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M-Audio Full sized Studio Headphones announced @ Namm14

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

So it seems like there's another pro, all be it, entry level, audio brand doing cans. Focals studio headphones have been getting good reviews, and I am keen to see the graphs on both the focal's and the M-audio's.

 

Here's the press release:

Quote:
HDH50 Highlights: 
• Studio-grade quality, tuning, and frequency response 
• High definition 50mm neodymium drivers provide revealing audio detail 
• Robust gunmetal aluminum and steel construction 
• Around-the-ear, closed-back design prevents sound from leaking in or out 
 
“At this show, we are introducing two superb monitoring systems, the M3-6 monitors and 
HDH50 headphones” said JC Sutherland, Product Manager at M-Audio. “The efficient three-way 
design of the M3-6 improves clarity, offers enhanced imaging, and minimizes distortion, and 
does so at an unprecedented value. With the HDH50 headphones, we have created a precision  
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monitoring system that provides isolation from the environment, plus long-term comfort for 
extended studio sessions.” 
 
M3-6 monitors are sold individually, with an estimated street price of $249.99 USD/ 
£199.99/€249.99. HDH50
headphones are available with an estimated street price of $199.99 
USD/ €179.99/ £149.99. 

 
M-Audio will unveil both products in Hall A, Booth 6700, at the 2014 NAMM Show, January 23-
26 in Anaheim, California. For more information, visit: www.m-audio.com/wnamm2014 

 

post #2 of 29

Those look awesome to me.  I'll bite...I love the Q40s and my desktop speakers, so...yeah.  Hopefully they drop soon.  $200 is a nice price point assuming they perform.

post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 

They sure look comfy :D

post #4 of 29

I'm very excited to try these out. Any idea on a release date?

post #5 of 29
Subbed and the big question - who has them on the way?
post #6 of 29
Thread Starter 

Not able to find any release date anywhere. 

 

It's aimed at (aspiring)pro's so gearslutz might get some first impressions a bit earlier when they ship.

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post #8 of 29

Anyone noticed these are rebadged AKAI headphones? Probably differences in sound, but since AKAI and M-Audio are both owned by InSound, its understandable why they did this.


BTW these are the older model, AKAI has come out with an updated design.

post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by phillie86 View Post
 

Anyone noticed these are rebadged AKAI headphones? Probably differences in sound, but since AKAI and M-Audio are both owned by InSound, its understandable why they did this.


BTW these are the older model, AKAI has come out with an updated design.

 

... You sir just derailed my hype train... my interest in these has dropped...

 

still interested, if M Audio can do to those headphones what Dan did to the T50RP we might b in for a treat

post #10 of 29

Sonova...

post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

... You sir just derailed my hype train... my interest in these has dropped...

 

still interested, if M Audio can do to those headphones what Dan did to the T50RP we might b in for a treat

 

Hawaiibadboy has the Akai version in Japan and says it is not a classic basshead phone..................I hope the M-Audio version we get our hands on IS a thumper. 

 

Still don't know when it will be available in the US.  Anyone? 

post #12 of 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Akai are gorgeous but they are studio cans. M Audio says "High Definition" on the cups. The reps said they were basically the same. 

post #13 of 29

:popcorn: 

 

 

Edit:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillie86 View Post
 

Anyone noticed these are rebadged AKAI headphones? Probably differences in sound, but since AKAI and M-Audio are both owned by InSound, its understandable why they did this.


BTW these are the older model, AKAI has come out with an updated design.

 

Actually, the second pic is a different can:

link1

and

link2

respectively.


Edited by Mad Max - 3/19/14 at 9:25pm
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

:popcorn: 

 

 

Edit:

 

 

Actually, the second pic is a different can:

link1

and

link2

respectively.

 

 

 

No offense but I just posted several pics of the one and only new Akai. ...I own it...it's mine....why do folks keep posting pics of discontinued cans :blink:

 

M-Audio is a re brand of this. It's studio. It's build quality is outstanding. It's like art in hand. It has a response close to flat...cuz it's studio. These are not basshead cans. The words "High Definition Audio" stamped on the cup of the M-Audio is exactly what Akai gave me. I LOVE them.

 


Edited by Hawaiibadboy - 3/19/14 at 11:20pm
post #15 of 29
That's great! How much did u pay for it?
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