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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)

B&H # AUATHM50XB Mfr # ATH-M50X
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You Pay: $169.00
Product Highlights
  • 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

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-M40x 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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M50x Monitor Headphones (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (12)
    • Comfortable (10)
    • Good bass (9)
    • Good value (9)
    • Durable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (11)
      • With my computer (10)
      • Home audio (7)
      • Portable devices (7)
      • Working (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (6), School (4), Traveler (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      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.

      VS

      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...

      Reviewed by 18 customers

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      5.0

      The only headphones you should buy

      By kilihn

      from New York, New York

      About Me Audiophile, College Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No mic

      Best Uses

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

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

      If you like all kinds of music these are the best headphones to get, I like the new model because of the detachable caple option

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

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      5.0

      Great!!

      By aL TeR

      from Pa

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

      Wasn't sure about this brand and model of headphones, but the first sound that I heard through them was super nice, clear, well balanced, and not overpowering. I wanted a pair of dr dre but they seem to go over on the bass, and almost create a dulling effect to the sound. Not the best for music creation... The ATH-M50x are very comfortable, and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a great quality item for a solid price

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      5.0

      Solid

      By Wayne the Musician

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        The sound quality of these headphones is one of the best I have heard. Pure base response, lovely mids, balanced highs. Basically, you're getting the sound quality of $ headphones without all the 'lifestyle' features like a carrying case, a microphone and iPhone or Android controls.If you are interested in high fidelity listening without all of the branding hype, you cannot go wrong with these headphones.

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

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        5.0

        SUPER COMFORTABLE, GREAT SOUND!

        By pva

        from Miami, FL

        Verified Buyer

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

        Absolutely Fantastic.

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        5.0

        Best Headphone for its Price!

        By Chriz

        from New York, NY

        About Me Music Composer, Video Editor

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • With My Computer
          • Working

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

          I have ath-m50 and ath-m50x. Comparing both of them, this is definitely lighter and more comfortable. If you have extra bucks, I'd say get m50x. I use this headphone for mixing and mastering and for its price, the quality is great. Worth it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Comfortable and Great Sound

          By durango

          from New York, NY

          About Me College Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer

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

            I listen to quite a bit of music and comments. They are comfortable and give good sound.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Omry the listener

            from Sunnyvale CA

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • With My Computer
              • Working

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

              Great headset, crystal clear sound, beautiful design.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              super dissapointed

              By quantumrider

              from new york, ny

              About Me On Location Sound Guy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                • Flimsy Construction
                • PAINFUL
                • Pain To Wear
                • Poor Value
                • Too Much Ambient Noise
                • Unattractive Design
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

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

                  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...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Totally worth the $$

                  By TwoBiscuits

                  from New York, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Professional

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

                    The ATH-M50x are lot of money to drop, but they have excellent crossover between recreational/professional use. If you're going to commit to these dudes, get the 50x model as opposed to the 50; it's a little bit more for the major convenience of switching out the detachable cables.

                    I use them for taking sound and post production on films. They're also perfect for tuning out the crazy guys on the Subway and protecting your ears from frostbite. Or sunburn. They're great. Buy them!!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Well Worth The Money

                    By William

                    from CA

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

                    I have been useing the Razer Electras for over a year now and was looking for something more professional. After a good amount of research, I decided on these. They work wonderfully! They sound very true and have a lot of detail. Constructed very well and isolate a lot from outside noise. All in all, I great product. If you are looking for headphones, stop. These are what you want.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent!

                    By Mark

                    from Gig Harbor, WA

                    About Me Teenager

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      High quality, professonal grade headphones. Not just for listening to music, but also work very well for professional recording.

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing Headphones

                      By John Kohler

                      from Medfield, MA

                      About Me Teenager

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working

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

                        I bought these headphones after I saw a review of their processor, the ATH-M50s done by the amazing tech Youtuber MKBHD. He praised the m50s for their sound quality and comfort, and I have to say, he way spot on. The m50xs have beautiful reproduction of sound, and are easy to wear for extended periods of time (ie: audio editing). One of the reasons I chose this over its predecessor was its detachable cables. I leave one cable plugged into my Mac at all times, and leave the others in the carrying case, which by the way is great quality as well. If you don't see a need for three cables, and detachability then i would recommend you buy the m50s because they are much cheaper, and have the same sound signature. Over all this is a great deal, and one that i would definitely recommend looking in to.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Astounding Sound, Amazing Headphones

                        By Irbricksceo

                        from Marietta, GA

                        About Me Audiophile, College Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Cord Choice
                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • With My Computer

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

                          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.

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

                          Share this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for Mixing/Mastering

                          By Justin

                          from NYC

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

                          These headphones are solid. Tuned flat for mixing and mastering. They maintain amazing clarity across a huge frequency range. I love mine.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good value.

                          By Ensea

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Guerrilla Recording
                            • Mixing
                            • Production

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

                            I'm a freelance writer, producer and performer and constantly have to listen to demos and work on quite a bit of music from contemporary to classical, live to film. I needed a quick, affordable, pair of studio headphones I could use to mix on the go that would crush my sensitive ears, and I found that in these.What's great about it is that it has a very well-rounded sound. As far as I'm concerned, I was worried that I would get a pair that unnecessarily boosts certain frequencies thus ruining the environment in which I mix in. The detachable and interchangeable cords are also very convenient. The only thing that tops that is the fact that they fold inward and are compact enough to carry around.So far, I haven't experienced anything negative about them, and they feel pretty durable to me; especially after already having a pretty intense accident with them but coming out completely unscathed.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Detailed good sound, no much soundstage

                            By Victor

                            from Toa Alta, PR

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music
                              • With My Computer
                              • Working

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

                              The goods: The sound is very detailed and instruments sound very real, as a good Studio Monitor should be. Also, I am glad that the bass is more pronounced than I expected without being overwhelming. Its plastic but it seems well made and durable. All 3 cables provided make this a very practical headphone, I have the short cable for the computer and the cellphone, and the long cable for the receiver in the family room. I don't have use for the third cable tough.The bad: There is no so much soundstage. I hear this is a problem with most closed headphones, but I don't have other high quality headphones to compare. Pads get warm sometimes.

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

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              An excellent upgrade from the ATH-M50s

                              By Splic3r

                              from Austin, TX

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

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Portable Devices
                                • Relaxing
                                • With My Computer

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

                                Audio Technica really did a great job on this update. They sound cleaner and crisper than my old M50s. I also really like the detachable cable, and the fact that they give you not just one, but THREE cables.

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

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Wow just wow...

                                By LouCub

                                from Louisville,Kentucky

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

                                I'm not a huge music person, and I just received these from my brother as a gift and these things blew me away. I don't think I could ever go back to my beats, these sound so perfect its like being right next to the artist..I think I'm in love haha definitely give these a shot if you enjoy great music

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