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.
Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
18 August 2010
Excerpt: It is only recently that I have become interested in higher end headphones. I used to be one of those people thought that the Apple headphones that come with an iPhone or iPod were sufficient, but then I saw a comment on a forum somewhere saying that people who think the Apple headphones are good enough haven’t heard real sound and are missing out. That made me decide to branch out and try some higher quality speakers.
Conclusion: Une des meilleures réussites de la marque Audio-Technica. Un modèle qui ne mettra pas tout le monde d’accord de par sa sonorité, mais pour qui accroche c’est un tueur dans sa gamme, dans laquelle il est difficile de distinguer un concurrent.