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TH03
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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro.


what I posted earlier. Great headphones


tokenBoiler
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Sennheiser HD-280 Pro.


what I posted earlier. Great headphones



FIST BUMP. I love those things. I put them on at work when I need to shut out the world and/or crank it up. They're my basic answer for any headphone question thread.


TiGeRTeRRoR
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re: Headphone Audophiles: Need Advice
I ended up going with the Audio Technica ATH-M50s after seeing feedback about the brand here and reading some stuff online.

I'll post feedback when I get them tomorrow.

Hopefully this info can be used by others looking for non-Beats headphones. Lots of good info and recommendations in here.


LSU Coyote
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Beyerdynamic


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fouldeliverer
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There aren't many topics on the OT I can give advice on but headphones are one. What no one seemed to mention to you is that with the 558s open design which causes leakage and at 50 ohms they aren't designed to be a portable headphone. If you use them as a portable head phone then you won't be able to drive them properly to achieve full potential, you'd need a headphone amp such as the fiio e11. I have a the Grado SR80i that I use with my ipod they do not need to be amped and they will sound amazing listening to Coheed but if you listen to rap a lot you will be disappointed. The Beyerdynamic DT770s was a great recommendation but you'd need to amp them for the best results. I have the DT880s for home desktop use and they are amazing.

I came here to suggest the Audio Technica M50, I also have Audio Technica A900s that I use for gaming and movies and they are amazing. I've heard the M50s quite a few times as well as read many many reviews and will not be disappointed and you will not need an amp to drive them. Solid choice my friend you will love them, I look forward to review. And that Dr Dre guy? He likes them too.


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VABuckeye
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I use the B&W P5 and they fit the audiophile sound. The only problem is that they do let noise leak out. Great sound but if you turn them up they can be heard. Same with the P3 which check in at $200. Very good sounding but sound leakage.


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Tiger Vision
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sony mdr-v700's


this is the correct answer most dj's still wear these and we use them in the studio as well. Great headphone that is priced extremely well and puts the higher priced competition in its place.


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TiGeRTeRRoR
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I'll post feedback when I get them tomorrow.
Just received the Audio Technica M50s and tried them out. Exactly what I was looking for.

Seems to be a quality product as far as the build. Lots of swiveling, turning, etc is possible with the 180 degree turn ear cups, but nothing feels flimsy at all. Very solid plug as well., don't think I'll have to worry about it suffering from any wear and tear for years to come.

This was low on my list of priorities, but the Audio Technica M50s look great. They're a lot less flashy than the Beats, which I love, but still look really slick. Also, they don't have the fingerprint magnet piano finish like the Beats.

As far as the sound, these are exactly what I was looking for. Sound clarity is much better than the Beats, and the bass is toned down, but not to where you feel it's all treble.

Sound leakage is minimal. These will be perfect for my office environment.

The price for these I doubt can be beat. I paid $130 on Amazon, and then they lowered the price to $119, so I got them to credit me $11 back. I really can't imagine a better value for <$120.

Listening to these and the Beats back to back, you can hear how badly the Beats' bass distorts the sound. After I listened to the Sennheisers and Beats back to back, I heard the same thing, and knew I'd never be able to go back to the Beats. Anyone still using Beats products should at least give some other headphones a shot. Good news is Beats are still "in" so if you replace them, you can still sell them used for top dollar. I highly recommend you do so.

Thanks for all the recommendations in the thread!

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the only dirt mcgirt
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i've always been happy with my AKG K701 headphones
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