit tiring). Sweet but extended highs. Folds flattish. Straight cord, but 1/4" plug.
Of the three, this is the best all-rounder,(I can boost the excellent highs for fault-finding) and it is also the cheapest !
 
For my ears, the M40 wins hands down!.

 
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The sony is good, but can be harsh in the upper mids. I preferred the Equation RP21....more balanced, and about the same price AFAIK.
 
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