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Let's talk about headphones.

No ATH M50s/M50Xs users allowed, sorry.
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Hi
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Daily reminder that HD650s are king
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What cans do people have? Brainwavz HM5s here, they're the best set I've ever tried (I've sampled the meme50s and Sony M7506s and a few lower range Sennheisers too).
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Just packed up my old M50's today, sold me for 80$ even though they're broken.
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i have the m50xs and have to say im really happy with them!!!
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Sennheiser HD 380's reporting in.
I'm a cheap bastard, picked them up for a slim 60$
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Got these for my birthday
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>>52478041
Also I got Beyerdynamics DT 770 Pros for Christmas
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I got Hifiman HE400s for Christmas
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i use apple earbuds and enjoy music more than all of you
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>>52478099
Damn, nice.

I've just ordered some Philips Fidelio X2.

The innerfidelity review really sold me. Pretty amazing that Philips are making decent headphones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_RJ3M_v8is
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Masterrace
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hi guys, what do you think about the Beyerdynamic DT 1350? i have the DT 770 and love them, but i would like to have more mobile headphones, should i get them?
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>>52478252
enjoy your notreble
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Going on two years with my K240's and still love them.
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>>52478279
>muh treble

Mad your mom didn't get you a pair of Sennheisers for christmas?
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>>52478378
i have the 598s idiot and the highs are rolled off

theyd be really nice for kpop though
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>>52478420
Must be broken, mine are perfect
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>>52478279
>>52478378

I thought the 598s had no bass?
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>>52478228
>paid reviews
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>>52478431
they have light but tight bass which i dont mind, the highs are the weak area imo
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>>52478428
your ears are broken
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>>52478025
i'm waiting on a pair of these
they're supposedly a clone of the HM5s, but a bit cheaper.
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>>52478438
Sure.

Anyway, I haven't seen a single bad review from either 'pro' reviewers or regular users so I'm pretty confident they'll be good.
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are these also considered memes?
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What about m40x's? I just picked up a pair after demo-ing them and the m50x's. m50x's are nice, but they're a bit brighter with the mids than a source recording. m40x's flat EQ seems way better for production, not to mention being hecka cheaper.

also picked up a pair of koss portapros to use for walking around and to have as general backup. I was looking at AKG Q701's, but I didn't have the dosh to get an amp alongside the headphones. Will make that a project for the future
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>>52478476
Not really. I wouldn't really consider them a good headphone for recreational listening though.
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>>52478025

I've been using the HM5s for about a year. Still deep, deep in love with them. They punch hard above their weight class.
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>>52478476
cocksucker, you beat me to the punch
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>>52478453
no you
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YOOOOOOO

ATH M50 user here, nothing you can do about it.

Yeah, that's right, I'll shit on you hipsters and your inferior headphones
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>>52477949
Opinions on the AKG K240s?
What the fuck does semi-closed mean?
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>>52478431
The bass is good unless you listen exclusively to rap
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What amp is the best choice for the HD598's? I love them and the soundstage is great, but I feel like there's something lacking in the sound, esp. in the highs as others have mentioned
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>>52478562
>inferior headphones

alrite m8
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>>52478009
>>52478009
do you use an amp? i've read they drop audio quality past the 600
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>>52477996
these fuckers hurt my ears after waering them for a while
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>>52478025
I have HD 558's and a pair of Brainwavz s5's for travel usage
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Thinking about upgrading these soon
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hows the high on the HD558?
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>>52477949
I just bought M40x's.
Memes aside, if I end up not liking them and returning them, what do you guys suggest? I need closed back. I'm willing to go up to $200 if they're worth it.
I'd prefer flat FR because I do mixing and producing, but I also want an enjoyable listening experience for any genre.
Help.
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>>52478687
are those noise cancelling? heard that stuff is complete crap
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>>52478693
They have top notch quality, can't go wrong with em, here I'll give you a link friend :)

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/audio-headphones-high-end-hd-558
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>>52478716
AKG K550s.

As previously mentioned, M40s are just plain bad for recreational listening, they sound pretty damn lifeless and non-musical.
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>>52478726
but isnt the 598 supposed to be better?
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>>52478763
they're a bit better but pricier
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>>52478718
Yeah they are noise cancelling, they work pretty well, I think.

