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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
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- Product Description: Audio-Technica ATH M50s - headphones
- Product Type: Headphones - wired
- Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural
- Headphones Form Factor: Ear-cup
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Sound Output Mode: Stereo
- Response Bandwidth: 15 - 28000 Hz
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|Connectivity Technology||—||USB; Wired||USB; Wired||USB; Wired||Wired||USB; Wired|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over-ear||Over-ear||Over-ear||Over-Ear||Over-Ear||Over-Ear|
|Item Dimensions||28.7 x 20.83 x 10.67 cm||25.4 x 28.96 x 10.41 cm||25.4 x 28.96 x 10.41 cm||20.32 x 20.32 x 12.19 cm||12.7 x 25.4 x 20.32 cm||25.4 x 28.96 x 10.41 cm|
|Item Weight||0.68 kg||0.95 kg||240 grams||476 grams||454 grams||0.82 kg|
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Audio-Technica's sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.
Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter
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These studio headphones deliver amazing crisp sound with excellent balance from treble to bass whilst retaining loads of detail. I particularly find the bass sounds so deep and only matched by much more expensive headphones. And be it classical or rock, these drivers will handle anything you throw at them with ease, offering an immersing musical experience in return.
The ATH-M50 are built to last, thanks to the mostly metal, solid build quality. And whilst the single 1.2 m coiled cable is non removable, it is reinforced at both ends.
There are another 2 variants of these headphones. The Audio Technica ATH-M50s sport a fixed straight cable, and the latest Audio Technica ATH-M50X come with 3 high quality detachable cables. They all are "Studio Monitor Professional" headphones and share the high quality design and performance. You can pick any set to suit your needs, and you will not regret it!
I simply love these headphones! And at this price, they definitely don't come any better.
These headphones are:
Not too hot on your ears.
Able to wear for long periods of time with no issues.
Have a nice 'feel' when holding them, good weight.
Includes all mid, low, high and whatever sound that the song includes (trust me, they don't miss anything).
Reasonable price (against Beats which start at £100 + for the 'cheap' models), basically I didn't feel I needed to sell my kidney to pay for them.
Good noise cancellation.
Limited sound leakage.
Fold up nicely and easily portable.
Not too bulky.
I don't really have any means to downgrade this product at all, I cannot fault these headphones. I will, and have been recommending anyone who is looking for headphones to purchase something from the Audio Technica range and will continue to.
Thank you again (whoever designed these) for bringing such a beautiful set of headphones to the market.
I would recommend that, if you wish to use these with a mobile phone or something with little power, purchase a mini portable headphone amp such as the FiiO E06. It will make the sound so much better.
These headphone are absolutely great Audio is by far a 10/10 for the price, the only place these lack is long use comfort (3/6+ hours) which can be resolved with some after market ear pads, which i did opt for, although you can notice a small change in sound quality if using non leather ones. All in all well worth the money.
Sennheiser HD 380 Pro
The AKG pair was the first ones I stumbled across when browsing through the ‘What Hi-Fi?’ website; they won the 2012 award and I found plenty of positive reviews around the web. They turned out to be the biggest disappointment of the three; the mid frequencies are strong with the bass and treble both lacking. They are completely uninspiring and being the first ones I listened to I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy listening to any of the headphones I’d selected.
After a quick change to the Sennheisers and Audio-Technicas I was relieved to hear that they were leagues ahead of the AKG pair, which were swiftly returned to the box.
It was really tough to pick between the two remaining pairs; both had their strengths (with very few, if any, weaknesses) and my preferred pair changed depending on the track I was listening to. It took many different tracks and many headphone swaps to finally pick one and it was a really hard decision.
The Sennheisers have a slightly richer bass, perhaps with a little more kick. This gave me what I consider to be a superficial high; it’s easy to be seduced by bass… but it’s not what I was looking for. But it kept me swapping between the two over and over! Sometimes, just sometimes I felt the Sennheisers were slightly muddled in the bass, but only marginally.
The Audio-Tehnicas finally won over the Sennheisers though. It was the superior detail, wider sound stage and overall richer listening experience that did it for me - the music really excited me! The bass is detailed, rather than rich and with a kick, and there are sounds and frequencies that are simply missing (or much less noticeable) on the Sennheisers. Depending on the production, the headphones are capable of floating sounds around the sound stage effortlessly and drawing you into a whole new world!
The music through the Audio-Technicas moved and excited me. They made me want to explore my whole collection of music to discover new sounds and feel a connection to the music in a way I’ve not felt before.
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