Summary: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.
Pros: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. They're also very comfortable and are a relative bargain.
Cons: There's no integrated microphone for making cell phone calls; the bulkier design makes them less suitable for mobile use; and the headphone cord isn't detachable.
Summary: (Disclaimer: This review was written while considering the very low price-point of the M50, and what you can get for that amount of money. It does not mean the M50 can go up against the high-end headphones that cost several hundred to thousands of dollars.
Summary: This is a review by a person, with little headphone experience. The best headphones I have had before these would have to be the v-moda bass freq. I've had the skullcandy crushers, and some other of $20 or less phones.
Pros: Stylish, comfort, great sound, value, good quality
Cons: long cord, pressure may cause headaches or make your head hurt
Summary: I was looking for a great pair of over-ear's to use for work purposes. Did not want to go open back as sound leakage is a concern when sitting next to my co-workers. Did my research and came across these as well as the aiaiai tma-1 studios and I am not disappointed that I went with this set of cans.
Pros: Versatile, Strong build quality, Great Isolation, Price
Cons: A bit heavy for long term listening, Pads can make the side of your head sweat, takes some work to find it's sweat spot
Summary: After scouring the Head-Fi forums, and noticing that HeadRoom.com included the ATH-M50S in their "ten best" list with the next best headphone at a much higher price point, I pulled the trigger on these for $110 new from an eBay seller that was a large professional music equipment dealer (an...
Pros: Crisp, clear detailed sound, with excellent (not excessive) bass
Cons: Not the most comfortable phone for extended listening.
Summary: When I heard them first, I was dejected and fuming at my decision, Now, After apprx. 50 Hours of burn in , I thank my self that i didn't return them back.
Let's start with the outside first-
Looks- Now, I don't know why some people describe them as plain-jane looking or being too introvert/somber .
Pros: + Good Clean Audio Quality + Good Bass response , +Good Highs and Mids for the price, + Good isolation, + great with Fiio E6, +Durable +Good Looks
Cons: -Comfort, - A bit too bright, -Bass muffled without use of Amp,
Summary: I know there are too many reviews for these cans, but I thought I should put out my 2 cents. Keep in mind these are my first set of "real" headphones, as before this, the highest I shelled out was $79 for a set of Astro IEMs, which no one here has probably heard of. Anyway, let's begin.
Pros: Mids sound great, doesn't require an amp, balanced sound.
Cons: Bass isn't as punchy as I wanted, trebles get a bit trilly and sharp at high volumes, needs 40+ hours of burn-in.
The ATH-M50 is a well built, beatiful HP. It has swivel earcups and comfortable high quality pleather pads. It comes in big white box with a leather bag and a 6,3 mm jack.
(ATH-M50 and ATH-M50S are the same HP. M50s has straight(S) cable, M50 has coiled.
Pros: Sound- and build quality, value, looks, soundstage and imaging (for a closed can)
Cons: pleather gets sweaty, some beats/ drums are overpresent
Summary: Okay I'm not going to fill this area with a bunch of BS terms I'm just going to say it straight up.
I bought the headphones from a really nice used shop locally, and I was told they were pretty decent.
Pros: Sound good overall, looks good
Cons: Tight fit, uber long cord, has a muddy tone, the closed design and leather pads induce sweating