I'd like to listen to music while i'm on the move (35min on my bike to university) and thus the semi-closed semi-portable M50 headphone is perfect (want to hear cars but also using them commuting/at home). The M50 preforms very well in the mids which suits my needs of simple composed guitar/song music, soft rock and classical, and is adequate for the little gaming i excersice. Its durability is unmatched and i find it, in all regards, an anesthetically pleasing equipment though i might be worried it's a little too big for my portable-needs.
- One danish review article of the M50 stated, as the only con, that portable equipment wouldn't serve the M50 justice while i've read several times on this forum, that i can disregard this as a marginal difference. In contraction I've read, to my benefit, that the M50 doesn't require amp (it too, would be marginal). Though, this supports the probability that it's a little overkill for me and my needs to spend 200$ on a HP.
- Currently the XD-53 (not a lot of info on this one, it seems far less popular) is priced 30$ lower than the M50 and i guess i can live with the aesthetics (again a little worried of the size). How does it preform against the M50 (30$ better? :wink: :wink:).
- The HD25-1 II is priced 10$ higher than the ATH-M50. They seem to preform the same but this is smaller and seems more portable.
HD25-1 II: 220$
PS. When i finally get my HP i'll look forward to lurk around these forums a little more; it was quite a treat stumbling upon this little jewel on the internet.
Edited by Magicpants - 1/2/12 at 5:19pm