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Audio Technica ATHM50 Studio Monitor Headphones, with Coiled Cable US $112.59 Delivered

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Product Features
Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing
Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage, Cable Length: 3.9 - 9.8' (1.2 - 3m) Coiled Cable
Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems
Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions, 1 year warranty

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    I just bought these a couple of days ago - great headphones & this is a great price.

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    Are these headsets good for gaming and movies or just music?
    The reviews are awesome on these, but many seem to be referring to listening to music, is that true?

    Edit:
    At the moment I have the logitech g930 wireless headset for frequent gaming and occasional movies, and hardly any music…
    in my situation do you think its a waste of money to get these Audio Technica ATHM50?

    Cheers!

    • +1 vote

      I use them for everything. Music, movies, videogames. I like the sound on them a lot. Some people complain that the bass is to heavy for gaming, but I find it's fine.

  • +8 votes

    My hand clicked ORDER before i got approval from my wife…
    She will be mad….
    Thanks !!!
    Pay day today i guess…. been watching the price for a while. Although i had AD700 on my head right now…

    • +6 votes

      Pussy.

      • +5 votes

        lol babe i just got paid my wage.. can i spend it

        • +23 votes

          XD when u got car loan, house mortgage and a new born baby…. u need to think twice before u spend money on something luxury that you dont really need… heh heh

        • -8 votes

          You should manage your money yourself, mate. You don't need your wife to do it for you.

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          a good husband always let their wife manage their money and anything else she might want to micromanage -> According to what my gf says…

          This is a good headphone for the price, if you need better headphone then you are probably looking at $300+ price.

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          @lead_org - I would make the most of it until you get married, then. "You said husbands"

    • +13 votes

      approval from my wife

      wooootsch!! - whip noise :P

    • -3 votes

      AD700 to M50 is a downgrade…

      • +6 votes

        I am thinking of using AD700 for music listening because of its open design for better sound.
        M50 will be used for computer and gaming midnight :D

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        Not really. M50 is actually better for music while the AD700 is better for movies and gaming afaik. Better positional accuracy while the m50's have a broader soundstage. The AD700's have almost no bass whatsoever.

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          Wouldn't you want a bit of bass for gaming and movies? Better immersion IMO.

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          The AD700's have the better soundstage with a more precise and clear sound and a moderate bass. M50's are extremely heavy on the bass with a MUCH worse clarity.

        • +1 vote

          AD700's do not have moderate bass. They have limited/low/no bass. 2 years wearing them watching movies, listening to music and playing games will tell you that.

          Haven't heard the M50's so can't comment but if the bass is heavier than the 700's, then I would say they are more suited to movies and music.

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          Sorry Timothy-1, I respectfully disagree. I think M50's have a fairly tight and punchy bass with little to impact to the mids or highs.

          That said, they are quite uncomfortable for extended wear. I am yet to find headphones that don't give me a headache after 2-3 hrs of usage. As a result, I seem to have started using IEMs 90% of the times.

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          @omgwtfbbq
          Sennheiser HD228 (or the new variant is called HD229, just with new colours) is extremely comfortable.
          I'm not quite sure why people rate their sound quality so low.. I've noticed with the newer HD228s the sound quality was definitely not as great as the older batch of HD228s (both from Sennheiser Australia as warranty replacements), ended up astroid-modding the last pair and it's been great ($3 jack job cause I'm sure warranty is way overdue)
          One of the hidden gems I think for their price. I think due to the inconsistency of the batches + 100% guaranteed cable failure (at the jack) brings this product down though.

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          Yep sennheiser definitely make some confortable headphones. My HD558's i used to wear for 15+ when i played WoW and it felt like a pillow resting on my head. They have a tilt feature at the phone that automatically adjusts according yo your head.

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    Great price. Purchased the straight cable a few months back for around $116 US.

  • +1 vote

    Upvote from me, the straight cable version is sitting on my head right now.

    Some comments in a deal that I posted here
    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/76994

  • +1 vote

    Wow awesome post, thank you! I've been wanting to buy these for a while :)

    • +5 votes

      I disagree with whoever wrote that..
      Comfort I'd give it a 6, at most 7 - non-existent headband padding (this accentuates the weight of the headphones ALOT), pleather earcups make your ears sweaty after 10mins of use.
      Isolation at 8? I thought it would have rated higher, but each to their own.
      Sound-wise.. I think it's a bit pumped up for bass, it masks the treble, not to the point that they are non-existent (like Beats) but I feel it's a bit lacking in the treble.
      Build - Agree with the 9'er, they're very durable but feel insanely heavy thanks to the non-existent headband padding.

      I have heard reports of different versions going around though (of both the coiled and straight cable so the sound from the variants are different apparently)

      I know I'm part of the minority and there are a few that agree with me, but just saying, these are overrated on internet reviews, they make it sound like this is the must-have-audio-product, which I disagree with, they're good but not godly. At this price.. if you don't mind the weight of a full-sized headphone + sweaty ears (It's SUMMER, unless you're chilling in aircon) these are great.

