Summary: I got a good deal on these and took the chance since I owned the AD-700 and tested the M-50 once. Audio Technica knows what sound is and they do a fantastic job for their low price headphones. After reading that these things have nice bass and people prefer them over the AD-700, I had to give them a try. I wasn't impressed at first, but people said with burn-in, they become better. So I burned them in a little and they were definitely correct in that aspect. The...
Excerpt: I purchased these headphones around 6 months ago. Before these, I had Etyomic ER-6i earbuds. They actually broke while under warranty and I had them replaced before the replacements broke. I was also having ear wax problems since the earbuds went in too deep. So, after all these problems with...
Summary: Best I ever heard for the price. I paid ~$90.00 but if you can afford them get them from beach audio (there are a lot of fakes out there). It takes about 100-150 hours on them to really "loosen" them up or burn them in. They will be one of the best entertainment investments for your ears/head you ever did :). Use flac or high bitrate mp3 to get the best sound from portable mp3s or listen to pure wav from CDs. Enjoy.
Pros: Full sound spectrum, Good Bass, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Summary: I use it at home. I like listening jazz music on my sofa. It is so relaxing. This device is huge and unfoldable so I won't bring it out. And it is a open headphone so ambient noise might be a problem for you.
Summary: I appreciate these headphones in an office environment. They provide an adequate amount of sound attenuation, but do not entirely block me off from questions prompted from across the office. These headphones are immensely better than the AKG K26Ps I own (now broken due to flimsy construction); there is a richness of sound especially in the bass end (the AKGs had great thump, but lacked a more rounded depth). One last thought: buy from J&R.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound
Summary: As i have said in previous reviews, the only way to adequately evaluate a pair of headphones is to own quite a few for a long time. This way you have some valid ground for comparison. If this is you're first venture into quality phones then of course you'll rate them highly but compared to what?
As far as portable low impedance headphones go these are some of the best I've heard. The burn in period is short. Sonically these can crank out some addicting sounds.
Summary: My new headphones rock. For someone who likes to listen to experimental and classical music in addition to more raucous music, the clarity and depth are about a million times greater than with the ol' ear buds. Plus I paint in a sometimes loud communal studio area, and I wanted a way to drown out the commotion without going deaf or being limited to music with a beat.