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As a hardcore flat-response audiophile, these are exceptional. Can't compete with my Audio Technica M20X in term of response, but that is to be expected from a 6mm driver (Final Audio E2000) compare to the 40mm driver (Audio Technica ATH-M20X).
In term of build quality I say it is very detailed, but may look not be durable, though it is. Wire had been snatched a few times from getting caught and I had done a stress test by pulling the earphone out from the ear (do not recommend you trying this). Everything is fine. The wire is supported to the aluminum casing by some plastic piece that is holding on the wire (the more you know).
For under $50 IEM earphone, these outshine most.
For me, it is an above average earphone. The frequency is aimed toward the mid-bass and the vocal (according to the frequency response chart on Google search) in which is great for listening most genre. But if Final Audio decide to ask for a change in frequency target, I said it would be slightly increasing the mid-range, but not the vocal and bumping down a couple decibal from the mid-bass section. The bass is perfect and very realistic, the vocal is slightly muffled by the mid-bass compared to my Audio Technica ATH-M20X, but when you talk about portability these make the Audio Techica ATH-M20X fall flat to its face.
Not to be that guy, but the ATH-M20X aren't flat nor audiophile grade 'phones. The E2000, however, are amazing for the price. Ever since I picked em up, I don't wanna touch any other iems I have.
Look up the frequency charts on both. Mind that I only compared to my $50 Audio Technica ATH-M20X for a purpose. Both are about the same price range and I am not saying this a horrible product. It would be rather extremely unfair for this to compete with like the Sony MDR-7506 or the Audio Technica M40X. If you ask about the M50X, just look up the frequency chart. I compared this with the infamous $10 Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120 and this has a higher value than any of the rest, just not an exact sound quality of flatness. The bass is heavy and the mid are fairly present and vocal are slightly muffled because of the heavier bass.
If you haven't own a pair of studio/professional before or have never seen the frequency reponse please do check them out before trying to shove a opinion to facts please.
And lastly to defend the Audio Technica ATH-M20X, it is a audiophile headphone, as a matter of fact, most are. You wouldn't like for me to say that Beats Studio (the first one) is not a audiophile grade headphone would you? And most audiophile don't have to use our headphone or earphone in order to be "considered" audiophile. We use equipments that is far more accurate than headphone since every human have a different hearing perception. After all is it called "audiophile" because we love high-grade audio, not just headphones.
I've got a pair of HD 598, and owned MDR-7506 before my dogs ate them. They M20X is far from flat, and Audio Technica is notorious for bloated bass/mid-bass is what I mean to say. Not trying to put you down though. I guess they could be considered audiophile grade, but the Beats Studio are not audiophile at all. I think you should double check the M50x and M20x frequency responses though, they've got tons of bloat on mid-bass!
For myself, I'm not a fan of AT 'phones but I know tons of people are, they're just not close to flat, however. That's all :)
I'm not going to say much since you have own a pair of Sennheiser HD 598 and must know the knowledge of being an audiophile. This putting aside, I respect your response and I'm not trying to bring hate to this controversial topic. :) :) :) :)