Okay so i finally decided after a pretty long time that i make an account here and ask that, what just simply can't let me live my life.. cuz its just stuck in my head, i must know!
So, as you type "top best" / "best" / "top"/ headphones 2010 - 2011 - 2012 and even for this year 2013, so everywhere the #1 headphone you can buy (the best) is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50.
Or just search for the best headphones on YouTube, and you find a lot people whos says the ATH-M50's is the best. (like the famous Marques Brownle, HeadphoneReviewHQ and so on..)
Now, the ATH-M50 cost around 160$ everywhere, and in my opinion the more expensive, is the more better (except overpriced products which is expensive because of the name like Beats Pro, but i actually never tried them so if you can, please tell something about them).
And theres a couple of them which is above $160 and in the top lists, just like the following ones:
AKG K 701 White
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro (which i heard its very very good, please tell something about them, lot people comparing it to M50)
Sennheiser HD 518 (which is under the cost of the M50 but some people still comparing it to M50)
V-Moda Crossfade M-100
Sony MDR1R (i know the MDR-1R is a pretty famous name because of the bass, but what if we cut the bass to the M50's bass level and just focus on the other sounds?)
And a lot more..like the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 which i just absolute can't understand why is it in the "best ones", at least as i tried it for like 20 minutes, it didnt won my taste..true i used it on Ipad, instead of some amp or anything, but they are just still tottaly mean to me..and the treble is just way too high.. there was no amp or anything so i just tried them on Ipad anyway.
Does anyone heard about HiFiMAN HE-400? Cost almost 400$
Other fact about the Sennheiser Momentum: "Sennheiser, a leading manufacturer of studio and stage microphones, created a limited number of what have been called the best headphones in the world" ("in the world", so hows the M50 the #1? maybe cuz the low price?)
"Another pair of expensive headphones, the ULTRASONE Edition 9 Limited Edition S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Headphones, come with some cool features. The S-Logic natural surround sound takes the sound out of the headphones and into the room around you for a three-dimensional sound similar to a live concert. Less stress is put on your eardrums because pressure is decreases by up to 40% (3-4dB), allegedly reducing the risk of hearing damage.
Ultrasone’s expensive headphones also utilize ULE technology with an MU metal shield that reduces radiation by up to 98%. . The ULTRASONE Edition 9 Limited Edition S-Logic Natural Surround Sound Headphones are certainly a luxury to be had by the most discriminating audiophile. At a retail price of $1499.00, they’d better sound good."
And, it's still not over:
Sennheiser HD 700 for almost a thousand dollar.
And the most expensive and the best (to me at least, cuz the price..probably you already noticed too that crap products are usually cheap, and expensive are usually better, and which is cost more than a thousand...must be good!):
Sennheiser HD800 Over-Ear Circum-Aural Dynamic Premiere Headphone. For more than a thousand dollar. $1,499.95
.: George Massenburg — GRAMMY®-winning engineer & producer :.
“I tried these phones on a few major artists and they all said, ‘WOW these are great.’ We use these phones on all our vocalists.”
.: Al Schmitt — GRAMMY®-winning recording engineer and producer :.
"The M50's seem to be winning hands-down. Everyone that's heard them won't give them back."
.: Tom Schlum — Chief Engineer | Capitol Studios :.
“I am listening to a track right now on the plane through the ATH-M50's. Pretty amazing, the bass depth, even with the ambient noise of a 737 jet engine. Bodes well for recording drums and bass in a one-room studio.”
.: Ian Moore — Singer/songwriter :.
And so on..
So why exactly is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50's is the #1 headphone?
I also heard that the M50's treble are pretty high, i would like to hear something about it.
Thanks you for spend the time to read this, hope you guys liked the thread, i personally spend a lot time to write this so i hope you can give me a honest and true answer reply, how you call so. And don't forget i made this thread only because its stuck in my head in a while, which headphone is the best, so it was not a commercial or a informative review neither, it is still a question, is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 really the best?
Don't forget to comment!
Edited by Mr Kroenig - 8/5/13 at 3:59am