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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Florissant MO

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.

Custom Sounds
(314) 831-7173
1940 N. Highway 67
Florissant, MO
 
Audio Express
(314) 838-0404
7766 N. Lindbergh Ave.
Hazelwood, MO
 
Custom Sounds
(314) 739-9770
12160 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO
 
American Tv - Bridgeton
(314) 209-3000
5665 St Louis Mills Blvd
Bridgeton, MO
 
Custom Sounds
(618) 462-5555
912 Milton Road
Alton, IL
 
Acp Electronics Labs
(314) 830-1662
8135 N. Lindbergh Blvd Acp Electronics Labs
Florissant, MO
 
ielectronics.com
(314) 644-2640
3047 Bartold Ave
St Louis, MO
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Best Buy
(314) 739-0888
12410 ST CHARLES ROCK RD
Bridgeton, MO
 
American Tv - St.Louis
(262) 548-8580
3750 Rider Trail S.Drive
Earth City, MO
 
Pass Security
(618) 394-1144
141 Market Place Suite 104
Fairview Heights, IL
 

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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