Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Brunswick GA
H & H Furniture Appliance Electronics
2573 Sidney Lanier Dr
Magnolia Home Theater
1201 HAMMOND DR NE
Linder Security Systems, Inc.
1575 Northside DriveSte. 320
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Control 4, Bosch, Honeywell, HAI, Sony, Panasonic,Denon, Russound, Fujitsu, Pioneer, Bose, Niles, Harmon Kardon, JBL.
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Benjamin English, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Michael Loggins, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
3296 Commerce Ave, NW
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
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
2940 TURNER HILL RD
Atlanta Audio Video Solutions
4413 Tilly Mill Rd Atlanta Audio Video Solutions
2460 COBB PKWY SE
The Audio Shop
596 Carl Vinson Pkwy.
Warner Robins, GA
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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