I only have two major gripes with them: the cable doesn't lock into the headphones so they come out a bunch when I don't want them to and sometimes when noise cancelling is on random interference noise will come in that's louder than what's being played.
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>>52478349
comfiest out there
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>>52478755
I see a lot of serious bitching in the reviews about certain frequencies sounding shitty; not really encouraging for a $200 pair
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>>52478562
>inferior headphones
but idiot, your m50s are literally the bottom of the barrel for acceptable headphones
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>>52478858
Not only do I have QUALITY headphones, I can also use capital letters.

1-0
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>>52478885
then use them to type DT-880 PRO

and then go listen to a pair and realize why you shouldn't have cheaped out
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got pic related for christmas
did the foam mod, but the difference is negligible.

still they are comfy/10, sound-stage is very wide and sound very natural and detailed.
they sound very good with my FiiO e7k anders dac.

listening to vangelis right now and comfiness is real.
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>>52479048
I'm probably gonna try these if I don't dig the m40x's I bought. The looks so soft and comfy.
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>>52478716
>>52478484 here

hopefully they pan out in the long-term !
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>>52479094
yeah man, i tend to forget about having them on my ears. they are so comfy
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i really did forget i had hd 598s on before not just because of how comfortable they are but the sound seems to come from all around you too
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>>52479048
I have the Hd448 and I have no idea what to say about them
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Very good for their price
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Who MDR here?
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>>52478497
why?
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>>52478349
Just got a pair of these a few months back and I love them. They sound as good as they feel.
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>>52479210
Goddammit I'm tempted to buy them right now without even listening to the m40xs first.
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>>52479244
reporting in
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>>52478565
I love mine. Semi-closed means that there's a back to the headphones, but it doesn't cover the speakers entirely. The end effect is that they're horrible at blocking out sound but have a wider soundstage than closed-back headphones will and don't leak quite as much sound as completely open-backed headphones do.
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>>52479272
get them from headphone.com which has like a 30 day return policy. that way if you find they dont have enough bass or they aren t bright enough then you at least have a reference point to find the right sound for you
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Focal Spirit Classic here.
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>>52478647
Drop quality past the 600? What do you mean

And yea, I use a BH Crack and ODAC
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>>52479244
Used to have some MDR V6s. Fuck I loved those things. I had them between 16-18 and wore them around my neck everywhere, and eventually they completely broke.

I was not nice to those headphones. :(
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>>52479305
Fuck, they have a lot of sound leakage though, which isn't good for me.
Damn this is hard, I wish I could just go to a heaphone superstore and try out a bunch of pairs. Like a Guitar Center/Sam Ash for headphones.
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M-45 coming through.
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>>52479363
yeah its hard without being able to hear for yourself, someone telling you at has no bass or a lot of bass means nothing if you dont have a reference point

but if youre using them in public or anywhere sound leakage is an issue at all then they arent for you, thats for sure
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What kind of amp would I want to use a HD 558 with an iPhone or something similar?
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>>52479411
Any similar "audiophile" style headphones without the sound leakage?
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>>52479303
how's the sound? I heard they're supposed to be neutral, are bass and highs okay?
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>>52479447
the only two headphones i really have extensive experience with are the m50s and hd 598s so i cant really say. you could always get m50s and if you arent satisfied with the sound send them back and ask on forums how other headphones in that range compare to their sound signature to try to find the sound thats best for you
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>>52479497
I think I'm just gonna go ahead and keep the m40x's with the amp for everyday use and public use; I'll buy the Sennheiser's eventually for home use when I don't care about leakage; plus I'll already have an amp for it.
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>>52479471
Neutral is a good way of putting it. The bass and highs are okay but they won't wow you with clarity in the highs or punch in the bass, but while those are both really fun qualities in headphones I appreciate the neutral sound more than rumbling bass. Every so often I'll miss it when I put on The Chronic 2001 or some UK bass but the overall versatility and quality more than makes up for those moments where I could use some more thump.

Plus you can snag them for ~$60 on Amazon.
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>>52478258
I have those, really great for electronic music. If you listen to a lot of rock/guitar music, you might find the mids a bit lacking, though. I use them with my iPod classic, also had a Fostex HP-P1 to go with them for a while, but tbh they do not really need an amp and I didn't find the sound quality that better with the HP-P1 to justify keeping it. Very comfy, as far as closed supra-aurals go. Was considering going for the cheaper T50ps, but these sounded a tad better to me personally and also come together with a carrying case, so I don't regret the money. You won't go wrong with these, mate.
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>>52478349
>tfw K240s with velour pads
Been using them for over four years now.
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>>52479542
well I'm German, they go for 130 dollars (converted obviously) on the German amazon, which is a fucking travesty, if I could get them for 60 I would buy them right now even though the hd448's I'm using are still good
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This is the exact reason why /mu/ isn't about quality, but how obscure you can get.

