Pros: Great value, smooth mids, quite neutral, great build quality, punchy bass, nice soundstage, easy to drive, nice design, details, can be EQ'd
Cons: Loosy bass response, very overpowering lower and upper bass response, METALLIC HIGHS, clamping pressure, quite heavy, detachable cable would be nice
Audio-Technica ATH-M50S are really great headphones for the price, but are definitely not the best cans out there. In my opinion these headphones have a lot flaws. Biggest flaw is the bass response. It's great for metal and hip hop, but even though I'm quite of a BASSHEAD, I find the bass to be too lossy, and really overpowering the mids and the highs, especially when listening to Pink Floyd . Sure if you are listening through a computer or a phone or any source that has an EQ it can be easily fixed by lowering the low frequencies. But there is one thing that I couldn't fix is the harsh, metallic treble. Even after 300 hours usage these cans still have treble problem which is unbearable when listening to "Drum and Bass".
Audio-Technica ATH-M50S has a lot of bass, which is great for hardcore bassheads, but lacks clarity in high frequencies, and despite that these cans doesn't have a detachable cable, Audio-Technica ATH-M50S are foldable, easy to drive, great for hip-hop, metal, rock, and has an incredible value, and boosting really good sound quality.