Since it's not a real product, no use of making a thread haha
M100 vs XS - M100 is better but the m50 wins as it is neutral. I guess you could tweak the M100 to be neutral if wanted.
Sound wise, it depends what you listen to. I'd rather go with V-Moda but wouldn't mind ATH. Both great companies with great sound.
M50s do you make you look like a helicopter pilot, though.
well remember the m50s weren't really intended for portable use, their for studio use like the vmodas which was their main target population.
i'm not even entirely sure how the ath50 got into the portable world, their great sounding and credit them.
i mean but i'm surprised a pair "studio headphones" gained such a following in the portable world. especially since their cable is soo annoying long (if you get the straight cable u need to tie it up in a rubber band--> not the most appealing thing to walk around with) the coiled cable is heavy and even coiled up its quite long for "portable use"
its only now that audio technica decided to make more "portable features" like the detachable cables (and 3 included lengths)