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Headphones : Audio Technica ATH-M50 vs Shure SRH840
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Hello,

Any advises please ?

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Lots of good comparison between the two out there when you Google it.

http://www.googleautobot.com/?q=Audio+Technica+ATH-M50+vs+Shure+SRH840

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Might also wont to check out comparisons of both with Sennheiser HD 598.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2W53C1AVIZBLO/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_1

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I have no experience with the Shure cans. But I do have both the AT-MH50 and the HD 598 that Starr Keys mentioned. Both are excellent. However, for piano I prefer my HD 598 as they are the most comfortable ones. MH50 are comfortable too but since they are closed, my ears get warm when I use them for an extended time. I also like that the HD598 have a 1/4" plug which means they fit in a DP without an adapter. I use the MH50 when I am at the computer and then the 1/8" plug they have is perfect as they fit into my computer without an adapter.


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I own the Shures (recommended) and have only briefly listened to the M50. Would also second the HD598 if open headphones are an option.

For lots of headphone information, I'd recommend going here: http://www.head-fi.org/


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BTW: the new M50X have detachable cable and comes with 3 types of cables: long short and coiled

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I own the M50's and they are real nice for listening to music on my work computer. They are a major cut above normal headphones you get at walmart. As an added bonus they have really good sound isolation properties.

When I used them on my DP, however, I felt that they were dramatically less good than my Sennheiser HD595's. Much less comfortable and less detailed/realistic. Great general purpose headphones, but not top shelf piano headphones in my opinion.

Unfortunately I've never used the Shures so I can't make the comparison you would like to hear.

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I tested the ATH M50x, SRH 840 and SRH 440.

I found the M50 bass heavy . And between the 440 and 840, I decided to go for the 440. The 840 is double the price and in my opinion, doesn't sound too much different from the 440. I bought it about a month ago, and I'm really happy with it.

The 840 is good with headphones amplification, but for direct output, there won't be any significant difference between the 840 and 440.


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