You can not go wrong with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable. They are supposedly made for professional monitoring and mixing, but this should not stop you from getting them just for the pleasure of listening to music or using them for movies.
The most important features I am interested in when looking for on-ear headphones are the level of comfort and the clarity of the sounds. When it comes to comfort, this pair of headphones does not fit too tight on my head, but they are not loose either. At first they were a bit stuffy. I guess that is normal since they are brand new. The collapsible design is also a useful feature since I carry them from one place to another every day.
When it comes to the sound quality, prepare to hear every small detail of what you are listening too. A person who is making music should hear every beat and should be able to add all sorts of lows, mids and highs. This pair of headphones is definitely suited for that. I particularly like to hear every breath of wind when I am watching a movie. I got exactly what I wanted from M50. Not to mention that some of the songs from my playlist sound completely different.
The headphones come with a protective pouch included. The connector is plated with gold and it is of standard size, but the package also includes a professional screw-on adapter that measures 1/4″.
About the Manufacturer: Audio-Technica
Audio-Tehnica is a company originated in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita. It has expanded locally first, but then in 1969 it has begun to export its phono cartridges to manufacturers of audio systems from all over the world. Since then, Audio-Tehnica has opened headquarters in America, Taiwan and in other places. It produces microphones, headphones and other audio equipment meant to be used by both professionals and amateurs. They have been trying to find the perfect balance between price, performance and quality. Some of the critics and users say that they have succeed in reaching that balance.
Here are some of the other features of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable
- 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems
- Single-sided coiled cable
- Comes in 3 colors: white, black and silver
- The ear pieces rotate 180 degrees
- High sound pressure level capabilities
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable
Flawless design features – The components of this set’s design are related to the headband, the cushions and the overall comfort level. The headband is padded and highly comfortable, while the cushions provide a maximum isolation of the sound. Overall, they can be worn for hours and hours without becoming uncomfortable.
Excellent sound quality – The manufacturing technology used for these headphones encompasses 45 mm large-aperture drivers for an open sound. All types of sounds and instruments can be heard clearly and separately.
Compatible with any device – You can listen to your favorite music, make music or play a game and watch a movie using this pair of headphones. Any operating system from gadgets and computers is compatible with them. The screw-on adaptor is a nice free addition to this set.
Headband is too tight – At first they were a bit tight for my head, but after a few hours they became more loose. However, I have seen people complaining about this aspect. Some of them even had serious headaches from them. So, I recommend that you try them on before you buy them or simply return them if you have this problem too.
Having these headphones is an amazing hearing experience. The more you use them at first, the better the sound will become. After the first 100 hours of usage, these beauties become even more accurate than at the beginning of your experience. They confer a great flexibility in terms of portability and storage. This is important because you will want to them with you wherever you go. Overall, they look excellent and play magnificent. Best buy ever.