KleinAberFein wrote:I was thinking about the ATH-M50XBT because of the many people using the non BT, and they can be found cheap used.
Apparently they don't sound the same but, not too different.
So you prefer the Ora to the ATH?
Yes, the ORA are not cheap. I do prefer them over the ATH-M50x but those are still fantastic headphones. Everyone that has heard the M50x in my circle of musicians really likes them and for the price, they are great. If I had to recommend a headphone to someone they would be my first choice... I did not realize they make a Bluetooth version.
Even the Grado's are an odd choice I must admit. Most musicians don't love them; I like them because they are very open sounding with decent bass and no bad problems but they are open-back headphones. You would never track with them. The M50x are fantastic all around. I find the bass on the round side but certainly usable and the stereo field a little tight compared to the Grado or the ORA and even the AKG 550. But it is still very good. After I used a pair at a studio I immediately bought a set.