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So, my HD 280 Pros bought the farm through a series of misguided events and other situations that I'm taking them as a loss and at some point in the future I'll get the necessary parts to repair them. Meanwhile... I'm in the market again.

My budget is a max of $150, but if something is a few bucks more, I'll consider it.

My needs are very simple:
-Closed back (college student that frequents libraries or other quiet study areas)
-Studio monitor quality
-Heavily prefer a mostly continuous top headphone band (this is how my 280s succumbed to the series of misguided events)

Music/Games:
-Typical PC gaming (BC2, BO, etc)
-I listen to mainly non mainstream forms of music that include obscure industrial, hardstyle, hard trance, psytrance. Pretty much if it plays it good, I'm a happy person. I realize the 280s don't have incredible bass, so having out of the world strong bass isn't overly appealing if the rest of the sound levels are off.

Thank you audio people for your responses. I am not a brand fan boy, just so as long as I can get replacement parts that aren't complicated to change out.
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post #2 of 25

Audio Technica ATH-M50

I listen to a lot of hardstyle and hard trance as well and those are the go-to headphones for music with a lot of bass.

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Thread Starter 
I see the M50 and M50S versions; what are the major differences between the 2 sound quality wise? I'm looking for additional tech specs, but amazon as usual isn't that great with posting them for certain products.
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post #4 of 25
No major differences in sound quality. The S model uses a straight cable whereas the non-S uses a coiled cable
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post #5 of 25
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Interesting... and that warrants a $20 price increase plus some slight cosmetic color alterations? Crazy...
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post #6 of 25
It's just Amazon with its crazy discount scheme. Both have MSRP of $199
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vowels View Post
Audio Technica ATH-M50

I listen to a lot of hardstyle and hard trance as well and those are the go-to headphones for music with a lot of bass.

Amazon.com: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones: Electronics
I second these, friend gots a pair and they are pretty nice.

I would have a pair myself but I hate over the head headphones due to they are a hassle to carry around, so I always stick with earbuds.
Edited by Bobicon - 2/11/11 at 6:47pm
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post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
One thing I notice is that they are non coiled and have a super long cable. I liked my 280s for the shorter coiled cable it had; without justifying a nearly $25 price increase for the higher version, is there another price location that won't rip me off but give me a coiled cord?
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post #9 of 25
m50 specs - http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...e4d/index.html
m50s specs - http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...d9/index.html/

same headphones different cable lengths and prices, lol.
Edited by Bobicon - 2/11/11 at 6:56pm
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I like my Senn 595s.
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