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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 South Sioux City NE

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.

Pflanz Electronics
(712) 252-4507
415 Pavonia Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Electronics Of Sioux City, Inc
(712) 252-4507
415 Pavonia Electronics Of Sioux City, Inc
Sioux City, IA
 
Aurora Technology Incorporated
(402) 573-9626
3720 Aurora Dr.
Omaha, NE
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American Electronics
(402) 421-1222
5815 S. 58 ST. Suite B
Lincoln, NE
 
The Sound Environment
(402) 423-3737
5600 South 59th Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, NE
 
Pflantz Electronics
(712) 252-4507
415 Pavonia Street
Sioux City, IA
 
Best Buy
(402) 331-1847
7949 TOWNE CENTER PKWY
Papillion, NE
 
Integrated Control Concepts
(402) 330-3715
3621 South 149th Street
Omaha, NE
 
Best Buy
(402) 464-1820
400 N 48TH ST
Lincoln, NE
 
Custom Electronics, Inc
(402) 397-4434
7511 Pacific Custom Electronics, Inc
Omaha, NE
 

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.)

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  • 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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