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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Hammonton NJ

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.

Magnolia Home Theater
(609) 485-0500
100 CONSUMER SQ
Mays Landing, NJ
 
Avalon Audio Video
(609) 654-7752
Medford, NJ
 
Phase Digital
(856) 205-1215
2535 South Delsea Drive Phase Digital
Vineland, NJ
 
Shore Sound & Cinema LLC
(609) 645-1300
10 E. Black Horse Pike
Pleasantville, NJ
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R.Grossman & Associates
4058 Spruce Avenue
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
 
Avalon Audio/Video
(609) 654-7752
212 Medford-Mt. Holly Road
Medford, NJ
 
Frankentek
(609) 654-6888
708 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ
 
Atlantic Marine Electronics
(609) 296-8826
5724 Route 9
New Gretna, NJ
 
ATI, Audio Technologies
154 Cooper Road
West Berlin, NJ
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(201) 325-2277
925 PATTERSON PLANK RD
Secaucus, NJ
 

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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