Saturday, July 11, 2009

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Here are professional studio monitors which are built like a tank. The ATH-M50s are huge. The earpads are big enough for the biggest ears and the band will probably dwarf most heads. At $199.99 list price these cans can be bought for a little over $100 and will destroy the most discerning options such as the Sony MDR-7506s. See full specifications below.

  • Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing

  • Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage

  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems

  • Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation

  • Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions

  • Single-sided coiled cable terminates to gold-plated mini-plug with screw-on ¼" adapter

Read a short but simple review of the ATH-M50.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

AKG K 242 HD — New iteration of a studio classic

Music professionals revere AKG’s award-winning K 240 Studio headphones for their outstanding performance and exceptional comfort—the ideal choice for any application demanding totally uncolored sound. K 242 HD semi-open headphones continue the tradition, with a super-comfortable lightweight design and extra-large speakers with Varimotion diaphragms for high sensitivity, wide dynamic range and high sound-pressure levels. K 242 HD headphones are everything that 1,500 technology patents and 60 years of feedback from the world’s leading performing and recording artists can make them.

Price Check $129.99


AKG K 242 HD Review by Headfile
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

AKG K 701: Love It Or Hate It

AKG's flagship pair stirs some up some mixed, and extreme emotions. There are the die-hard fans and believers, then there are the "That's it? What's the big deal?" hard to please uber-audiophiles. I've personally heard one myself, tube-amplified. Boy, it was nice. Of course, I don't have hundred-thousand $$$ audiophile speakers to compare them with. AKG is a fine company that makes fine cans. AKG's sound screams bright, shiny and detailed. These headphones do just that. Of course, unlike others, I find it hard to express the intricate details of it's sound signature since I don't really own one. Find out for yourself if you know someone (like i do) who has a pair. Better yet, buy one for yourself. It's only $265.99 (cheapest online) @

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Grado SR80: Sound Redefined

Grado's SR80 series headphones are the best headphones money can buy for under $100. Bar none. It may not look as fancy as the other brands (in the same price range) it it does what it needs to - give fidelity to sound. The SR80's sound (for it's price) is as close to "expensive sound" as you can get. After these (upgrade ladder), there is very little to improve in the components. The SR80 has components which can be found in more expensive cans. You can read more reviews of the Grado SR80 here and see for yourself.

Buy Grado SR80 @ for only $95.00

Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcome to Headphone Dude

I'm looking forward posting reviews headphones, headphone amps, and anything and everything head-fi related. Please visit soon, my first review is coming soon.