Summary: On clearence as there are T51p and dt1350s now so I went ahead and got these for use on the road and in the office. The other phones I own right now are the over ear momentums so this review is in some ways a comparison.
I was a bit apprehensive due to the negative reviews here on head-fi from some owners. But I was somewhat pleasently surprised when I received them.
Build, looks and comfort:
The momentums win this one hands down.
Pros: Treble, mids, size
Cons: Design, cost cutting in areas, hairs get stuck when adjusting, bass will not quite some people
Summary: Hi, just want to tell everyone wondering over the sensitivity of the t50p regarding positioning over the ear. I was initially disappointed with this peculiar behaviour of the ear phone when I first got them. Also, there were particular "standing waves" at certain frequencies that disturbed, at least, me.
I bought mine slightly used, and the guy selling them contributed an extra pair of ear pads. These were also softer than the original ones, also a little bit thinner.
Pros: Has it all
Cons: Need to EQ the curve and add an extra ear pad on to the existing one.
Summary: DISCLAIMER: I've not listened more than 20 hours on them.
If these headphones doesn't tur water into wine during the next 80 hours of listening, I declare these headphones as the worst buy ever.
The first time listening to these headphones left me with an impression of bad bass and great vocal quality. My hope was that the bad bass would turn into at least acceptible levels after a while. This has not happened.
Summary: I'm using the T50P with my Centrance Dacport in my office and I'm in paradise. I did the usual burning of about 150 hours and used them every day since and can only praise for the amazing SQ I'm getting. I was a bit afraid of the sizing issue but didn't have any problem finding the proper adjustement and positioning is not an issue. listening to Radiohead, Jesse Cook, Yo-yo Ma or Marillion is just fantastic. I even favor them to my DT990/600 at home.
Summary: Sound is really good. Not much of a review but I'm not in the mood. Why? My first set of these became faulty after a few months. The cable seemed to become disconnected indside as the sound started to only emit from one side. I'm very careful with all my belongings and these 'phones were no exception. Amazon replaced them promptly when I complained.
Summary: Just bought this set from Amazon.de and I must say that I was surprised by the huge difference between this and the Sennheiser set I bought some five years ago. Yes, I have now spent a little over 230 Euros, but wasn't this a great investment! The detailed sound stage on such recordings as Dire Straits (all of Dire Straits) is remarkable. The same can be said of La Bohème or of Madama Butterfly from my classical collection.
Summary: I'm no audiophile, have owned a pair of beyerdynamic dtx101's and Grado SR80s in the past, but for closed back headphones these were very impressive. The level of clarity on the highs were the first thing I noticed, you can hear everything, vocals are pin sharp. You can even hear the static or any imperfections on the recording, which is a mixed blessing. The bass is tight and has a good kick to it.
Summary: Let me start off with the obvious - the T50P sound great - I'm happy, but there are a couple of 'buts': 1) but the portable nature makes them more on-ear than over ear. The instructions show how they should be positioned, and that makes quite a lot of difference to the sound, but the ultimate sound position isn't necessarily the most comfortable. I'm a glasses wearer and this probably doesn't help. 2) but I don't like the cable.