V-Moda LP, Beats Studio, or Audio Technica ATH-M50x?
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Title: V-Moda LP, Beats Studio, or Audio Technica ATH-M50x?
 
Now don't let the title get misleading, the following is my big question:
I want to listen to music loudly without people hearing my music. Which of these three is the best in this aspect?
 
Really no other factors play besides music quality, but all three have great quality, so lets focus on sound leak.
 
I am also interested in other headphone recommendations, but only that fit this criteria: low sound leak.
 
I'm looking for the headphone that can play music without other people hearing it. I'm talking volume/leak ratio.
Thank you so much! I love Head-Fi!
 
P.S. Please only comment if you know what your talking about, I am willing to get less responses besides more responses.
 
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You're probably going to get better audio quality out of the M50X, the isolation is very good in them, but I can't compare it to the Beats. The Crossfades isolate well too, but the audio quality was not as good as the M50 when I heard them, they might be a little more durable though. 
 
You're talking about isolation and comparing all closed headphones. If you end up getting a pair and they aren't isolating as well as you'd like, you can always change the pads to a different kind. That's where the sound leak is going to happen after all.
 
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Awesome, and when you say "change the pads" can I do that on the M50x's? Could you give me an example of better isolating pads on them?
 
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HM5 pads, these are sold individually, so buy 2: http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc
 
OR
 
Shure 840 Pads: http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC840-Replacement-Cushions-Headphones/dp/B002Z9JWZS
 
I personally use the 840 pads on my pair of Fostex T50RP's and they are very comfy. I've heard the HM5 pads are really nice too, I like the looks of them better actually. Both sets of pads fit the M50.
 
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Thanks a ton! And these pads will give me better sound isolation? And more comfy of course. I really appreciate it.
 
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Yeah they should. The stock M50 pads aren't as thick, these will compress more when they're on your head and SHOULD isolate better.
 
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HM5 pads, these are sold individually, so buy 2: http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

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Shure 840 Pads: http://www.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC840-Replacement-Cushions-Headphones/dp/B002Z9JWZS

I personally use the 840 pads on my pair of Fostex T50RP's and they are very comfy. I've heard the HM5 pads are really nice too, I like the looks of them better actually. Both sets of pads fit the M50.
Pads can change the sound of a headphone
 
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Pads can change the sound of a headphone
Yeah, but not drastically if you aren't changing the material of the pads. They're all made of a pleather material, including the stockers. If you were to put a velour on that would make a big difference in the sound, but keeping them pleather it will be minimal. If anything the sound stage will get bigger with your ear being slightly farther from the driver.
 
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