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
Summary: Two years ago, I purchased my first pair of headphones. SkullCandy Hesh 1's. And. I. Hated. Them. They were incredibly uncomfortable, and the sound to me, wasn't any better than my apple ear buds. So I sold them after a day and did some serious research into the most affordable entry-level cans.
Pros: Good bass, Decent Isolation, Great Value, Comfortable, Not Fatiguing, Neutral
Cons: Pleather pads (for some), Perhaps too much bass