These headphones are flawless, let's have a ATH M50 appreciation thread. Share stories and mods you have done with your M50s.
I have ATH m50's and brought them with me to college.
My tech illiterate roommate uses them without my permission and blasts music through them thus damaging them.
He also steals my socks and I do nothing about it
I've been cucked by my roommate.
I regret buying these over the HD598's every day I wear them. They literally squeeze the shit out of my head and make my ears super hot and burn with pain after 1 hour of continuous use
unless you have a giant balloon head these are super plush.
you must have a big head, the hd598s have shit tier comfort and are meant for really really tiny headed people.
I got these today and i compared them to my friend's HD800s and the M50s rival them with clarity and sound stage. Where the m50s surpass them is the bass quality. No need for expensive amps either. 10/10.
Should have gone with m50s, you kinda dropped the ball when you purchased the q701 instead. Money down the toilet when you compare sound quality and accuracy. The m50s are monitors while the quincy 701 are just for looks.
I've had mine for almost two years now and I never really found them uncomfortable ever, let alone now.
That said, I'm going to eventually upgrade. Probably gonna get a Schiit stack + HD598s. I don't really care about muh bass because I mostly listen to classical and experimental music.
Didn't like the clamp like I said, forgot to mentioned I tried the m50s and m50x at friends house, I prefer a more open sound rather closed and ones that don't hurt my head due to the clamp of them after an hour. I am fine
My cable broke so I did the detachable cable mod. On the inside it doesn't look the greatest but its sturdy and clean on the outside so I'm happy.
I own a pair and they hurt my ears and/or head from the headband.
They sound good but they hurt.
I will be replacing them. Kind of lame since I owned a pair before this one (they broke) and those never hurt. If anyone has any recommendation I will welcome them with open arms.
People complaining about head pain are faggots, they sound awesome and are pretty comfy. Best thing about them is how resistant they are. Mine have only gotten ugly full of scratches and stuff but they still sound perfect.
Anyone own the M40X/M50X?
I'm just wondering what the stock earpads are like, size-wise. I dislike when they sit on my ears (rather overear) and I am looking for something portable to wear on the bus.
Im kinda confused by all these people saying that the m50s press your head hard. My friend has a pair of m50xs that are only a month old and they would probably fall off if you leaned all the way forward. They sit on your head more than they clamp the sides.
The M50's and their derivatives are uncomfortable, overpriced headphones with overpowering bass responses that cover up their shitty audio quality at all other parts of the range.
There are better headphones at almost the same price point or even cheaper.
>not knowing what comfortable actually is
>using a product that is uncomfortable despite your acknowledgement that it is, for the "sound quality" that is bested by other cheaper and more comfortable options
I am really happy I got rid of mine
Any advantage to the M50x over the normal M50s other than the detachable cable? Considering getting one of them. The detachable cable is nice, but if they are otherwise identical, I may air on the cheaper side.
personally, i don't find them really special
any eq presets for general listening?
General consensus on M30Xs? I was thinking of getting a pair.
Anything else better in that price range?
I bought a pair of Harman Kardon CL recently. Sound great, but lacking in treble punch [EQ goes here] and soundstage is pinch. Those are the only areas of concern, sonically. Comfort is dece for an hour, then unless you bend the steel headband, it'll hurt.
Removable cable with mic and headband are nice, and they're light and look sexy instead of embarrassing.
For $80, they're amazing value, and I have a feeling they'll respond beautifully to an amp.
Well, you could just buy a pair of velour pads, but here, in a third word country, we don't have many velour pads available.
It's quite simple, cut a pair of socks and 2 slices of cardboard so as to make 2 circles.
Put the shit together, there you go.
Also, try to make the inner circles bigger than the circumference made by the pads. This is done in order to make the ear fit more comfortably.
Unless you have the body of a fragile, undernourished, coke and ecstasy addicted teenage girl these will fit your head perfectly. If you are a man with hair on your face and testosterone flowing through your veins then these will be uncomfortable as shit. They squeeze the shit out of your ears, but you get used to them after a while. Don't get them.
I bought someone a pair of ATH-M40X for Christmas.
The design, that two detachable cables, the fact that they collapse, the soft case, and the build quality convinced me to pay a bit more than I wanted to ($99). Even the box looks great.
I hope they like them.
Why the fuck didn't I think of that?
A50 owner for about 3y now. No regrets, it was a huge step up from the crappy headphones I used to wear. The thing that prompted me to upgrade was a failure of the wire where it enters the headphone.
It's like the parable of Sam Vines and the boots. (The one where the poors can only afford $10 shoes that wear out in a year, but the rich buy $50 shoes that last a lifetime, such that the rich pay less for shoes than the poors.)
But $20 headphones usually die in 1-2 years. $100+ headphones live for 5 years and pay for themselves after that. The fact that they sound better is just a bonus that you get to enjoy for free.
But when, not if, the strain reliefs on these ATH-M50s fail, I am so doing that. And I am still never going back to cheap headphones again.
I really like the sound of my m50 but it clamps like a bitch, got velour pad and I can put them on for more than one hour now. I think they are perfect for outside use but now I'm fantasizing about dt 880 with an O2/ODAC setup for home use.
I got my ATH-M50s last Christmas. My only complaints are: the cable is too long (didn't get the M50x, shame on me); and it starts to hurt for me after about an hour. But I'd rather be in pain and have insane audio quality than normal and using Beats.