yes, I guess you're right. I am not an audiophile by any means and M50 sounds better than anything I've used in my life. So I'll just stick with the M50 until it dies. How long do you thing it will last? I only bought these because my Samsung Galaxy earbuds keeps on breaking.
They'll last as long as you care for them. I have a few mates that got them when they first came into production and they still have them in perfect working order. (Perhaps they'll need the occasional ear-pad change every 5 years or so, but that's it)
Haha well played My superior comment is mostly due to the the beyer having a better soundstage and comfort and cleaner presentation with the shure440 is was mostly clairty and detail but the m50 beats the shures out on bass hands down. It could prob be more classed as a flavor change instead of an ungrade to some but for me personally i would say they are an upgrade especally the beyer.
Fair play mate.
I have to admit to never actually hearing the shure440's, but like the M50's, they seem to be quite popular with overwhelming positive reviews. The M50's don't have a great open soundstage, but I think most people who just want a versatile pair of headphones that will last an age will be quite happy them.