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Disappointed with the ATH-M50's

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I purchased a pair of ATH-M50's and I was only using a pair of AKG 518 headphones. I don't know if my expectations were too high or they are overrated? The only thing that comes out from songs is the overpowering treble, overshadowed mids and very very weak bass. I can't even hear bass at 20hz. This song has very powerful low bass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FonmhUBsXOY and I can barely hear it on my M50's.

 

The sound doesn't feel alive, the vocals feel very strange. Too much highs i guess. Or am I too used to crappy headphones as the AKG 518 and I don't know what good sound like?

 

Also I'm not using an amp. I'm using my iphone 4s together with 320 kbs mp'3 together with Google Play Music on my iphone.

 

Am I crazy for not going with the Beyerdynamic DT770 80 ohms instead? I haven't tried them either. 

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DT 770's are stellar.

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I purchased a pair of ATH-M50's and I was only using a pair of AKG 518 headphones. I don't know if my expectations were too high or they are overrated? The only thing that comes out from songs is the overpowering treble, overshadowed mids and very very weak bass. I can't even hear bass at 20hz. This song has very powerful low bass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FonmhUBsXOY and I can barely hear it on my M50's.

 

The sound doesn't feel alive, the vocals feel very strange. Too much highs i guess. Or am I too used to crappy headphones as the AKG 518 and I don't know what good sound like?

 

Also I'm not using an amp. I'm using my iphone 4s together with 320 kbs mp'3 together with Google Play Music on my iphone.

 

Am I crazy for not going with the Beyerdynamic DT770 80 ohms instead? I haven't tried them either. 


I think your expectations are much much too high for a $100 headphone. You'll have to move up in price range to even get near what you want.

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