I got my Somic MM163 from China today, and I just realized something... it looks just like the M50 I got yesterday. I mean you can absolutely tell the inspiration was the M50.
Then it got me thinking... maybe it sounds like the M50 too? If it does, then $50 is a sweet deal for a good quality monitor.
I can say up front, that the sound signature is not identical to the M50... BUT, these actually might be more neutral and monitor like. Bass is neutral, but it actually extends pretty deep. The specs say 8hz, and I actually believe it. Nothing seems overextended on the top end. Lots of clarity. Those who crave heavy bass won't like these, but there is some EQ headroom for a little extra if you want it.
Lots of similar design cues here:
So far so good. Like all my other Somic Headphones, I'm liking them quite a bit. They easily sound as good as the M50, just with less midbass.
Edited by bhazard - 11/5/13 at 8:00pm