Did i make the wrong descion? (ath-m50x)
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Hello guys. I just started this account and lately iv really been into audio. i have a pair of the audio-technica ath m50x and i got them a few days ago and i love them. my initially though was that they sounded really good. I heard that these headphones were really over hyped. my question is is that did i make the wrong decision getting these headphones? Is there a lot more better options for cheaper or the same price? or did i basically fell into the hype? and also what do you guys think about these m50x , Also what pair o headphones u think is best for me to get next? I listen to basically every type of genre and my budget is around $200 i also game on the side as well. Thank you in advance and sorry for this noobish comment im new to this.
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WildChinoise
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Jul 11, 2018
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If you love them, then it was not a wrong decision. I bought a pair four or five years ago, I recently upgraded to Dekoni ear pad, which improved comfort by a large degree for me. i have since bought "better" headphones, but the M50x still come out for a week or so, once in a while. As I upgraded my dac/amp setups, I found the sound on M50x kept improving. I don't think you'll need to upgrade for a good while. Just keep listening to the M50x, until you notice something you don't like. At some point, you'll decide you need a pair of headphone that can handle what the M50x can not. This will helps to guide the next "upgrade" purchase. In the mean time, Just keep throwing some coin into the future upgrade kitty as long as you can.
Jul 11, 2018
fhood
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Jul 11, 2018
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I don't think the m50x are a bad decision. I don't consider them the best closed back headphones in that price range, but they are without question a decent choice that will provide good, versatile sound.
I will always recommend the HD650s as a follow up choice. Yeah, they are outside that $200 mark, but I have yet to try a pair of headphones that made them feel inadequate.
Jul 11, 2018
Dave1234
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Jul 11, 2018
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Get Shure 940 pads, 2mm wool felt and some weather tape.
See head fi for modding tutorial for pads and before that add 2mm felt over the driver so that you can tame treble.
Done
Now you have way better headphone...
Tension not, they are decent...but after mod they turn gr8
Jul 11, 2018
phoenixsong
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Apr 21, 2018
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One cannot have the best in everything, or pick the best choice every time. What can be done now is not to regret the past, but to make the most of the present. Don't worry, the M50x is decent enough! Enjoy them to the fullest yeah :)
Apr 21, 2018
g6100s
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Mar 11, 2018
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Planar headphones need strong amps, and a decent DAC wouldn’t hurt. Anything you buy from a certain price point onwards might need upgrading of your entire chain. Best advice I’d wish I’d received before buying my 1st pair of headphones is buy something I like and could eventually afford rather than something I could afford on the spot. Listen and decide what suits you.
Mar 11, 2018
g6100s
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Mar 11, 2018
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Enjoy your headphones bubba. They’re good as an entry point and tick most of the boxes - durability , rather easy to drive, decent bass, decent comfort ( better if you change the pads ) and value for what you paid etc. Walden seems to have said it all. Beyerdynamics DT 770 are another good pair you should consider in the future. Trial listen future purchases. Headphone preference is subjective.
Mar 11, 2018
Jaybayors
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Mar 8, 2018
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add 200 (or 4 or 500 for planar) and get those Blue headphones with the built-in amp. That's what i am doing and i have 5 pairs of ATH-M50/M50X's already !!!
Mar 8, 2018
phoenixsong
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Sep 7, 2017
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That's a decent, trusty headphone you have. Squeeze out its maximum potential by upgrading the rest of your components- such as using it with an Ifi iusb3.0 nano purifier and the O2/Odac combo. You will not regret it! If, after all this, you still feel that the M50x is not up to standard, by all means go for a headphone more suitable for your tastes. It too will benefit from the upgraded chain of components, maybe even more; for they will likely be even more capable performers than the M50x for you to swap to them, and it will be a waste if they were not paired with components that can match up to them. After all, the eventual audio experience is as good as its weakest link!
Sep 7, 2017
malvinvnv
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May 7, 2017
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The main objective in the world of audiophilia is for you to simply find a pair whose sound you like. If it's something you like, who cares about what others say?
May 7, 2017
Banumnum
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Apr 30, 2017
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Im really enjoying my m50x's right now. However, I do highly recommend swapping the earpads out for velour ones, helps a lot with heat and comfort
Apr 30, 2017
ClarkCizar
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Apr 16, 2018
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do you prefer it angled or flat ? and do you prefer memory foam or not ?
Apr 16, 2018
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