Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Denver CO
2732 Larimer Street, Suite A
Cherry Creek Audio
156 Steele St
685 South Pearl Street
111 S. Madison Street
Acoustical Design, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Controls
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dave Darnell, CEDIA Certified Instructor, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Andrew Linck, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jeff Ripplinger, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional Designer
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Cherry Creek Audio
2525 West 6Th Avenue Dtr Technologies
Listen Up, Inc.
685 South Pearl
1205 South Platte River Drive
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1243 S Colorado Blvd Blu Note Audio + Home Theater
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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