Hello Head-Fi'ers. I have been lurking for a bit now as I looked for a set of cans to take on my first deployment here in a few months. My AT-M50s came in yesterday and I am about 15 hours into burn-in. They certainly sound good, but I must admit it isn't a "revelation" just yet as compared to the old Aiwas I bought for $40 at Best Buy back in college. I probably need to do some A/B on them and the ear buds I run in. I guess that's A/B/C.
For reference, I am listening to a variety of FLAC/Apple Lossless/and mp3s. I have so far only used my Macbook Pro and I am pushing through Decibel (which is amazingly better SQ) rather than iTunes.
I also picked up a Fiio LOD for my iPhone and will grab their E5 amp shortly.
Thanks to everyone for all the great posts and info on here. I read and read for hours.