After doing a lot of research online and based largely on this sites recommendation, I decided to invest in a pair of ATH M50's. I was looking for a decent pair of headphones that would mostly be used for listening to music/gaming at home, though I play guitar and do a little bit of home recording so would be used for that too. Also, kinda had it in the back of my mind that it would be nice to have a good closed/sealed headphone for travelling or if my wife drags me to another Bon Jovi concert!
I listen to a wide range of music so thought the neutral sound of the M50's would be ideal for my use. However, since receiving them I've been quite surprised at the lack of bass. Having read other reviews, some people even describe them as TOO bassy, however this is certainly not how I would describe them! I'd even go so far as to say my MDR EX85 in ear phones have a warmer, punchier sound.
Now I'm not a 'bass head' by any means, but I do appreciate a punchy sound. For example, listening to Enter Sandman by Metallica, as soon as the drums kick in you expect to feel it but it is simply not there with the M50's.
This is my first 'decent' pair of headphones and perhaps I am expecting too much from what is essentially at the budget end of the market. I'm hoping someone may be able to give me an idea as to whether I may have a faulty pair of phones or if they need a run in period. There was no store near to me so I had to order these online. I want to make sure I've exhausted all options before I send them back at my own expense.
So, do I let them run in? Is what I'm hearing as good as they get? Or are they perhaps faulty? Should my £20 in ear phones really sound bassier than my £130 over ear phones?
Appreciate any responses....