Excerpt: Prior to these headphones, I used the generic brands that you get for 10-20 bucks in the market. I had the Sennheiser IE-4 earphones reserved for listening to music but after my Sennheiser earphones got shattered during moving, I went on a hunt for a good overall headset that …
Summary: My budget friendly sound setup consists of a pair of Cerwin Vega front speakers and Boston Acoustics rears connected to an Onkyo receiver with a Dayton sub. While they produce a fuller sound, the ATM40s offer a far cleaner and detailed sound.
Pros: Physical attributes: - Very good padding around the ears and top of the head - Pretty lightweight - Good cord length 10-11ft - Reinforced 1/4in connector spring - Rotating earpieces - Easily adjustable headband length - Extremely comfortable Performance: - Amazing mid-ranges and highs, great bass...
Cons: - Regarding appearance, the dull plastic parts of the headphones spoil an otherwise pleasing picture - Does not come with a 1/4in female to 1/8in adapter for mp3 players, computers, etc. However, stereo adapters are very inexpensive. - Packaging: not much offered inside the box other tha
Summary: These headphones are spectacularly good. Yes, I am exaggerating, but there isn't much to complain and they are dead cheap. Studio Headphone with a flat response? No, I don't record nor do I produce music.
Summary: ATH-M50 prices have gone up (way up) and so the next logical choice was the ATH-M40, which was half the price. ATH-M40 has 40 mm. diaphragms unlike ATH-M50's 50 mm. Otherwise it's a fairly similar model; the accuracy is there too, although they're slightly colder (and faster).
Pros: Fairly straight frequency response, excellent dynamic range, quick dynamics.
Cons: A bit cold sound with serious headphone amps. Sometimes honky treble.
Summary: (Review edited 6/6/13 to add comparison to Sony MDR 7506, additions in bold text).
Disclaimer: My only other good cans to compare these to are Beyerdynamics DT770 (250) and Sony MDR 7506's. I fully realize this review will be biased because of that. So please keep that in mind.
Pros: Very comfortable, earpieces both swivel 180 degrees, rugged construction
Cons: Underwhelming bass, very forward mids, thin earpads
Summary: I do not know much about headphones, but figured I'd fill the void and give me basic, Layman's experience. I got these headphones because they were reasonably priced, were well reviewed, and meant for the studio.
Pros: Ideal for use in recording music
Cons: Not ideal for music playback. Terminated with 1/4" connection only
Summary: Ever since I received an MP3 player as a gift, I wanted a pair of headphones that were over-the-ear. On-the-ear makes them itch after awhile and earbuds are just uncomfortable for me.
First, I tried a pair of Skullcandy HESH. They were comfortable, but the sound was terrible.