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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

its probably a troll.

 

I think that he's a 5 year old ATH-M50 fanboy trapped in a man's body.

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in the top 10 headphones, 6 models are out of production. in the top 5 headphones 4 models are out of production. can someone explain me where the industry is going really?

The industry is actually really excellent right now because the OOP flagships were extremely shortlived models, short-lived products meant to impress and really showcase the company.  But they were always difficult to obtain and even more difficult to afford.  Most great headphones today cost a lot less and have been in production for much longer.

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I FIND THE LACK OF THE ATH-M50 VERY UN-SATISFYING AND IRRITATING, THIS HEADPHONE SHOULD BE ALL THE WAY UP THERE IN THE LIST. You have no taste!

 

The ATH-M50 is like a wonderful headphone actually.  I've used it in the studio when its available.  It's not my absolute favorite studio choice, but its a good one.  It wouldn't fair very high on this list, not because it's bad, but its just a different type of headphone, but at the same time, headphones like the KAM HP1 or the Ultrasone HFI-700 are not necessarily on a totally different level.  

However, in the sense that Audio Technica has seemingly innumerable choices that they offer at a higher price point, the M50 is sorta like a Toyota Camry in a list where Audio Technica has many Lamborghini models to offer.


Edited by DavidMahler - 5/17/13 at 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by steve2151 View Post

Keep in mind that you are referring to limited release flagships that cost $1800 (SR Omega), $4000 (R10) and $16000 (Orpheus) 1990s' dollars. Given inflation, those would all cost nearly double that in 2013.

If you think of it that way, I suppose that the $5000 SR-009 and $5000 BHSE represent progress.

Excellent points, Steve!
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I will always be a fan of the M50. It was my first real closed audiophile headphone, and still among my faves. For their price point, you can't ask for much more out of a closed headphone. It's easy to drive, seals quite well, is very comfy after some stretching and is well balanced with just enough added fun for fledging audiophiles.

I think it gets a lot of hate because of it's popularity. People love to hate on what's popular.
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But the actual physical review of the Rev. 2 I've had done for a few days now.  I will get the Rev.2 review put in there asap.

Oh, man! As an owner of the LCD-2 Rev. 2, I'm thrilled to read this. Really looking forward to reading your thoughts. Thanks again for this magnificent thread and all if the time and energy that you have expended to create and maintain it. It is my new favorite! :-)
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However, in the sense that Audio Technica has seemingly innumerable choices that they offer at a higher price point, the M50 is sorta like a Toyota Camry in a list where Audio Technica has many Lamborghini models to offer.

 

I still have an AT that my father actually used in his youth, the build quality is just amazing for the money indeed.


Edited by musiclife - 6/8/13 at 9:38am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I will always be a fan of the M50. It was my first real closed audiophile headphone, and still among my faves. For their price point, you can't ask for much more out of a closed headphone. It's easy to drive, seals quite well, is very comfy after some stretching and is well balanced with just enough added fun for fledging audiophiles.

I think it gets a lot of hate because of it's popularity. People love to hate on what's popular.

+1. It's prohibitive for David to review just about every headphone there is and that's just fine. 

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But what if high-end cans were truly available to the masses at a cheap price?

 

Then that truly would be what I call progress. wink.gif 

 

I think your concerns are misplaced.

 

--Jerome

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I will always be a fan of the M50. It was my first real closed audiophile headphone, and still among my faves. For their price point, you can't ask for much more out of a closed headphone. It's easy to drive, seals quite well, is very comfy after some stretching and is well balanced with just enough added fun for fledging audiophiles.

I think it gets a lot of hate because of it's popularity. People love to hate on what's popular.

+1 M50 is a great portable headphone with nice balanced sound
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Then that truly would be what I call progress. wink.gif

 

I think your concerns are misplaced.

 

--Jerome

 

Either that or my tongue_smile.gifwallet!

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Have had the Mad Dogs before and am auditioning the Paradox headphones by LFF right now. I am also recieving a demo pair of LCD-3's from Burson Audio. Would you still recommend getting the HE-400's? I love both the Mad Dogs and the Paradox. So maybe the HE-400? 


Having not heard either the Mad Dogs or the Paradox, I can't be sure how the HE-400 compares, but I do think it compliments the HD650 and DT880 very nicely!

 

If you're getting an LCD3 why bother with an HE400 confused.gif

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If you're getting an LCD3 why bother with an HE400 confused.gif

 

Yeah, why not get HD800 or LCD-3 / HE-6 only...

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Have had the Mad Dogs before and am auditioning the Paradox headphones by LFF right now. I am also recieving a demo pair of LCD-3's from Burson Audio. Would you still recommend getting the HE-400's? I love both the Mad Dogs and the Paradox. So maybe the HE-400? 


Having not heard either the Mad Dogs or the Paradox, I can't be sure how the HE-400 compares, but I do think it compliments the HD650 and DT880 very nicely!

 

If you're getting an LCD3 why bother with an HE400 confused.gif

Loaner pair from Burson. I'm auditioning them with the Soloist SL and LCD-3.

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Loaner pair from Burson. I'm auditioning them with the Soloist SL and LCD-3.

 

That is a combination I'd be interested in reading about.  Plus perhaps other amps....

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Amazing post!!! Where would you put AKG K3003 and Beyerdynamic T5p on your list?

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