On the back of the incredible reviews the Audio Technica ATH-M50s have picked up on Head-Fi, I decided to give them a whirl.
I'm a little baffled as to why they're considered so strong for the price. They're ok, but:
1) The bass seems a little over-emphasised But it isn't the right kind of bass, in that it feels somewhat ill defined..
2) The mids seem recessed to the point that I feel I am missing intended detail and emphasis.
Have to say, compared to the Fischer FA-004s (which is miles cheaper) there's no competition to my ears.
What do you find so strong about the ATH-M50s? Am I missing something?
They're driven by an O2 headphone amp and Xonar Essence as source, so doubt I am.