Lets ask the question. I have read up about the ATH-M50x and it gets great reviews. For about 1/2 the price you can get the younger sibling ATH-M40x that is from what I have read in the reviews about 80% as good but just not quite the bass response of the big brother.

I am wondering along the lines of diminishing returns, is the ATH-M50x still the one to get at around the $220 mark.. it's quite a bill to pay for a headphone. Can you get something decent for the $100-120 mark? Has anyone tried the ATH-M40x?

Anthem: AVM60
Axiom: ADA1000, LFR1100, VP180, QS8, EP500, M3, M3comp
AudioSource: Amp One/A