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: 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: It seemed these were the perfect headphones which met my expectations perfectly when i first got them, great sound, not too muddy, decent bass response without being too boomy or out of control, don't require to be amped (not even on my $30 logitech computer speakers) hardly any sound leakage, some...
Pros: Excellent sound, hardly any leakage, don't require to be amped, coiled cable, low price
Cons: Uncomfortable, require a lot of burn in for best sound
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: 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: 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.
Pros: Nice highs and mids, comfortable
Cons: Terribly artificial bass, NOT "monitors" (that's why nobody uses them as monitors), laughable build quality
Summary: These are awesome headphones. I've had some nice audiophile grade ones before but truly astounded at how much detail/resolution these phones have. I did a direct comparison with the equally awesome Shure SRH-840's (which I was originally intending to buy).
Summary: These headphones are so amazing the bass ow the sweet bass its low and deep and punchy and detailed. Mids are like Liquid Gold and Highs are just beyond fantastic.
This gives you more than what you pay for. The Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is nothing compared to these these blow out the competition easily.