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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones  

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Professional monitor headphones for the most critical audio professionals.

The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica refreshed the entire line of these closed-back studio headphones for a redesigned feel. This is the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. The ATH-M50x features the same coveted sonic signature, now with the added feature of a detachable cable. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

FEATURES
  • Critically acclaimed performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation
  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Detachable cable (includes 1.2m-3m coiled cable, 3m straight cable and 1.2m straight cable)

Monitor your mix like a pro with the redesigned M-Series.

SPECIFICATIONS

ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

  • Model#: ATH-M50x
  • Collapsible: Yes
  • Swivel amount: 90º Both Directions
  • Detachable Cable: Yes
  • Cable Type: Straight, Short Straight, Coiled
  • Accessories: Screw-on 1/4" Adapter, Pouch
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Audio-TechnicaATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

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    (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not sure they ever worked...

    By Mr. Kelly

    from Central MA

    About Me Professional Musician

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      Cons

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          As the byline says... I'm not sure these ever worked. I bought them for my studio, as a backup pair, and when the time came to finally use them, WAY outside of any return or warranty priviledge, they had an internal wiring issue that rendered them useless.

          With nothing to lose, I cracked them open, and tore apart the plug. Wow, are these things made cheaply. The solder and wires are microscopically thin and frail. It's no wonder they failed quickly. Never did fully figure out which part of the wiring was faulty, since I gave up when it was clear that I would have to replace the plug, rather than resolder it. I also opened up the ear cup to see if there was anything obious going on in there, and also... wires are so frail that I'd be foolish to try to repair them.

          So... on a shelf they sit.

          Most useless purchase I can remember in a long time. Hugely disappointed.

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          5.0

          Best headphones by far.

          By mike84wolf

          from ocean city, md

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Personal use
          • Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          I was headphone shopping for a few months. Everyone talks about beats, but these are way better. The sound and the price. I love the 3 audio cords. Audio technica all the way.

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          5.0

          My new

          By Soundview

          from Gainesville, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Detailed
          • Good Isolation
          • Unhyped

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Location Work
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            I don't spend less than three figures on a set of cans. I have 7 pair, three of which are two to three times that. For location recording which for me consists mostly of large ensembles including 4 symphony orchestras I need good isolation, accuracy, and long term comfort. I was constantly moving a pair of Sony's from one case to another as I use different setups and decided to treat myself to these AT's. The description wasn't clear and I was hoping for a nice drawstring case (like my Sony's) and a coiled cord. When I opened the box I was happy to find both coiled & straight cables plus a third for use with a mini input, AND a nice carry bag. These cans isolate a little better than my Sony's without a vice grip fit like another "iso" set I have, and are just as comfortable for the long haul. All this is to say that my new "go to" set for most of my field work is now these A-T cans. I won't leave home without them.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Best Just Got Better

            By Conscious Pilot

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Reviewer

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  The Audio-Technica ATH-M50S are rated #2 over-ear headphones at head-fi.org, and these ATH-M50X are the newer versions. It's a no-brainer if you don't already own the M50S, just buy these already.

                  Pros:
                  "Comfortable, detachable cable, short cable will fit most phones with cases, good lows and crisp mids"
                  "Comfortable, detachable cable, slightly improved soundstage, tighter bass"

                  Cons:
                  "Tinny, no premium feel"
                  "Only cables from Audio-Technica fit, Ears can get a little warm"

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Purchase!

                  By Clucero84

                  from Columbus, OH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Gaming
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  Purchased these after two weeks of reading reviews and watching videos. I do not regret it! These headphones are well worth the price, and the detatchable headphone jack is a wonderful addition.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent drummer monitor!

                  By Merlin Coryell

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Ekit Representation
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Could Isolate Better

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Ekit Use
                  • Events
                  • Good Iem Substitute Live
                  • Great For Studio Use
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  Purchased for use in practice and recording situation on e-drums. Mostly use through JamHub or other mixer with full band mix, or with EKit alone. Also have used in professional studio recording acoustic kits. Works well in all applications so far, and would consider using live in place of Westone IEMs if needed.

                  Isolation is good enough for most uses, but I have not used them in prolonged live situations, so not sure how much protection you would have after a full set.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Clear Sounding Headphones!

                  By Allen V. (ALA)

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • NONE YET

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  I wanted to try these because I have a couple of Dogs that like to run past the area I record in - they got tangled in my previous headphones and the cord ripped out of the headset and was basically destroyed. These have a cord that is removable/ changeable, so besides sounding great; maybe this will save money in the long term in regards to wear & tear.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Pair of Headphones for the price!

                  By soundbyjose

                  from Gillette, WY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great value
                  • Very comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    These headphones aren't just great for tracking because of their closed-back design. They're actually great for mixing as well because of their clear bass response and resistance to distortion. Audio Technica did a great job with with this update of the ATH-M50's. Definitely invest in a headphone amp, interface, or mixer as you may want to turn up the gain on your DAW's output. This is the best pair of headphones for the price on the market today.

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