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        I used mine once and they are sitting on my desk since. Cups are a bit small for my ears and I sweat with them. (I am quite happy with the UE200s for $5.)

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    These are great headphones. Bought some for myself in August, tempted to buy a pair for my dad for Christmas. +1

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    Good headphone and price.
    a lot more comfortable compare to ATH-PRO700MK2

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    Missed out last time, so gone for it this time despite having a perfectly good pair of Denon D-2000s still.. Thanks OP

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    …and so continues my love-hate relationship with OzBargain. n41

  • +15 votes

    I DO NOT NEED THESE. I DO NOT NEED THESE.

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    Freinds - are these better than my Beyerdynamic DTX800's, which are sort of falling to bits (sound quality wise?)

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    I have the Audio-Technica ATH ANC7b , Is this a downgrade ?

  • +3 votes

    I don't need these, but I bought them.
    Thanks OP.

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    Looks like a good price. I recently ordered the 2-pack Creative Aurvana Live for $110 though, so I'm gonna pass on these.

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    I bought the straight corded version a few weeks back for not much more. Excellent headphones, at least in my opinion, good sound and very comfortable.

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    what do Cable Length: 3.9 - 9.8' (1.2 - 3m) mean?

    is there an extension cord that makes it 3m? and without extension is 1.2m?

    is it something you can use outdoor or mainly for just indoors?

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    anyone know if i'll need an amp for these?

    Shipping from the us i'll assume?

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    Can these be used to plug into an on-flight entertainment system when flying, or are they overkill for such a purpose? If unsuitable, anyone like to suggest something more appropriate please?

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    Anyone care to clarify the coiled/straight cable for me? Is this exact model more geared towards a DJ with the entire 3m cable coiled to a 1.2m length? If so, what's the straight model?

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      coiled: look at your deskphone
      straight: just like normal wire

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      This would be the Coiled version, the Straight version model has ATH-M50s

      I have the ATH-M50s (Straight cable), the box says 3.5m (I can't measure actual length for you atm, too busy, in 2 days I can)

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    temptation at its best….

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    Should I or should I not? That is the question :-)

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    its 146 usd before postage now..

  • +2 votes

    Great headphones and a good deal but just beware if you are going to wear these for hours on end they can get quite uncomfortable IMO. Also not very comfortable if you like to lay down and listen to music/podcasts

  • +1 vote

    Price increased now

  • +2 votes

    Was seriously considering buying these even though I don't need them…

    I spent so long contemplating the pros/cons and now I'm kind of glad it got marked up :P

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    thanks for posting this

    My old Sennheisers are just about dead after almost 8 years so this is coming at just the right time.

    Glad I got it before the price went back up too :)

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      What's wrong with the Sennys?

      • +1 vote

        with mine the pads have worn out, and the model is old enough that you can't get spares. I've also been through 3 cables, which are an annoying shape that you can only get from sennheiser.

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          The cables - if you have cable failure at the plug/jack, you can easily repair yourself :)
          All that's needed is a lighter, stickytape, $2 plug from Jaycar, scissors. Soldering iron if you really want but unnecessary.

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        yeah the Senny's pads are almost totally gone, I know I could get replacements but after 8 years I think I deserve a new set of headphones :) They were only HD 457's so they were only cheapies but they did their job for 8 long years :)

        I'll still keep the Senny's for spares :)

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    Expired again :(
    was waiting since last time! Argh unlucky

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    Ah bugger missed it!

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    There's a seller on eBay out of NT, Australia shipping these at $130 including postage (straight cord). I bought when he was selling for $120 and have had them for a week. Bit prominent on the bass compared to my AKG 702's and SE535's but they're very musical and quite forgiving of mediocre sources (ie: iPod's). Not as cheap as the OP's deal but that's expired already :-)

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      You sure they came from NT, and they aren't fake?

      • +1 vote

        If he's referring to the Gadget Bliss vendor then yes, they are legit but they are imported from India via express courier IIRC. I have a pair sitting next to me, Gadget Bliss also has a very high number of sales w/a lot of positive feedback and offer a guarantee that their items are genuine.

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          Yes, apologies for not making that clearer. I'd previously been burnt buying a cheap fake from Malaysia and they sounded bloody awful. These are definitely legit …. wasn't aware they were imported from India, thanks for that. Postage did take a bit longer than you'd expect from NT come to think of it.

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    Would these have been an upgrade over my Sennheiser HD 25-II's (used in conjunction with a Fiio E17 amp)?

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      Not really as they are both excellent headphones. Biggest differentiator will be the circumaural design so it depends on the application more than the headphones themselves.

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    Bought a pair, thanks for the post OP.

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