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Ive been away from this thread for awhile because of jamaicas performance at the olympics cool.gif but im back , hope you guys didnt miss me too much 

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Originally Posted by N8RV View Post

One day later, I have to say I'm not impressed.
Shame. I was sort of rooting for them.

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You can burn these until the cows come home it aint going to get any better!!

 

Alex

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The majority of people are very happy with them, some don't care for them, and some get off on trashing them due to a giant black hole in their lives - typical responses to a good product in this day and age.
 

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Lets weigh the pro and cons of the athm50 shall we 

Pros                      Cons

*                           *recessed mids(i think mids is the most apparent frequency in a song so big fail there) 

                            *poor soundstage 

                            *boomy bass (i thought these were studio monitors but i got the sony xb series cousin)

                            *unforgiving on recordings (hope it forgives me for selling them)

                            *uncomfortable for long sessions (good allrounder?, well cant watch much videos with these for too long)

                            *cant badmouth these "perfect" headphones or the fanboys will come down on me with the thor hammer 

 

thats all for now 

oh just fill in the pros part for me someone 


Edited by XxDobermanxX - 8/9/12 at 6:59pm
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

The majority of people are very happy with them, some don't care for them, and some get off on trashing them due to a giant black hole in their lives - typical responses to a good product in this day and age.
 

lol beat by dre would love your statement 

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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

lol beat by dre would love your statement 


These can be had for 1/3 of the cost and are appreciated by many experienced headphone enthusiasts, unlike Beats. Apples and oranges, troll.

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Guys chill. Seriously. Why do some of you feel the need to impose your opinion on others?

Sure the M50s arent perfect but they are a good all-rounder in the sense that they have good build, a decent sq and are not bad looking and dont need an amp.

I personally did not like the sq of the M50 but thats just due to my preferences.
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

Lets weigh the pro and cons of the athm50 shall we 

Pros                      Cons

*                           *recessed mids(i think mids is the most apparent frequency in a song so big fail there) 

                            *poor soundstage 

                            *boomy bass (i thought these were studio monitors but i got the sony xb series cousin)

                            *unforgiving on recordings (hope it forgives me for selling them)

                            *uncomfortable for long sessions (good allrounder?, well cant watch much videos with these for too long)

                            *cant badmouth these "perfect" headphones or the fanboys will come down on me with the thor hammer 

 

thats all for now 

oh just fill in the pros part for me someone 


Why do I feel like i'm just reading youtube comments in here now?

 

You completely ignore the idea that some people prefer a slightly V-shaped signature. I don't. That doesn't exactly make the headphone bad. Funny how the people who claim the M50 is so bad due to it's signature go on to suggest the DT-770 Pro 80 or HFI-580.

 

The M50's mids of the white boxed version are not that badly recessed. The bass is much better controlled with a decent amp. Sounds like you had the old version like I had. Even the soundstage improves with a good computer DAC and amp.

 

OK, so you don't like it's signature? Big deal. Move on and find something else. Don't make a big deal out of it .I must go through a ton of headphones before I find something I like.

 

Maybe you're one of those people who thinks there must possibly be a headphone that's perfect for everyone. I sure wish this was true. What's good to you is not good to me.

 

People have a specific sound signature they like, different ears and listen to different genres. I wish there was a perfectly neutral headphone that everyone could like, but so far this hasn't happened. It doesn't help that nobody ever agrees on if a headphone is really neutral or not. I've yet to hear a perfectly flat headphone. Wasn't the K240, V6, Q701, K601 or HD-600. Maybe i'll hear one eventually. I was thinking maybe the DT-250 250. I hope it is..

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Isn't the DT48 supposed to be as flat as they come?
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Isn't the DT48 supposed to be as flat as they come?


I don't think so, but maybe. Not even sure why that thing has such goofy measurements. That's one headphone i've been wanting to try out forever. Too bad they're still $399 new and being discontinued this year.

I imagine i'd love it, but maybe not.

 

The HD-280 is supposed to be fairly flat except for some recession in the mid-bass (I believe).

 

I don't even think the HD-600 sounds flat to me. The HD-580 actually sounds more balanced to me.

 

What's amusing is that I once had a DT-770 600 that was the most neutral headphone I ever heard. Yeah, the DT-770!! No V-shape or tons of treble and bass. This was a bass light version (only compared to the DT-770 600 bass heavy version). I saw another post from someone getting a pair that sounded just like mine. Wish I still had that. I think everyone in the world expect the DT-770 to be V-shaped.

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I WANTED the balanced DT770/600. Instead, I got one that sounded like the XB500 on steroids.
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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

We explained this to rythmdevils in the other forum and he could barely answer, he posted the chart in the forum titled "athm50 overated?" rythmdevils posting charts wont explain why the mids are recessed , the bass bommy. also not everyone knows flac or high quality formats so why recommend a noobie who has low bitrate mp3 on average the m50 when the headphone is so darn unforgiving(makes the song sound horrible)? 

He is trying to prove how the m50s are better than the pro 900s....I mean, come on. Pro 900 are a lot more forgiving than m50 and sound a lot better.

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Originally Posted by XxDobermanxX View Post

Ive been away from this thread for awhile because of jamaicas performance at the olympics cool.gif but im back , hope you guys didnt miss me too much 

oh we missed you. lol

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Forgiving? Are you serious? The Pro 900 is RUTHLESS on less than master quality audio. It's also a lot more metallic sounding on the treble, and a LOT more midbass heavy. It sounds better if you want a very bright, very mid bass heavy headphone. The M50 is downright polite next to the pro 900. The Pro 900 is VERY V shaped.

I love both, BTW, but that comparison is absolutely STUPID. Not to mention the Pro 900 costs about 3x as much.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/9/12 at 8:50pm
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