Hello, I've been lurking this forum for the past weeks and finally decided to join. Of course, it's because I have a question and I know you guys are very helpful. I've been saving up money to buy some headphones and after weeks of research, I decided to go with the Audio-Technica M50s. I listen to many genres of music from Classical to Metal to Funk to Rap to Jazz. My main genre of music is metal though. I listen to most genres of Metal (Power, Death, Hardcore, Symphonic, Melodic Death, Progressive, Trash, etc)
Today I came across a post from 4 years ago where a guy reviews these headphones and says he doesn't recommend them for "Speed Metal" listeners due to the Kick drum sounding "flabby". This is a vital part of the music sadly. Any metal listeners experience this issue with these? The guy who reviewed them mentioned he wasn't much of a Metal head.
Unfortunately, I bought these headphones yesterday before having read this specific review. My question is, is it really THAT bad? Should I not even open these and burn them in? I was considering attempting to return them and buying the Sennheiser HD25-1s. I come from years of having listened to music on cheap headphones. I do have a very nice audio system in my room though. I was also considering just keeping them, and buying the HD25-1s next and switching out between them.
These headphones will be used A LOT. Walking to classes, at home, at the gym, sometimes while sleeping, etc. So, a thorough burn-in is not an issue. I normally listen to my music at a pretty high volume too, so I also bought a portable Fiio E3 Amp to go with this. Mainly to increase volume since I'll be walking around with them often.
Thank you guys for your time.