A Review of M-Audio HDH50 Headphones
To start with, sizeable 50mm neodymium drivers provide a fair whack of power and a full-range frequency response of 12Hz to 24kHz. That range is impressive, because at either end it produces frequencies that aren’t even audible to the human ear. As a result, the excellent bass response is invaluable for those recording and mixing for personal listening.
What’s in the box?
You’ll get a main cable which can connect to either the left or right headphone as per your personal preference, as well as a second cable with built-in microphone which is great if you listen to your phone while working and need to take calls. A 1/4-inch stereo adaptor also makes it just as easy to plug directly into your home system as your computer.
Look and feel
We’ll be honest – these aren’t the most delicate looking pair of headphones. They are rugged, robust and ready to be chucked into a bag or crate at the end of a session, and that’s what’s so good about them. Steel, aluminium and leather construction make for a solid weight and feel without foregoing comfort, while the slick black design won’t stand out like a sore thumb in a live music setting.
Ease of use
We like the fact that you can swap the cable side, as well as the fact that these are so comfortable you can while away hours in the studio without a headache. These are not noise cancelling headphones, but the closed back design does provide very good sound insulation from the outside world.
Of course, this is the most important factor of all. M-Audio headphones are known for their clear sound reproduction and the HDH50s are no different. Crisp highs and mids are met with smooth bass extension, creating a brilliant all-round sound that gives you precision in the studio and on the decks. That extensive frequency range, component quality and comfort all make this model a top choice.
To try out the HDH50s for yourself, call Pro Audio Group on (02) 9521 4844 to locate your nearest M-Audio dealer across Australia.