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Hi,

Well I am so tempted to buy the M50s's and actually almost paid just now, but one thing is holding me back...

And that is the soundstage.. Everyone says they are great headphones, but they have the worst soundstage, which makes them horrible for gaming. Currently I game with the JVC Marshmallow headphones and I am absolutely fine with the soundstage on them. I will be using them mainly for music listening, but I also would like to be able to use them for gaming too once in a while. I really want to buy these headphones bad, but need this question answered.

Is, the soundstage worse on the M50s headphones when compared to the JVC Marshmallow earbuds?

Thanks in advance,
Nate
Edited by NateN34 - 11/7/11 at 1:07am
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I am pretty sure if you are fine with gaming on a soundstage of those earbuds, the M50s would definitely be fine for gaming for you. apalus, you get better bass, better details, better meds, highs, lows.

Of course, if you are going to be gaming 70% of the time, you are much better off with the ATH-AD700 which you should know by now, has the best soundstage for its price, but lacks the bass, making it a great great gaming headphone.
    
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Worst soundstage? What are they smoking? I find them to be very good for closed headphones...
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
I am pretty sure if you are fine with gaming on a soundstage of those earbuds, the M50s would definitely be fine for gaming for you. apalus, you get better bass, better details, better meds, highs, lows.

Of course, if you are going to be gaming 70% of the time, you are much better off with the ATH-AD700 which you should know by now, has the best soundstage for its price, but lacks the bass, making it a great great gaming headphone.
Yeah, it would be more 70% music and 30% gaming.

Just don't want them to sound horrible and not be able to play any games with them.
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Getting the soundstage right on cans is very difficult. Making cans, is not easy had it been easy, everyone would make them. You also need to factor in marketing. They will not cannibalize more expensive products by giving you the best package at a very low price. The M50s do not have the worst soundstage but not the best either.
 
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The M50s do not have the worst soundstage but not the best either.
Yeah, that is fine.

As long as they are just as good if not better soundstage than the JVC Marshallows, then I'm in!
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post #7 of 9
Definitely better soundstage than the Marshmallows, no worries about that.
    
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I have both! I love my Marshmallows for portability and how it NEVER tangles, sound is good but not as good as my M50's. The m50's have pretty good sound stage when it is loud enough as you literally hear everything from every direction.( sorry i'm a total noob at how to describe sound)I used my marshmallows for gaming during the summer since the m50s got TOO hot on my ears and now that it's winter again, i'm glad as i'm back to having amazing sound
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Alright sweet, they will be good for me then. Thanks guys!

Ordering now!
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