Will the ATH-M50 help me hear things in music that I haven't before...
Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

falmouth

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or will someone with extremely untrained ears not fully be able to appreciate them?
 
I mostly listen to music on spotify, maybe a few EDM podcasts on itunes, etc. 
 
I am not a recorder by any means, and just want nice comfortable headphones I can wear for long times while studying in the library (need to be closed).
 
I have a set of Philips Citiscape Uptown, and tbh they don't sound much better than my ipod earbuds lol. I would keep them but they are too big for my head, because the only time I can hear a significant difference is when I push the headphones against my ear to manually get a tighter clamp.
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM Post #2 of 2

MalVeauX

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Heya,
 
Nope.

The Uptowns & M50's are pretty similar actually.
 
The problem you're using spotify, podcasts, itunes. Don't expect to hear more from compressed streaming content.
 
If you want a good isolating headphone that can run from anything with variable frequency responses for fun/customization to your needs, look into the Beyer Custom One Pro. It's pretty forgiving of streamed/compressed content.
 
Very best,
 

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