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headphones for 12k

samudragupta

Youngling
hi friends, i am looking to get a good pair of audiophile over the head headphones for max 12k. I have nearly made up my mind to get the audio technica ath-m50, however was looking for more expert suggestions. I already own sony xb90ex and are great bassy earphones and havent let me down... but i just wanted to deviate from bass (not completely) and want to experience mids and good soundstage... below are more options:
1) audio technica ath-m50
2) sennheiser momentum
3) sony mdr v6
I mostly listen to commercial trance, psy/goa trance, dubstep, house, edm. Thanks
 

High-Fidelity

Journeyman
Kindly withdraw M50 from the list if you want to experience good mids.

My recommendation:
1. NAD VISO HP50
2. V-Moda Crossfade M-100
 
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samudragupta

samudragupta

Youngling
Get Sennheiser HD 598 instead. I have one and I swear by its mids and soundstage. :D
OMFG... looks great...how is the bass? is it decent enough for dubstep and trance... i dont want to do away with it!!! One more thing... will these great headphones do justice with my ipod 5 and htc one x... i mean the headphones are way superior and i dont want to buy an amp for better experience...
what is the grill on the exterior? are they speakers?
 
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aniket.cain

Padawan
OMFG... looks great...how is the bass? is it decent enough for dubstep and trance... i dont want to do away with it!!! One more thing... will these great headphones do justice with my ipod 5 and htc one x... i mean the headphones are way superior and i dont want to buy an amp for better experience...
what is the grill on the exterior? are they speakers?

The bass is very good, but these headphones are not for bassheads. I had Audio Technica M50 (I sold it here on TDF I think) before I purchased HD598. The bass had more 'quantity' on M50, but certainly has much better 'quality' on HD598.

I am using HD650 now, and although they are more 'detailed' than HD598, I think 598 is more suited for music. The vocals sound amazing on them, and the soundstage has me turning my head all around. :D

You could use an iPod or your phone with these, but they truly shine with an amp. You may use it for some time without amp and you can always get one in the future.

The grills on outside are just grills. These are open headphones, and if you listen to your music loud, even people in the nearby room can hear you at night. :p

I insist you take a demo before purchasing any headphone, and get the one which pleases you with its sound.
 
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samudragupta

samudragupta

Youngling
Oh... Then open headphones would not be a good idea for me... Could you suggest any other.. How bout the momentum as in the link above?
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
Sennheiser Momentum or AKG 551 or Shure SRH 940 ,these are cans you should look at for the kind of music you listen to.The Senn HD598 is too mild mannered to the point of being ice cold for music enjoyment.Its not at all dynamic.It just dosnt react to situations.Its good for acoustic music or Indian classical.

This is the first forum where I encountered a statement questioning the ATH-M50 s midrange!!! "It does slightly emphasis the lower end but not at all at the cost of details.They are one of the most balanced headphones.

For the kind of music you listen to get the ATH-M50 or the Momentums eyes wide shut.
 
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samudragupta

samudragupta

Youngling
Sennheiser Momentum or AKG 551 or Shure SRH 940 ,these are cans you should look at for the kind of music you listen to.The Senn HD598 is too mild mannered to the point of being ice cold for music enjoyment.Its not at all dynamic.It just dosnt react to situations.Its good for acoustic music or Indian classical.

This is the first forum where I encountered a statement questioning the ATH-M50 s midrange!!! "It does slightly emphasis the lower end but not at all at the cost of details.They are one of the most balanced headphones.

For the kind of music you listen to get the ATH-M50 or the Momentums eyes wide shut.
thanks, if you were me, which ones would you choose between the ATH-M50 & the Momentums
 
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samudragupta

samudragupta

Youngling
@ aniket.cain, could you listen to some goa trance and commercial trance and tell me how they sound on the HD598.
1) Astral projection - Trust in trance
2) Above and beyond group therapy
3) Ananda shake
I would appreciate your help.... also hows the build quality on these, since there were some issues with the earlier batch?
 

chandhu

Broken In
i've momentum on-ear
it will fit you
for the genres you've mentioned you want lows, highs that momentum will give you
bass and highs are well extended.. ofcourse bass is not so tight as some high end ones but very good... and mids are not recessed.. i'd say well balanced sound..
have a listen at your near sennheiser store
 
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