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Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 Dual symphonic-driver In-ear Monitor headphones

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #150 in Universal Fit

Posted

Pros: Great for vocals, smooth midrange, good bass and treble

Cons: So so isolation and comfort, treble could be more upfront.

This IEM is vocal oriented and so they are especially for vocal lovers. It is clean, detailed and upfront. This is not a basshead IEM instead it is punchy, detailed maybe a little slow on some really fast tracks but generally it is quite involving and fast. There is no midbass bloat I could hear so there is no veil in the mids. The guitars especially sound amazing on these and also acoustic instruments sound very natural. As I said before this IEM is mid-forward so the vocals are in front of the stage while you are listening to your favorite band. But this is not bad thing at least for me as I love its vocal presentation. Both male and female singers sound very natural and life-like and it has very good timbre. It has a monitoring like presentation overall.The treble while not forward, extends quite well and there is no sibilance to speak of. This is a good thing especially for long listening sessions. My only gripe is that the treble could be more upfront and wish for a little more subbass.

Posted

Pros: Mid centric, smooth sound, no sibilance, no mid-bass hump, vocals are upfront, price. Durability.

Cons: Not much treble extension. This makes difficult the details to hear in low volume, big, uncomfortable design, poor isolation.

These earphones are quite big, so if your ears are really small, you can face some problems. Comfort is not great either. Finding a good fit is a little challenging. Don't expect Westone like ergonomics. The cable is good I haven't seen microphonics so far. It has a detachable cable. Overall, it is a good durable product. But comfort and isolation is not great.

 

The Sound: These have dual drivers. For the price you pay, the sound is really good! These have powerful bass response but not overwhelming the other frequencies. And mids, yeah, where these earphones shine. Vocals are clear and warm, enstrument seperation is fine for the price. Mids are taking the front line of the sound. Treble is not sibilant by any means. But don't expect airy treble like top of the line flagship IEM's. Detail level is good, especially when you consider the price.

 

I used Shure SE215's and Westone UM1's. And I think these are the best sounding of the three. And the cheapest!

 

But Shure's and Westone's, comfort and isolation wise, are clearly better then IM50.

 

For 70$, I can't think any better IEM's than these.

Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 Dual symphonic-driver In-ear Monitor headphones
Description:

Type: Dynamic type Driver : 8.8mm Output sound pressure level: 108dB/mV

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandAudio-Technica
EAN4961310125066
Feature3.5mm gold stereo mini (Y type) Code length : 1.2m
LabelAudio-Technica
ManufacturerAudio-Technica
ModelATH-IM50 WH
MPNATH-IM50 WH
PublisherAudio-Technica
StudioAudio-Technica
TitleAudio-Technica ATH-IM50 Dual symphonic-driver In-ear Monitor headphones White (Japan Import)
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement4961310125066
Item Weight0.21 pounds
Package Height2.05 inches
Package Length7.76 inches
Package Weight0.21 pounds
Package Width3.58 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberATH-IM50 WH
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameHEADPHONES
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