Is ATH M50x the best headphone under $150?
Sep 23, 2016 at 11:39 AM Post #18 of 22

ionengine

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No way are the m50x the best. There is no "best" headphone. But if you want a really good headphone the m40x with zmt cowhide earpads is a jewel of a headphone. Sound and comfort is outstanding.
 
Sep 23, 2016 at 6:32 PM Post #19 of 22

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  I always see the DT990 Pro 250ohm go up against the m50x. Between those two I would pick the 990 after using both.

first of all, the 990 originally cost a hell of a lot more than the m50x
second of all they are open headphones
 
so a better comparison are the DT770
and then, the performacne and the price are much more similar 
 
EDIT forgot to mention the DT990 and 880 are on sale right now
https://www.dealzon.com/electronics/headphones
 
but its the low impedence version for 880, not worth it
 
keep in mind, these are open headphones so everyone can hear what you are listening to
 
Sep 24, 2016 at 11:21 AM Post #21 of 22

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Here are some headphones I got for $150 or less that sounded better to me than the M50x:
 
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Koss KSC75
Koss KTXPRO1
Koss UR40
MartinLogan Mikros 90
Philips SHP9500
Pioneer SE-300
Sennheiser HD 590 Prestige
STAX SR-30
Yamaha HPH-MT220
 
The Sony MDR-7506 & MDR-V6 also sometimes sounded better.
 

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