Originally Posted by zunehdrocks
The only problem is the sub bass roll off according to frequency response graphs. It wouldn't work well with electronic music.
Headroom is completely wrong in freq. response, but innerfidelity is correct, look at the latter's graph. The M50s have a strange and inaccurate bass, but the 440s sound good to me. They have plenty of sub-bass and mid-bass, all frequencies are well balanced. They even compared favorably to my friend's HD600 which was a real shocker to me. I know because I own a pair and am even currently listening to EDM on them. The sub-bass is definitely there and very audible, but never takes over the sound. They aren't as bass shy as a modern K240 or K271. I don't think the M50 has any more sub-bass than the 440, but the M50 does have a strange midbass character that just sounds "wrong" to my ears on some songs.
EDIT: jesus, the sub-bass extension is surprising on the M50 via graphs even on IF. Anyway, I was just saying that headroom has their graphs very wrong. What I hear is closest to innerfidelity's graph. If bass is that important, then the M50 may be worth the extra cash.
Edited by metal571 - 6/6/14 at 3:49pm