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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Lebanon OR

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.

Cinema Touch
(503) 675-1791
402 N State Street
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Ronny'S Audio Vision
(541) 513-3322
180 East 5Th Ave Ronny'S Audio Vision
Eugene, OR
 
Bradford's High Fidelity
(541) 344-8287
942 Olive St
Eugene, OR
 
Audio Video Environments
(503) 675-1882
402 N. State St.
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Better Ideas Audio Video
(541) 318-6043
639 NW Franklin, Suite #2
Bend, OR
 
Chelsea Audio Video
(503) 641-3533
3700 SW Hall Boulevard
Beaverton, OR
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(503) 465-0195
1148 NW NORMAN AVE
Gresham, OR
 
Projectus
(503) 598-8968
15770 Upper Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Video Only
(503) 283-3534
1900 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR
 
Room Service Home Technologies
(503) 598-7380
10120 SW Nimbus AvenueSte. C-1
Portland, OR
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Erik Carter, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Roger Evashenko, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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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