Why on earth are the M50's recommended more than these?
These sound awesome! Great job on your review and also the pictures. I'm very glad you compared them directly to the M50, so we all know just how well they compete. I also liked the fact you posted pictures of the pads side by side, and also how the M50's pads fit on these. From what I'm reading and what I remember from my old M50, I may just have to snatch up a pair of these. I've been having pangs to buy a closed headphone (most likely the M50 again), but after this review I would probably get this instead. Detachable cable is a bonus as well, especially the shortened length!
How is isolation and leakage compared to the M50? I really want a closed headphone that leaks very little sound.
Thanks Katun! These are fairly new, but I'm spreading the word with no holding back. I, without hesistation, can say these are better than the M50 in every way (unless someone is looking for a "flatter" response). Isolation and leakage are both superior to the M50. In fact, I can't think of any other closed-can that comes close. I can bump my tunes piercingly loud (around 118db), close the cups together, and hear a mild audible tone.