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Butt Savage
Aug 23, 2007


Dumb question incoming: I used to own a pair of ATH-M30ís that I loved and lasted me a long time.

But eventually they started to break apart and I decided to upgrade. Now Iím looking at the M50Xís and canít decide between the Bluetooth version or regular, for one one single reason: Does the Bluetooth version suffer from inferior audio quality when plugged in due to them being adapted to use wireless technology? As in, will the wired-only ones provide superior sound because itís direct from source to headphone, with nothing in between to degrade fidelity?

I think having Bluetooth would be useful for watching YouTube videos, etc., but if having the tech shoved in there negatively affects wired performance, then Iíd rather not.

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Butt Savage
Aug 23, 2007


Hmm, yeah I never noticed sync issues when Iíd watch YouTube videos or movies on Prime with my Anker Bluetooth earbuds.

Comboomer brought up a good point, though. I feel like Iíd be wasting money on something thatíll eventually stop working long before the headphones themselves do. And I just realized I have to buy a patented Steve Jobs Dongle to plug it into my iPhone, which adds another $10 to a product Iím already iffy on.

Iím gonna go ahead and get the regular wired ones. I think theyíre the better deal in the long run. Thanks guys.

Butt Savage
Aug 23, 2007


njsykora posted:

Something to bear in mind with wireless over-ear headphones is that most of them now have an aux port so they can be used wired as well, so long term battery life is less of a concern than with wireless earbuds. So when the battery shits itself you can still use them.

Sure, but I want the complete package to last me 7+ years like my M40ís did rather than one part failing at roughly 2 to 3 while the other works fine, you know what I mean?

Those extra 30 bucks could go towards another pair of Anker earbuds when mine eventually die, and theyíre more practical for day-to-day.



Yeah, I agree with you. As lovely as it is for the environment, I consider my Ankers to be disposable and good enough for things that arenít movies, music, etc. I figure that Iím willing to pay a premium for superior music listening, but not for YouTube and audiobooks.

I canít even fork over the money for Appleís Bluetooth stuff, though I also think highly of them (half my tech is Apple). The puny batteries in Bluetooth earbuds arenít worth such a high price, for me at least.

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