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Need headphone advice

So yeah. Decided to start looking for a pair of new headphones and maybe a portable amp!

Anyhow. What I'm looking for is not a couple of plastic, bass-only, dre-phones. I'm not an audiophile, but I enjoy all the frequencies, as well as a deep, rumbling bass. I've tried the Audio Technica M50's and really enjoy the spectra of sound in those. However I would like a tad deeper bass than they offer. I do own them, so with the right amp maybe I don't have to buy new headphones at all? I have also bought the headphones created by Tiesto, the medium size, however they were too powerful for my iPhone and didn't deliver the juice they had (without an amp). I tried it in a studio and it produced a completely different sound.

To keep it a little short, I want this headphone described above, I want it to be reasonably priced, around 100€ and I want it to be versatile, usable with both my macbook pro at work, and with my iPhone on my way to work (and other places....).

Thank you, beforehand! 

/Sebastian

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For your money you might do

For your money you might do well to consider an amp with bass-boost - the Fiio E11 will do the job - it has a volume pot rather than digital controls, and a bass boost switch to give more kick.

I'm not sure if you will easily find better headphones for under 100 Euros, particularly if you already enjoy most of what the M50 has to offer.

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The M50 is a studio headphone

The M50 is a studio headphone so on the neutral side. The best headphones I have tried which do what you ask, for the money, are the AIAIAI TMA-1x. It's a very well respected DJ brand and perfect with iPhone.

 

 

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I forgot to mention that I'd

I forgot to mention that I'd prefer the headphones to be wireless (bluetooth). I'll check the AIAIAI's out! Been looking at that brand before! Also I've found some headphones around this price range that I'm wondering about.

For example; Sony MDR-1R, Beyerdynamic DT660 (32Ohm)

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I forgot to mention that I'd prefer the headphones to be wireless (bluetooth). I'll check the AIAIAI's out! Been looking at that brand before! Also I've found some headphones around this price range that I'm wondering about.

For example; Sony MDR-1R, Beyerdynamic DT660 (32Ohm)

Seb

 

 

The AIAIAI's have bass in abundance and also are good throughout the frequency range. As are the Musical Fidelity MF-100. I have a pair of AIAIAI TMA-1 Young Guru myself as it happens, these are more than the TMA-1x, but the overall house sound is very well respected and a cut or four above the likes of Dre.

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Alright, so AIAIAI's are

Alright, so AIAIAI's are recommended so far. For the record I'm not one of the fanboys throwing underpants at Beats by Dre, nor am I a hipster getting headphones for looks. When I got my M50's I decided on them after browsing 100's of reviews based on the criteria I had back then. I wanted a headphone with neutral, good quality sound with a tight bass suitable for everyday listening and some music producing. They fit that description perfectly however as I dropped producing and started working I want a headphone that delivers a tiny tad bit more "rough" and "punchy" sound, while still maintaining the great sound quality.

I could obviously get an AMP for my M50's however one thing that I have a problem with is, is the m50s fit on my head. I'll specify some of my requirements for my next headphone again for more recommendations Smile

----> Great music quality. Not a rumbling bass with no mids/highs. It should pretty much be the m50's with a punchier and deeper bass!

----> A rather tight fit. I don't want the headphone to fall off if I look down for instance.

----> Build quality is kind of important I guess. However not a must as I will be using them mostly at work while sitting at my computer doing web development.

Thank you! Smile

Seb

 

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