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ㅤㅤThe sundae on the top was made with the sounds produced from the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x monitor headphones I just bought last Friday. I can't find a banana for scale but there's a coin of 10 Thai Baht instead. (about an inch (2.5 cm) in diameter) Here's a mini review from my aspect.
ㅤㅤFirst, if you're seeking for a pair of badbass headphones, this one is definitely not for you. Anyway, it has a clear and noticeable sub bass (I prefer sub bass from this over my old bassy one!) and slightly above average mids and high mids for me. It lacks soundstage but the price (around $170 in Thailand) and FR (15-28k Hz) make up for it.
ㅤㅤA bit disappointing that this one is 95% plastic. The parts that were made from metal are extensions on the headband, (They're very thin though.) rings on the back of cups, and the folding joints for the sake of marking L and R on them. (You didn't think the 3.5mm heads will be made of plastic, right? :P) Leather earpads certainly struggle against sweat especially when combined with being closed-back. On the plus side, the thing I really like is that they can bend! The cups can rotate up to +-90 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees vertically. At least, these things might make these headphones be with you a bit longer. Also, this comes with 3 detachable cords - The short, the longer, and the coiled one. All of them is pretty thick so you can be sure that they won't break easily.
ㅤㅤThis is the best part of the ATH-M50x from what I see! Barely any complaint on this part. Sound isolation is great. It can make the noise from TV much quieter. The true meaning of over-ear is definitely this! Guaranteed covering your ears if its headband is big enough for your head. I can go mixing my sundae with it all day without getting hurt from its pressure because the earpads don't rest on any part of my ears at all. There's the heat in the earpads after long-time use but it's normal for every closed-back headphones.
And now for the conclusion. No regret getting this to the Noisysundae music squad. I'm starting to feel like it's not so mini for a mini review. :P This was absolutely worth it for me. The hype is real with some flaws I've stated above. Just hope I will not accidentally break it.