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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Stoneham MA

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.

AV Spectrum Installation, Inc.
(781) 944-7235
PO Box 146
Reading, MA
 
System 7 Solutions
(978) 887-1200
2 Lowell Avunue System 7 Solutions
Winchester, MA
 
Remote Control
(978) 664-9770
16 Lindor Road
No Reading, MA
 
Northshore Audio/Video
(978) 762-4474
PO Box 4432
Peabody, MA
 
NorthShore Audio/Video Inc.
(978) 762-4474
P. O. Box 4432
Peabody, MA
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Boston High End (Reference Dealer Specialist)
(800) 781-7293
72 Wedgemere Avenue
Winchester, MA
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(617) 394-5080
162 SANTILLI HWY
Everett, MA
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(617) 577-8866
100 CAMBRIDGESIDE PL
Cambridge, MA
 
Audio Lab
(617) 864-1144
36 J.F.K. Street, The Garage, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA
 
Audio Dave Llc
(617) 484-8900
453 Common Street
Belmont, MA
 

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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