Hi there folks.
I added a TL;DR section at the bottom for those who don't want the entire story.
I'm new to Head-Fi and I did search but did not find anything that could clear this up.
I used to use a pair of Senheisers HD500 (not sure on the exact model) and they served me well but the cable ended up torn and I feared that they might stop working and I would be left with crummy laptop speakers, just as when my first pair of HD500s died on me.
I had no way to try many headphones and so I kinda went with what seemed like a safe and good option, I got the Audio Technica M50. In general, I like them. Strange to come to a closed headphone after years with an open pair but I'm adjusting and they do seem to get more spacious with use - or maybe that is just me.
One thing that is still annoying me is the cable - it makes me a bit uneasy as I'm using it with the Surface Pro and so I tend to move a bit. Had the cable snag on a desk the other day, made my heart skip a beat or two... I'm scared of breaking it and so I'm kinda pampering the damn cable.
As good as the M50 is, I wonder if there isn't a decent bluetooth alternative at a similar price level. Heard good things about some weird options, like the Creative WP-350 (which people where rating higher than the Senheisers, surprising to say the least). Any suggestions? Or should I just stay with the M50? If the sound quality compromise is too high I'll just stick with the M50.
Is there a bluetooth alternative to the ATH-M50 or should I just stay with it? Is the M50 cable strong enough to me last a long while or will it flake out?
EDIT: I prefer over-the-ear designs.
Edited by OttoRobba - 3/20/13 at 4:48am