Excerpt: I bought these for college to use in my dorm room and studio, and for this they are perfect. They block out ambient noise, but if, say, a fire alarm goes off, you will hear it. They are very portable, at least for full-size headphones, and fit neatly in my backpack with all my other stuff; and...
Excerpt: The Ath-M50 is the aging flagship of DJ headphones off audio-technica's line. Its design is simple, heavy plastics bound with metal adornments and will easy withstand much abuse. Add in some soft quality pads, and these headphones are very comfortable even after long periods of usage. As for the sound quality, you will be pleasantly surprised at how well these perform given their relatively low price point.
Excerpt: I purchased the Ath-M50 a few weeks ago and have since gotten sufficient burn in to write out a review. I must say, these things sound phenomenal. They aren't my first pair of expensive headphones, but they are my first set of over-the-ear phones. As any professional review will tell you, the highs and lows are very strong here, leaving the mids to sound a little recessed, but they are by no means overly weak.
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.
Amazing Reproduction of Sound, But Don't Use When Eating Cereal
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I don't have all that much experience in high-end headphones, but these are the best I've ever heard. You can easily tell the goal with these is to reproduce the music as exact as possible. Most people do say they take a decent amount of break-in time to sound up to their standards, and I found that to be true as well. I understand this is quite normal for higher-end headphones.
ATH-M50 Limited Edition Straight Cable: A Daily Pleasure
13 August 2012
Excerpt: These were bought mainly to be used as my travelling and work headphones. I catch the train to work everyday and quite regularlry go to London to watch Arsenal play which is a 2 n half hours journey.
Summary: One thing to note about these headphones is that they have a 10 foot cord. I keep mine twist-tied to keep it out of the way. Not really complaint, just something to be aware of. These are the best headphones I've ever owned. The startling thing is how *balanced* they are. If you listen to a lot of bass-heavy music, a lot of headphones just rumble and drown everything out.