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Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 442 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.8
Returned or considering to return: 2.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
iPod5.0   exceptional
Listening4.8   above average
Range4.8   above average
Audio4.7   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Durable4.7   average
Music4.7   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Noise4.6   above average
Price4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Value4.6   average
Color4.1   below average
Cable3.9   above average
Loud3.8   below average
Connector3.3   above average


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Audio

Audio:
"The only very minor inconsistency I've found with the audio performance is in the highs, which at times can make some music sound slightly bright, but in all honesty I feel like after I've broken them in a bit, things will become a bit more mellow."
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"Only downside compared to the Bose or Beats is that the audio cable is not detachable which means if the cables cut, it is practically useless."
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"Eveything isclrar and fluid, very well balanced audio."
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"Audio is very crisp, with great quality at just about all frequencies."
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"If you are planning to spend more than $180 on some Beats because you think the audio quality is superior, you're never been so wrong."
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"This pair of headphones are the best on the market in terms of price and audio quality."
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"The upside is that on well mixed audio it is sometimes possible to hear small details that may otherwise be missed."
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Cable

Cable:
"IF the cord gets pulled out you will damage the headphones."
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"My fault though, I probably should have got the straight cable in hindsight.2) It squeaks on one of the joints."
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"The ONLY thing I can think of that I'm not in love with about these is the fact that the cable is not removable from the headset."
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"The ear pads are a grey-ish color, so they won't dirty as easily, but the cord has a bit of dirt on it in my case."
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"Only minor con would be the seemingly excessive cord length but it is definitely not enough to hinder anyone from buying them."
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"The cable deserves mentioning as well with its coiled design and spring headed plug-in that prevents the cable from becoming damaged from being repeatedly plugged in, it's a great little feature with a huge benefit."
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"The 1 4 to 1 8 adapter actually screws onto the cable, very nice touch."
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"Great pair of headphones, only had long cord in stock and it always gets in the way."
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"The coiled cable is nice and thick, the ear pads are made of leather and luxuriously soft and large."
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"I've had the headphones for a couple of months (at least 6 months), and I see no problems with the cable at all."
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"Comfortable, the weight is good and I love the old school phone cord as no tangling occurs."
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Color

Color:
"The only bad thing I could really say about this product is that they get dirty overtime and it shows due to the color of it being white."
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"They don't have the pretty colors, just black or white."
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"The ear pads are a grey-ish color, so they won't dirty as easily, but the cord has a bit of dirt on it in my case."
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"I have the black on before but the white color is just too cute with the nice sound quality as expected XD"
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"Love the white color."
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"I love the color! "
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"Also, love the color choices."
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"Very good mechanical build and quality, beautiful color."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They not only look great but they are very solid build quality and comfortable too!"
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"What I like:-Lightweight (much lighter than my VModa Crossfades or the Beats I've tried)-Stylish looking (especially these whites)-Balanced, gooooood sound (VModas too bassy for me, Beats were just not as clear at all)-COMFORTABLE (VModas squeezed my head too hard."
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"Hard to say a word of comfort when wearing this set."
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"These headphones are great on all levels, comfort, style, sound quality--it's got it all."
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"Amazing sound quality, and very comfortable."
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"Great price, really comfortable."
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"Amazing sound, comfortable and pretty!"
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"Comfortable, great sound, folds up nicely, the white is nicer to look at than the black (for me, anyway)."
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Connector

Connector:
"First one broke because I dropped my laptop and the jack broke off."
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"Struggles with very deep base (infrequent in most music) and not quite as rich sounding as the M50s (you will never know this unless you listen to them back-to-back).M40sPros: No significant advantage over the M30sCons: Same as M30s plus no 3.5mm jack w o an adapter which makes for a long connection."
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"The 3.5mm jack is short and that created a problem with a case that I had on my iPhone."
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"Only complaint is that the cord and jack are very heavy and large."
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"Very impressed with comfort and durability too: thanks to the coiled cable and the reinforced jack it seems these headphones will last way longer than its competitors."
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"The gold plated jack is nicely encased in a metal housing with a metal spring wrapping the cord for more durability."
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"It's a nice feature that helps release stress on the wire running into the jack, which will lead to long lasting durability."
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"Also love that they phono jack converts to an aux jack."
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Design

Design:
"And another thing is that I used this a lot with my iPhone and I have to take its cover off as the auxiliary jack won't fit in through the cover, but I realize that these are for professional monitoring so they sort of had to be designed this way to make them more durable."
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"It has a really nice design and the bass is pretty good if I say so myself."
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"However, love the minimalistic design and the tunes."
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"These are comfortable and you can tell the audio quality, and while they cancel a lot of nice that's clearly not what they were designed for."
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"The soundstage is excellent for a closed-back design."
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Durable

