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. This is probably a review for those who are on this forum and are noobs, since their ears are probably not as developed and won't appreciate the gifts of a $500 pair of headphones(good ones).
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. Sound stage could be more but for a closed back work set I cannot complain.
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: There's always one. Every good thing has a dissenter, and that's me. The ATH-M50 cannot handle songs with lots of different lower frequencies going on at once because of the artificial bass extension. For example, Nine Inch Nails' "Heresy" is a very challenging song to play on headphones; it sounds like crap on my car stereo because the subwoofer is confused on which notes to play, so too low of frequencies overpower what should be playing louder.
Pros: Nice highs and mids, comfortable
Cons: Terribly artificial bass, NOT "monitors" (that's why nobody uses them as monitors), laughable build quality
Excerpt: Which, if you’re a prospective audio engineer looking to a reliable and transparent set of phones to track and mix with, is an absolute steal considering a lot of high-quality headphones can go for over $1,000. For the price, there’s not much I can complain about, except that the chord on the carrying pouch broke after a couple of months - although the phones themselves are still working perfectly after almost a year and a half of regular use.
Excerpt: Another thing that I like about the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones is that the cord is really long, I can move away from my computer without worry about getting wrapped up in my cord because of it being short. They are also light weight and that is also a plus, who wants to have a set of heavy headphones . I’ve had a couple of headphones they felt like bricks.
Excerpt: For someone who needs a balanced response (for mixing and studio work) these are really quality headphones , they don’t color the sound at all like a lot of more expensive headphones do and for the price they are really the best headphones bar none. They are closed however so the soundstage isn’t quite as good as open headphones however this is less important if you aren’t gaming or prefer the extra airiness.
Excerpt: Our son requested head phones for Christmas. After a ton of research we decided that we did not want to spend over $200 dollars for a ten year olds head phones. We could not decide on a coiled cord or a regular one. We went with the coiled one and it was a good choice, since it is plenty long enough. The sound is unbeleiveable! It does not matter what you are listening to these head phones are great!
Excerpt: I bought these headphones a couple days ago after my apple headphones gave out. Although they were pretty pricey, got mine for $140, they were totally worth it. I listen to them everyday and the quality of sound is amazing. You are able to hear all the background music that you would not hear in cheap headphones. Also, the bass is phenomenal. I felt like I was at a club when i was wearing these headphones.