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post #106 of 1399


 

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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Just to squash that rumor about the M50 going out of production, I emailed Audio Technica and here is their reply:

 

Hi All,

Wow!  Where do these rumors come from.  No truth to this one.  M50 will continue to be an important part of our line-up and the best sounding headphone out there.

Best,

ME


MICHAEL EDWARDS
Director of Product Management
 


Thanks for clearing that up.

post #107 of 1399

 

 

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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Hi All,

Wow!  Where do these rumors come from.  No truth to this one.  M50 will continue to be an important part of our line-up and the best sounding headphone out there.

Best,

ME
MICHAEL EDWARDS
Director of Product Management

I think in corp speak, this means that the M50 will be cut from AT's lineup by the end of the year.  

post #108 of 1399
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

 I think in corp speak, this means that the M50 will be cut from AT's lineup by the end of the year.  


Yeah, I'm snapping up a couple as gifts ASAP...

Michael Edwards speaks for ME. 

 

shane
 

post #109 of 1399

this might be a dumb question considering it's a m-50 appreciation thread but what do u guys think is better the m-50's or the senn Hd-25ii's and why?

post #110 of 1399

I just received mine in the mail, listening to some random stuff and I have to say I'm impressed. I can't wait till my FiiO E7 comes in so I can try out my Zune and my laptop with them. I'm blown away by the much broader bass these have compared to my HD555's (with HD595 mod).

post #111 of 1399
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this might be a dumb question considering it's a m-50 appreciation thread but what do u guys think is better the m-50's or the senn Hd-25ii's and why?


For me, it's a close call. The M50 has a lovely sparkle in the treble with plenty of low grunt as well. It's more comfortable to weat and folds up so you can easily take it out with you. For me, the pads are a bit sweaty and I would like to try velour on them (as I have on the HD25).

 

To me, they're fuller sounding, although the sound has been tweaked (in all honesty) at the bottom and top giving a 'u' curve moreso than the HD25. It's just very entertaining.

post #112 of 1399

Not shure  why you all are scared. What has been the production timeline on previous great sounding headphones? Many, many  years. The M50 is only 2-3 years old and received very well in the pro community. Remember, these are pro studio phones first and consumer phones second. But I might pick up a second pair later this year just in case

post #113 of 1399

My early impressions after 50 hours of break in:

 

Esoteric?  No.  

Really enjoyable?  You bet.  

 

The M-50 offers plenty of rich, full, punchy bass.  Mid-range seems a little bit obscured by the bass but is still pleasant, if less articulate.  Top end is solid; not shrill, not congested, very plain-spoken and clear.  Surprisingly fast little speaker.    

 

Sweaty?  Yup.  Anyone know which velour pad fits the M-50?

 

post #114 of 1399
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Sweaty?  Yup.  Anyone know which velour pad fits the M-50?

 


No, but if you find out let us know.  

post #115 of 1399
Velour has been tried, dt250 pads I believe, and it was reported that sound quality suffered, but you might want to try for yourself. Shure 440/880 pads fit as well and provide a little more breathing room, but same material.
post #116 of 1399

I tried the 840 pads and they are indeed alittle more comfortable than the M-50 pads. But overall, I think the sound quality suffers with them as well.

The bass losses power and extension, and the treble takes on a certain harshness.

The only sonic advantages from using the 840 pads was a slightly more spacious sound, a slightly more extended treble, and the mids came forward just a bit in certain areas where it is slightly recessed with the M50 pads.

post #117 of 1399

Just got mine, ordered from brianf on ebay (lots of folks seem to order theirs from him) - $105US and got to South Africa in about 10 days, which is impressive.

 

First impressions: Hectic amount of bass - almost too much at first, but I believe it will calm down over time. Nice and clean, smallish soundstage but very neutral. First disc I threw at them was Tiesto's Magikal Journey, which provided a good chance to enjoy the tonal range and bass response. Next on the line-up will me a mixture of Knopfler, Metallica, Clannad, De Burgh live and a bit of classic 80's stuff - A-ha should sound pretty good through the M50's. Very good so far, I am looking forward to many hours of fun with these cans.

post #118 of 1399

Allow them to burn in , maybe about 70 to 100 hours.
IMO the sound becomes much more better , the mid became clearer , the highs became more distinct and the bass became much more tighter and controlled.

I remembered the bass sounded quite muddy when I had it at first , and no , this isn't a placebo effect ;)

post #119 of 1399

Thanks m8, I must admit even after 2-3 hours they are sounding better. Right now I certainly don't feel my money has been wasted. ;) Damn, these things keep reaching down and finding more bass. Knopfler sounds like warm butter.

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Originally Posted by skyflux View Post

Allow them to burn in , maybe about 70 to 100 hours.
IMO the sound becomes much more better , the mid became clearer , the highs became more distinct and the bass became much more tighter and controlled.

I remembered the bass sounded quite muddy when I had it at first , and no , this isn't a placebo effect ;)


All true. My initial impressions were of an overpowering, slightly muddy bass as well. Break-in improved that greatly. Now, the bass is near perfect.

What they do... they do very well.

 

shane
 

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