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June 3, 2013 Amazing Sound
Review by
Fai from Vancouver, BC, Canada
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When we received the M50s in the mail, the first thing we did was test sound quality and tonal range. We listened to audio test recordings on these and about 4 other sets of headphones, including some decent-ish earbuds, cheap headphones, and a medium quality set of headphones.

In the upper ranges, all our headphones could go out of my hearing range. At the low end is where the differences started. When we started testing bass-level sounds on the cheap and even medium-range headphones, we couldn't hear anything for quite a while before the sound kicked in (the sound clip starts at a low tone, which raises smoothly while a voice tells you the current level). The M50s started rumbling the moment we started the recordings.

There's definitely been a breaking-in period, as the sound is now noticeably smoother than it was when we first received the headphones.

A small issue we ran into: One piece of equipment (my husband's laptop) plays nice with other headphones, but not with the M50s. This is because the 3.5mm plug on the headphones (with adapter removed) has a wide base, and can't push in quite far anough because of the rounded plastic body of the laptop (IE it's the laptop's fault). We solved this problem by using a short 3.5mm extender. It's not ideal, but it doesn't noticeably affect sound quality.
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