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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Best feature, sound! The sound out of these is nothing short of phenomenal. The fit is good and I personally like the look but this is highly subjective so it's up to you. Sound isolation could be better but it's nothing to throw a fit over. They're not the best for commutes, get that out of your...