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post #886 of 954

Maybe I don't remember how M50 sounded before. I haven't heard a stock M50 for over three month. I wouldn't call it placebo though. 1. the hps aren't even mine. 2. I could tell that the cable they used wasn't high quality. and was expected worse sound quality.

 

I'm not a big cable believer btw. I'm actually against buying any cables that cost +$100.

post #887 of 954

I honestly do not think the M50s sound bad at all. A little too bass heavy for studio use. But if you like  a mid bass boost in your music go ahead with it. For studio I prefer MDR 7506s, 440s, 840 or HD 280s. I actually prefer these studio cans for my music in general.

post #888 of 954
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

Has anyone rewired M50? I'm listening to a rewired one, and it sounds surprisingly good. The mids aren't recessed anymore. The bass is a bit loose though, as with the stock M50.

 

If the recable opens up the midrange a pinch and increases microdetail as well, it can give the impression of "less recessed" mids.  Happens to HD600, too.

I assume that velour pads would be best for bringing out M50's midrange.  It's all about letting the drivers "breathe" more, but that may exacerbate the treble spike a bit more and tame the bass to some extent.

post #889 of 954

:gs1000smile::gs1000smile:

post #890 of 954

They may not be that great but for $150 I still love mine to deaf. I have many other pairs of headphones but the M50s still receive the most head time. They are also reliable as all living heck. Used them in the rain, wind, hot, cold, and just throw them around like nothing. Fantastic piece of kit. 

post #891 of 954

absolutely 100% overrated. I don't get the love for these cans at  all. Instruments come across as extremely crowded and they are lacking in channel separation.  The bass is sloppy and feels to be tuned for effect vs. reproduction. These might blow people away whom are upgrading from Beats or some other low end brand but they are hardly are worth of the praise that you see all over the web.  

For reference I am listening to FLAC through musicbee with a Bifrost DAC and Magni amp.

post #892 of 954
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absolutely 100% overrated. I don't get the love for these cans at  all. Instruments come across as extremely crowded and they are lacking in channel separation.  The bass is sloppy and feels to be tuned for effect vs. reproduction. These might blow people away whom are upgrading from Beats or some other low end brand but they are hardly are worth of the praise that you see all over the web.  

For reference I am listening to FLAC through musicbee with a Bifrost DAC and Magni amp.

Ha ha. Agree with ya.

post #893 of 954
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Originally Posted by browncow View Post
 

absolutely 100% overrated. I don't get the love for these cans at  all. Instruments come across as extremely crowded and they are lacking in channel separation.  The bass is sloppy and feels to be tuned for effect vs. reproduction. These might blow people away whom are upgrading from Beats or some other low end brand but they are hardly are worth of the praise that you see all over the web.  

For reference I am listening to FLAC through musicbee with a Bifrost DAC and Magni amp.

Ha ha. Agree with ya.

100% agree. Use a great FLAC source and a clean amp, they (literally) fart all over your music with their lack of coherence and control and the hissy, strident treble isn't doing them any favors.

post #894 of 954
I Hate these cans
post #895 of 954

It's not that the M50s are bad cans. They're just overhyped and overrated. They'll never reach to the level of beats, but they're just not amazing when you can get better headphones for the same price/not much more/cheaper.

post #896 of 954

They're well-made and reasonably comfortable. The sound is good but not very good, like a lot of others. "Good" is a compliment.

 

Maybe they sell as well as they do because of their price. I suspect that SRH840 and others would sell as well at that price.

 

It's unhelpful that they're over-recommended, as it is when anything is over-recommended (MrSpeakers, maybe HE400).

post #897 of 954

I really like mine, excellent value at the $118 I paid for them. There may now be more options out there, doesn't mean they suddenly start sounding bad.

post #898 of 954
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I really like mine, excellent value at the $118 I paid for them. There may now be more options out there, doesn't mean they suddenly start sounding bad.

I agree, they are not bad headphones, there are just better options out there.
post #899 of 954
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I agree, they are not bad headphones, there are just better options out there.

 

For $118?

post #900 of 954

TBH, there aren't that many options better than M50 at its price range. The reason why I complained about over hype was that M50 was being compared to hps that costed $200. For under $120-130, they are indeed one of the best performers.

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