Originally Posted by mpawluk91
How does the m500 sound with speed metal? The amperior's are VERY hard to beat when it comes down to fast complex tunes. Only my grado sr325is does metal better
The drivers are very quick on the m500s! I'd say they are above the amperiors on the attack, bass is really fantastic on these things with a similar mid bass that we are aware of with the amperiors that extend to the lower end very well (surprising for an on ear headphone), the treble is my favourite thing about the m500s, it feels like the singer is in front of me! it's very detailed and smooth compared to the amperiors.
The only downfall is that the m500 don't have the clamp force the amperiors have which can be a good thing to others, I have a large head so they sit nice on me but if you have a small head you may find it a challenge to wear. The build quality is top notch, soft leather and beautiful aluminum band.
32gb iPhone 5s
2013 MacBook Pro latest model
Tracks played at 320 kbps:
Dragon Force - Through the fire and flames
Foo Fighter - All my life
Overall, I find that the m500s to sound more lively compared to the amperiors but keep in mind this is my opinion, others may not feel the same. I've done a lot of research and was hesitant about purchasing the m500 but after owning and loving the amperior for almost a year, I found that the m500 is simply amazing. I hear that with amplification they sound even better which is on my next thing to do!
*side note if you listen to classical music, the m500 are not for you but I don't listen to it so its the perfect headphone for me.