For about a year I owned a pair of Sennheiser HD-280s which I think are also a great pair of headphones, but wearing them for hours really hurt with my glasses on. I decided to sell my Sennheisers and used that as an excuse to purchase the ATH-M50s.
|Saying Goodbye to my Sennheisers and hello to my new ATH-M50s|
|Headroom Frequency Response Chart comparing 3 headphones that I mentioned in this review.|
You get quite a bang for the buck with these headphones as, they retail at $150. Something funny that I noticed about Amazon is that sometimes they will have an advertisement with a picture of Beats by Dre, and the caption is Top rated headphones. When you actually click on the link and organize the list by reviews Beats by Dre don't even appear in the Top 10.
Link: Headroom's Top 10 headphones for under $500
Link: Amazon highly rated headphones by customers
Specifications (From Audio-Technica Website)
|Driver Diameter||45 mm|
|Voice Coil||CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)|
|Frequency Response||15 - 28,000 Hz|
|Maximum Input Power||1,600 mW at 1 kHz|
|Weight||284 g (10 oz) without cable and connector|
|Cable||1.2 - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled, OFC litz wire|
|Connector||Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter|
|Accessory Included||Protective pouch|
Overall, I think these headphones are the best in the $100 - $500 Category. They are very comfortable. Have a great frequency response. They are significantly better than Monster and Beats by Dre headphones. If you are looking for a decent headphones that you want to actually listen music with, these are it.
Straight Cable Version