So I got new m50's the other day, and with these being my first real headphones, I was expecting to be really impressed. I wasn't, really. On two different computers, I did a lot of side-by-side comparisons of 320kbps songs and while the m50's do sound better than apple earbuds, they don't by all that much.
Is it normal to experience this? After reading countless reviews on amazon where people are all saying how wow-ed they are and "like listening to your music for the first time again" etc..
Are all these people just easily impressed? Or were they using the older version of apple earbuds? (I was comparing the m50's to the newest version of the apple earbuds that come with iphones.)
I don't believe i got fake ones as i have already read all the threads about the counterfeit ones and i studied mine extremely hard. Everything looked good. I took them apart and they have the right color yellow/gold circuitry. Although, they didn't have the 125DB sticker. I just am paranoid that I got the most well-made fakes ever. I bought them from amazon, but they weren't directly from amazon, they were from a company called "Carolinas". Which is listed as an UNauthorized dealer on the audio technica site.
Basically, I just want to know if it is normal to not be "blown away" by these, after coming from cheap earbuds.