My past experiences with headphones are ones that were either given to me or came with some electronic device. However, as a musician who is trying to establish herself, and may be doing her own recording, I thought that I would buy a pair of quality headphones.
I’m no electronics expert, but after doing a lot of research, I bought a pair of Audio-Technica’s, the M50x model. They are a closed back headphone that has been reviewed as a good headphone for recording and editing. To me, I was blown away the first time I heard music come out of them. The M50x’s have a crisp, clean sound with a lot of depth. You can clearly hear the treble, bass, and all the parts in between. In other words, you can hear each part distinctly, but they still mesh together well. It is like listening to music on a good stereo system, that is designed for your ears alone. My cheap headphones sound dull in comparison.
Aside from the sound, the Audio-Technical M50x’s have other great features. They are probably the most comfortable headphones I have owned. My other headphones would make my ears hurt after awhile from resting on or in my ears, but with the padded headband and ear cups, the Audio-Technica’s are super comfortable. They also cancel a lot of the surrounding sounds out, allowing you to be fully emersed in the crystal clear music. The M50x’s also come with three interchangeable jacks, making it convenient to the musician who needs multiple types of plugins.
My final thoughts are that the Audio-Technical M50x’s are aesthetically pleasing to look at, as well as on the more affordable side for anyone on a budget. All in all, I would say that these comfortable, quality sounding headphones are well worth their price.
If you have had a similar experience with quality headphones or are intrigued by this model, feel free to give your likes and comments below.