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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)

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  • 45mm Neodymium Drivers
  • Circumaural, Sound-Isolating Design
  • 90-Degree Swiveling Earcups
  • Single-Ear Monitoring
  • Extended Frequency Range for Clarity
  • Detachable Single-Sided Cable
  • Includes Straight, Coiled, & Short Cable
  • Includes Pouch & Screw-On 1/4" Adapter
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Color: Black

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The black ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones from Audio Technica are designed for use in critical studio mixing and tracking as well as for DJ monitoring applications. They feature 45mm Neodymium drivers with copper-clad aluminum voice coils that provide an extended frequency response from 15Hz to 28kHz. The headphones have a circumaural, around-the-ear design that provides sound isolation in loud environments. The ATH-M50x's ear cups can be swiveled 90-degrees, allowing for single-ear monitoring. The headphones have a detachable single-sided cable system, and a 3-meter coiled cable, a 3-meter straight cable, and a 1.2-meter straight cable are included. When not in use, the ATH-M50x can be folded down and stored in the included carry pouch.

Driver 1.7" (45 mm)
Magnet Neodymium
Voice Coil CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire)
Frequency Response 15 Hz to 28 kHz
Maximum Input Power 1600 mW @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance 38 Ω
Weight 10 oz (285 g) without cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)
  • 3.9 to 9.8' (1.2 to 3 m) Coiled Cable
  • 9.8' (3 m) Straight Cable
  • 3.9' (1.2 m) Straight Cable
  • 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
  • Carry Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 60 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (49)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (38)
    • Comfortable (36)
    • Good value (28)
    • Good bass (22)
    • Durable (19)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Music (35)
    • Home audio (27)
    • With my computer (25)
    • Relaxing (19)
    • Portable devices (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (23), School (8), Gear head (7), Traveler (6), Teenagers (3)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (12), Travel (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Astounding Sound, Amazing Headphones

    The M50x's are very comfortable and the Removable Cords are a nice touch. The Headphones have a very clear and well balanced sound meaning that the Highs, Mids, and Lows are all clean...Read complete review

    The M50x's are very comfortable and the Removable Cords are a nice touch. The Headphones have a very clear and well balanced sound meaning that the Highs, Mids, and Lows are all clean and present, none overpowering others. The Sound is nice and "roomy" leading to a very fulfilling experience.

    One thing to keep in mind is that, while I use them both with My computer and an Ipod, Headphones like these will never reach their true potential on portable devices due to the Device's limitations, to truly experience these, you need a Computer or Audio Equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    super dissapointed

    these sound OK, however, ergonomically these are the worst full size closed headphones I ever used! headphones costing 20% of the price of these fit better. Must be my head since these have...Read complete review

    these sound OK, however, ergonomically these are the worst full size closed headphones I ever used! headphones costing 20% of the price of these fit better. Must be my head since these have apparently cult following... I could also not put them on with one hand(I only have one hand when recording sound on the set), they slide off, the headband is the worst ever, few days after I stopped using them my head still hurts from the headband. Same story with the ears...

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    5.0

    Great Buy!

    By SCLin

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Frequent Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices
      • Relaxing
      • Traveling
      • With My Computer
      • Working
      • Working Out

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

      I feel this headphone is strong and durable, also the sound is true and really nice. You can't go wrong with such a good price!

      • Primary Use:
      • Traveling
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Almost too good

      By RossAngeles

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Audio Mixing

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        I use these for audio editing and they let you hear even the most minute artifacting. So good they're probably too good for listening to compressed audio like MP3s if you're an audiophile.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Enjoying Music Again.

        By Txdotjim

        from Texas

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        There may be better headphones. I'm not an audiophile but I do know what I like. These headphones have the perfect balance of bass, mid range, and treble. The ATH-M50X have replaced my Bose Quiet Comfort headphones. The sound is clearer and fuller than what I experienced with the Bose headphones. I'm not putting down Bose, these are just that much better. I hear notes in songs that I didn't hear before. If you're on the fence, buy them. You won't be disappointed.

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        5.0

        Must Have

        By Immoderatus

        from Illinois

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        I bought these headphones in February and I fell in love with them. The best sound quality your ear has ever experienced! Base is very crisp and the fit amplify the experience.

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        4.0

        Incredible Sound, Slightly uncomfortable

        By Cliff

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me College Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music
        • Relaxing
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        They weren't lying about the incredible balanced sound. Bass is definitely present and not subdued. Everything else is incredibly clear. However, it was extremely uncomfortable to wear for the first couple of days because of the pressing weight on your head. I quickly got used to it though.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent headphones

        By Andrew

        from Pennsylvania

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        These headphones have great sound quality at a decent price.

