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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Auburn Hills MI

Further emphasizing its tracking abilities, the earpieces can swivel180 degrees for those into single-earmonitoring. The isolation is very good, as the ATH-M50 offers above-averagenoise rejection from the outside world.

Best Buy
(248) 393-0852
300 BROWN RD
Auburn Hills, MI
 
ABC Warehouse
(248) 335-4222
1 Silverdome Industrial Park
Pontiac, MI
 
Best Buy
(248) 681-3730
2220 MALL DR E
Waterford, MI
 
Digital Audio Visual Solution
(248) 454-0387
1668 S. Telegraph Rd, Ll130
Bloomfield, MI
 
Spire Integrated Systems
(248) 544-0072
2820 Industrial Row Road
Troy, MI
 
Radios, Knobs, Speakers & Things
(248) 334-2519
314 W. Walton Blvd.
Pontiac, MI
 
Inspired Smart Technologies
(248) 630-7688
555 Friendly Street
Pontiac, MI
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Clearview Electronics
(248) 681-8509
3355 Orchard Lake Road
Keego Harbor, MI
 
Audio/Video System
(248) 853-2170
3250 Rochester Rd
Rochester Hills, MI
 
Techna Systems, Inc.
(248) 681-1717
6850 Torybrooke Circle
W. Bloomfield, MI
 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

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0.000A-T_ATH-M50These are the second least expensiveheadphones in this roundup, but arequality, durable performers with asmooth and balanced response. Thanks to the circumaural design and heavily-padded ear cushions, theyoffer great isolation for tracking and remain comfortable for hours at astretch. Further emphasizing its tracking abilities, the earpieces can swivel180 degrees for those into single-earmonitoring. The isolation is very good,as the ATH-M50 offers above-averagenoise rejection from the outside world.

The high end is not as transparentas more expensive models; the overall sonic signature is a bit “warmer” or“darker” (depending on yourviewpoint). But that doesn’t mean youcan’t mix on them—it just meansthere’s a little less “air.” On the low end,the bass is solid and sounds very even,with a midrange that’s both definedand free of significant “peakiness.”

The ATH-M50 can deliver someserious SPL, which is important in atracking headphone if there’s a lot ofambient noise in the studio. And assomeone who’s used an ATH-M50 fora while, I can attest that it can handle a certain amount of abuse and keep on going. Bottom line is that the ATHM50is all about performance/priceratio, where it scores very well indeed.(An alternate model, the ATH-M50s, is available with a straight cableinstead of coiled; neither modeloffers detachability.)

More from this roundup:

  • Can You Really Mix On Headphones?
  • AKG K 271 Mk II ($299) And AKG K 702 ($539)
  • Shure SRH440 ($125) and SRH840 ($250)
  • Sony MDR-7509HD ($265)
  • Monster TurbinePro Gold ($299.95)
  • Ultrasone Proline 750 ($389) and Edition 8 ($1,499)
     

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