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Best All Round Heaphones
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What pair of headphones can you guys more recommend to me? The V- Moda M- 100 or the Audio- Technica M50x?
I was originally going to buy the M50x until I found V-Moda. I did some research and decided to go with the Bluetooth version of the M100 and I must say I'm truly astounded by the sound quality of them both on Bluetooth and Wired. They sound very clear even at high levels and have a very refined and clear sound with some punch. Though I haven't heard the M50X just from my experience with the Bluetooth version of the M100 I would recommend them all day. Another thing V-Moda has an immortal lifetime guarantee where if anything happens like literally anything happens to your headphones you can send them in for a I believe 50% credit towards a new pair of headphones. They are built like tanks though so with proper care they will last three foreseeable future. I hope I helped!
Owned both Ath m50 and v-moda m100. It's an unfair comparison for m50x since they are in a different price range ( m-100 costs about $250-300 when m50x goes for $100-150). I would say m-100 is better in every aspect. It has better build quality, more comfortable and a better sound stage and fuller aound overall.
Go with the V-Moda headphones. They're very good sounding, sturdy headphones with excellent bass.
The M100 is a higher quality headphone and much more musical than the M50x. Not sure why the M50x is so hyped for what it is (studio, analytical listening) while the M100 is aimed at folks that want good all around musicality with great bass and heavy duty build quality for on the go listening. I have both; I haven't listened to my M50s in years. I'd pick up my MDR-1A or M100 or original Sennheiser Momentum OE wayyyyy before spending money on the M50x.
I would not even use the M50X for studio use. It is nowhere near flat enough. A big part of why it is popular is because of a cycle of hype that goes, roughly, as follows:
1. Schleb who has only ever listened on consumer-oriented bass cannons tries them after hearing about them from someone who has finished their journey through the cycle.
2. Schleb is blown away by being able to hear treble, and having bass that is not a blob more lacking in definition than a sumo wrestler's abs.
3. Schleb goes on to rave about the headphones to anybody that will listen, and the cycle begins anew.
I demoed them in a store. They had worse soundstage than the IEMs that I had with me at the time, and despite my ears and head being smaller than average, they still managed to be instantly uncomfortable. The only thing I could recommend them for are as a poor man's V-Modas, or for use in CIA torture programs.
Agreed...I bought the m50 years ago when I first started out looking for a 'better' headphone. I was disappointed, literally wondered what the big deal was...makes me wonder what these folks would think after listening to something truly good. You nailed it with the hype train. Gah, I guess they also took off because they had that beats look with supposedly better sound.
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