Which Audio Technica ATH-M50's to get?
Jun 2, 2012 at 8:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

lilxflip

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I've been set for a while on getting m50's for a while but now I'm stuck between a few choices.
 
Choice 1:
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50-SPECIAL
Let's start off with the original and the $40 rebate caught my eye and the total comes out to be roughly $135.  Seems like a good deal.
 
Choice 2:
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50-R-SPECIAL
The thing that caught my eye was the removable cable.  I've seen the thread on modding but I would rather buy one already done.  Roughly $150
 
Choice 3:
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/ATH-M50s-LE-R
Same as choice 2 but the limited edition ones.  Idk if it's worth the extra money and I would've preferred the coiled cable instead.  I also heard these are painted silver so I'm worried about the paint fading or scratching.  Roughly $160
 
I'm leaning toward my last 2 choices because of the removable cable.  Has anyone bought these and hows the build quality of the reassembled ones?
 
Hopefully you guys can help me make my decision. Thanks
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM Post #5 of 11

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I doubt there's significant differences on sound quality between them. I'd go for the first one. (unless you are worried on how they look)
 
Jun 2, 2012 at 11:30 PM Post #7 of 11

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I have the ATH-Pro700 gold version. It's pretty much the same headphone and I've been using them alot for almost 2 years. There is no wear on the paint but the gold print on top of the headband almost faded away.
 
Jun 3, 2012 at 12:45 AM Post #9 of 11

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Woah! I didn't even know there was a version of the M50's with a removable cable. I didn't see it on the AT website. I'd go with choice #2.
 

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