Summary: the sound was really good, but i cannot still anymore for a headphone that's not comfortable and hurt my head, the headband and ear pads was not soft enough and make my ear hot and sweat, and i also don't like the heavy and unremovable cable.
Summary: A headphone originally designed to monitor, Yet has been pushed to audiophile territory as a beginner headphone.
Although recommended, The ATH m50 is actually very boomy in it's presentation and will always be aggressive. It's primary goal is to give you an adequate amount of detail during mixes in a studio and NOT to enjoy/listen to music.
Pros: Frequency Response, Detail, Build Qual.
Cons: Treble, NO soundstage, Bass is too boomy, Aggressive and unforgiving
Summary: I don't like this headphone, I can't tell you otherwise.
I like open back cans because it's generally less-fatiguing for me and spacious. But for the price range, and for being closed-back these REALLY are hard to beat.
It is one the most detailed/aggressive cans I have ever tried on, but I admire it's detail ( this is why it got 3 stars.
Pros: Build Quality, Long Cable, Clean balanced sound, Very Warm
Cons: Bass (In my opinion) is a bit loose, Recessed mid- section, VERY Flat (But you might like it)
Summary: First things first...I was expecting WAY better sound than this after having read over 30 reviews from all over on these phones....I would say the "warm" sound people speak of is the most prominent "feature" the M50's have.
Taking the M50's off and then putting on my Shure 440's made is seem like a curtain was lifted off of the music and can finally clearly hear the details the music has to offer.
Pros: Decent "punch" for certain music/awesome DJ set/VERY COMFY
Summary: First and foremost, I didn't buy these. Put in bogus purchase dates or it won't let me submit.
It was a really short audition, roughly 15 minutes.
And this will be an equally short review.
In fifteen minutes I found out six good/bad things about the M50
1) Boring sound signature.
2) Very clampy head band.
3) Uncomfortable ear pads.
4) They are not as revealing as some say they are.
5) Loved the coiled cable. Very thick and solid.
6) collapsible, iirc.
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. The M50's have really punchy bass, and extremely stringent highs, they're very loose in the low end, and their mids are recessed. That combination makes for a fatally tiring listening experience.
Pros: Very pretty, does some new genres like indie rock well.
Cons: Fatiguing, Uncomfortable, Terrible bang for your buck
Summary: I spent ages deliberating between various different 'phones and had finally whittled it down to these or the AKG K550 - not having any opportunity to demo either I ended up doing copious analysis of online information and settled for the M50X. In most aspects they certainly live up to their 5-star rating - the build quality is good, they look and sound amazing, and with the plethora of cables are certainly built to last.