Excerpt: The Audio-Technica - ATH - M50 professional headphones are by far one of my favorite headphones to date. The sound quality is amazing, the headphones are loud enough to listen to without putting them on your head. The bass quality is great and definitely makes for a well rounded out and clean sound.
Excerpt: These headphones are the king of my electronic collection. I did a lot of research into different headphones, eventually coming down between this and a pair of Beyerdynamic can almost twice the price. The main audio signature that I was looking for was bassy and strong because I listen to a lot of electronica/trance/techno music so pounding beats were a must. These cans fit the bill exactly.
Audiotechnica ATH-M50 is great sound for a good price
9 September 2012
Excerpt: These headphones are humongous if you've never bought expensive headphones before. As you get into audiophile quality or more professional studio quality, you tend to see more of the larger sizes, and this is no exception. However, much of this size is due to padding, which makes it comfy for your ears and top of your head. It does clamp down a bit for people with wider heads, so stretch it on a few books or a computer tower for a couple days.
Excerpt: Bought these headphones to replace my outdated Sony MDR-V700 and Bose On Ear headphones. After reading many reviews online and doing extensive research, I decided to try out the ATH-M50s and all I can say is WOW! It is not over-rated. These things rock!<br /><br />They do require a break-in period. When it was new, the highs sounded very harsh and the lows were a little muddy to me but after burning-in for about 40 hours or so, now they sound amazing.
Excerpt: Bought these headlines after doing a little bit of research on the subject. I was specifically looking for ones with a closed back. I had checked out the dr. Beats phones and wasnt really impressed especially for the price they go for. These got some great reviews and also looked to built really well, so would seem to last for a while. Anyway, after burning in the phones for about 48 hours with my iPod these do sound great. I'm glad I spent the money and purchased them.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Summary: The newer white M50 sells now for about $160 to $170 USD, and the sound compares well above the $250 range in my opinion. I find a very slight treble peak and/or sibilance on some tracks, a small midrange coloration, and a bass that actually increases slightly below 50 hz to about 30 hz. The bass can get slightly boomy or muddy on perhaps two percent of my music tracks, which in my view is a bargain price to pay for the bass extension and impact at this price level.