Originally Posted by pLuhhmm
I'm kind of unimpressed by the M50s bass response to be honest. My friend has them and I've tried to use them with his FiiO E9, but I just don't get any real kind of thumping bass. I feel I get more from my HD 280s. I wish I could borrow them, but he uses them a lot. It could be his setup and mine just does it better, but I'm not sure.
I'd probably get the Ultrasone PRO 550.
Yeah, the bass on the M50s really isn't that impressive as people make it out to be. Especially when you're paying all that money for it. It's part of the reason I can't at all recommend it for almost anything. People keep asking why I hate the M50s and honestly its because they don't perform up to par with what they're priced at. Even at 100 dollars, I'd be hard pressed to buy them over 580s.
Originally Posted by NateN34
Yeah, definitely do not get the M50's for bass, the are horrible.
Not horrible, just not spectacular compared to alternatives.
Originally Posted by idaWHALE
Originally Posted by ComradeNF
Well I just got my Ultrasone PRO 550's in the mail last week, and I listen to metal and electronic music. Even straight out of the box these sound amazing. I have also tried them with my phone and there is no amp required unless you want extremely loud volumes. For the average listener it should be fine though.
I would definitely recommend them!
Forgot to mention that the PRO 550's are the same headphones as the HFI 780's except they have a removable cable and they are slightly more portable since they do not have that extra bump. But the drivers and everything are the same.
Also, they are absolutely amazing for gaming. They have the widest sound stage I have ever heard for closed headphones.
Thanks for replying guys. The HFI 780's and PRO 550's aren't the same though. The HFI 780's have 40 mm drivers whereas the HD 550's have 50 mm. The frequency ranges are different also.
Yeah, the 580 and 550 both have 50 mm drivers which results in higher bass impact. The higher models have less impact bass as a result of a smaller driver. The 580s are definitely one of the bassiest headphones out there under the DT770s.