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23 Jun 2012   #1
MadSupra354

 
Require advice on audiophile/music headphones

I'm planning on having 2 pairs of headphones. A set for gaming, a set for listening to music and everything else. I'm planning to attempt producing music in the future. I am currently choosing between an Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and ATH-AD700. Or maybe even an ATH-AD900, if that's worth the extra £100. What do you think?


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23 Jun 2012   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I never had that brand, so I can't compare, but I doubt that they would be any better than Sennheiser.
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23 Jun 2012   #3
MadSupra354

 

Their ATH-AD700 are popular. I'm open to other suggestions.
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23 Jun 2012   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't see that model on this chart, but unless it is a lot better than the one there, it appears that Sennheiser is the top dog.

http://noise-cancelling-headphones-r...enreviews.com/
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23 Jun 2012   #5
MadSupra354

 

Audio-Technica have a list of active noise-cancelling headphones. The ones I'm looking at, are Hi-Fi and Monitor. The ATH-M50 are monitors.
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23 Jun 2012   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The biggest problem with that model for my taste is that it is corded. I hate feeling as though I'm on a leash.
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23 Jun 2012   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Whats your budget? And, do you have a setup with a good headphone amp or not? This will help a lot.

I had a similar question a while back, and got some very good advice that helped me find what I was looking for.

Personally, I found like the Sennheisers the best of all of them. Many think they sound plain,flat or vieled, but they are a flat heeadphone which is a good thing IMO. Some headphones will color the sound to some degree, these do not. Thats the EQ , soundcard, amps job.

These are great for music, games and movies.

The Sennheiser 418/19s and 518/19s are very good sets, depending on budget and wether you want a closed or open set. Open sound the best IMO, but .. best used in a quiet enviroment, and tend leak sound much more than closed designs.

These are not Bass Monsters though. I mean, they do have a deep, percussive bass to them .. and it is accurate and sound good. But its not that overpowering "boom" some prefer. If you are that type of listener they are not for you.


So, from my personal taste, Id say check into Sennheiser before making a final decision. If anywhere close to you has some on display, give them a good listen.

But, advice on headphone IMO is hard to give. We each have a different prefrence on what sounds good. My 2cents for what its worth.


Not sure what to suggest on a noise cancelling/production type set.
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23 Jun 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

MadSupra354, Neutrality is what you seek, clean, clear transients with a broad musical balance, accurate sound staging and correct musician placement in the room. Please except no substitute for quality and this would be a solid starting point!
K 702
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23 Jun 2012   #9
MadSupra354

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The biggest problem with that model for my taste is that it is corded. I hate feeling as though I'm on a leash.
Haha. Almost everything I own is on a leash.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Whats your budget? And, do you have a setup with a good headphone amp or not? This will help a lot.
I just want to clarify, I'm not an enthusiast. I'm planning just to have these headphones powered by my sound card, no attachments. Budget is ~£120. I said I'd buy the AD900s if they were worth it.
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23 Jun 2012   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would shop around and if needed continue to save as there is no substitute for quality otherwise you'll wind up with Beats Audio or something boom boom sizzle sizzle..........
Fatigue is the enemy here (hear) and my 702's are absolutely fatigue free both worn and listened unless the source material is crap which is like 60% of the time but it won't ever be the headphones issue.....never !
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