Hi everyone, I bought the ATH-M50 white headphones on Amazon for $135 and received them today (hell of a price! They're even cheaper now I think, priced at $127). The reasoning for buying these was because I wanted a good sound experience from my computer for my music and games and casual use. The only other pair of headphones I have is the Beats By Dre Studio headphones which I adore..
Everyone told me the ATH-M50s BLEW THE BEATS OUT OF THE WATER, so naturally I was excited because again, I love by Beats Studios, it's just that they require batteries (however the battery life on them is very good but I don't want to waste it because I use them when I'm not at home). I plug my M50s into my computer, try out a track and expect to have an eargasm of clarity and I was kinda like "Is this it? ._." everything felt flat.. nothing really stood out other than I could hear adlibs a little more clearly. I'm not an audiophile, I just like to experience my music. The Beats Studios made me experience my music in a different way, a much more fun way that made me go and listen to all my favorite albums because the bass they delivered felt amazingggggg, but I knew that this was artificial and I was curious if the M50s would make me experience my music a different way and so far, it hasn't.
I feel like a part of me needs to be desensitized from my Beats, maybe I was expecting too much due to the hype. I mean, you literally can NOT find a Youtube video reviewing the Beats By Dre headphones without seeing comments like "ATH-M50 >>> Beats".
So I'm wondering, to the M50 owners on here, did you experience a much different sound once you burned your headphones in? And would you recommend me using a virtual EQ (or whatever it's called that lets you change the sound settings on your headphones)? If so, what's the name of a good one? What settings would you recommend?
These M50 headphones are beautiful and I can tell they will last me, I don't regret my purchase because I needed a pair of headphones for home use.
wooo ric flair