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post #211 of 640
Slightly better... I knew it all along. Btw, the ATH-M50X is cheaper than the ATH-M50 in my country, even when both are at their original prices
post #212 of 640
Modified ATH-M50X for 3.5 mm cables:

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Sound is great, adapter seems to be good quality. FYI, I bought the adapter off amazon and not the ebay link I provided, but ebay is 1/3 the cost and it appears to be the exact same adapter.

Overall, nice and clean, but the supplied cables no longer work. However, the cables could be modified with a nice switchcraft 3.5 mm barrel cable termination or an additional adapter could be used.

Hope this helps someone else.
post #213 of 640
Anyone wants a showstopper?
post #214 of 640
Singaporeans, u shld all know the Star Performing Arts Centre, the one built by New Creation Church, which i happen to attend. If u dont know, it is linked to buona vista mrt station. There is a shop in there that is selling the yamaha pro 400 for just SGD 299, and the pro 500 is slightly above SGD 300. These yamaha headphones are no longer expensive!
post #215 of 640
This is even cheaper than the official yamaha price in singapore!!!!
post #216 of 640

Or if you want to try a compatible upgrade cable without gluing in an adapter, there's the FiiO/Oyaide HD598 cable.  The M50x headphone connector looks to be around the same proportions.

post #217 of 640

This FiiO/Oyaide HD598 cable Mad Max mentioned isn't a bad idea, but it still doesn't help if you want to connect a 6-inch cable to an iPod shuffle clipped to your collar or an inline mic cable for the Xbox One or PS4, like the Vmoda Boompro.  This nice FiiO/Oyaide HD598 cable is also $65 and basically the same thing as the cables that already came with the headphones.  Audio Technica will be selling replacement cables as well, starting in May, unless their parts department was lying to me.

 

Also, just a side note, you don't have to hot glue the adapter in the socket.  It works fine if you just plug it in and then you can also still use the cables that came with the headphones minus the locking functionality.  Because I have plenty of 3.5 mm cables, and want the 2.5mm jack on the headphones to last as long as possible, I hot glued the adapter so it could be removed/replaced later, if necessary, but would generally remain in the headphones as a permanent part.  If the adapter wears out, a quick twist with a pair of pliers will be all it takes to remove it.  I also suspect that if I trimmed the excess hot glue, most people could not tell it is not like this from the factory.  It looks very clean other than the touch of glue.

 

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post #218 of 640
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Originally Posted by Ajarjay View Post
 

This FiiO/Oyaide HD598 cable Mad Max mentioned isn't a bad idea, but it still doesn't help if you want to connect a 6-inch cable to an iPod shuffle clipped to your collar or an inline mic cable for the Xbox One or PS4, like the Vmoda Boompro.  This nice FiiO/Oyaide HD598 cable is also $65 and basically the same thing as the cables that already came with the headphones.  Audio Technica will be selling replacement cables as well, starting in May, unless their parts department was lying to me.

 

Also, just a side note, you don't have to hot glue the adapter in the socket.  It works fine if you just plug it in and then you can also still use the cables that came with the headphones minus the locking functionality.  Because I have plenty of 3.5 mm cables, and want the 2.5mm jack on the headphones to last as long as possible, I hot glued the adapter so it could be removed/replaced later, if necessary, but would generally remain in the headphones as a permanent part.  If the adapter wears out, a quick twist with a pair of pliers will be all it takes to remove it.  I also suspect that if I trimmed the excess hot glue, most people could not tell it is not like this from the factory.  It looks very clean other than the touch of glue.

 

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dVLRBkR.jpg

 

 Just noticed the link for the adapter didn't take for some reason.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Exclusives%C2%AE-Adapter-Converter-Headphone-Earphone/dp/B00CXX8748/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397505877&sr=8-2&keywords=2.5+mm+male+to+3.5+mm+female

 

This is the adapter I bought.  It fit the socket perfectly.  Just had to ream out the socket with a 1/4inch drill bit to remove the locking nubs.  (Be careful to not get debris in the 2.5 mm jack!)

 

I have found a very similar adapter on Ebay for 1/3rd the price and free shipping.  Probably worth looking into.

 

http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CxShDNUBMU__1A8LKyQGy64HAD4HpwdIEse7OtZMBmd6Uy5UCCAkQBCDezc8eKA5Q0ab7ov3_____AWDJxoiHzKPEF8gBB6oEJ0_Q1fSfoOGJ2e_IAY7-JTekRRYCZ07LZkEwm0kVbAYAyjFshwj9EsAFBaAGJoAH24COFZAHAeAShuPN1LjUl8eAAQ&sig=AOD64_26zWsEahx0l8vArAfUB5ZQqj4l1w&ctype=5&rct=j&frm=1&q=&ved=0CKMEENgpMAM&adurl=http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-117182-37290-0/2%3Fmtid%3D1588%26kwid%3D1%26crlp%3D39615971649_324272%26itemid%3D281228211665%26targetid%3D74514247449%26rpc%3D0.11%26rpc_upld_id%3D28669%26device%3Dc%26mpre%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fitm%252Flike%252F281228211665%253Flpid%253D82%26adtype%3Dpla

post #219 of 640

anyone else here think vocals lack a touch of body and can sound nasal sometimes? I think the bass is great, right amount of punch and solid in upper bass, and more fluid down low, good texture. But above the bass they get a little thin especially on some poor rock tracks it gets annoying sometimes. I heard this X is warmer compared to original M50 but I think it is slightly tilted towards analytical. My K267 Tiesto in comparison seems to have a more polite sound with only a bit of sub bass lift, vocals sound more natural with more body, treble is similar, slightly softer.

 

Overall it feels like to me that M50X gains its stage by slight recess from after bass to female vocals? they sound W shaped to me. I love it for mobile use, it is very exciting and engaging but for longer periods infront of the computer the sound of the K267 with its sound 2 rows further back sounds somewhat more sophisticated to my ears.

post #220 of 640
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Originally Posted by Blinxat View Post

anyone else here think vocals lack a touch of body and can sound nasal sometimes? I think the bass is great, right amount of punch and solid in upper bass, and more fluid down low, good texture. But above the bass they get a little thin especially on some poor rock tracks it gets annoying sometimes. I heard this X is warmer compared to original M50 but I think it is slightly tilted towards analytical. My K267 Tiesto in comparison seems to have a more polite sound with only a bit of sub bass lift, vocals sound more natural with more body, treble is similar, slightly softer.

Overall it feels like to me that M50X gains its stage by slight recess from after bass to female vocals? they sound W shaped to me. I love it for mobile use, it is very exciting and engaging but for longer periods infront of the computer the sound of the K267 with its sound 2 rows further back sounds somewhat more sophisticated to my ears.

Yes, vocals lack a bit. I wish they were a bit more forward
post #221 of 640

Just ordered mine in white ... not many people mentionned the white version but I think it looks great and different than my other headphones. I hope the pads aren't smaller than the black version as someone stated. Really looking forward to test those. Read a lot of things about them and curious to hear it now ! 

post #222 of 640
Lol i stated that based on the promotional pic. Just compare the earpad size.
post #223 of 640

Yeah I saw that too ... oh well I will wait until i receive it to complain !  ;). Maybe I will be quite pleased with it !

post #224 of 640

XD

post #225 of 640
I wont need to complain finally ... ! Awesome product. Received today and listened to them for like an hour or two and I am impressed. Comfort is there and good sound too ! Different than my other cans and quite good ! They look pretty classy in white by the way. Thumbs up !
Edited by dieslow - 4/16/14 at 9:06pm
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