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post #1 of 12
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So money is tight and I'm trying to find the best deal on the M50's. The cheapest price I have found so far is for $110 at soundprofessionals here.

 

I would simply buy it at the soundprofessionals website had I not read somewhere that they sell the coiled cable version only. It doesn't say whether or not it is coiled, and if I search for M50 on their website it only has other options that cost much more. 

 

So my question to you is: How long is the coiled cable exactly? On Amazon they say 1.2m - 3m in the description. This makes no sense to me does this mean 3m stretched out and 1.2m normally? 3m = nearly 10 feet but doesn't a coiled cable tug a little bit when you pull on it? I can see that being a problem.

 

Yes, I do need a 10 feet cable. I watch movies on my bed which is about 10 feet away from my computer.

 

 

Okay while writing this I had an epiphany, let's say I buy a jack extender will there be any interference such as static? :p

post #2 of 12

well i have the coiled version, i prefer this over the straight version. I really never measured how long the cable is, but its good enough to keep my player in my pocket and go on a jog.

post #3 of 12
Have you checked the FS section of the forum? You might be able to find something if you don't mind used or possibly modded (removable cable mod would be useful for you).

My guess is that the length is as you said, coiled and straightened length. That or an extender is included.

Coiled cables will without a doubt tug. With long periods uncoiled it will also eventually stop coiling itself. If whatever you are plugging into is not fixed and is easily moved with a bit of applied pressure you're going to need that extender.

I personally don't experience interference or static with an extender. Should be fine.
post #4 of 12

Here you go: http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50s-SPECIAL

 

I used to own the coiled M50's, and yes, the cable was 1.2m coiled and 3m stretched. The coil eventually started to uncoil itself, and it became impossible to recoil it over time. Now I have the straight cable version and it's perfect. The cable is more than long enough and if I want to listen to the M50's on the go I can just tie up the excess. You can get a detachable cable with your order from Sound Professionals or if you decide you want it later on, you can send your M50's back to them and they will install the cable.

post #5 of 12

I just checked the Sound Professionals site.  The code, when entered: ATH-M50s doesn't apply, and the pop-up message indicates the code is invalid.   However, their UPS ground shipping for me is also nearly $15.00.

 

I think there is another, and better deal from Guitarcenter.com, where it the ATH-M50s headphones are $120.37.  Plus, on their main page, there is a coupon code for $20.00 off of a $99.00 or larger purchase.  Finally, their shipping is free - no minimum purchase required.  Getting these for $100.37 before any tax (if applied) is an excellent deal, and I suspect probably the best deal on these to date.  I'm going to purchase mine locally when more stock arrives at my nearby store tomorrow.  I'll pay $5.00 in tax, but then I'll have them immediately, too.

 

Also, for the original poster, keep in mind the model is the ATH-M50s on Sound Professionals as well as Guitar Center.  This model, with the "s" reflects that it is the straight cable version and not the coiled cable version.  The coiled cable version runs about $10.00 more from the  Guitar Center.
 

Enjoy !!

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

I just checked the Sound Professionals site.  The code, when entered: ATH-M50s doesn't apply, and the pop-up message indicates the code is invalid.   However, their UPS ground shipping for me is also nearly $15.00.

 

I think there is another, and better deal from Guitarcenter.com, where it the ATH-M50s headphones are $120.37.  Plus, on their main page, there is a coupon code for $20.00 off of a $99.00 or larger purchase.  Finally, their shipping is free - no minimum purchase required.  Getting these for $100.37 before any tax (if applied) is an excellent deal, and I suspect probably the best deal on these to date.  I'm going to purchase mine locally when more stock arrives at my nearby store tomorrow.  I'll pay $5.00 in tax, but then I'll have them immediately, too.

 

Also, for the original poster, keep in mind the model is the ATH-M50s on Sound Professionals as well as Guitar Center.  This model, with the "s" reflects that it is the straight cable version and not the coiled cable version.  The coiled cable version runs about $10.00 more from the  Guitar Center.
 

Enjoy !!

Wow, thanks so much. Seriously.

post #7 of 12

i have a question about coiled cables... how do you get rid of the bent marks on the coiled part?? when they come in the box, they are squished and they have the bent parts and those parts arent naturally coiled

post #8 of 12

After I while of use and just letting the cable lay flat, the bends dissapear

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by twg1996 View Post

i have a question about coiled cables... how do you get rid of the bent marks on the coiled part?? when they come in the box, they are squished and they have the bent parts and those parts arent naturally coiled

 

time and keeping them in a neutral or slightly stretched position.


Edited by mangel312 - 2/2/13 at 9:34am
post #10 of 12
quote name="mangel312" url="/t/642827/m50s-coiled-cable#post_9120055"]time and keeping them in a neutral or streched position.
[/quote]does that really get it away? I case I heard coiled cables become more or less straight cables if you keep them stretched for the too long...
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by twg1996 View Post

quote name="mangel312" url="/t/642827/m50s-coiled-cable#post_9120055"]time and keeping them in a neutral or streched position.
[/quote]does that really get it away? I case I heard coiled cables become more or less straight cables if you keep them stretched for the too long...



I was referring to the bent parts and those parts aren't naturally coiled in your previous question.

I should have said slightly stretched position.
As for making a coiled cable straight, idk. Never tried or wanted to.

post #12 of 12
Yeah they will naturally unbend themselves.

And yes after a long while of constantly unstretching they will lose some of the tight coiling base on my experience.
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