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The M50 is not immersive at all. It's sound stage is smaller than the HTF600.
If you want a more immersive headphone in the $200ish range, that is closed back, consider the Ultrasone HFI 580, Ultrasone PRO 750, Beyer DT770.
1. The HFI580 is bassier with more of a "V" signature. The HFI780 is more balanced.
2. I think most headphones sound as good as the M50, or more appropriately, the M50 sounds like many other headphones. The HTF600 has a better sound stage and otherwise sounds good enough that I wouldn't bother with an M50 at all. The only thing the M50 does better frankly is that it's build quality is higher, it's a more durable headphone. But it's not worth $120~160 at all. I would say it's worth $80 based on construction, and $30~50 based on actual audio performance. But that's just my take on it. Obviously a lot of people who have very limited headphone pallets think the M50 is the audio god's gift to creation. Me, I think it's a mediocre over-hyped headphone that I wasted money on to learn the expensive way.