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Did I get a pair of duds or are these the most overrated headphones ever?

post #1 of 24
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Bass is non nonexistent on these ATH-M50s I just got. 

 

I wish I was joking, but they don't sound much better than the Sennheiser HD201 I have. 

post #2 of 24

The pair I tried did have a fair amount of bass but IMO it was not very good quality bass... More of a monotone boomy noise with metallic treble...

post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by ShowerShltter View Post

Bass is non nonexistent on these ATH-M50s I just got. 

 

I wish I was joking, but they don't sound much better than the Sennheiser HD201 I have. 

 

They are duds probably and the most over-rated headphones ever.

 

Both!

 

Sorry about your luck. Hopefully you can return them for a refund.

 

Very best,

post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

 

They are duds probably and the most over-rated headphones ever.

 

Both!

 

Sorry about your luck. Hopefully you can return them for a refund.

 

Very best,

 

Yeah I thought these things would be the best thing since sliced bread since they get so much praise everywhere. Not gonna bother with refund from Amazon. Just gonna take a loss and throw them on eBay. 

post #5 of 24
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Yeah I thought these things would be the best thing since sliced bread since they get so much praise everywhere. Not gonna bother with refund from Amazon. Just gonna take a loss and throw them on eBay. 

Yeah I don't understand why people praise it so much. It really isn't that great.

post #6 of 24

I've never listened to a pair, but im guessing the fakes are now rampant.

 

Looking at the frequency response curve  they (should) have pretty loud bass and sub bass. 

post #7 of 24

I might get a lot of hate for saying this, but i think the M-80's are the more over-rated than the M-50's. I feel the M-50's are atleast worth their price.

post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by Xaborus View Post

I've never listened to a pair, but im guessing the fakes are now rampant.

 

Looking at the frequency response curve  they (should) have pretty loud bass and sub bass. 

Hmmm. Any way to tell if they are fakes?

 

Cause there's just no bass. I'll admit it, I'm a bass junkie, but everyone says these things have quite a bit of bass and I'm just not hearing it. They were purchased from a retailer on Amazon... TMS AUDIO DISTRIBUTION.  

post #9 of 24

Refund it on Amazon, better than being hit with fees and **** if it turns out they are fake and you sold them on ebay.

They're either broken or fake if they have the same amount of bass as a HD201.

post #10 of 24
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Refund it on Amazon, better than being hit with fees and **** if it turns out they are fake and you sold them on ebay.

They're either broken or fake if they have the same amount of bass as a HD201.

Yep I went ahead and requested a return. They screwed up anyways. Ordered a pair of M50 (coiled), but I got the the straights which I absolutely abhor. I really don't know what to say, I'm very disappointed with these cans, IF this is what they truly sound like. I doubt they are fake as I looked on AT's site and TMS is an authorized dealer.   

post #11 of 24
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Yep I went ahead and requested a return. They screwed up anyways. Ordered a pair of M50 (coiled), but I got the the straights which I absolutely abhor. I really don't know what to say, I'm very disappointed with these cans, IF this is what they truly sound like. I doubt they are fake as I looked on AT's site and TMS is an authorized dealer.   

 

Heya,

 

Get some Ultrasone HFI 580's or DJ1's instead.

 

Very best,

post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by ShowerShltter View Post

Hmmm. Any way to tell if they are fakes?

 

Cause there's just no bass. I'll admit it, I'm a bass junkie, but everyone says these things have quite a bit of bass and I'm just not hearing it. They were purchased from a retailer on Amazon... TMS AUDIO DISTRIBUTION.  

TMS audio distributors are legit. Not sure if its a smart scammer changing the name to distribution on amazon though. 

post #13 of 24
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****. 

post #14 of 24

I owned them twice, and never saw what all the fuss was about.  I found them pretty boring.

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Marximus View Post

I owned them twice, and never saw what all the fuss was about.  I found them pretty boring.

Yeah I'm definitely returning them. I keep reading burn them in...I just don't see how that will give me more bass. 

 

I do like the mids and highs on these though. 

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