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        5.0

        Great Quality.

        By R.S.

        from CA

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

        Solid build quality. Great audio quality. Some sound leak.

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        5.0

        Great set of cans

        By Kevin

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

          Build quality is solid and the sound these produce for mixing is fantastic. Would recommend to almost anyone!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Super headphones

          By dan

          from St. Louis, Mo

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            Bought for son for Xmas. He says he loves them. The extra cords are cool and the length is most helpful. Not an audiophile so can't compare to headphones that cost 3 or more times the cost of these, but if you're wanting really good headphones and you don't mix music for a living, they're great!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Comfortable, solid build, great sound

            By Rmachin

            from Redmond wa

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            Heavier than my Sony pros, but feel solid and are comfortable. Great sound, very slightly bass heavy but nice for monitoring. Made of very tough plastic. Come with two cables, straight and curly, and a cable extender. Very nice.

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Nate

            from Arkansas

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Pros

            • Good isolation
            • Good sound reproduction
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • none really

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • Working

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            I use these headphones daily at work. I wear them for about 6 continual hours a day, and I can honestly say that they are not too uncomfortable. Yes, they fit tight, but that is how you get the most sound isolation. They are adjustable, though, and I'm sure the headphones need time to "loosen" up a little.

            These headphones do a pretty good job of accurately reproducing source material. Of course, there are more expensive alternatives that are hyper-accurate, but for the cost, these are quite good. You will hear things in these that you will not hear in other alternatives, like extreme low and high frequency anomalies (that you would normally not hear on inexpensive sets). They may even let you hear things you don't want to hear (like a bad mix), so be warned...
            Overall, I'm quite pleased with these for the cost, and in my application as a professional broadcast-audio engineer, they perform very well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Sounds Good but unfomfortable

            By hwfitzjr

            from Clayton, NC

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Value
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            Used to monitor recording and playing keybord at night. The sound is very good but they are heavy and cause pain when used for over 30 minutes. I honstly feel they are way overpriced.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            works great

            By chris

            from North Carolina

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            Clear sound

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good fairly neutral sound

            By jim

            from NorCal

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            I give these 4 stars for performance in their price range. I wanted a good clean sound with crisp voices, strings and symbols. I like bass when appropriate, but it shouldn't overshadow the rest of the music. These are very comfortable to wear, but at the expense of isolation. The lack of isolation is what took a star. Really great sound for the price. I also like the 3 different cords (short, long and coiled).

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice upgrade from previous model!

            By Phil

            from New Jersey

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

            I had the previous model with the hard wired cable for years until they just fell apart from old age and abuse! I love the sound on these and the only thing I will say is that my ears can't handle wearing them for too long...they get warm...my ears that is! Otherwise they are great!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great headphones for field shooters.

            By Jesse

            from Dallas

            About Me Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audio Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

              I use these headphones for a lot of documentary work. They are comfortable and produce fairly accurate sound for their price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Best Sound for under $

              By Digitlal Dave

              from Sacramento,CA

              About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Teenager

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

                I have always been a fan of audio technica and the ATH M50x surpasses all my expectations. A great set of headphones for listening to any genre of music. The work very well for movies and gaming as well. These headphones not only sound and look great but are very comfortable to wear. In my opinion they sound better than most sets that are $ - more expensive. You cannot go wrong with these.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling

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                5.0

                Headphone sound bigger than life

                By Spuddo

                from Fort Wayne, IN

                About Me Music Composer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

                  Headphones arrived before I was expecting them. The fit is a bit tight... I'm guessing that will loosen up over time and use. The first thing I noticed was that the bass notes were super-sized. It grabbed and exited my attention immediately. The overall sound jumps out at you in ways that one would expect from a far more expensive set of "phones". Best money I ever spent. I've already recommended the purchase of them to two friends. My sons have asked me three times if they could borrow them. I may make my money back if that continues...

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Not quite as good as I expected

                  By Tom

                  from California

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

                  I bought these headphones instead of the Klipsch status after hearing excellent reviews. After doing so I realize that, while they sound great for the price and my goodness are they comfortable, they don't quite have the treble clarity of most Klipsch products. They are better for mixing/recording thanks to that near flat frequency response, and offer a better midtone response. They also have very good noise isolation on both sides (I don't hear ambient noise, and more importantly, there is no noise leak). I don't necessarily regret the discission, but I do question it. For most people I would recommend still them.

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                  4.0

                  Great Headphones for the price

                  By Jerome

                  from New Orleans, LA

                  About Me Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Relaxing
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black):

                    Great headphones for studio or personal use. Great sound quality, nice build and awesome price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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