ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
Love these headphones! With a couple reservations.
These headphones are built extremely well. They are comfortable and I love the design. If that weren't enough they sound phenomenal! I love the locking cable design and the extra cables and bag that come with the headphones. If you are thinking about purchasing these just do it. You won't be sorry.
I am confident that I made the best choice and in my opinion these are the best closed cans out there. With that said I have just a couple pieces of feedback.
They do leak a bit of sound which can be a problem when tracking vocals.
The other problem is that I love these things so much that I want to take them with me everywhere! I understand that these are studio headphones but buying two pairs of headphones one for studio and one for personal use isn't very practical for students like me. It seems that a better solution would be a cable with a mic and volume control. The most frustrating part is that the adapter is proprietary which means I can't purchase a 3rd party cable. PLEASE AUDIO-TECHNICA make a cable with volume control and a microphone!!! I would gladly purchase one if you made it!
March 14, 2014
Been using M50's for years!
As an engineer by trade I've used just about every kind of headphones that I could get my hands on. My "go to" headphones for tracking have been ATHM50's for quite some time. So naturally when I needed some more headphones for my room I purchased some more m50's. To my surprise the new headphones I received had the much cheaper fake leather material on the earpieces instead of the nice firm leather material I've come to love. This is obviously a problem since the pleather earpieces by their own fault simply do NOT stand the test of time as my leather ones have. So as of this review 2-24-14 my new headphones shipped with a much lesser quality earpiece. Your mileage may vary but as per my use this will not work.
February 24, 2014
Loved them but it's a bumpy beginning.
Before hand just know that this review is coming from someone who's just using the headphones to listen to music during my daily college commute and at home for relaxation so don't take the criticism as a studio editor.
I received my headphones 48 hours ago and the first impression was that they look a bit too flexible and fragile which is not true, they are pretty durable just the filling on the headband looks like it might fall off eventually lol. Also they do squish my head just a little bit which makes it so I can't use them for over 3-4 hours like I would.
The quality of the sound is pretty awesome, you can feel the bass in a moderate way that it has a bit of a vibration to your ears that feels good and doesn't hurt you, the only downfall I found to the sound was that the vocals are a bit of a background to the music rather than being the focus point. It still sounds amazing but if you want to really listen to lyrics and not focus on the bass/treble etc then you have to focus in.
The flexibility of the headphones is sometimes annoying when I try to put them on because it just turns around by itself and I have to keep fixing them and they look a bit big on my head but that might be because it's my first over the ear headphones.
I also noticed a small thing that everyone who's had these seems to lie about.
- The sound does leak through the headphones a little, it's manageable but if you play the sound at full volume on a mobile device it will leak to a point where it's almost a low volume speaker.
I love the removable cable and the idea behind it (Wish they release a removable cable with a mic).
Other than the down-sides mentioned I'm pretty satisfied with the M50x I received which I purchased through Amazon, however, I really wish the BL edition had came out with the original black so I wouldn't have to think about whether or not i'll return mines to get the BL.
February 12, 2014
Such Upgrade Much sound
these headphones are very high tech, with excellent comfort, durability, and crystal clear sound quality. I felt as if i was in the studio. great purchase!
January 23, 2014