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post #11 of 93
Yeah sorry, I forgot these come with ten foot long cords and there are two versions the ATH-M50 and ATH-M50S, the S meaning straight cable. The normal m50 has it curled up as you can see from my link.

Though some don't think them portable I think they're comfortable enough to take outside and fold up quite nicely in the provided carrying pouch. I used my headphones today in fact, when I went to post office to mail an MSI board for RMA for my sis PC. Though since they use pleather they can get a little sweaty at time so not the best summer headphones. xD


If you want more info I'm happy to oblige but you can google them as their is tons of info on them on audiophile only forums, those crazy folks that talk about 200 dollar headphones as beginner gear........So yeah ATH-M50 are bottom of the barrel Audiophile headphones which translates into incredible headphones for normal people
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post #12 of 93

Take this from someone who owns both the HD555 and the ATH-M50.

The M50's are better for music.

The HD555's are better for gaming.

Take your pick.

Either way, get one of these.

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Honestly the HD555's are phenomenal headphones for their current price, and if I didn't value isolation and bass as much as I do I would've gone for the HD555's myself. I'll probably buy 555's in a few months but if your hard on cash the 25 bucks saved from buying them Sennheiser HD555 instead of M50's would go straight into a clip on mic or something.

Though I can't stress enough how much leaking the 555's do and how much they let in specially if your listening to classical music or almost anything on low volume. If you're in any kind of noisy environment I would just go M50's as for 110 pretty much nothing beats them on bang for buck.
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post #14 of 93
Take it from an owner of both - these will serve you MUCH better than any gaming headset. I especially like my HD555's for positional audio in FPS, but I have been using my ATH-M50's for a while now and I absolutely love the sound. The M50's have very good noise impedance because they are a closed back headphone. This also gives them great bass depth. I use a USB condenser mic (sits on desk) only because I record music demo's before doing studio time, but the clip-on microphones work well. Don't buy into the hype!

Many on here will also recommend the AD700's. The A700's are the closed back version of these (less noise leakage) and are also a very good choice.
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Many on here will also recommend the AD700's. The A700's are the closed back version of these (less noise leakage) and are also a very good choice.
I have listened to my friend's A700's. It is also a very nice set of headphones for the price. While I still prefer the M50 in terms of audio quality, the A700 is extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend it or the AD700's if you intend to have these on for extended periods of time.
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post #16 of 93
I really like my ATH-AD700s and you can pair it with a Zalman clip on mic.
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It's kinda funny how I lurked in these forums for a few years and an account awhile back and read tons of stuff about OCing my PH II 720 BE. And my first what? five post? are about headphones!

Anyways back on topic, choosing between 555/M50/AD700/ and A700's means one way or another you're getting very good headphones. Though remember A700/M50 closed back, better isolation, AD700/555 open back, sound leaking but awesome sound stage. Based on prices my choices would be m50 @ $109 and 555 @ $85, my two cents good luck!
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ATH-M50S with a Zalman clip on mike. You're going down the wrong road here I thing- sort of like a naive younger me going to buy Beats by Dre at Best Buy. Hated them- and love my Audio Tecnicas.
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You bought Beats!? You must feel so bad inside....... /comfort

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ATH-M50S with a Zalman clip on mike. You're going down the wrong road here I thing- sort of like a naive younger me going to buy Beats by Dre at Best Buy. Hated them- and love my Audio Tecnicas.
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In terms of music i would of gone for the Alessandro MS-1 with a Zalman Clip on mic .

They go for $100 .

The OP listens to metal and the MS-1s would give that nice upfront presentation needed for metal .

However they do have a narrow sound stage which isn't great for gaming .

But for Music listening you wont find a better headphone in the price range IMO .


Alessandro's don't get enough mention on OCN and they are great headphones .
Edited by Benny99 - 5/28/11 at 2:04am
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