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Cool. I think I'll get the M50/M50s. Which one should I get? Some people say the straight cable is better in terms of sound. I know the straight is for home and coiled is for portability but I just need the better audio experience!!!
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i've got some 595's after my 555's broke due to their design flaw didn't matter though i liked them so much i went ahead and bought their big(ger) brother. have them connected to the headphone (amp?) port on my xfi HD.
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Cool. I think I'll get the M50/M50s. Which one should I get? Some people say the straight cable is better in terms of sound. I know the straight is for home and coiled is for portability but I just need the better audio experience!!!
Answered your question before you asked .

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Get whichever is more convenient. If you plan on leaving them at home and your computer is far away get the straight cable. The coiled one will stretch but when it's stretched it pulls on the headphones.

I was going to get the straight cable but it isn't very common so usually the coiled version is much cheaper.
Unless they use a spectacularly bad straight cable there won't be any difference in sound. They probably use the exact same cable only one is coiled.
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I have been listening to my new Xonar Essence ST and ATH-M50s all week.

Very, very fun headphones....great compliment to my 325is.

There is a surprising clarity to these AT headphones considering their price.

They don't seem to need much amplification but really come alive with the Xonar.

If you took all my audio toys away and just left me with these, the asus card, and foobar...I'd still be a happy man.
    
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Answered your question before you asked .
Where?
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Cool. I think I'll get the M50/M50s. Which one should I get? Some people say the straight cable is better in terms of sound. I know the straight is for home and coiled is for portability but I just need the better audio experience!!!
I strongly urge you to ignore the hype surrounding cables. Cables are just not going to matter unless you're applying them to a $5,000+ application. Go for what's going to be more convenient for you.


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Get whichever is more convenient. If you plan on leaving them at home and your computer is far away get the straight cable. The coiled one will stretch but when it's stretched it pulls on the headphones.

I was going to get the straight cable but it isn't very common so usually the coiled version is much cheaper.
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Finally got myself the Shure SRH840. Truly majestic piece of equipment there.
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I strongly urge you to ignore the hype surrounding cables. Cables are just not going to matter unless you're applying them to a $5,000+ application. Go for what's going to be more convenient for you.
Oh. OK. Thanks for quoting the answer to my question. I was looking at this too. I'm kind of leaning towards the straight cable because the coiled will tend to pull on the headphones because I will probably sit back in my chair and pull on the 3 foot cable. Quick question, I'm planning on buying from amazon and they order through acer photo digital so I wanted to know if they were trustworthy. I can also order it from Best Buy and have them deliver it to the local Best Buy. What should I do?
Edited by Little Overclocker/Gamer - 1/8/11 at 5:52pm
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I've never had a problem with amazon sellers. And in the 3 years I've been using Amazon, I've only run across one seller I've avoided.

It looks like jetaudio is fairly reputable.


Edit: Hmm.. seems the link isn't working, but they've got a 97 percent positive feedback in their lifetime with over 6000 feedback.
Edited by theCanadian - 1/8/11 at 5:57pm
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JetAudio is the company that makes Cowon Music Players. Very reputable.
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