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For all Audio Technica ATH-M50 Users.
on May 29, 2014
I bought these replacement ear cushions a couple months ago to replace the stock cushions that come with the ATH-M50 when you first buy them. I put these on, and started to notice a huge difference in terms of the sound quality. A negative difference.
In the beginning, I thought something was wrong with my headphones. The bass was almost non-existent (no, I am NOT a basshead), and was even thinking about returning these because I had thought my pair turned faulty. When I returned to the less comfortable stock ATH-M50 cushions, the bass came back to the fullness it had from when I first received the cans.
Other reviews have stated that there is a slightly noticeable change in sound quality, and this is a huge understatement. The tradeoff of more comfort with no bass is not worth it. In the end, if your ATH-M50s have uncomfortable cushions, buy replacement cushions that are made specifically for the ATH-M50s, and use them more often.