I was recently looking to pick up a new pair of headphones. Currently all I have owned is the stock apple headphones and a pair of Seinn HD 428. I was looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and they seem to get great reviews. Are these gonna give me a noticeable difference in quality from my HD 428 and are they good for just casual listening since I won't use them for any mixing? Open to recommendations in the same price range.
The M50 have a bassie sound but at the cost of recessed mids. They also have a very long fixed headphone cord. To help you in a meaningful way, we will need to know:
What is your budget?
Are you OK with open cans (they leak sound)?
What equipment will be powering these cans? Will you be using an amp?
What is the format of your music and other sounds you will putting into these cans?
Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?
What music genres do you plan run through these cans?
Do you plan to use them outside your home? If so, in what way & with what equipment?