So, I've been lurking on this site for quite some time but decided to break radio silence. The reason is the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphone. It seems it is working it's way into every recommendation of sub 200$ closed headphones (quite a big category, mind you). It is referenced in reviews and talked about by my friends.
At first I was impressed, I listened to them at a friends place, and they sound great. Balanced in all/most aspects and not too pricey.
Now I'm almost annoyed at how perfect they seem to be.
My question is: Are the M50's the end all/be all headphone in its class? Is it impossible to find similar all-round qualities, punch, soundstage without paying 5 times as much for t5p or Edition 8?
Is there nothing in between? Please help me, lead me to that unfound "m60"