Editor's Notes & Price Research
See forum thread for other possible money-saving ideas. - brisar
Speaking as someone who loves his ATH-M50 headphones, these MPH-2s are an amazing value for the price.The headband looks extremely similar to the ATH-M50 headband, which makes us wonder if Audio Technica helped make these. The cups are a little more circular (less like an oval) than the M50, and the driver is a little wider. To my ear, the bass is a little more pronounced on these compared to the M50, but the sound is still very well defined. Initially I felt a little more ear fatigue from that bass pressure, but it's getting easier as I spend more time with them. The headphone cable is detachable, but both ends are 3.5mm plugs (it doesn't have the weird thinner plug at one end, that the M50x has).
Major props to Cookie21 for posting the May 11 sale. You'll find some reviews toward the end of that thread.
You might be able to make the price sweeter by:
Buying a $50 gift card to get a $10 promo card at https://guitarcenter.ca
So in my case, I bought 2 headphones for $83.98 (incl tax) - $10.00 (promo gift card) = $73.98 (paid with gift card and credit card), which is approx $36.99 each for 2 headphones, tax included.
Per head-fi post at http://www.head-fi.org/t/811252/m...-any-users these headphones look like rebranded ISK MDH9000 headphones, and based on the photos it's hard to disagree. http://www.head-fi.org/t/585356/t...t_12465893. Even if so, AliExpress lists the ISK MDH9000 at ~$56 each. http://www.aliexpress.
Ear coupling: Over-ear
Primary application: Studio monitor
Secondary application: General listening
Operating principle: Closed
Frequency response: 10Hz - 30kHz
SPL: Info not available
Driver size: 50mm
THD: Info not available
Noise cancelling: No
Weight: Info not available
Cable type: Info not available
Cable length: 10 ft.
Connector: 3.5mm with 1/4" adaptor
Built-in mic: No