Having used these several times this week I can't say I'm a huge fan of them either. They're fine headphones I suppose but to be honest I think I'd rather listen to my SkullCandy Hesh cans. They're bassy, and more comfortable. I really don't like how small the cans on these are, but the pad on the headband is really comfy. If this is actually what M50s sound like, I am so glad I ended up with HFi-580s.
M50 don't sound anything like the Kicker/Monoprice. Saying they're an M50 killer or whatever it just nonsense. It's ok if people prefer them over the M50 due to have a better signature for them.
First the ZX700 was the M50 killer, then the HP541..what next?
The Kicker HP541 didn't do anything better than the M50. Just had a ton more bass.Sure..it had forward mids until you heard any kind of bass to go and ruin it..
IMO the M50 is an ALMOST bass heavy studio monitor..the Monoprice headphone makes them look almost very well balanced in comparison..and they almost are...
Now, I'm no hater. I can understand people loving this. I'm sure lots of people dislike my favorites too. I did get the HP541 to sound decent with some mods and new pads. Even an EQ didn't seem to solve my issues with them. I just don't like it's signature, that's all.
Edited by tdockweiler - 9/10/11 at 9:11pm