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Old 01-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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ATH M50 VS ATH Pro 700 MKII VS Ultrasone HFI 580 VS Pro 550

Dear All,

I'm a person who is hunger for BASS, the type of music I listen to mostly will be drum and bass, trance, electro, house and RnB.

After doing some research online I narrow down the 4 above headphone mention , which cost below $350.

will like so seek some of the guru advice, on the above 4 headphone.

What I looking for?
1) Isolation - As long I canít hear "train is coming please stand behind the yellow line" while waiting for train at the station.
2) Comfort - I am a person who wear spec, so hopefully able to wear them for a couple of hours without any issues.
3) Sound - I need a bass monster!!!
4) Portable - As long is foldable

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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im surprised that you did not have es7 in your options.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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Audio Technica ATH WS70. Try googling it, you'll be surprised u left this out of your range.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #4
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M50 will be out as their cable is too bulky due to it's coil. Ultrasone 580 and 780 looks is the killer, SQ wise cannot comment much as I nv try.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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Es7 is a wonderful headphone, but the problem for it, is that it unable to cover my ear fully (Maybe i got a big ear ),and my ear will be resting on my spec, which will cause some pain for a long period of time.

WS70 the bass is not as good as Es7 and M50, that is my personal opinion
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
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I am using M50, quite comfortable. Wearing specs btw, bass is good love M50. good price for a good headphone
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:39 PM   #7
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Just get M50 dah, won't go wrong with that.. I'm sure you love it too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:47 PM   #8
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Anybody care to comment on the ultrasones' sq?
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Go stereo and try la.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #11
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M50s are a good contender, however its bass is considered to be on the light side by a lot of bassheads.

Isolation-wise, very nice. At moderate volumes, it can phase out bus rumbling, even from old SMRT buses

Comfort, I too wears specs. No complains here, apart from its weight, which I find being a little irritating.

Portablility, it has a coiled cable version, and can fold as well.

HOWEVER

Like I said before, these are not basshead cans. For something better, I suggest the Ultrasone DJ1s, which are basically a reshelled HFI 580. The bass is tighter and has more quantity. They also come with a coiled cable, something that the HFI 580 did not have. Isolation-wise, it's a little less than the M50s, but you can use the M50's pads (sold at Stereo) to have the same amount of isolation.

Personally, I prefer the HFI 580s I can't stand coiled cables anymore after having the M50s for half a year.
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