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Audio Technica M50

post #1 of 65
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has anyone here heard these? very interesting price range for a throw around closed can

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/ha...25b/index.html
post #2 of 65
I've got one, and it's pretty decent for a closed set of closed headphones. Robust, too. And foldable. I use it for studying in the library, or when my neighbors are being too noisy (the isolation is very good, for my ears anyway).

Check out this older thread http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...&highlight=M50

I'd say it's actually not that bright. If anything it has a slight emphasis on bass, and the sound isn't as dry as I expected (I used the Senn PX100 before buying these). I've been using it unamped out of my laptop (foobar2k with FLAC, 24-bit sound card) and 5.5G iPod, and it's pretty decent. Quite fun especially considering that it's marketed as monitoring headphones.
post #3 of 65
Studio monitor headphones seem fit a different need than "audiophile: headphones.

It seems to me that most of the time headphones sold as "Studio Monitors" most importantly need to isolate the listener.
post #4 of 65
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Originally Posted by speakerhead View Post
Studio monitor headphones seem fit a different need than "audiophile: headphones.

It seems to me that most of the time headphones sold as "Studio Monitors" most importantly need to isolate the listener.
Which makes them ideal portable cans - Sony MDR-7506, Sennheiser HD-25-1 just to name two very popular options. They may not fit the bill for home listening, but a studio phone can be indispensible for folks like me who can't stand IEMs, buds or street-style form-factor and they can even sound pretty damn good. I'm definitely intrigued by this headphone, especially since they're collapsible.
post #5 of 65
I own it as well. IMO its isolation is not as good as HD25-1 and it leaks sound as well but not much like open cans.

It sounds great in the AT sound sig style - very clear, a bit bright (brighter than ATH-Pro700) mid range, tight bass and sparkling high. sound stage is large enough to enjoy the Classical.

One thing I don't like about this can is the coiled cord, but of course it's the studio monitors.
post #6 of 65
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I want to get one along with my ad2000s too
post #7 of 65
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Can you give a more in depth comparison of these to the senn hd25-1?
post #8 of 65
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It would also be great if someone with an rp21 or the denon d1000 can do a comparo against the AT
post #9 of 65
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toss in the art series for sound quality comparison. a900 or a700
post #10 of 65
Yikes... if it sounds anywhere close to the A900, count me out.
post #11 of 65
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there you go, thats why I'm a little skeptical and posting before I buy
post #12 of 65
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thumpin' bumpin... damdeee dum dum hehehe
cmon... I guess i will get these blindly along with my ad2000s and give comparisons against it and my 595s for reference. Oh, I should compare them to my k81djs but if it is anywhere in that league of sound, they are going to be for sale fast hehehe
post #13 of 65
hope you enjoy M50s.

I personally think it's better than K81DJs.
post #14 of 65
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how would you compare them to the k81dj? highs, bass, mids. coherence, dynamics, musicality, accuracy, sensitivity, etc...
post #15 of 65
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add the ultrasone dj1 to the mix... how do these compare with them sonically
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