> meme50's
> excellent headphones for their price
> many people start liking them
> ergo, /mu/ hates them

Calling me a pleb just proves my point
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>>52479728
>how obscure you can get
>thread is full of people posting Sony, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Sennheiser headphones
Sure, no-one's ever heard of these.
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/g/ here, Sennheiser are the only good headphones
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>>52479728
That's mostly true, but from what I've read, the m40x's really are better than the m50x's.
The whole meme50s thing is really kinda sad. It makes me feel like I'm on /b/ or something.
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>>52479244
MDR v6 master race
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thoughts?
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>>52479829
ricer tier shit, get some hd 598s
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>>52479829
looks uncomfortable. how's the sound?
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>>52479672
Ah, that sucks. I'd say that they're still worth it if you're in the market for a new pair but they aren't a must-buy at that price.

They're my first non-closed headphones so I don't have a lot of insight on how the soundstage compares to other similar models, but I love that every so often with these headphones I'll get surprised and turn to one side because I swear that a sound from whatever I'm listening to originated outside the phones. It's really, really cool, especially because the sound quality is also good.

One word of caution though, they need to be amped to really be taken advantage of. I'm traditionally an IEM user so I more or less scoffed at the idea of an amp before these, but I just picked up a Leckerton Audio UHA-4 (mainly for the crossfeed circuit) and can say that the amp really brings the headphones to life. They transform from a good purchase without an amp, although a bit quiet in some situations, to a fantastic purchase with one.

>>52479728
I got some M50s on /g/'s and /mu/'s recommendation and they're fine, but they've never quite lived up to what I wanted them to be. I was expecting some great sound quality with deep rumbling bass but instead I got a headphone that, while not having any real flaws, also just isn't all that fun to listen to. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, and is honestly pretty good, I just don't like them nearly as much as my K240s.
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>>52479244
used to have these bad boys, but thy broke and Im using the MDR 7502's
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>>52478726
i got myself those this month and i confirm your statement
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>>52479847
surprisingly comfortable, sound quality is pretty good. I got these from my dad bc he buys and sells this shit all the time, so I haven't known much better. Only real downside from my perspective is that the noise-cancelling thing makes your ears feel a bit odd initially
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>>52479829
Great for isolation but unbelievably overpriced for the sound quality.

If you want isolation for cheaper with better sound quality buy some decent-to-good IEMs.
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>>52479728
The fanboyism for M50s is second only to Beats. M50s aren't even that great, they have recessed, hollow mids, overblown bass and fatiguing highs and next to no soundstage. They're actually not that good for the price and due to rampant fanboyism they get recommended to everyone looking for their first pair of headphones. They're hugely overrated by these first time listeners and so get hugely overrated scores on websites like head-fi and so the cycle continues and they're treated like some kind of headphone gift from the gods.

Then you get idiots like this: >>52478562

Maybe that's why there's such a backlash against them.
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I use MDR-7506's, had them for about three years now. First real pair of headphones I've ever owned. Considering buying a new receiver, the one I got from my dad is old as balls and it barely works any more. For the most part though I just use them to listen on my computer. Ended up swapping out the stock earpads for velour ones, best decision ever.
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>>52479836
whats the sound quality of hd 598s, and are they worth the price?
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>>52479908

holy shit you're actually right
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>>52479962
Yeah they are, try and get them from other retailers than the sennheiser website though
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>>52479908
I was taking the piss you humorless cunt
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>>52479984
alright I'll look in to it, thanks for advice
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>>52479908
Please give me one obvious no sound leakage 90-150$ alternative; I'm looking hard for one.
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>>52479993
>taking the piss
calm down ya chav
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Anyone know a good yet obscure headphone? I don't want to get headphones that lots of people have heard of. It has to be top quality though!
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>>52479908
You sure you're not talking about beats? I have experienced none of this.
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>>52480014
Oh, we are gonna rumble
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>>52480021
Two tin cans on bare wire fed into your audio jack.
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>>52480021
beats by dre
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>>52480007
I am going to get fucking crucified for saying this, but I know for a fact that Skullcandy Hesh 2's have absolutely no sound leakage from them. If that's all you care about

