Well I disagree that it's special for the price of 150 USD. I don't think it's fair to say that because you don't prioritize soundstage, that makes it a great value. It might for you, but I think generally speaking at the 150 price point most cans have to sacrifice something to do another thing well. I think it's clear that the M50 definitely makes some sacrifices to produce it's great sound. The value of the M50 is average. It's not bad, but it's not a very special headphone in my mind. I'm glad that you can enjoy it though. I suppose for those whom it suits perfectly it must seem like a phenomenal value. I think at that point you can get the FR and signature close the M50 and a better stage though. Either way I still recommend them to some people if I know their tastes well enough. It's not like I don't enjoy music when I use them.
I see what you are saying, but since I guess I've seen nearly most of the videos, it's easy for me to understand because I believe the m50 is an older review when he had experienced less quantity of headphones. Less reference material. I mean in the beginning he started out saying he thought beats by dre sounded great, and then did a complete reverse into "do not buy beats, do not buy monster products" because he educated himself. This is much better than being stubborn, and of course everyone has to start from something. The m50 review is still helpful for newbies and I doubt his initial impressions warrant a re review or removing the video all together. I'd say they're good enough for his general audience, and presented in a much more pleasant and not overwhelming like head fi can be. Probably not as well suited to very informed head fi members since I think nearly everyone here is too familiar with the M50 more than nearly any other headphone. I'm sure if he's around he's much more informed on his own material than me though :)
Edited by Llloyd - 4/30/12 at 12:58am