Summary: Level: Amateur Mostly
Experience: First Personal Pair
We can all agree it's been reviewed too much?
My turn please...
I'm aware of the reputation these carry, how audio should sound to a newbie, and the relative price point for most people is fairly affordable.
Summary: A headphone originally designed to monitor, Yet has been pushed to audiophile territory as a beginner headphone.
Although recommended, The ATH m50 is actually very boomy in it's presentation and will always be aggressive.
Pros: Frequency Response, Detail, Build Qual.
Cons: Treble, NO soundstage, Bass is too boomy, Aggressive and unforgiving
Summary: the sound was really good, but i cannot still anymore for a headphone that's not comfortable and hurt my head, the headband and ear pads was not soft enough and make my ear hot and sweat, and i also don't like the heavy and unremovable cable.
Summary: These cans were decent, back when they were just above 100 bucks. They've inflated to 160 and that's just ridiculous. There is better in this price range. The SRH840's for example on eBay for 120~ bucks new, does everything better than these cans.
Pros: Very pretty, does some new genres like indie rock well.
Cons: Fatiguing, Uncomfortable, Terrible bang for your buck
Summary: First things first...I was expecting WAY better sound than this after having read over 30 reviews from all over on these phones....I would say the "warm" sound people speak of is the most prominent "feature" the M50's have.
Pros: Decent "punch" for certain music/awesome DJ set/VERY COMFY
Summary: I don't like this headphone, I can't tell you otherwise.
I like open back cans because it's generally less-fatiguing for me and spacious. But for the price range, and for being closed-back these REALLY are hard to beat.
Pros: Build Quality, Long Cable, Clean balanced sound, Very Warm
Cons: Bass (In my opinion) is a bit loose, Recessed mid- section, VERY Flat (But you might like it)