Pros: Folds up, better build quality.
Cons: Uncomfortable, boring sound.
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.
I suppose point 2 and 3 aren't deal breakers since headphones
do get more comfortable over time.
The M50 wasn't worth S$240. It surely didn't sound like $240
to me. I auditioned the M50 and the Grado SR80, and I preferred
SR80's sound signature.
The M50s are not overly revealing headphones. I suppose this could
be largely due to my mediocre DAP (fat PSP). They just sounded flat.
Didn't stand out in any department.
I suppose this is how Studio Monitor headphones should sound like...
I haven't tried the Sony MDR V6 or 7506 which are recommended quite
often to those looking to produce/mix music.
Btw, I was auditioning this at the time when everyone was recommending M50
to newcomers - June/July of 2011? I was like "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat" when
I put them on. They're decent headphones but they certainly are not worth US150
I'm not a fan of the design either.