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Sound wise I like the Mdr-1a for dynamic and solid bass flavors. Detail preferred leans me toward the m50x. The dt240 fall between them for me (after some burn in - prior the highs were obnoxious). Bass is tight and ready on demand but reserved when not required. Otherwise fairly balanced across the bandwidths. Comfort, Mdr-1a are fantastic and make you want to wear them. M50x are ok, even better with wear (still clamp a bit but not a deal breaker). The dt240 sit last here. I have fairly small ears and these are not over-ear, but close (80/20 over vs on) . If you have big ears they'll feel like on-ear I imagine. Clamping force is ok but the pads could be better. You can feel where the corner/stitching touches - doesn't hurt or agitate, but you're aware. Build quality, these are above average considering the price point. Metal where it counts and materials all feel good. I also like the coiled cable for desk use as keeps it short enough to be out of the way yet has some give for when turning around or reaching for something so they don't snap off you head suddenly. Cloth bag is good for a wipe rag and storing on desk or in drawer but these seem pretty tough so should be ok throwing in a backpack without too much concern. Overall recommend, especially for the low price. Compare well to way more expensive cans (2 noted above) but keep in mind these lean toward studio sound (m50x like vs 'playful' Mdr-1a). Ideal as a extra pair for work if you are uncomfortable leaving the delish versions there. They also look stealthy noting a quality brand. Hope this helps someone in some way. Happy headphone hunting.
Apr 7, 2019
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