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Hi guys,
I recently bought headphones off tigerdirect can unfortunately, I had to return them...the noise cancelling feature was making a constant and very annoying buzzing sound... Now I'm shopping for replacement headphones and I found these:
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
I read they were really good headphones.
Tell me what you think!
Thanks in advance
Edit*: The use will be mostly gaming and music (metal and trance)
Edited by polm - 3/26/11 at 2:08pm
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post #2 of 14
Yes they are good. Although for gaming, many people around here would recommend the ath-ad700 instead. They have a better sound stage and are less expensive. I love my pair.
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post #3 of 14
depends on how you're going to use them and budget....
Yes, they are good but better for the need could be had.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
They will be used for gaming and music (metal and trance). Budget is around 130$ max, shipped to Canada.
Thanks for replies!
Edited by polm - 3/26/11 at 3:20pm
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post #5 of 14
Alienware Ozma 5 (OEM'ed Ultrasone HFI-550)

CAN $90 + ship from Ontario

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alienware-OZMA-5...#ht_2457wt_902

Would be better than the M50 for your needs.
post #6 of 14
i got the m50s and they're pretty amazing. i was either going for the a700's but the m50s had more bass and thats what i needed.
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post #7 of 14
The M50s are amazing. You won't be disappointed
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btw the cymbals on ur music sound crappy the first 48 hours. D: but after burn in its freakin epic.
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post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
Alienware Ozma 5 (OEM'ed Ultrasone HFI-550)

CAN $90 + ship from Ontario

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alienware-OZMA-5...#ht_2457wt_902

Would be better than the M50 for your needs.
Thanks for the advice, although I just feel like Alienware is an overrated brand who's products aren't that good, just like skullcandy or any other crap of that kind... am I right?

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Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
btw the cymbals on ur music sound crappy the first 48 hours. D: but after burn in its freakin epic.
Good to know, thanks!
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by polm View Post
Thanks for the advice, although I just feel like Alienware is an overrated brand who's products aren't that good, just like skullcandy or any other crap of that kind... am I right?
Exactly! Buy headphones from a company that specializes in audio.
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