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post #1396 of 1417

Good info in here. I just picked up the coiled manufactured refurbished for $75 through slickdeals. Figured for this price I can't complain much, can't wait to try them out!

post #1397 of 1417
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Originally Posted by FreshtoJEFF View Post
 

Good info in here. I just picked up the coiled manufactured refurbished for $75 through slickdeals. Figured for this price I can't complain much, can't wait to try them out!

My friend got the same deal. He is pretty happy with them. Enjoy. 

post #1398 of 1417

Oh man, I scored another busted M50, repiared it, then added HM5 pads.  Dang, I should have done this sooner, I was always pretty unsatisfied with M50's bass and treble, then the HM5 earpads fixes them..  The 10kHz peak is not at all as bad anymore and the bass is clearer and better controlled if a little reduced.  Dynamat on the outside of the primary chamber tightens and cleans up the bass a bit more.  But really, the difference that the HM5 pads bring really blows me away, now I love the headphone.  The soundstage is also deeper and bigger with the HM5 pads.

The midrange remains as excellent as before, if a pinch warmer.

Edit: I overlooked in my excitement there that the HM5 pads kill the bass if the pads don't seal perfectly, which takes a couple of minutes of sitting on my head.  Derp.

 

Edit2: The newer memory foam HM5 pads are even better than the regular HM5 pads, w00t!  They're a bit thicker, too.


Edited by Mad Max - 9/8/14 at 6:28pm
post #1399 of 1417

I love my M50x's.

 

 They are very comfortable, 4hrs every day and I forget they're on my head. Sound is warm, bass is very tight (just how I like it)  Mids are subtle Highs are clear and bright.

Sound comes from an Asus Xonar Essence PCI

I had a set of Sennheiser PC350 SE's before the M50's, thew had a better sound stage and were definitely cleaner all around.

 

I Highly Recommend The ATH-M50's.

I'm not an audiophile, but I know what sounds good in my ear. :)

post #1400 of 1417

I really dig these cans. I agree with the original post on the sound. Slightly recessed mids with good bass and treble.. but I must mention that I had another m50 back around 2010 which was too bright and boomy for me. These new ones are definitely a step up. I am using a basic system around them comprised of a schiit modi DAC, a JDSLabs O2 amp used at low gain, Schiit USB cable and audioquest tower 3.5mm to RCA interconnects. Great simple system for the laptop. I have some Sennheiser hd518s that are great on the same system but somehow the m50 gives me a better all around experience.

post #1401 of 1417


 

I've been spending time with HD280 pads, new ones this time and with the grey tuning foam in the back removed.  The grey foam cripples the sound for M50.
 

Oh yeah!  These pads rule!  Bass quality is better than ever, mids are still balanced and clear, if I bit more fleshed out now, and treble is balanced yet still clear and bright, never fatiguing.  The ~10kHz peak is much smaller now without the stock pads.  The midrange/treble balanced is close to flat, then the bass is copious with good body and weight, real nice rumble and clarity, detail, and control are maximized.  I thought they were much awesome with the HM5 pads, but these are even better.

On the downside, HD280 pads are not as comfortable as the HM5 pads, much stiffer instead, but after a few minutes of use in each listening session, they conform to your head.  Once they start conforming more permanently then comfort will improve, and isolation is very good with the 280 pads, a bit better than with HM5 pads.

 

Getting the Senn pads on the first time is mildly difficult, but they are tough and stretchable enough for a proper fit.

post #1402 of 1417

I know this is a very old thread, but thought it might be valid to ask this question here since this community is for ATH M50.

 

I have a problem with the headband leather flaking off. Is there a way to buy a new one ? or what is the solution that other members here have followed ?

 

Also, i would like to change the pads to velour instead of pleather ones that came with it. I purchased mine in 2010 and have been using it for quite some time now and like the sound signature but the pleather starts giving me sweaty feeling and hence want to change to velour. 

 

Please suggest what are the best options. I have a black ATH M50 with coiled cable.

 

Cheers

post #1403 of 1417
I'm looking for a store near Amsterdam to audition AT headphones. A lot of people are so wild about the AT's. But have learned the hard way never to trust reviews when it comes to speakers/headphones.
post #1404 of 1417

I love the m50x. It's one of 3 headphones in my stable. I power it off an o2+odac combo and it's very musical !

 

Furthermore it will play happily straight from my iPod 160gb classic. So in 2 weeks time when I go on a holiday it's the m50x that will travel with me. The hd650 and dt880 will stay home :)  

post #1405 of 1417
Originally Posted by FreshtoJEFF View Post
Good info in here. I just picked up the coiled manufactured refurbished for $75 through slickdeals. Figured for this price I can't complain much, can't wait to try them out!

One year and two months later: "THIS HEADPHONE SUCKS! It's over-hyped! I can complain much! Blarrrrgh!" =P Nah, just kidding. You probably still like them, because they rock^^.

 

Originally Posted by UntilThen View Post
I love the m50x. It's one of 3 headphones in my stable. I power it off an o2+odac combo and it's very musical !

Furthermore it will play happily straight from my iPod 160gb classic. So in 2 weeks time when I go on a holiday it's the m50x that will travel with me. The hd650 and dt880 will stay home :)  

Yersh! Not only is the M50 great out of a powerful amp(getting even moar bass,) it's also fantastic to travel with! It sounds great out of anything anywhere!

post #1406 of 1417
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Originally Posted by ppdv View Post

 

Also, i would like to change the pads to velour instead of pleather ones that came with it. I purchased mine in 2010 and have been using it for quite some time now and like the sound signature but the pleather starts giving me sweaty feeling and hence want to change to velour. 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/ATH-M50-PADS-VELVET-ATH-M50RD-ATH-M50WH-ATH-M50xBL-ATH-M50xWH/dp/B00F2ZM6CS

post #1407 of 1417


Cirkustanz,

 

Thanks for the link, will save it. However, i just recently got a good deal on M50 Velour Pads from Massdrop and received the product two days ago, am yet to try it out though

 

Cheers

post #1408 of 1417

Has anyone tried these on the m50 ?

 

 

 

 

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

post #1409 of 1417

I'm waiting patiently for my velour earpads to come from Massdrop. At the moment my m50x is just sitting in a corner as the dt880 and hd650 are much more comfortable than the m50x. If the velour pads doesn't make it feel better I'm going to sell it. Yeah sell the m50x and velour pads if the fit doesn't improve.

 

See this is where it's not fair. On it's own the m50x would be perfectly alright. But when you have 2 other headphones like the dt880 and hd650 you invariably would be comparing.

Ok I won't sell it yet but I'll take it to China to see the Great Wall and perhaps I might change my mind on my 2 weeks vacation. :L3000:

post #1410 of 1417
I also got the velour pads from massdrop, received mine over a week ago. It's amazing how much they improve the M50 in terms of sound and comfort. Definitely worth having imo.
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