Excerpt: I use these for general listening, recording/monitoring and practice. I have owned Koss Pro4A, Stax SR40 Electrostatic, Senheiser HD424, and AKG K240. Those were all great headphones and the ATH-50x are as good as any of them. I highly recommend them if clean natural sound is your goal. I also own a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 15 which I use while mowing the lawn because of the noise cancelling but for sound quality they don't hold a candle to any of the other ones.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound
Summary: After buying Beats headphones for both of my kids I decided it was time for dad to upgrade from cheap earbuds. I researched for weeks and read countless user and critic reviews. I finally pulled the trigger and purchased Audio Technica ATH-M50X (Special Edition Blue). The best price I found online was at pitbullaudio.com. They offer the headphones and great package deals.
Pros: Incredible sound, comfortable, look great (special edition blue), price