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ATH M50s and vocals question

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So after a lot of research and trying out the Sony 7506s, I've come to the conclusion that the M50s are most likely what I'm looking for.  Not an audiophile-but want some solid detail.  I've read so many reviews praising the M50s but I've seen people say that the mids/vocals can be recessed.  Is this true?  I listen to heavier rock so the slightly colored sound is fine with me but I stil  want the vocals to be clear.  Everything about the M50s look geared towards me so I'm curious about the vocals specifically.  I won't be able to listen to them till this weekend or maybe Tuesday depending on Guitar Center's shipments.  Any info on what to expect?

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It wasn't so much that I found the mids recessed as they were covered by the bass. Treble is another problem; too thin to present guitar-based rock.

While at Guitar Center, try SRH840 and also DT770 to compare. Focus on sound more than build as build can be much more easily modded.
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Originally Posted by PortlandMayFire View Post
 

So after a lot of research and trying out the Sony 7506s, I've come to the conclusion that the M50s are most likely what I'm looking for.  Not an audiophile-but want some solid detail.  I've read so many reviews praising the M50s but I've seen people say that the mids/vocals can be recessed.  Is this true?  I listen to heavier rock so the slightly colored sound is fine with me but I stil  want the vocals to be clear.  Everything about the M50s look geared towards me so I'm curious about the vocals specifically.  I won't be able to listen to them till this weekend or maybe Tuesday depending on Guitar Center's shipments.  Any info on what to expect?

Hello,

 

For rocks music, they should be good. If isolation is not an issue, I would go for Grado SR60i instead. The ATH-M50's indeed have a slight v-shape sound. The vocal, specially female's may appear bright to some people. Does sound coloured and grainy to my ears.

 

Hope it helps

Billson 

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I'm still sort of expecting the M50s to be my choice but I'm definitely going to give a few a listening test.  I'll give the Shures a listen.  The DT770s look like a decent amp would be necessary which I'm hoping to avoid.  Just using everyday listening devices-laptop, ipod, phone.


Edited by PortlandMayFire - 2/27/14 at 12:06pm
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Hello,

 

For rocks music, they should be good. If isolation is not an issue, I would go for Grado SR60i instead. The ATH-M50's indeed have a slight v-shape sound. The vocal, specially female's may appear bright to some people. Does sound coloured and grainy to my ears.

 

Hope it helps

Billson 


I've heard those Grados mentioned before but I want an over the ear headphone and those are a little weird looking to me haha

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