Durable:
"You want to buy these headphones if:1) Your budget is less than $3002) You want something that looks good, and are sick of boring black headphones (and were considering Beats based on looks).3) Want something with a flatter EQ that sounds good for all types of music, and doesn't manufacture bass when it isn't present in the track itself.4) Will buy a small Fiio Amp with these to drive them (you really need an amp to get the full effect out of these, or any mid to high range headphones).Please don't even consider buying Beats by Dre or the Souls or the Fifty's WITHOUT checking these out first....I'm telling you, they sound better (I mean way better), look almost as good, and are more durable with more range for bigger weird shaped heads! "
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"Outstanding sound and durable!"
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"They are pretty durable and sturdy."
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"Amazing as expected, great sound quality and very durable."
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"Super comfortable, amazing sound, very durable."
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"They are perfect for the price and they seem to be durable (although i haven't taken them out of the house)."
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Fit

Fit:
"If you have any case on your phone device, you can forget about plugging this in as it will not fit with any decent size case."
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"Originally bought a cheaper pair from the same company that makes these but they looked too professional and fit weird."
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"Really awesome sound and they fit around the ear very well!"
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"Great fit!"
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"They fit perfectly over my ears, there is alittle bit of weight, but its not troublesome."
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"Very good sound and comfortable fit."
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"They fit my head very comfortably, and the weight is on par with my old ones."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"They are a bit heavy and not very comfortable on the ears when used extensively in the studio."
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"Only complaint is that the cord and jack are very heavy and large."
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"I'm writing this review well over two years after purchase, and extremely heavy use."
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"The coiled cable is pretty tough as well, and it feels like it will stand up to some heavy usage."
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"The headphones themselves are a little larger than I would have liked but they fit comfortably on my head and aren't too heavy (you definitely won't forget they are on your head, but they aren't uncomfortable)."
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"It's heavy but comfortable to wear for under 2 hours."
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"The bass is very impressive and not so heavy, although you could set your equalizer to bass boost and get that effect."
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Listening

Listening:
"Yeah, without a doubt this is a great headphone for pure listening sound."
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"If you do a lot of listening with headphones and want to really be able to distinguish the sounds and HEAR the music, these are the way to go! "
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"In addition, their durability has lasted through 100s of hours of listening and many dj sets in which they got sweaty and taken on off regularly."
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"The advantage of listening to STEREO music on a headphone or ear buds versus listening to it on floor standing speakers or bookshelf speakers is that it clearly enables the listener to fully distinguish any difference between the left and right tracks of the stereo recording."
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"They're cheap and great even for casual listening."
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"Sound is phenomenal, and I'd recomend these to anyone who wants a good listening experience for a very budget-friendly price."
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Loud

Loud:
"the only problem is the bass is super loud its still very good though and the sound leaks after a certain point."
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"My only minor complaint would be that they dont go very loud when using them without some kind of amp."
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"The biggest downside to these is how they perform in a loud environment.. in a word.. poorly."
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"Crystal clear sound with solid response across the frequency spectrum, solid build, lightweight and comfortable, can be pushed extremely loud, versatile for Djing, mixing, and tracking."
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"i could hear all ranges loud and clear and good sound isolation for not being a focused noise cancelling head phones."
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"They're loud, crisp, comfortable, and look really cool."
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"very clear and get pretty loud."
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"They can go very loud with a decent amp source, but still keep great fidelity at the higher volumes."
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Music

Music:
"I tried all of the Beats headphones at BestBuy, but they were too bass-y for my taste; I couldn't enjoy the music because the dang bass was so overwhelming."
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"I now find myself wanting to listen to all my music over again just to see how much I was missing before."
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"I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY TO LISTEN TO MUSIC THE WAY IT SHOULD BE HEARD.....IF YOU ARE A MUSIC LOVER THESE ARE A MUST HAVE!"
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"When my roommate told me he can clearly hear my music with not an enjoyable face, it is such an embarrassment."
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"If you do a lot of listening with headphones and want to really be able to distinguish the sounds and HEAR the music, these are the way to go! "
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"The ATM-M50 is an amazing model for somebody trying to step up their music experience without dropping extreme amounts of money."
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"Because I didn't care for does features I saved almost almost 100$.There great for the music listener, dj, producer, and even on road movie watching person."
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"I am playing child of light on my pc and omg the music is so good I am having ear-gasims."
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"I listened to songs I've heard on nice headsets on these and noticed parts of the music I didn't previously notice."
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Noise

Noise:
"I haven't burned them in yet but I am currently playing a mix of white noise pink noise through them despite conflicting reports on whether or not burn in actually accomplishes anything."
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"We did our research before purchasing and there's a reason why these head phones are #1 Best Sellers: The sound quality is amazing, it blocks outside noises and doesn't bleed the headphone sounds for others around you to hear, they are very sturdy, comfortable, and well made."
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"This kind of sealed headphone solves that issue by limiting outside noise and enables the listener to enjoy the nuances of the music recording at a reduced decibel level thus at the same time protecting delicate ear cells from long term hearing damage."
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"No problem with volume, and signal to noise ratio is very good to excellent."
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"The noise cancellation in these is great, because whenever I'm screaming that I need a towel or something (the bathroom is right next to her room), she never hears me."
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"While they're not actively noise canceling, they still do a great job of shutting out most background noise."
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Price

