Well, Im guessing these new headsets are based of the M50 drivers....they look very similar. I own the M50 coiled version and I like them for music but for gaming....nope. I had the Fidelio X1 which i got for 150 bucks this past January and it blows the M50 away. I also Own the Sennheiser PC350 Special Edition which im currently using for Racing Games like GT6, F1 or anything else where soundstage doesnt matter much, plus i like how its more convenient for late night runs in which it wont bother my roomate or other people hearing him snore through my mic lol.
Ill be getting the Fidelio X2 later on when price drops since it has some valuable upgrades and since i sold my X1s already, that money will might as well go towards some X2
What really is catching my eye is that there are 2 options for the audio technica headphones....an open back and a close back. Now Im very interested in those open back because from what i recall, M30, m40, m50 are all closed back but with different drivers and sound signature varies a bit with each, being m50 is the better from them all.
Maybe they are not based on the M50 drivers but maybe the M40 drivers but having an open back headset will reduce bass easily but may be more controllable bass and still deep and punchy, just not as much as when its closed.
I might have to get a pair later on if the price is right at around 150 bucks. Could be a good present for my bro since he owns turtlecrap headset. These may be a great start into the audiophile world.
God, why did I have to join Head-Fi lol
My wallet is hurting as it is and Im also on the verge of purchasing either a Q701 or K712 lol