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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys, to start off i'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. If its not.. i'm sorry.

I'm buying some cans before the week ends & wanted to know what would be the better choice.

I listen mainly to Hip-Hop/Rap/Baby makin musik (R&B tongue.gif).
I want bass, but I don't want it to be overpowering like the beats..

I heard alot of good things about the M50's, but I've also heard that the Sony's are a good bang for your buck.
I'll be purchasing the M50's for $120 shipped BNIB & The Sony's for $90 BNIB.

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If you can afford it, definitely the M50s. I have them and are just p.e.r.f.e.c.t for music and movies. And if you like bass without it being too much. M50s have the perfect blend. But dont expect them to do well for gaming though. As although sound quality is beautiful, the soundstage is just horrid for gaming. Your ears will get warm as well, so take note.

The Sony, if you cannot afford it. It has better mid-range reproduction over the M50s, but bass response it not as good as the M50s. For portable use, the Sony is the way to go, as the cable is not that long, as the M50s (which are more for stationary use).

If you cannot afford the M50s, you know where to go.
    
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I was planning on using them for gaming also.. how well do these compare being used while gaming?
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I would say the M50s are decent for gaming, not great, as the soundstage is just too small for games like FPS, though I use it sometimes, and have no problem with BFBC2 as I depend on visual detection over aural detection. I have no experience with the Sony in gaming sadly, but I would say it is around the same level since these headphones are designed more for studio usage. The Sonys might be better though (just a guess)

If you are going to be gaming most of the time, you will be seeing the model AD700 tossed around alot, due to 2 reasons. The sound quality is good and the soundstage is just perfect and ideal for FPS. And it is cheaper too. So there, you have another headphone to consider.

So,

If you want headphones that are perfect for music at a pricepoint that beats out more expensive ones with great bass response, M50s (take note, your ears will get warm)

If you want slightly better mid-range performance with bang for buck as you said, Sony MDR-ZX700.

If you are going to be gaming most of the time, ATH AD700s w/ a mic if needed

The Audio Technica cans tend to be of better build quality as well. And be clear about the difference between sealed cans and open cans.
    
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Found a guy who did a video review on the M50s & the Sony MDR-ZX700 and compares them. Is it a coincidence or did you narrow your choices based on his reviews LOL?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxccWj1jNTU&feature=related[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJ3jIVU1f8[/ame]
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I would say the M50s are decent for gaming, not great, as the soundstage is just too small for games like FPS, though I use it sometimes, and have no problem with BFBC2 as I depend on visual detection over aural detection. I have no experience with the Sony in gaming sadly, but I would say it is around the same level since these headphones are designed more for studio usage. The Sonys might be better though (just a guess)

If you are going to be gaming most of the time, you will be seeing the model AD700 tossed around alot, due to 2 reasons. The sound quality is good and the soundstage is just perfect and ideal for FPS. And it is cheaper too. So there, you have another headphone to consider.

So,

If you want headphones that are perfect for music at a pricepoint that beats out more expensive ones with great bass response, M50s (take note, your ears will get warm)

If you want slightly better mid-range performance with bang for buck as you said, Sony MDR-ZX700.

If you are going to be gaming most of the time, ATH AD700s w/ a mic if needed

The Audio Technica cans tend to be of better build quality as well. And be clear about the difference between sealed cans and open cans.

What do you mean my ears will get warm? Don't they get warm with every set of headphones you wear?

I'm going to be listening to music around 65% of the time. Even when im gaming, I listen to music tongue.gif, but thats what my Klipsch are for.
Also..I use skype basically for every game I play & i have the voices come out the headset.

+rep!
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123;15351880 
Found a guy who did a video review on the M50s & the Sony MDR-ZX700 and compares them. Is it a coincidence or did you narrow your choices based on his reviews LOL?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxccWj1jNTU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJ3jIVU1f8

Lol.. how did you know? I watched both of these reviews & it seemed like he liked the Sony's better tho..

OT: You should see the review he did about the beats.. lachen.gif
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipZY0qGrA9Y&feature=related[/ame]
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well i think the way is that, if u are a bass lover or maybe u love a lot of bass songs, get the m50 , because they are more balance in sound and gives a better bass punchy feel to your head, however, if u are not a bass lover, or u hate bass song, get the ZX700, ZX700 delivers probably the same quality in highs comparing to the m50 but whats good is that, the mids are awesome due to those acoustic songs, where there is a lot of guitar, or if u like treble. get the ZX700, because it's cheaper and it gives a better mid range sound. now what audio technica call m50 is the most successful headphone or their professional headphone is that they made a headphone that worth 300dollars with only 150 dollars. thats an amazing event due to their company cos they can get a lot of money from this. also. m50 is a studio room headphone, so if u use it for recording, or basicly mean u use it in a stationary situation, they are perfect, they are meant to be stabilized use instead of mobile use, so just a head up that if u wanna carry it around, dont get the m50, get the zx700 because it has a better portability and they sound great. hopefully this will help u. smile.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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