Summary: While they're not in the same league as the step-up ATH-M50 headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30 set costs a lot less and offers impressive performance and decent build quality for the money.
Pros: The Audio-Technica ATH-M30 headphones offer good build quality and detailed, natural sound with good bass. They're also very comfortable and a bargain at around $60.
Cons: There's no integrated microphone for making cell phone calls; the extra-long cord makes the headphones less suitable for mobile use; don't fold-up like the ATH-M35; and the cord isn't detachable.
Summary: I purchased these headphones back when I didn't know that much about headphones, but, now that I know a lot more (thanks to you guys), I can see that these headphones were definitely a good purchase.
Highs - The highs produced with these headphones are extremely crisp sounding and clear.
Summary: I just purchased these headphones to replace my old Sony MDR-V150 pair and I have yet to find fault with them. I'm doing the burn in now. They seem to sound better and better. I'm planning on using them for personal recording and some live mixing. I'll come back in about a month and edit this.
Pros: Long cable. Excellent audio range. Comfortable.
Excerpt: Размер амбушюров circum airal у ATH-M30 оптимизирован таким образом, что ушные раковины никогда не касаются динамиков и в то же время надежно изолированы от внешней среды. Снабженное теменной подушечкой оголовье крепится к чашам через выдвижные полозья и вилки. Чаши в вилках поворачиваются на 180Ґ.