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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.

Professional monitor headphones 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
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Durable (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Comfortable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
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    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Literally the best headphones I purchased!

So I ended up purchasing these headphones on accident. My puppy chewed the cord off of a pair I previously had, some cheap AKGs I was frustrated with. So I did a lot...Read complete review

So I ended up purchasing these headphones on accident. My puppy chewed the cord off of a pair I previously had, some cheap AKGs I was frustrated with. So I did a lot of research for the best reviewed headphones, affordability and something that would give me a good response and block outside noise, since I am a drummer too.

These ended up being the best headphones ever. They sound amazing and you can actually hear low end well, but not super loud like beats. It's a true flat response and it has actually helped me in producing better sounding music. I actually went back and listened to tons of music when I first got them, because I wanted to hear what a lot of my favorite tracks sounded like on them, haha. So definitely listened to some Noisia and Tipper, and it was awesome. I definitely recommend these to anyone.

They also came with 3 different types of cable (length). So I can use one for my studio, one that I can take anywhere, and a back-up (the shortest one), The cables come off and you can replace them which is great. So, if my dog decides to chew off the cable again.....I can still keep these :)

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Great audio bad leather bad container

Very good in audio quality. Top marks for it. Best balanced sound. Great swivel design. At this price tag though I would have preferred good leather and also better hard case container to...Read complete review

Very good in audio quality. Top marks for it. Best balanced sound. Great swivel design. At this price tag though I would have preferred good leather and also better hard case container to store my precious headphone. This is the only reason it let me down. The next iteration should bring the Bass switch and some more isolation if possible. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE in the next iteration.

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5.0

Finally found my best friend

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from mumbai,india

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

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

      best headphones i ever used sounds great comfortable yeah its expensive but value for money

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      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      Amazing value for your money!

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      from Fredericton, N-B. Canada

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Great value

      Cons

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

          First off here are the pros of these headphones. These are definitely some of the best "value for your money" headphones on the market but are in no way cheap! These headphones have great sound quality, comfort, look and durability. I would definitely suggest them for anyone looking for a headphone with all these qualities.

          Now here are the few cons. These headphones aren't really meant for public use. But then again these are studio monitor headphones so keep that in mind if your looking for a more mobile headphone. These headphones aren't meant for "bassheads", that being said the low end is still very punchy but not as prominent as some other headphones. I guess this could be expected because they're a flat response headphones meant for accurate sound.

          So all in all I would definitely recommend these headphones to people who need an accurate sound. I wouldn't suggest them to people looking for mobile headphones that have lots of bass because that's just not what they're made for. I want to thank Audio Technica for making an amazing product that I now use in my day to day life!

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          • Less than a month
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          5.0

          Happy with my purchase

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          from Lancaster, SC

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

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

            I purchased the ATH-M50x headphones after doing extensive research on the internet. I use these headphones in my home studio just consists of me recording my guitar or keyboard. I tend to use the headphones a lot because I'm recording at night and my wife is asleep so I don't want to use my monitors. Even after several hours of having these on, they still feel comfortable. I feel like I could use them for several hours without any problems. I bought these to help control any bleeding of the click or other sounds when I'm recording vocals into the mic. I can tell these have a more flatter response sound wise but that's what I'm looking for in studio monitoring headphones. The sound I get through them is very clear. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking to purchase them.

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            3.0

            Great sound, with a slight problem

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            from Ontario Canada

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Unreliable

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

              I have already exchanges twice, and both headphones have a measureable I consistency between drivers at low frequency (40-80hz). Not sure what to do at this point, a blind test can confirm it is not my hearing. I guess driver mismatches are quite common? The left channel has always been the louder one at those frequencies, no matter what device I power them with. Otherwise they sound phenominal, but this flaw can be a little distracting if you get it.

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              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              Got these headphones for christmas, they rock. Beats out dre

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              from Sc

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

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

                  Got it for christmas. Sounds better than any set of beats I've ever used. The sound is clear, and you can hear all of the layers in a song like the artist intended. The extra chords are awesome, and when I plug it into my 50 dollar guitar amp it sounds like a 2000 dollar amp. Some headphones have that built in bass boost, but these headphones pretty much do spot on bass that kicks a♡$ without being overkill. The 180 degree twisting makes them really comfortable to wear on one ear or around the neck. The build quality is exceptional, and blocks out most surrounding sound even in loud places (thanks to the heavy duty materials I assume).

                  TL;DR: awesome headphones. Better than beats costing twice as much. Buy it

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                  • Less than a month
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                  4.0

                  Good but could be better

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                  from Australia

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Frequency Responce
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Hurts Ear after long hours

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

                    Great value for money but if they could make it over-ear version this would be the best.

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                    • Over a year
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                    5.0

                    Great buy right here!!!

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                    from NH

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • multi interchangeable chords

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                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Professional Recording

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

                      Great frequency range, collapsable, good looking, for the price I'm very pleased!!!

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                      1.0

                      New and out of the box, the right side does not work!

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                      from Burlingame, CA

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                        • Poor Sound Quality
                        • Unreliable

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

                          I've owned a number of Audio Technical products including their microphones for instruments as do all of my fellow musicians. It has been a very reliable product with great performance. Because of this, I ordered the ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones, expecting only satisfaction, particularly because of the number of rave reviews. Out of the box and plugged in as directed, only the left side worked. Thinking it was one of the cables provided, I tried all of the rest with the same result. It didn't matter whether I plugged it into my laptop, stereo system, or TV (all tested and all working) and only the left side emitted sound. I noticed that this product is manufactured in Taiwan and not in Japan like the rest of my products. Could this be the source of the problem? Is outsourcing worth the risks to reputation? Going back to my Yamaha headphones that still bring joy after more than 30 years.

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                          5.0

                          l would buy them again

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                          from Evansvile, Indiana

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easily

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

                            My 1.2 meter straight cable ways gets bent a few weeks after I buy a new one even with the utmost care.

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                            • Up to a year
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                            5.0

                            Excellent Headphones

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                            from Dubai, UAE

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Great bass

                            Cons

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

                                These are exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a pair of headphones that produce good, clean sound with just a touch of great low frequencies and these did not disappoint. For the price I paid for them I am very happy with my purchase. I use them at home and a pair of Skullcandy Buds at the office but looks like its time to ditch the Skullcandy Buds.

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