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I have never owned any good quality audio set up. This is my first attempt. I ordered a Musiland Monitor 02 US DAC. Now I need headphones to go with it.

I want closed headphones and they cant be more than $150. I mainly listen to Metal, Vocaloids, and Rock. I don't want anything that lacks bass too much but I don't need anything great. I'm coming from razer carcharias so anything that can produce equivalent bass should suffice. I was recommended the Alessandro MS1 but I don't think I could handle them being open.
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ATH M50s?
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There are a lot of Ultrasones in that price range. I have a friend who listens to a lot of metal and heavy rock who went the Ultrasone HFI-580 route. It's $148.98 as of this post.

There's also the DJ1 Pro and non-Pro, the HFI-680 and the PRO550.
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I was reading a review and he said that the vocals on the 580 seemed "metallic and lifeless" everything else sounded great until I heard that =(

He still said he preferred them over the M50s though which is another one I am considering.
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i love my M50s. i find them to be excellently balanced and natural to whatever i'm listening to. well worth the $100.
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post #6 of 11
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I was reading a review and he said that the vocals on the 580 seemed "metallic and lifeless" everything else sounded great until I heard that =(

He still said he preferred them over the M50s though which is another one I am considering.
the PRO550's are a much better headphone than the HFI-580. Both are entirely different headphones.

Them compared:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...fi-550-and-650

HFI-550 = older version of HFI-580.
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Love my ATH M50
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Where can I get M50s for $100? The only one I see is titan peak but they have some really bad reviews.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by magna224 View Post
I was reading a review and he said that the vocals on the 580 seemed "metallic and lifeless" everything else sounded great until I heard that =(

He still said he preferred them over the M50s though which is another one I am considering.
There's only so much you can do with researching and asking questions. Eventually, you just have to pull the trigger and get something to listen to. I firmly believe one of the best headphone purchases I have made was the Ultrasone PRO 550. Even after getting the HD600, the PRO 550 remains the most versatile headphone I own.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by magna224 View Post
Where can I get M50s for $100? The only one I see is titan peak but they have some really bad reviews.
I found the M50S for $150 doing a quick search on Google, not sure you'll be able to get them for $100?

EDIT: It's worth noting that there is a difference between the ATH-M50 and the ATH-M50S.
Edited by jazznaz - 6/2/11 at 2:31pm
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