Disappointed with Audio Technica ATH-M50x.

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by RequiemForADream, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. RequiemForADream

    RequiemForADream Casual Listener

    Nov 26, 2015
    Hello all, I hope you are enjoying yourselves this fine day!

    So,for as long as I remember myself I have been a HUGE fan of music and audio quality.I spend most of my free time listening to music everyday and thus I am always searching for this perfect pair of headphones.

    I bought the Razer Hammerhead in-ear headphones in February but I was still looking for something superior.After an extensive research in mid July I bought the Audio Technica ATH-M50x and I rushed back to my house eager to listen to their supposed superb audio quality.I was not satisfied.

    So I began searching to see what's the issue.I researched audio qualities and decided to get a Spotify subscription for their Ogg Vorbis 320kbps audio quality.I then researched to see if I need a better audio card but I believe that my ALC898 Realtek High Definition Codec is good enough for the M50s.I tweaked the PC's settings to optimum ones and listened again.

    I tried both the Hammerhead and the M50s with the same songs and I did hear a difference.110Euros difference?Definitely not.(in Greece the Hammerheads cost 59 whereas the M50s 169).Maybe I could pay 16 Euros to get the price to 75 but definitely not more than twice that much.

    Am I missing something here?Everyone seems to be more than satisfied with these headphones...
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Obsessive Auditor

    Jul 3, 2011
    Charleston South Carolina
    The M50 series (of which Audio-Technica assures us all sound identical) are a fairly colored headphone, low-cost most places, but very useful to the recording industry because their overall balance is neutral.

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