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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Hays KS

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.

Integrated Electronics, Inc.
(913) 663-3366
9847 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS
 
AJRS
(800) 881-7527
2605 Stagg Hill Road
Manhattan, KS
 
Santa Fe Auto Sound
(913) 649-8500
8201 Lowell Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 
A-V Design Studios
(913) 948-7772
9047 Metcalf Ave A-V Design Studios
Overland Park, KS
 
Best Buy
(913) 663-1291
11525 METCALF AVE
Overland Park, KS
 
Del'S Electronics
(785) 827-3357
2770 S. Ninth St. Del'S Electronics
Salina, KS
 
Home Technology Systems, Inc.
(316) 722-4663
8955 West Monroe CircleSte. 400
Wichita, KS
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Integra, Escient, Lexicon, Hitachi, Runco, Stewart Filmscreen, Focal, SpeakerCraft, Premiere Home Theatre Seating, LiteTouch, Xantech, NuVo, Monster Cable, RBH, Honeywell, OnQ, Universal Remote Control–Visit our showroom(by appt)
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Bruce, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

A Plus Electronics
(316) 265-0366
4845 North Steeds Crossing Circle
Park City, KS
 
Nusound
(316) 755-2399
1440 West Douglas
Wichita, KS
 
Audio Dimensions
(405) 843-3355
9747 E. 21st St. N, Suite 121
Wichita, KS
 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

www.audio-technica.com

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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