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post #1231 of 1399

Does the coiled version pull the headphones to one side because of the weight of the wire? Can't decide between straight vs coiled. Using these with my phone and computer so a mix of both portable / home use. 

post #1232 of 1399
^ I can only imagine that the coiled cable would be a bit heavier since there is technically more cable in the given amount of space.
post #1233 of 1399
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Originally Posted by qwerty11 View Post

The leather (or whatever the material is) on the pads are starting to wear out on mine. Does anybody know if Audio Technical sells replacement pads and if they are even user replaceable? 


They do here in Europe but it took ages to get them - almost three months and a number of phone calls after I paid them by bank transfer. They are quite easily replaceable. No tools needed.

 

The headband, on the other hand, is an altogether different story. Mine was looking like a leather couch that had been dumped in the woods. One needs to unscew and unsolder the right capsule to replace it. It can be done with decent tools and a steady hand but it's nothing for the faint of heart.

 

Ralf


Edited by fotoralf - 11/12/12 at 2:59pm
post #1234 of 1399

god dang... I haven't picked these up for a while and I've been listening to the custom one's as my computer headphone.... just went back to M50s... god there must be something wrong with my ears because I just sink back to my M50s every time, with every headphones. The exception being the HD25, which just does everything so  differently :/  I like the M50s way too much... - - , one of the only headphones that can make me overlook my love for bass (like seismic bass)...

post #1235 of 1399
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

god dang... I haven't picked these up for a while and I've been listening to the custom one's as my computer headphone.... just went back to M50s... god there must be something wrong with my ears because I just sink back to my M50s every time, with every headphones. The exception being the HD25, which just does everything so  differently :/  I like the M50s way too much... - - , one of the only headphones that can make me overlook my love for bass (like seismic bass)...

I seem to be having the same issue. I'm hoping the AKG K267's or V-MODA M-100's pull me out of it though, but so far, nothing has.

post #1236 of 1399
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

I seem to be having the same issue. I'm hoping the AKG K267's or V-MODA M-100's pull me out of it though, but so far, nothing has.


My DT880 Pro certainly has. The M50 hasn't seen much use, lately.

post #1237 of 1399
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Originally Posted by fotoralf View Post


My DT880 Pro certainly has. The M50 hasn't seen much use, lately.

Thing is, I need portability and other features that the DT880 doesn't have.

post #1238 of 1399
Got my ATH-M50. Burned in with pink/white noise for about 12 hours so far. The sound isn't that great comparing them to my Klipsch S4 in-ear buds. Does the sound get better after longer burn-in?
post #1239 of 1399

hey guys! im now having a dilemma on whether should i get beyer 770/880/990 or the M50's 

i usually listen to almost every music genre, (35% sentimental music such as, John Mayer, More than words-extreme, blake shelton), (30% pop music such as payphone,call me maybe), (25%rock such as, Linkin park, A7x-Dear god), and probably (10% techno, such as Skrillex), so are the M50 suitable for me or should i go for other headphones? i've also considered sennheisers 558/600 or 650hd.

but i would prefer getting 50%bass and 50% clarity so the bass does on overlap the clarity and vice versa.

post #1240 of 1399
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Originally Posted by NatureEnergy View Post

hey guys! im now having a dilemma on whether should i get beyer 770/880/990 or the M50's

Nothing wrong with the M50. It's just that the 880 is much better. And a lot more comfortable. 

 

Ralf

post #1241 of 1399
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Originally Posted by NatureEnergy View Post

hey guys! im now having a dilemma on whether should i get beyer 770/880/990 or the M50's 

i usually listen to almost every music genre, (35% sentimental music such as, John Mayer, More than words-extreme, blake shelton), (30% pop music such as payphone,call me maybe), (25%rock such as, Linkin park, A7x-Dear god), and probably (10% techno, such as Skrillex), so are the M50 suitable for me or should i go for other headphones? i've also considered sennheisers 558/600 or 650hd.

but i would prefer getting 50%bass and 50% clarity so the bass does on overlap the clarity and vice versa.


The beyer will be better of course but you need a good amp/dac, if you want to plugged directly to iPod/laptop you'll probably better with M50

post #1242 of 1399
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Originally Posted by fotoralf View Post

Nothing wrong with the M50. It's just that the 880 is much better. And a lot more comfortable. 

 

Ralf

..too bad the 880 is open...

post #1243 of 1399
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post

..too bad the 880 is open...


It's semi-open actually. DT990s is the fully open one

post #1244 of 1399

Semi open, but the isolation is nowhere near as good as on the M-50.
 

post #1245 of 1399
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post

Semi open, but the isolation is nowhere near as good as on the M-50.
 


Yes of course, since M50 is fully closed

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