Summary: i have owned the ath-m50's for 4 years now and damn i feel old, but the sound quality and the durability still shocks me even today. i am even still using the original ear pads that came with it and they havent even cracked, ripped or anything. these headphones made me an audiophile and i love every bit of it.
Pros: The best audio quality for its price. They even match the specs of some audiophile headphones that go for $800+. crisp highs and mids that are very clear and precise. deep and clear bass that doesn't drown out the highs and mids. Crazy durable. if you are debating about getting beats by dre please shoot your self, but that argument is for a different review. you dont know quality until you try these on a good sound card like the xonar stx. they are extremely comfy and...
Cons: i didnt get the coiled cable. i hate running over the wires with my computer chair. but so far no rips or tears in the cord.
Summary: This headphone is very good. Great sound all around and balance between the high-mid-lows. The low impedance makes this headphone easy to drive from ipod or general mp3 players and don't really require an amp. The coiled cable is very nice as it is not too long and can be bundled up. Since these headphones are not open headphones and the ear cup makes a complete seal, my ear gets sweaty when it's hot. Also, the leather looks like will go bad over time from wear.
Summary: Great headohones, I bought them two days ago from NCIX, they shipped that night and then were on a truck for an entire day they next day, never got delivered, Purolator was full of excuses, DONT SHIP WITH PUROLATOR. I went and picked them up today and they were full of attitude. BUT, the headset is immaculate, Great packaging, great build quality, there is a spring on the jack so it cannot be reefed out of place or broken, comes with a studio jack incase you are using an...
Pros: Great sounds, Great quality, Chunky, but not too big, enough to take a beating, Comfy, noise cancelling without electronics works well.
Cons: Gets very warm on your ears after a while, though with short hair it doesnt matter.
Summary: Hooked these up to my Yamaha Motif xs8 keyboard and they sound amazing(coming from Panasonic RP-HT722)The bass is not too heavy but can deliver it and the highs are clear. Also use them for movies and gaming on my computer. Got them off of amazon a while back.
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.
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.
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.