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post #1336 of 1397
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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post

So I put some (angled) HM5 pads on my M50s

The drivers may almost be at a 45 degree angle from your ears now, as the part of the cup that holds the driver is already angled towards your ear canal.

I kid.
post #1337 of 1397
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post


The drivers may almost be at a 45 degree angle from your ears now, as the part of the cup that holds the driver is already angled towards your ear canal.

I kid.

But hey, it improved the comfort drastically! :P

post #1338 of 1397
Mine are really cozy with the Beyer pads.
post #1339 of 1397
Hi everyone,

I just received my first M50s, and I say first because there will definitely be a second if these wear out. I'm excited to listen as these burn in because the sound out of the box is great - good stage, deep bass, extended highs, and clear mids. What a great sound from such an inexpensive HP.

Will be looking to change out the pads soon. I'll keep you posted.

Cheers!
post #1340 of 1397

Just got mine, I feel like they need some equalization but sound great nevertheless.

post #1341 of 1397
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post

Mine are really cozy with the Beyer pads.

But the Beyer pads destroy their sound... I found that it is instead better to cover the original pads with a layer of velour/cotton/other material.

post #1342 of 1397
I just installed the shure 940 pads on mine and they feel great. If there's any SQ change it's that the bass is a tad less punchy but that's it. The non pleather is totally worth it though.
post #1343 of 1397
Hi guys.... Just a quick question...

I can get a pair of m50s for 80 euros (mint condition, 1 week of use with recipt and still 23 months of warranty...)...

Not that i really need them since i have a pairs of cal!s and v6s, só if i buy them it is just for puré curiosity becauae of all the hype (who knows.... Maybe i really end up liking them...)...

I listen to all types of music, specially rock (two door cinema club, artic monkeys, bloc party...), progressivo house and trance (stuff from enhanced and anjunabeats)...

Do you guys think for 80 euros it ia a goof buy and even if i still end up not liking them will i easilly get the money back (reselling value)?

Cheers and sorry for the bother... :-)
post #1344 of 1397
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Originally Posted by jupitreas View Post

But the Beyer pads destroy their sound... I found that it is instead better to cover the original pads with a layer of velour/cotton/other material.

To each their own, in this case. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1345 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Hi guys.... Just a quick question...

I can get a pair of m50s for 80 euros (mint condition, 1 week of use with recipt and still 23 months of warranty...)...

Not that i really need them since i have a pairs of cal!s and v6s, só if i buy them it is just for puré curiosity becauae of all the hype (who knows.... Maybe i really end up liking them...)...

I listen to all types of music, specially rock (two door cinema club, artic monkeys, bloc party...), progressivo house and trance (stuff from enhanced and anjunabeats)...

Do you guys think for 80 euros it ia a goof buy and even if i still end up not liking them will i easilly get the money back (reselling value)?

Cheers and sorry for the bother... :-)

 

Really tough question for anyone but yourself to answer. Not a bad price, but not amazing either. The cans beet all my expectations and continue to impress me. But you might hate them. I think they are specifically great for Rock. But that's just my opinion.

 

Can you afford the gamble? It really comes down to that.

 

Good luck.

post #1346 of 1397
Well i can... But to make matters worst i can also get a pairs of shure SRH 440 and a pairs of Philips uptown for 40 as well. Both combined cost 80 euros wich is the exact same price of the m50.... Now wich option? :-)
post #1347 of 1397
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Well i can... But to make matters worst i can also get a pairs of shure SRH 440 and a pairs of Philips uptown for 40 as well. Both combined cost 80 euros wich is the exact same price of the m50.... Now wich option? :-)

 

I don't know the Philips, but I know the Shure's.

M50 still a better option... in my humble opinion.

post #1348 of 1397
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post

Thanks mate, much appreciated - In the photo I was using velour DT250 pads. But since then, I've changed to BRAINWAVZ HM5/FISCHER FA003/JAYCAR pro monitor pads. Far more comfortable, I found.



The removable cable mod was pretty easy - if you know how to use a soldering iron!

Info available in this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/553483/ath-m50-removable-cable-mod/15

 

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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post

So I put some (angled) HM5 pads on my M50s, and now they actually sound fantastic. It fixed the ridiculously small soundstage, and the top end doesn't sound as congested / fatiguing. 

 

They also isolate a lot better than the Shure 840/940s, and they fit the M50s drastically better, so they won't fall off. And the pads are sooooo soft and comfy it's ridiculous. 

 

They're $25.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_66627_NVX-XRE100A.html

 


 

How is the change in SQ though in terms of bass and such? is it as drastic as the Shure's? and is the fit pretty much just like the m50 pads? My pads are starting to crack so I need a replacement pretty soon

post #1349 of 1397

It's been a long time since I listened to the M50s with the stock pads, what I did notice with the HM5 pads was that the sound doesn't feel as congested. There's slightly more separation and soundstage. Bass is pretty much the same.

post #1350 of 1397
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Originally Posted by OmarCCX View Post

It's been a long time since I listened to the M50s with the stock pads, what I did notice with the HM5 pads was that the sound doesn't feel as congested. There's slightly more separation and soundstage. Bass is pretty much the same.

How is the isolation? 

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