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audio technica ath m50: coiled or straight cable?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
hi again!
i just read millions of reviews and opinions about these and found them to buy.
Just one last question, what kind of cable should i use?
i'm gonna use it for home listening sessions, i'm not a dj neither a producer.
what cable gets longer?

thanks a lot.
post #2 of 14
That question has been answered several times on these forums as well:

Coiled: better if you want to take it outside, it's more portable
Straight: easier inside cause you have more room to walk around

but then again, some don't need the extra cable inside. So it really depends what you plan on doing with it, and you can of course always fold up the straight version as well

I've got the coiled cable with an extension from heels-6, that's an other option
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks man, i'm coppin the straight version
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by doctor j.c View Post
thanks man, i'm coppin the straight version
Yeah, that's what I did, but only 'cause it was a better deal ($), especially with free ship from Amazon.

shane
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
yo! i'm gettin my headphones tomorrow! i'm so pumped...i hope they blow me away cuz if not i'm gonna murder all of you for recommending me the ath m50!! xD

i finally picked the straight version cuz the cable is larger and i'm only using them at home (of course).
never had a pair of good ass headphones, i'm putting together some dope music to test them: a tribe called quest, the pharcyde, jdilla-madlib-ryan leslie-neptunes ****, clipse, kanye west, arctic monkeys,radiohead, flying lotus, justice,ratatat, gnarls barkley....

so i'll let u know...
post #6 of 14
Straight cables are better IMO. Coiled cable are great if you dont have to stretch them, but the moment you start stretching them there is a force imbalance via the tension in the cable which is very annoying.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
i'm loving them! these are the perfect headphones for me, the bass is just perfect and punchy, not annoying like the rest of good ass bassy headphones.
i'm gettiing some details never heard before in some songs..
post #8 of 14
Glad your enjoying them! My m50s always put a smile on my face
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by doctor j.c View Post
i'm loving them! these are the perfect headphones for me, the bass is just perfect and punchy, not annoying like the rest of good ass bassy headphones.
i'm gettiing some details never heard before in some songs..
So you wont be murdering us? goodie. glad that phone is keeping your anger in check. Let me put on my kevlar before I recommend a DAC
post #10 of 14

Hi, sorry for bumping an old topic, but I didn't want to start a new one.  I'm deciding between coiled and straight also, and I wanted to know what the length of the coiled is when it's stretched vs when it's unstretched.  Any help would be appreciated!  (new user by the way )

 

Ha wow.  I searched for about an hour before posting this, then I checked one more site and found it. 3.9' - 9.8', and the straights are 11' in case anyone else was wondering.  


Edited by bpspearman - 6/7/10 at 7:54pm
post #11 of 14

ENJOY YOUR NEW CANS! :)
 

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Originally Posted by elbuzzard View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by doctor j.c View Post
i'm loving them! these are the perfect headphones for me, the bass is just perfect and punchy, not annoying like the rest of good ass bassy headphones.
i'm gettiing some details never heard before in some songs..
So you wont be murdering us? goodie. glad that phone is keeping your anger in check. Let me put on my kevlar before I recommend a DAC


LOL.

 

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Originally Posted by bpspearman View Post

Hi, sorry for bumping an old topic, but I didn't want to start a new one.  I'm deciding between coiled and straight also, and I wanted to know what the length of the coiled is when it's stretched vs when it's unstretched.  Any help would be appreciated!  (new user by the way )

 

Ha wow.  I searched for about an hour before posting this, then I checked one more site and found it. 3.9' - 9.8', and the straights are 11' in case anyone else was wondering.  


Good job!

post #12 of 14

I know its a minor difference but the frequency response has a slight variation between the two cables if anyone is nit picking.

post #13 of 14

Typically a coil cord stretches 5 times its unstretched length.  So a 1 foot unstretched coil cord would stretch out to 5 feet.  Keep in mind a coil cord is a spring and it will pull back.  At full extension it might pull the headphones off your head.

 

www.meridiancable.com

post #14 of 14

 

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Originally Posted by bpspearman View Post

Hi, sorry for bumping an old topic, but I didn't want to start a new one.  I'm deciding between coiled and straight also, and I wanted to know what the length of the coiled is when it's stretched vs when it's unstretched.  Any help would be appreciated!  (new user by the way )

 

Ha wow.  I searched for about an hour before posting this, then I checked one more site and found it. 3.9' - 9.8', and the straights are 11' in case anyone else was wondering.  


what measurement units are these in as i'm in the same dilemma as you were before

 

edit: nvm, i think is 'feet'


Edited by babagaga - 10/9/11 at 3:50am
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