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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Middletown RI

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.

Flint Audio Video
77 East Main Road
Middletown, RI
 
Sound Images
(508) 636-3400
803 Main Road
Westport, MA
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(401) 826-7007
24 UNIVERSAL BLVD
Warwick, RI
 
Sound II
(508) 996-5454
576 State Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA
 
Eartec Co
145 Dean Knauss Drive
Narragansett, RI
 
Innovative Home Systems. Inc.
(401) 841-9433
307 Oliphant Lane Unit #26
Middletown, RI
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Leviton, Vantage, Lutron, Savant, NAD, Niles, B&W, Russound, Onkyo, Denon, Parasound, NHT, Triad, James Loudspeaker, Proficient, Bay Audio, Canton, JBL, Zenith, In-Focus, Panasonic, Pioneer, NEC, Samsung, Sharp, Bell''O, Salamander
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Shawn Bennett, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Lydecker And Co. Llc
(401) 884-1170
138 Love Lane Lydecker And Co. Llc
Warwick, RI
 
Home Genius
(508) 324-1810
376 Milford Road Home Genius
Swansea, MA
 
Robert Saglio Design
(401) 364-0474
PO Box 99
Carolina, RI
 
Sound FX
(401) 826-2626
339 Quaker Lane
West Warwick, RI
Services
Home theater and electronics
Brands
Speakercraft, Sonos, Control4,

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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