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post #421 of 746
I don't think it's just newbies recommending the ATH-M50's:


Tyll at InnerFidelity, Wall of Fame:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed

Joker's portables shootout (see summary table at bottom):
http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-104-portable-headphones-reviewed-klipsch-image-one-added-10-02-12

HeadRoom's 10 Best Headphones:
http://www.headphone.com/selection-guide/10-best-headphones.php

CNET's best headphones:
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-headphones/

HeadphoneInfo.com:
http://www.headphoneinfo.com/content/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50-Over-ear-Headphones-Review.htm

Ken Rockwell loves them:
http://kenrockwell.com/audio/audio-technica/ath-m50.htm
post #422 of 746

ITT:

 

We try and find reasons to hate something that we think people like too much

post #423 of 746

Who cares if somebody hates them? That's their prerogative. It may be a silly notion, but whatever...some people can't make it through a day without getting their panties in a bunch over something. I chalk it up to a lack of attention as a child hehe
 

post #424 of 746

^ I seriously dig the Gadsden flag btw - that thing needs to fly in every state imo

post #425 of 746
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Originally Posted by USAudio View Post

I don't think it's just newbies recommending the ATH-M50's:
 

+1. In addition to those "expert" reviews and recommendations, there are the hundreds (thousands?) of owners in this and other forums who have expressed their happiness with the M50. I'm not saying it is a perfect HP, just a very good value for the price.

post #426 of 746

New on the forums! Anyway, just be happy that Audio Technica has sucked up hundreds, if not thousands, of customers from Beats by Dre. These headphones look good in my eyes for a first purchase, so yes, I will be following the hype-train. I would get the Fisher Audio but it looks like it doesn't give me portability, and plus I'm not a big fan on how it looks. I hate judging by looks but - in my age - if you wanna go to the level of walking out with mammoth cans, then doing with style is the way to go! Plus, I like the sound of that bass for my dubstep, hip hop and anything else I feel like throwing at it, whilst keeping the rest of the frequency nice. I been following this thread for bout 20 pages now and I can see loads of people like different headphones, and just wanna say that we all have different tastes, or different ears for that matter, and bashing on each other because of is entertaining to watch, but not the best way to spend time. On topic, I have also been following these headphones for months and they just don't ever seem to die out, or there's something better waiting out there. 

 

To sum up what I said, for people who hate reading paragraphs of babbling.

-M50s take Beats sales = YAY

-M50s look good for my teenage...age

-M50s are here to stay...IMO

post #427 of 746
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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

I disagree with all points.  The M50 is one of the best closed headphones on the market IMO.  We have objective CSD measurements that show it measuring better than the Denon D7000. 

 

The M50 is well balanced in tone and frequency response, it is fairly fast, has little resonance artifacts, has excellent deep bass response and good treble extension.  It's not perfect, it has a bit of bass and treble emphasis, but it's minor and pales compared to the hugely flawed response many other headphones present. 

 

The "M50 backlash" is just as silly as the M50 hype.  Except the M50 hype is actually more accurate. 


Well said. I wonder how many of the naysayers were once yaysayers?

post #428 of 746

Are they suitable for movies ?  I currently use Sennheiser HD600.  

post #429 of 746

Don't think there's much the M50 can do better than a properly amped HD 600. Do you need the isolation?

post #430 of 746

There is no amplifier in this setup.  I thought M50 might be easier to drive by the headphone out of a computer.  

post #431 of 746

How did these get so over-hyped? I don't even own a pair of headphones, so I am a complete noob, yet I know how over-hyped they are.

post #432 of 746
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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

How did these get so over-hyped? I don't even own a pair of headphones, so I am a complete noob, yet I know how over-hyped they are.

They are not over-hyped, they are good headphones. M50S overhyped coming from a guy who lists $5 headphones in his profile does not say much, if at all.

post #433 of 746
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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

How did these get so over-hyped? I don't even own a pair of headphones, so I am a complete noob, yet I know how over-hyped they are.

 

Just because a product is very popular and or successful doesn't mean it's 'over-hyped'.

Often it just means the product is really good, which I think is the situation with the M50's.

Very good headphones; exceptional value.

 

What do you mean by "over-hyped"?

post #434 of 746
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Originally Posted by invalid404 View Post

ITT:

 

We try and find reasons to hate something that we think people like too much

Pretty much.  It was cool to spruik the hell otuta them, now the bandwagon's turned around.

 

Can't wait for the comeback where they become underappreciated classics :P

 

 


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Originally Posted by TheJesusGuy View Post

How did these get so over-hyped? I don't even own a pair of headphones, so I am a complete noob, yet I know how over-hyped they are.

 

No, you know how overhyped a lot of people say they are.  Just like half the people who recommend them have never heard the damn things.  They just know how great they are... because everybody says so.

 

You see how all this starts, now?


Edited by Dragunov-21 - 11/5/12 at 2:27am
post #435 of 746

Here's why the M50s are still #1 in their price range for closed cans:

  1. They sound good. Maybe not the best in their class, but they certainly trade blows.
  2. They *feel* good. Quality of the synthetics, quality of the build, quality of the cables. They're worlds above one of the previous $100 recommendations (Senn HD280 Pro), and they feel a lot nicer than some more expensive cans.
  3. They work with a wide range of genres. They're not as genre-agnostic as some other cans, but for closed cans they are pretty decent.
  4. They're widely available

 

These things just make them easy to recommend, and easy to buy, and easy to live with. I haven't really found the need to purchase a higher end closed can than the M50s since buying them a couple of years ago - anything more and I go for open cans; the M50 has ticked my closed can box and currently has it in a strangle-hold.

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