I've been wanting to get a good pair of headphones to upgrade from my 201's for some time now, and since I'm going to Canada for the summer I'll be able to pick up some ATH phones for cheap. I heard good things about the M50 and that it's good for electro music so it should be good for me. I've got a few questions though:
1) How heavy is the bass? I'd like it to have a bit more bass than the 201's, but not so much that it blocks out mids and highs and the sound is unclear.
To give an idea of how much bass is too much, check the bass on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyJnH3Kj-5A
With my speakers plugged in with the subwoofer on mid-high (x-230) the bass is like BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO which drowns out the rest of the music.
2) Do I need (or is it strongly recommended) that I get a sound card / amp? 99% of the time I'll have the headphones plugged into my computer (stock sound card). I'm already spending a lot on the headphones so I'd prefer not to spend a lot more.
3) How loud are the headphones? My 201's are fairly quiet. When plugged into some devices like my phone (HTC wildfire) or some computers it's not as loud as I would like it to be.
Thanks a lot in advance!