Price:
"I listened to them for 5 minutes and was instantly disappointed that the sound wasn't as great as I thought it should be, given the price...While randomly browsing Amazon, I came across their annual year-end review of headphones, in which this was listed as #1."
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"I won't say they have the absolute 'best' sound quality I have heard, but for the price and the build quality, I find them hard to beat."
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"I had owned a pair of Bose headphones years ago and wasn't too pleased with the build quality considering the price."
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"Not the absolutely most comfortable headphones out there, but for the money the sound is on par with models costing 5x."
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"Value:They are a steal for the price (this coming from a broke college grad)."
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"I was looking for studio headphones, but the ridiculous prices I was seeing were definitely making me change my mind."
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"These are great headphones for the money and way better than Beats."
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"Fabulous quality for price! "
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"Best set of headphones for the price."
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"These sound great for their price point."
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"Superior craftmanship excellent sound qualityfor its price.....Beats all headphones in it's price range"
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Quality

Quality:
"I was worried that she wouldn't care about sound quality and just wanted to look cool, but after her and her friends compared a $300 pair of Beats vs. this $91 pair of phones..."
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"All the praise made me expect god like quality... you cant go wrong buying these"
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"I won't say they have the absolute 'best' sound quality I have heard, but for the price and the build quality, I find them hard to beat."
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"I had owned a pair of Bose headphones years ago and wasn't too pleased with the build quality considering the price."
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"Good quality, not the most comfortable headphones ever, My friend says I just have sensitive ears, he loved them."
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"I don't notice if something is not the best sound quality unless it is especially tinny or buzzy or brassy, which these are not."
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"Fabulous quality for price! "
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"Sound quality is incredible and they are comfortable enough to wear all day."
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"I'm in love with these headphones and would HIGHLY recommend these to anyone that wants the highest quality pair of headphones for the price.5+ Stars easily and I'd give it more than that if it was possible."
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"These headphones are great on all levels, comfort, style, sound quality--it's got it all."
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"I have the black on before but the white color is just too cute with the nice sound quality as expected XD"
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Range

Range:
"You want to buy these headphones if:1) Your budget is less than $3002) You want something that looks good, and are sick of boring black headphones (and were considering Beats based on looks).3) Want something with a flatter EQ that sounds good for all types of music, and doesn't manufacture bass when it isn't present in the track itself.4) Will buy a small Fiio Amp with these to drive them (you really need an amp to get the full effect out of these, or any mid to high range headphones).Please don't even consider buying Beats by Dre or the Souls or the Fifty's WITHOUT checking these out first....I'm telling you, they sound better (I mean way better), look almost as good, and are more durable with more range for bigger weird shaped heads! "
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"The BEST headphones in this price range, bar none."
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"If you don't need the name recognition this is the best value you can get for headphones in the price range."
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"For this price range, it's a 5 star, you cannot go wrong in getting these."
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"Solid bass you can really feel and really well rounded in the mid-high range as well."
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"I read several reviews stating these are the best you can get all the way to the $500 range."
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Sound

Sound:
"I was worried that she wouldn't care about sound quality and just wanted to look cool, but after her and her friends compared a $300 pair of Beats vs. this $91 pair of phones..."
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"this is my second ath-m50 purchase ,first in black now white .my first pair sounded amazing but the left channel died after a couple of months but since i had purchased them second hand i decided to give the model a second chance .when the new ones arrived they did not sound nearly as good as the first pair but after some burn in these are very impressive ,they for whatever reason do not isolate as well as the old ones but they sound great and that is the only reason i buy headphones so i am very happy with these"
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"Sound counts, but it's hard to hear nicely when your ears start to ache."
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"There are other headphones out there that cost much more but do not produce the great sound these headphones do across the entire sound spectrum."
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"Yeah, without a doubt this is a great headphone for pure listening sound."
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"If you do a lot of listening with headphones and want to really be able to distinguish the sounds and HEAR the music, these are the way to go! "
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"Sound quality is incredible and they are comfortable enough to wear all day."
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"There things sound great and I've had many people at the office go and buy the same ones our of jealously."
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"I listen to everything from rock to hip hop to electronic and it sounds pretty good for all of them."
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"These sound great for their price point."
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Value

Value:
"Value:They are a steal for the price (this coming from a broke college grad)."
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"If you don't need the name recognition this is the best value you can get for headphones in the price range."
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"Great value."
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"Great buy, great value."
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"Extremely good value."
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"This is amazing headphones for this value."
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iPod

iPod:
"When I put it around my head first and plugged it into my iPod, I was very impressed with the sound quality - nice solid feeling bass, clear vocals and very crisp treble(highs)."
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"While the sound quality of the iPod ear buds is quite decent, I always knew all along that it wasn't the best way to experience all of what a well mastered recording had to offer."
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"Purchased from amazon Deals Online and got them a day sooner than I expected, I am happy with this purchase overall .Update - Try the Late Night setting on your ipod EQ, sounds great, I was using flat or off , but late night setting sounds very good ."
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"It is so beautiful XD and the sound goes well with my ipod touch 5th(u might want to buy an amp)The shipping was fast and It's awesome! "
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"I also recommend an amp, especially if you're using these with an iPod."
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