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akg k52 vs audio technica ath-m20x

Given the existing situation (working from home) I started using headphones more often than usual. I am using some cheap headphones from supermarket (5$-10$) and I decided to make an upgrade.
I know nothing about headphones and I will continue to be an average user (music and online meetings), but I want to buy something more comfortable (and budget) so I don't have to take off my headphone so frequently.

With a little research online I found akg k52 and audio technica ath-m20x.
If I understood correctly, m20x have slightly better sound, but k52 looks more comfortable.

What would you recommend for me, an average user?
 

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12 minutes ago, zaga1 said:

Given the existing situation (working from home) I started using headphones more often than usual. I am using some cheap headphones from supermarket (5$-10$) and I decided to make an upgrade.
I know nothing about headphones and I will continue to be an average user (music and online meetings), but I want to buy something more comfortable (and budget) so I don't have to take off my headphone so frequently.

With a little research online I found akg k52 and audio technica ath-m20x.
If I understood correctly, m20x have slightly better sound, but k52 looks more comfortable.

What would you recommend for me, an average user?
 

Don't think these will be that much more comfortable tbh, I mean they will be more comfortable but i dunno how your mileage will vary with taking them off. and do need a mic? 

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The k52 if find sounds better than the m20x and is more comfortable the pads do degrade faster

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Personally i like AKG.
I have no comparisons to offer.
Got the K92. Very comfortable in use.
Build quality feels a bit cheap but sound quality is spot on, no compromises there on K-series.
We must take in count that cheap headphones have to have compromises somewhere. :)

 

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I daily drive the M20x, I like them, I have big ears so they do get uncomfortable during long (3 hour+) listening sessions without breaks but I mostly use my speakers unless I'm in a discord call so it's not a big deal for me.

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Tough pick. I hope you can get to listen both before buying.

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On 6/10/2020 at 11:45 AM, kamiraasu said:

Tough pick. I hope you can get to listen both before buying.

AKG all the way! I had the K92. Loved em'. 

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