I am looking to buy a new pair of over the ear headphones to listen to my lovely metal music at work. I was torn between the Bose AE2 (mostly due to HOW DAMN comfortable they are, especially the cushions) and the ATH-M50x Whites.
I have read that the M50x come with different ear pads than the M50 but how good are they? Are they as soft and plush as the Bose ones?
Alternatively I was trying to find some replacement pads I could get that might mirror the Bose ones and I came across the Shure ones which people say are soft and plush but I then have the problem of them being black and not white ;(
I need your expert advice! If its worth changing the new ear pads on the M50x and if yes, what can I get that matches the color and comfort that the Bose provide
I haven't tried the Bose, but the M50X pads are on the high end quality-wise for pleather pads. The M50X isn't completely circumaural, and I find them uncomfortable for that reason, especially for periods of long listening. I'd rather have on-ear or completely around the ear.