Source: Unfortunate owner of them for 2 years
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>>52479260
obviously because he bought some rip off $300 headphones that are probably sound the same as an audio techina pair.
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>>52479908
>we now have headphone hipsters
holy fuck m8, i am laughing so damn hard right now
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nah, It's not that important I just want closed back and people keep suggesting open back 'alternatives'
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>>52480117
*audiophiles
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>>52480145
for
>>52480102
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>>52479908
They're still a solid baby's first headphone if you ask me. Believe it or not... Some people want to listen to music rather than dish out hundreds of dollars on listening equipment.
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>>52480164
stop anon you're killing me
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>>52478899
>m50's suck!
>you should have bought these $250 headphones instead!

do people not realize m50s are only like $130?
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my setup, love it.
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>>52480286
I actually trust /g/ more than /mu/ over headphone choices, and the M50's are a pretty good choice for the price.
I wouldn't listen to /mu/ on the matter, tbh.
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>>52480309
That grey box looks pretty
What is it?
Really though, I don't quite undertstand amps and DACs.
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I got these a couple of days ago cause my HD 380 pros are bulky to carry around. Any opinions on these? So far it seems that they are slightly overwhoring with bass but nothing too special.
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>>52480309
Why not the HD800?
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>>52480328
As you should, anyone taking /mu/s advice on anything is literally retarded
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Got some amazon gift cards, looking to get a good pair on cans for ~$150 or less. I was considering HD598's but they're turning out to be just as much of a meme as the M50's, and K240s are a little bit on the cheap side. Recommendations?
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>>52480416
>meme
you want some solo beats then
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These arrived yesterday. Need to get a preamp and I'm still trying to find an optimal EQ setting but they sound great so far.
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>>52480416
>muh memes

beats it is
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>>52480416
Get 558s, they're practically identical to the 598s (google the foam mod) but less attention grabbing.
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>>52480441
>>52480458
I'm saying that I'm trying to avoid memes
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What's best for $100-$150 price range?
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>>52478099
>>52478228
>>52480309

The only decent headphones in this entire thread.
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>>52480492
Audio equipment is a meme.
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>>52480492
>I'm trying to avoid memes
I think you might be in the wrong place, friend.
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>>52480499
ATH M50
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>>52480499
memebeat50s

Really though, ask /g/
I'm sick of this shit.
I'm gonna get m40x's for everyday/public use and sennheiser of some kind with an amp/dac for my computer.
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>>52480341
the top grey box is the amp to power the headphones, the bottom box is a digital to analog converter.
>>52480373
it was a money issue, hd800's are pretty expensive. I plan on getting them eventually. I have heard the hd800's before and they sound amazing so I am saving for a pair.
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>>52480525
>being this mad about owning M 50 's
it's okay buddy
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>>52479933
>>52479852
>>52479829
>>52479228
only good choices everything else is not worth your money
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>>52480545
>headphones in public
stop
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>>52480492
Your whole life is a meme
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>>52480561
I own K240s actually, which are second-tier memephones thanks to the internet's busiest music meme.
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>>52480341
forgot to say its the schiit magni on top and the schiit modi on bottom. thats the actual product names. not to expensive either. only 100 for each.
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>>52480679
aka the schiit stack
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>go to /g/ like some anons suggested
>300 post headphone general
>people seem to know what they're talking about
>there's even a wiki
Thanks, anons.
Now I will never take /mu/ serously about headphones again.
>>>/g/45841027
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MEME MEME MEME HAHAHAHA YOU GUYS!!! MEME MEME HAHAHA
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>>52479244
they cramp my ears a little bit but yeah i probably just need to wash the pads
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>>52480728
eric
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>>52480726
Don;t take /mu/ seriously for anything. It's nothing but 15 year old spouting memes.
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>>52477949
since everyone shits on the m50s, what is the best closed over the ear headphone for that price(<150)? i mostly listen to electronic, rock, and hip hop
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>>52480726
>implying this thread wasn't made ironically
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>>52480767
probably the M50's, or HD558. /mu/ is probably the only place where the M50's get all this shit. If you go on any headphone thread on /g/ or anywhere else, they will tell you they are top notch for the price, and they actually know what they're talking about.
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