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post #1171 of 1401

Hey people, just join the M50 club! Got the M50CWH (Complete white, Japanese Version). I'm SO in love with it. I haven't burn them out yet as I've only got the phones a few hours ago. Just wondered if there's any good portable headphone amps under £70/$100 that will sound good with these phones?

post #1172 of 1401

The M50s don't require an amp.

post #1173 of 1401
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Originally Posted by WAYNEccentric View Post

£70/$100 that will sound good with these phones?

Fiio E11 for under $60.00 at B&H-a terrific deal. Depending on the source I believe you'll find that M50 will benefit  significantly from amplification.

post #1174 of 1401

They don't require an amp but the mids are more forward and the treble smoother with one..

 

Unless you prefer the sparkly, v-shaped sound.

post #1175 of 1401
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

They don't require an amp but the mids are more forward and the treble smoother with one..

 

Unless you prefer the sparkly, v-shaped sound.

 

I agree with this. For the M50, I'd suggest the E5 over the E11 if you want more forward sounding mids.

The E11 does offer better bass and a larger soundstage though.

 

One thing that surprised me is that with my HRT MSII DAC, the soundstage magically got larger.

Now I don't suggest everyone go out and get a $150 DAC, but most DACs should improve the M50 even further.

 

Believe it or not the Nuforce Icon Mobile (despite poor measurements) sounds VERY good with the M50 (and D2000).

 

If I still had the M50 I'd definitely be using it 100% of the time with an amp. Yes, despite most players being able to drive it well enough.

post #1176 of 1401
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Originally Posted by WAYNEccentric View Post

Hey people, just join the M50 club! Got the M50CWH (Complete white, Japanese Version). I'm SO in love with it. I haven't burn them out yet as I've only got the phones a few hours ago. Just wondered if there's any good portable headphone amps under £70/$100 that will sound good with these phones?

 

Are there any technical differences between the ATH-M50-WH and the ATH-M50-CWH ?

 

From what I can see, the ATH-M50-CWH is white all over, including the bezel on the left and right ears. 
The ATH-M50 has Grey earpads and still has the silver bezel.

 

 

ATH-M50-CWH

ATH-M50CWHpage1.jpg

 

ATH-M50-WH (image courtesy of WakiDabeast)

7e4b42e8_angleview-everything.jpeg


Edited by jto168 - 7/10/12 at 4:04pm
post #1177 of 1401

I think even ATH-M50CWH has that silver ring/bezel.

http://www.audio-technica.com.hk/index.php?op=productdetails&pid=782&lang=eng

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-M50-CWH-Professional-Headphones/dp/B007BWT0V0

The only thing different from M50WH that I can tell is the padding color.

post #1178 of 1401
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Originally Posted by jjmai View Post

I think even ATH-M50CWH has that silver ring/bezel.

http://www.audio-technica.com.hk/index.php?op=productdetails&pid=782&lang=eng

http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-M50-CWH-Professional-Headphones/dp/B007BWT0V0

The only thing different from M50WH that I can tell is the padding color.

Good observation! Thanks for your input.

 

This is my second pair of M50 as I bought the black straight cable M50 last year from SoundProfessionals.

 

After seeing more user reviews and non-stock pictures of the M50CWH / M50WH, I could not resist buying a white version - purely for aesthetic reasons wink.gif

post #1179 of 1401
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Originally Posted by jto168 View Post

 

Are there any technical differences between the ATH-M50-WH and the ATH-M50-CWH ?

 

From what I can see, the ATH-M50-CWH is white all over, including the bezel on the left and right ears. 
The ATH-M50 has Grey earpads and still has the silver bezel.

 

 

ATH-M50-CWH

ATH-M50CWHpage1.jpg

 

ATH-M50-WH (image courtesy of WakiDabeast)

7e4b42e8_angleview-everything.jpeg

:D oh why thank you XD, yeah I'm pretty sure the pads are the only difference ^^

post #1180 of 1401
Just ordered these. My jump from IEM's to headphones started with the $35 and under crowd. I've enjoyed pretty much every headphone I've acquired so far in that budget. Time to to try out the more upscale crowd starting with the infamous M50's... O_o
post #1181 of 1401
just got the limited edition yesterday! The regular m50's were my first legit can 3 years ago. After I sold them I've missed them terribly
post #1182 of 1401
Sorry to revive a thread that seems to have puttered out but i want to find a pair of those silver rings/bezels on the sides of the m50. I want to attempt to get them anodized a custom color to put on my ath-m50wh.

Dont wanna just peel mine off in case i bend them in the process (or if i mess up the anodization process).

Anyone know who carries parts? Thanx.
post #1183 of 1401
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post #1184 of 1401

I did a brief search, and I couldn't find just the rings sold by themselves. Looks like you'll have to buy a whole other pair.

post #1185 of 1401
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

I did a brief search, and I couldn't find just the rings sold by themselves. Looks like you'll have to buy a whole other pair.

Why didnt i think of that......?

But ur prolly right... I will quote the email response from AT usa in its entirety:

"Sorry, not available"
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