Headphones for modeler: AT M40 vs M50

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  1. Spinedriver

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    I currently have a set of Audio Technica M20's that I've had for a few years now (that I use primiarily with my pc and GSP1101) and was thinking about upgrading to a newer set. I was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any real discernible difference between the AT M40 & M50 headphones. Looking at the specs, there is a slight difference but is it really worth the extra $70 to get the M50's ?
     
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    God yes, the M50xs are the best headphones you can get in that price range hands freaking down. I had M50s before I upgraded to the M50xs, no audible difference for me, but the detachable cable is really convenient.
     
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    I have M30s, and I wish I had bought M50s. They have SO MUCH MORE details in the highs it's crazy.
     
  4. Spinedriver

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    Good to know, thanks guys. :wavey:
     
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    had a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770's, went on the hunt for new ones, had a few dozen say over at the andy sneap forum the M50's were the best bang for the buck, tried out everything in the AT's M headphone range, and went with the 50's in the end

    i went back an forth with the 40's and 50's in the end, but the 50's won out with the crystal clear sound of the highs, love that there's very little exaggerated EQ in these head phones, the DT 770's had this exaggerated bass and low mid that was started to annoy me and would throw me off went tracking or practicing

    don't have any problems now
     
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    Love my M50s. They're starting to show some wear after 4 years or so, but still work great. Anyone tried the M70Xs yet?
     
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    I have some M40s I bought many years ago to save some money, but recently got the M50x headphones and the difference is crazy. They're that good to me.
     
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    I'm using my M50 with Kemper and very happy with it
     
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    yes get the 50x the removable cord is worth it and they sound killer
     
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    Shit, you guys convinced me. Ordered.
     
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    I'm still spinning my wheels on this one.. :erk:

    On the one hand, whenever I use my guitar/bass 90% of the time I use headphones because my wife is home watching tv or doing work, so it makes sense to have a decent pair to use.

    On the other hand $200 + tax is a serious amount of money for just a pair of headphones.

    I think I might grab a pair today and take 'em back if they don't live up to the price tag.
     
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    Where do you see $200, bro? I see em all over the place for like $169...
     
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    Canada :scott:
     
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    Sheesh, I've never tried the 770's but they must be real bass monsters if the M50's sound flat in comparison.

    My experience is the M40's and M50's are far from flat with a bloated bottom end.
     
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    :lol: I know right ?

    The price of EVERYTHING at the local L&M has gone up quite a bit.

    So I picked 'em up and although I only got to use them for a few minutes so far, they are a LOT clearer than the M20's I already have.

    @mnemonic: I don't find the low end overpowering at all. Perhaps the bass of your source was up too high ?
     
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    I have the ATH M50.. is that the same?, they work well for me!
     
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    Spec wise, they are identical. The only difference is that the "x" version has a detachable cable.
     

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