Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Concord NH
816 Elm Street Suite #198
14 1/2 East Broadway
State St. Discount
3613 Lafayette Rd.
31 Alden Road, Suite 1
23 Bailey Drive
Boscawen , NH
SVI Home Theater Systems, Inc.
400 Bedford Street, Box #13
Stereo, home theater, new home and retro wiring
Onkyo Integra, NAD, Monitor Audio
Elan Level II Integrator, SBCA, URC Programmer
Prices and/or Promotions
We're not the cheapest, we are the best!
Audio Video Experience, Inc.
33 Lafayette Road
Hampton Falls, NH
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video
McIntosh,Runco, Crestron, Snell, Integra, SpeakerCraft, Epson, Sunfire, Vutec, Boston, Triad, NuVision Pioneer Elite,Hitachi,Parasound, NHT, Artison, Berkline,Kaleidescape, Netstreams
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Mark Frechette, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Andrew Himmer, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer- Vaughn Petraglia, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer
Tasco Security Inc
PO Box 850
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- ERIC STONE, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II
816 Elm Street Suite #198
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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