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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 01:54:56 PM »
It just so happens I have been doing a lot of headphone research the last 6 months prior to buying my DT990.  I thought I would post the graphs of those headphones I could find that were mentioned in this thread and a couple of interest that aren't.  What I have come to understand through my research is Sennheiser has a rolled off treble sound, beyers have a bright treble sound, the ATHm-50 is well respected they stay true to the audio but could have a better sound stage.  One thing I also learned is most phones need a good 200 hours of straight break-in period before settling into there designed sound.  I first thought my Beyers were sharply bright but after about 150 hours it was like someone switched a light switch off and they were perfectly balanced to my taste.  I could go on but then that takes out all the fun of discovering for yourself...

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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2013, 10:06:24 AM »
FYI to all following this thread: Amazon has the ATH-M50 as a 'lightning deal' today for $120. I have no idea if this is a good price or not, but thought I'd pass it on:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073TP5YC/ref=gb1h_tit_c-2_1282_8f51599d?smid=A1M0GZGHL8F7T8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_t=701&pf_rd_s=center-new-2&pf_rd_r=1ARVHRS9GTXNRTF4SSNN&pf_rd_i=20&pf_rd_p=1687041282

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Edit to add: Oops, just noticed that this comes with a FiiO amp.

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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2013, 05:16:12 AM »
I think that you may want to first ask yourself what the application would be for the headphones. If it is for mastering, you would want something flat; if it is for listening, something with a little more euphonic coloration may be good. It's all personal preference.

The headband is falling apart on my ATH-M50s so I am also in the market for a replacement. I really, really like those headphones, but am searching to see what else is out there. I have read good reviews of Sennheiser Momentum headphones, and may take a look at the Sennheiser HD600 as well. I don't master too many recordings anymore so the Sennheisers may be a good choice. The Momentum is closed-back and the HD600 is open-back, so that is another variable as well. Finally, I could run the Momentum straight out of an iPod, while I would need an amplifier for the HD600. All things to consider when looking at headphones.

My main concern now is whether the double and triple price difference of the Momentum and HD600 over the M50 is worth it.
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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2013, 09:51:56 AM »
Love my Senn HD650, but need new headband pads for them.  I wanted to check out the HD600 before I bought these years ago but didn't get the chance.  I hit up a Headphone meet with a recorder full of my recordings and a portable headphone amp to check out a bunch of different cans before buying, and got to listen to these and a bunch of other phones (other Senns, AKGs, Grados, Stax, Dennon, etc.) but no one had a pair of 600s or a few others I would have liked to hear like the Beyers.  That was a great opportunity to compare and decide what worked best for me.
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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2013, 12:44:43 PM »
Today Sound Professionals has the ATH-M50 for $109.99 after $40 instant rebate: http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50
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Re: I love my Standard Poodle Puppy...except when she chews up my Headphones...
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2013, 05:14:09 PM »
Not entirely related to this topic, but is Pete Carini working for Beyer now?

Just checking through the Beyer headphone site and noticed that a "Peter Carini" is listed as Sales Manager/Consumer and Aviation for North America.

http://north-america.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/headphones-and-headsets/at-home/music-pleasure/dt-660-edition.html
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