My Audio Technica M50 headphones arrived yesterday. I previously owned a $40 Sennheiser HD203 and was hoping the $160 M50 would blow me away 4 times! As i had read so many favorable reviews here in head-fi.org. They're even ranked #4 in Over-Ear Headphone category.
Sadly, I was disappointed. A lot actually. They sounded more or less SAME as my Sennheiser HD203! which I had been using for 3 months (extensively, so yeah it's well burned-in) There was only a slight improvement in the audio quality and the bass but it was NOTHING worth $160 at all! I've fired up a couple of bass-heavy trance songs since yesterday and have set my HP in burn-in. I am noticing some quality improvement however it's nothing special, really. All those glorious words used in the reviews seem so fake all of a sudden :(
What am i doing wrong? MY HEADPHONES ARE NOT FAKE. I've ordered them from the official Audio Technica distributor of my country. I'm playing them using my onboard IDT HD audio (laptop) and I've turned off the equalizer and other enhancements. Please help!