Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Brunswick GA
100 Glynn Isles
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Telephone Systems
Acoustic Innovations,Kaleidescape, Sound Advance Speakers, Krell, Niles Audio,Denon, B&W Speakers, Klipsch, AMX, Lutron, Anthem, Control 4, Monster Cable, Richard Gray, Mitsubishi, Stewart Film Screen, Runco, Tributaries, RTI,Sony,LG,Sharp
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Hal Pruitt, CEDIA Certified Instructor- Johnny Sisson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
The Stereo Shop
4319 Columbia Road
Erskine Group Inc.
2129 Lucerne Lane
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Home Automation / Systems Integration
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dennis Erskine, CEDIA Professional Subject Matter Expert, CEDIA Certified Instructor, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional Home Theater Designer
1765 W. Oak Pkwy #500 I-Home Technology
Home Theater & Technology
295 Molly Lane, Suite 140
H & H Furniture Appliance Electronics
2573 Sidney Lanier Dr
8460 Holcomb Bridge Road
Entertainment Technology, Inc.
PO Box 1109
2001 Westside ParkwaySte. 120
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio
Crestron, SonyES, JBL Synthesis, Focal, Niles, Escient, Monitor Audio, JL Labs, Epson, Deco, Integra, Digital Projections, Sony, Acoustic Innovations, Cinema Design Group, Lutron Lighting & Shading Systems, Cinematech, Xperinet, Comdial.
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Drew Bardagjy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
Productive Home Division
2780 Bert Adams RdSte. 400
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Crestron, Netstreams, Polk Audio, Lutron, Panasonic IP Security Cameras, GE Security, Parasound, Sharp, Escient, Media Decor and other leading brands
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ryland Scott, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
These 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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