Hello I'm new here and too lazy to read 653 pages of threads but I've skipped through a couple.
I just received these headphones off of Amazon for $100.
My prior experience is with the Sony MDR V700s, the Technics RPDJ-1200s, and a pair of Shure buds. I am not a DJ nor an audio expert. However I have lurked on this board in the past and have started again due to boredom.
First impression of the T50RP stock with no burn-in:
The bass is muddy, the highs seem a tad restrained, and therefore the mids would seem pronounced. I am driving these straight out of my Macbook and have to stay at full volume to totally get a sound I am semi-satisfied with. Something I would go deaf trying with my Shure buds, which at this moment sound better/sharper/fuller than these T50RPs.
There is a decent amount of sound leak. My roommate can hear faint leaks of my music from about 8 feet away, and I have these things snug on my head, albeit volume is at 100% (I do not have a hearing problem).
Also there is significant contact static on the input port. Not fully rotating the locking mechanism has produced the best sound, although the left ear is louder than the right no matter how I position the input and output contacts. I'll try what a couple threads have suggested, which involves De-Oxit, a solution of water and baking soda, or replacing the cable with the V-Moda audio only cables. Which sucks because I just spent $15 on a 1/4 to 1/8 adapter prior to getting the headphones.
I listen to a broad range of music, from bass heavy to vocal heavy. No Beiber.
For $100 I guess they're worth it. It was either these or the $250 AIAIAI TMA-1 Studios, which haven't gotten the greatest reviews on this forum. I am not an audiophile by no means so take from this review what may you.
The things I like about the T50RP is I can "feel" some of the more punchier notes on my head. Literally I can feel the vibrations. Something I never really got with my buds and other headphones.
I plan on purchasing the Shure 840 pads, and possibly doing the Play-doh and maybe the felt-over-driver mods. Granted I'll probably screw those up somehow but I'll update with any performance changes.