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ATH-M50RD vs ATH-M50s vs ATH-M50WH

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I am interested in purchasing these ATH headphones. However, I am wondering what the differences are (if any) between the different colors of ATH-M50's. I think I like the white ones' looks the best, but are the silver ones a better set of headphones?

 

Also on the subject of ATH phones,are the ATH-PRO500MK2RD's better or worse than ATH-M50's?

 

I already have some great IEMs but am looking for a more comfortable phones that have two features:

  1. no bump the cable and hear it "stethoscope" effect. Mainly due to playing the guitar and singing.
  2. no wearing earplugs feeling. I want to hear a little bit of what's going on around me.
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Originally Posted by MaxSPL View Post

I am interested in purchasing these ATH headphones. However, I am wondering what the differences are (if any) between the different colors of ATH-M50's. I think I like the white ones' looks the best, but are the silver ones a better set of headphones?

 

Also on the subject of ATH phones,are the ATH-PRO500MK2RD's better or worse than ATH-M50's?

 

I already have some great IEMs but am looking for a more comfortable phones that have two features:

  1. no bump the cable and hear it "stethoscope" effect. Mainly due to playing the guitar and singing.
  2. no wearing earplugs feeling. I want to hear a little bit of what's going on around me.

M50s>mk2 for comfort. How well do you want to hear what's going on around you (with or without music)?
As for the stethoscope, you'd probably want a coiled cable version. 

post #3 of 9
THe white anv looks better
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Originally Posted by MaxSPL View Post

  1. no bump the cable and hear it "stethoscope" effect. Mainly due to playing the guitar and singing.

 

I have M50LE which is straight cable and I don't really have a problem with this.

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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

I have M50LE which is straight cable and I don't really have a problem with this.

Thanks for the testimonial. I imagined there would be none on any over the ear models but wanted to check with a local user

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Just got my m50wh and they look pretty sharp.  Like you, I have a decent number of iems, and wanted to try something different.  My only concern with the white version, is that the headphone and the included bag will likely get dirty easily.

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The main difference between the classic M50's vs the new models are the pads, they feel more comfy. 

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Does straight and coiled cable makes any difference in sound quality and character?
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Originally Posted by kore View Post

Does straight and coiled cable makes any difference in sound quality and character?

 

I would think the difference is far from discernible for a human.

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