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post #11 of 16
No problem...and yes the bass is pretty good! Thanks for the compliment! thumb.gif
post #12 of 16
Sounds like you'll love the AKG K550s!
They are well bassy enough for your style of music and they are by far the most comfortable headphones I've ever had.

Normally I wouldn't flatout recommend them because most people are looking for openback cans rather then closed, but if you're looking at the AT M50s then the AKG ones are a much, MUCH better choice.
The only downside to the AKG cans is the headband is very very thin.
So if you hang your headphones somewhere instead of lying them down the cables in the headband might eventually get damaged and audio will cut off from one side. (personally had this happen to me, but since AKG gave me new ones I'm not complaining ^^)

So AKG K550, brilliant cans, just don't hang them somewhere by the headband thumb.gif

Side note:
I've been in a gaming tourney where we were forced to wear steelseries syberias v2s.
While they aren't all that bad they had a ridiculously strong bass to them.
So strong that it made dubstep, drum & bass, (just all bassy music really) sound really foul and lacking trebble.
Something to keep in mind when looking for headphones.
The Syberia V2 has overwhelming bass, but once you get used to it, proper headphones might sound lackey in the bass department at first, even though they probably aren't.
Steelseries just overdid the bass waaaay too much on those headsets rolleyes.gif
Edited by amputate - 11/25/12 at 10:52pm
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post #13 of 16
The K550's are over their budget.

Anyway, easily the Ultrasone PRO550

$170 AU with free express ship and within Aussie as well

http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Ultrasone-PRO-550-Headphones-4862
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Originally Posted by amputate View Post

Sounds like you'll love the AKG K550s!
They are well bassy enough for your style of music and they are by far the most comfortable headphones I've ever had.
Normally I wouldn't flatout recommend them because most people are looking for openback cans rather then closed, but if you're looking at the AT M50s then the AKG ones are a much, MUCH better choice.
The only downside to the AKG cans is the headband is very very thin.
So if you hang your headphones somewhere instead of lying them down the cables in the headband might eventually get damaged and audio will cut off from one side. (personally had this happen to me, but since AKG gave me new ones I'm not complaining ^^)
So AKG K550, brilliant cans, just don't hang them somewhere by the headband thumb.gif
Side note:
I've been in a gaming tourney where we were forced to wear steelseries syberias v2s.
While they aren't all that bad they had a ridiculously strong bass to them.
So strong that it made dubstep, drum & bass, (just all bassy music really) sound really foul and lacking trebble.
Something to keep in mind when looking for headphones.
The Syberia V2 has overwhelming bass, but once you get used to it, proper headphones might sound lackey in the bass department at first, even though they probably aren't.
Steelseries just overdid the bass waaaay too much on those headsets rolleyes.gif

My Siberia V2's are good for gaming with, though, I like them. The M50's I just bought lack any sense of directionality due to their closed design. I've been using them just for music and the V2's for gaming and it's working out really well! Stoked with my purchase. smile.gif
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The pro versions of Ultrasone are good for games, spacious soundstage with adequate bass. M50's are terrible for gaming. mad.gif
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The pro versions of Ultrasone are good for games, spacious soundstage with adequate bass. M50's are terrible for gaming. mad.gif

Good thing OP mentioned nothing about gaming.
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