In terms of pure performance for the money, Audio-Technica's ATH-M50 is right at the top of our list.
- Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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out of 27 user reviews
Starting at: $139.00
The good: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. They're also very comfortable and are a relative bargain.
The bad: There's no integrated microphone for making cell phone calls; the bulkier design makes them less suitable for mobile use; and the headphone cord isn't detachable.
The bottom line: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.
October 31, 2013 2:39 PM PDT
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