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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

 

Depending on the EQ you use - if you're using a subtractive EQ, and attenuate the higher frequencies, the M50s will not distort at louder volumes. Ear-rattling bass goodness.

 

Without EQ, I don't personally find these cans to be very bass-heavy. Some people say they are - myself, and a lot of others, don't agree. 

Ok thanks. You've been most helpful.

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Originally Posted by electrolover View Post
 

Ok thanks. You've been most helpful.

 

No worries buddy - feel free to come back if you need any help, or have any more questions! 

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Just got these yesterday.  Did some overnight burn-in and really like the way they sound.  

 

Compared to pretty much everyone here, I have very little experience with headphones.  My previous full-size headphones are Sennheiser HD 480, which I have had since the early 1990s and still like.  But the M50s just sound better to me - clearer, more musical - and for $104 on Amazon I feel like I have found what I was looking for. I ordered them earlier this week, when they were $131.25, but they are crediting me the difference - great customer service.

 

My thanks to all for sharing your knowledge and experiences.  It's really a blessing to guys like me.

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Originally Posted by ctowne View Post

Another question! What do you guys use to clean your headphones?

Sent from my Moto X

like White Lotus has said, alcochol wipes since i got mine new and hence had no other smell on it.

You could also consider removing the pads and wiping them with the wipes and keeping for a small duration outside..protected by a thin cloth to avoid direct sunlight(sun possibly.,... not too much since it can heat up depending your place).

post #1385 of 1400

I believe I've washed my velour pads before, successfully. I just can't remember if they were my M50 pads or not!

post #1386 of 1400
Alright thanks guys. I decided to just buy new ones on Amazon for 100 bucks. I'll sell the other pair.

Sent from my LG G2!
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I've got a request. 
Can someone take/find a picture of the white ATH-M50s with black ear pads?
I need to replace my ear pads but I can't seem to find cheap white ATH-M50 ear pads.
If the black ear pads look fine on the white headphones I'll probably buy them instead.

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Dont know if this old thread is the place to post this or not, but here goes.
I ordered the black M50 with coiled cable yesterday off E-Bay from an authorized dealer for $99.98 free shipping.
The best headphones I have heard are my 20+ year old Sony MDR-V404,(which have been broke for 2 months). I almost got the 7506 because I figured it would have the same kind of sound, but better, than my old 404's.
When I came across the M50 for the exact same price I jumped on it. I have read all about both cans hear on head-fi, along with other reviews including you-tube, and I am 99.9% sure I made the right choice.
Without being able to listen to either, the M50 looks to be better built. The earpads look to be bigger/thicker, the wires from the earpieces to the headband are not exposed, and I like the fact the earpieces swivel. The cord and jack looks better built also.
I have been listening to some Sony ZX-100's I got at wally-world for 20 bucks for the last 2 months so I cant see being anything but impressed with the M50.
I will reply with my impressions after they arrive.
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Borrowing my friend's pair of M50's for the day. Gosh do I love them.

 

EDIT:

 

Is it me or..

I feel like the claim of recessed mids is overexaggerated.  


Edited by Fuzziekiwi - 4/10/14 at 7:57am
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I just got ATH-M50RD... lovin'em so far!biggrin.gif
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Have a pair of them myself.  Love em.  

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Borrowing my friend's pair of M50's for the day. Gosh do I love them.

 

EDIT:

 

Is it me or..

I feel like the claim of recessed mids is overexaggerated.  

 

Yes, the 'recessed mids' gripe is exaggerated, but everything written here is.

 

^^ especially that sentence.  :wink:

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I find it kind of hilarious that ever since owning an original Audio Technica ATH-M50 in High School, I've never found a better headphone for my needs. 

 

I've tried a good 6 or 7 now, all after demoing and spending months on head-fi looking for impressions on each, but I still can't find a headphone that has the comfort, portability, build quality, and sound of the M50's in a single package.

 

The AKG K545 & K845BT come close, and surpass it in sound & build quality, but they are just not comfortable for hours of continuous use like my M50's... 

 

I'm thinking of getting a new detachable cable version from Sound Professionals again.. This would be my second from them and 3rd overall. 

 

I simply cannot wait for Audio Technica to finally release its entry into the hi-fi mobile market. All the other companies are surpassing them lately, but it seems that AT is the only one for me. :o 

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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post
 

I find it kind of hilarious that ever since owning an original Audio Technica ATH-M50 in High School, I've never found a better headphone for my needs. 

 

I've tried a good 6 or 7 now, all after demoing and spending months on head-fi looking for impressions on each, but I still can't find a headphone that has the comfort, portability, build quality, and sound of the M50's in a single package.

 

The AKG K545 & K845BT come close, and surpass it in sound & build quality, but they are just not comfortable for hours of continuous use like my M50's... 

 

I'm thinking of getting a new detachable cable version from Sound Professionals again.. This would be my second from them and 3rd overall. 

 

I simply cannot wait for Audio Technica to finally release its entry into the hi-fi mobile market. All the other companies are surpassing them lately, but it seems that AT is the only one for me. :o 

what keeps me from buying these is that closed in soundstage.

post #1395 of 1400
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

what keeps me from buying these is that closed in soundstage.
I can admit that my AKG's also have a better soundstage, and it really makes certain songs shine. But then again, it can really reveal poor mixing on badly mixed and mastered tracks, so there's a bit of a trade-off.
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