Let's talk about headphones.
No ATH M50s/M50Xs users allowed, sorry.
Just packed up my old M50's today, sold me for 80$ even though they're broken.
I've just ordered some Philips Fidelio X2.
The innerfidelity review really sold me. Pretty amazing that Philips are making decent headphones:
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?
i'm waiting on a pair of these
they're supposedly a clone of the HM5s, but a bit cheaper.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. :(
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
>tfw K240s with velour pads
Been using them for over four years now.
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
This is the exact reason why /mu/ isn't about quality, but how obscure you can get.
> excellent headphones for their price
> many people start liking them
> ergo, /mu/ hates them
Calling me a pleb just proves my point
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.
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.
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.
used to have these bad boys, but thy broke and Im using the MDR 7502's
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
my setup, love it.
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.
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?
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.
>I'm trying to avoid memes
I think you might be in the wrong place, friend.
the top grey box is the amp to power the headphones, the bottom box is a digital to analog converter.
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.
I own K240s actually, which are second-tier memephones thanks to the internet's busiest music meme.
>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
Now I will never take /mu/ serously about headphones again.
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.