ATH AD500X vs ATH-M50 X

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Hello! I'm looking for new headphones for music and gaming and I can't decide between Audio Technica ATH AD500x and ATH-M50x. Both cost around 130€. Also if you guys have any better headphones in that (130€) range I'm open minded.
 

Palewing

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Depends on whether you want open headphones or not. If you are going to be using them outside, or your listening environment is noisy, I would probably go for closed. I prefer open headphones wherever possible, myself.

I have tried the ATH-M50 (non X, but still the same sound). They are supposed to be good value, but I wasn't overly impressed. The AD500x do look mighty interesting, though. I have good experience with Sennheiser, and from them, you have the HD 558 in that price range: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/audio-headphones-high-end-hd-558. The AD500x are still lighter on your head, mind you.

 

Palewing

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Depends on whether you want open headphones or not. If you are going to be using them outside, or your listening environment is noisy, I would probably go for closed. I prefer open headphones wherever possible, myself.

I have tried the ATH-M50 (non X, but still the same sound). They are supposed to be good value, but I wasn't overly impressed. The AD500x do look mighty interesting, though. I have good experience with Sennheiser, and from them, you have the HD 558 in that price range: https://en-us.sennheiser.com/audio-headphones-high-end-hd-558. The AD500x are still lighter on your head, mind you.

 
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