I do realise they are quite different headphones, however I am a bit lost now..
A little background: I mostly listen to vocal trance and often other electronic/dance music. For me clear vocals are very important as well as to hear all the layers of the electronic music. I also listen to classical music from time to time, mostly piano pieces, such as Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Sometimes, I listen to both older (Led Zeppelin etc) and newer rock and metal.
I never had a proper headphone before, I only have experience with IEMs. I currently use a Sennheiser CX500, which has a quite powerful bass so I am worried the K550 would sound like lacking in the bass department in comparison with my current pair.
I also have a quite smallish head and apparently the K550 is more suited for people with average or slightly larger than average heads.
On the other hand, ATH M50, vocals might not sound as good or just not get as much detail.. And I am not a bass head but bass is still important.
Thanks in advance.
Edited the title to be more descriptive.
And I am open to any suggestion around $200
Edited by LoyalDome - 11/27/13 at 8:17am