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post #1186 of 1401

Has anyone here experienced the fading graphics at the sides of the M50's? Any solutions to this? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.. :)

post #1187 of 1401

Fading graphics?

 

There's nothing printed on the M50s cups. It's all molded plastic.

post #1188 of 1401
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Fading graphics?

 

There's nothing printed on the M50s cups. It's all molded plastic.

I meant the words "ATH M50" and "Studio Monitor Headphones".. The fading gets worse every 3 weeks or so.. 

post #1189 of 1401

I've been looking for this thread for a while. 

 

I own a ATH-M50S. Because I also own the HD800, I rarely buy other headphones, but the M50 just has a special place in my collection. I can't seem to get rid of it. It's the best $99 I've ever spent, and certainly the best headphone in my collection in terms of value for money.

post #1190 of 1401
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Originally Posted by PierrotLeFou View Post

I meant the words "ATH M50" and "Studio Monitor Headphones".. The fading gets worse every 3 weeks or so.. 

 

Ooohhh... Yeah. That. Well, when your headphones aren't on your head, do you have a stand, or do you place them, cup down? I bought my M50s used. They'd gone through two other head-fier's by the time they got to me, and the printing you're talking about, still looks brand new on mine.


Edited by J.Pocalypse - 8/21/12 at 6:13am
post #1191 of 1401
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

 

Ooohhh... Yeah. That. Well, when your headphones aren't on your head, do you have a stand, or do you place them, cup down? I bought my M50s used. They'd gone through two other head-fier's by the time they got to me, and the printing you're talking about, still looks brand new on mine.

Well of course I put it on a stand.. What the hell has the former owner of my M50's cleaning it with? ..  confused_face(1).gif I know it doesn't affect the sound but I'm kind of OC on how my M50's are looking right now..

post #1192 of 1401

MY ATH-M50 just arrived three hours ago. Initial listening was underwhelming :(
I bought them to upgrade from my klipsch image s4, yet the s4s sound better :/
The s4s have fuller sound with more detail and resolution. The s4s have better vocals and overall more engaging sound.
 

post #1193 of 1401
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Originally Posted by lofthanza View Post

MY ATH-M50 just arrived three hours ago. Initial listening was underwhelming :(
I bought them to upgrade from my klipsch image s4, yet the s4s sound better :/
The s4s have fuller sound with more detail and resolution. The s4s have better vocals and overall more engaging sound.
 

moving from IEMs to headphones can be quite a shocker for some, it will grow on you. 

post #1194 of 1401

Will they sound better after the burning in process?

post #1195 of 1401

Is it normal that the s4s slightly outperform the M50?

post #1196 of 1401
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Originally Posted by lofthanza View Post

Will they sound better after the burning in process?

Yep.

post #1197 of 1401
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Originally Posted by lofthanza View Post

Is it normal that the s4s slightly outperform the M50?

Thats not normal, perhaps you have a fake M50. Did you buy it from an authorized retailer?
My first M50 was underwhelming too and it was because it was a fake. They look exactly the same but sound different.
post #1198 of 1401

I own both the s4i and the M50s, and to me the M50 sounds better. yeah, make sure you have a real one.

post #1199 of 1401
Howdy,

I got my ATH M50wh a little while ago. I have to admit when I started listening to them I wasn't impressed. To sum it up in a word they sounded "sloppy" to me. I at first went back to using my iems more.

But after listening to them for some hours now I am really liking the sound. They no longer sound sloppy to me and I use them all the time now.

Has anyone experienced this "burn in" period or is this basically all in my head (no pun intended).

Doc
post #1200 of 1401

you know, I don't believe in burn in.  What I do believe in is your ears just get use to the changes of going from one type of headphone/IEM to another and then you start to see or notice it's beauty.

 

Again, this is just me.

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