I have a set of Shure SRH-440 modified with SRH-840 pads(HPAEC840). Lately I've been thinking of picking up a set of the ATH-M50, because some stores are clearing them out, and they can be had for around $100-130. I searched through the forum, and found a few people say there wasn't too much of a difference between the modified SRH-440 and ATH-M50. I found posts saying the SRH-440 had better mids, but the ATH-M50 was better for lower frequency sounds. People were saying the SRH-440 was better for rock or indie music, and the ATH-M50 were better for dance, techno, and rap music.
Can anyone that owns or have tried both sets please provide some feedback?