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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
 
4.6

(based on 90 reviews)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (33)
  • Durable (26)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Lightweight (20)
  • Compact (11)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A headphone from a reliable company perfect for everyday use

As a teen myself, I was wanting a versatile multi-purpose headset, primarily for listening to music and gaming at home. I have found that this headphone exceeds my expectations at these tasks. As...Read complete review

As a teen myself, I was wanting a versatile multi-purpose headset, primarily for listening to music and gaming at home. I have found that this headphone exceeds my expectations at these tasks. As far as the physical aspect and aesthetics of this product, it is very durable with silver accents lining the exterior and the Audio Technica logo engraved on the side. They are a bit bulky and large, but the comfort compensates for any size concerns. As far as sound quality, these headphones have shimmery highs accompanied by an excellent bass response that is punchy yet not overpowering over the mids and highs. Even though these headphones are intended for monitor and studio use, they don't have a completely neutral sound with a slight emphasis on the lows and highs. I personally like this choice but I feel it is worth mentioning because they are not for people who want a completely flat sound. This aspect of the m50xs accompanies for the sound signature of modern music that naturally has this emphasis, making me like it even more. I was a bit leery about purchasing these since I wanted a portable headset, but the m50xs work well as portable headphones with a designated mobile cable, along with a carrying case and a very flexible design. Overall the Ath-M50x is a headset for those who do not want to buy Beats, Skullcandy and all of the other name brand headphones that make up the portable audio market today, but want an all purpose headphone for use at home or on the go. I would recommend these in a heartbeat​ over any other headphone I have tested previously.

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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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4.0

Nice!! Lighting??

By Chiel boogaard

from Netherlands

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

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

      Good product and you get what you pay for! Hope you guys are making a replacement cable for the new iphone 7! With lighting connector

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      • Over a year
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      1.0

      Not The Real Sound

      By Jtok

      from San Francisco

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

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

        It boosts the bass.
        I want the true sound.
        The sound leaks like crazy. I can't record vocals with them.
        They are going back

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        • Less than a month
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        5.0

        AMAZING, BEST HEADPHONES I HAVE EVER HAD

        By The Aussie Photographer

        from Perth, WA

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

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

            I love the M50x's, they are amazing, I​ have compared these to the Bose QC 25's and these have about the same sound quality and the M50x's are just better in sound quality, the QC 25's are lighter and more comfortable but they are 2x the cost. Audio-Technica is underrated

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            • Over a year
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            5.0

            Sound quality

            By Swapnil

            from India

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

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

              Takes sound experience to whole new level,great sound great build.
              the only thing im dissapointed about is that there is some part in higher frequencies that gets boosted a lot for eg: while listening to vocals the vocals sound metallic rather than natural.

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              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              Simply Superb.

              By Sudhir

              from San Jose

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

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

                  I have hard my music in so many headphones over the years. But I think these are the best. What a balance between bass and treble. Amazing.

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                  • Less than a month
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                  5.0

                  it is worth the money

                  By simp the gamer

                  from falkenberg, se

                  Pros

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

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

                      i use it for gaming and listening for music i take them with me when im going on trips i take them where i go nothing cant go wrong with these

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                      • Up to a year
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                      1.0

                      Terrible Experience

                      By Isabela Araujo

                      from Curitiba, BRAZIL

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                        • Breaks Easily
                        • Pricey / Poor Value
                        • Unreliable

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

                          I write from Brazil and about 2 years ago I bought a professional headphone ATH M50X and I just tested it when received at my place.

                          I never used this equipment after that, because my home studio project was cancelled.

                          Yesterday, I would like to sell it and it wasn´t work properly. Its just possible to hear from the right side. I changed the cables and didn´t work as well.

                          I need some help, because I spend lots of money to have a good equipment and its simply not working, without any reason.

                          And here in Brazil, no one is able to answer and give sollution to my problem. A big and famous brand, but I don´t have any support here in Brazil. That´s a shame.

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                          4.0

                          Buy them for the durability

                          By LIMEe

                          from Az

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound Quality
                          • Pricey / Poor Value

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                            Ok not great

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                              5.0

                              I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!

                              By Lil' Dray

                              from Arizona

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Deep Bass
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

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

                                  I love this product, its reliable, some deep bass, doesnt hurt your ears, so comfortable, noise resistant, Just Perferct

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                                  • Up to a year
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                                  5.0

                                  Not better than the rest, but simply the best.

                                  By kaleem

                                  from Dubai, UAE

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Versatile

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

                                      I was looking to buy a pair of simple headphones that really made listening to music a pleasure. The ATH M50x was recommended to me by a sales guy who did not even have the product in the electronic shop he worked for. Why am i saying this? It is because the product is so good, that a person with great taste will always recommend this to some one else.
                                      I've had the headphones only a few weeks, and they are fantastic. Please buy these ONLY if you want to enjoy every note and every beat and every single sound that goes into making a great music track and are a true music lover.

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