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Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver)

B&H # AUATHM50SLE Mfr # ATH-M50S/LE
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Limited Edition Anniversary Design
  • Lightweight and Rugged
  • Closed-Back Design
  • Neodymium Drivers
  • Swivel Earcups
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Around-Ear Cushions
  • Single-Sided Straight Cable
  • Gold-Plated 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter
  • Carrying Pouch Included

The ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver) celebrate the 50th anniversary of Audio-Technica by applying a special silver-colored metallic finish. These limited-edition headphones offer an incredibly accurate listening experience in a lightweight and comfortable design. The 45mm neodymium drivers provide a wide frequency response of 15Hz to 28kHz so you hear the lowest bass and highest treble.

The adjustable, padded headband and cushioned earcups let you listen for hours without fatigue. The earpieces can swivel 180° for easy single-ear monitoring, and the collapsible design is great for storage and travel. The single-sided straight cable minimizes tangles, and the 3.5mm mini plug is compatible with a wide variety of audio devices. A screw-on 1/4" adapter is supplied so you can connect to professional-level audio gear. A handy carrying pouch is also included.

The headphones have a limited-edition design with a silver-colored metallic finish to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Audio-Technica
The headphones have a lightweight, comfortable design that is collapsible for easy storage in the included pouch
The proprietary 45mm neodymium drivers deliver a wide frequency response with excellent power handling and high SPL capabilities, perfect for monitoring and mixing applications
The padded, adjustable headband offers a snug fit for practically any head size
The thickly-padded circumaural earcups deliver excellent comfort and noise isolation
The earcups can swivel 180° for single-ear monitoring
The single-sided straight cable reduces snags and tangles. It is made from OFC litz wire to provide a clean and clear signal path with no audio degradation
The gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug and screw-on 1/4" adapter offer compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional audio devices
Type Around-ear, closed-back, dynamic
Drivers 45mm drivers with neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils
Frequency Range 15 Hz - 28 kHz
Impedance 38 ohms
Sensitivity 99 dB
Maximum Input Power 1600 mW
Connectors Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter
Cable Length 11' (3.5 m) (Straight Cable)
Weight 10 oz (284 g) (without cable)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Screw-On 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver)
     
    4.9

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (10)
    • Durable (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Performances (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (8)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      A great pair of headphones

      By HoBeauX The Architect

      from Nevada City CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

        response and comfortable to wear for long periods.

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        5.0

        Great Monitors

        By Corey

        from New York, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

          These are some of the best headphones for the price on the market right now. I've used the comparable offerings from Sony and Sennheiser, and I really enjoyed the sound in these cans a lot more. After the burn-in period, sound is clear and accurate and a genuine pleasure to listen to.

          Additionally, these are comfortable for all day studio and field work. I use them professionally to monitor audio recording during field video production and later while doing post, and they block out an amazing amount of ambient noise, really letting you concentrate on what you're getting.

          The cable is shockingly long, however, and not replaceable, so if you're using them for more casual listening something with a coiled cord might be a better choice.

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          4.0

          An Amazing Bargain

          By Brooklyn Babe

          from Brooklyn,NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

            These headphones deliver amazing sound, especially for the bargain price tag. I have a sensitive head and was afraid they might pinch but I have not had that problem. However, they are a bit heavy and are not padded well on top and have found that to be painful. Adjusting the position helps, but that is somewhat annoying. I will keep them though because they sound so great. Wish they would sell something that could be added to solve this issue.

            Delivery from B&H was overnight, even though that was supposed to be standard shipping. I do live in New York, but even then that exceeds my expectations. Bravo!

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By Jonny

            from Provo, ut

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

              Use it daily.
              Pros- great sound quality, comfortable
              Cons- no mic for cellphone use, cord is to long 6'

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              5.0

              Awesome Sound for the Money!

              By TerreyD

              from Naples, Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                  For this price range of professional sounding headphones, they are the best!

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                  5.0

                  Audio Technica ATH-50a/LE

                  By wendy

                  from Wisconsin

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Listening to music

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                    I am not an audiophile nor am I an audio expert. But I am someone who enjoys listening to great sounding music. For the past 5 years I have been wearing Westone UM1 and Shure's (in the ear) I use them mainly for running, airplanes, biking, etc. The are convenient, store easily and great for travel. Well I decided I wanted to try headphones again. My first headphone every was Koss back in the 70's!! I teach at a University and many students have Beats-So I listened to them...Um NOT impressed and for the price-yikes. So I heard about the Audio Technica 50's and for the price they are awesome. When I get home from night class I put them on, turn on some jazz and just wind down for 15 minutes or so. I can't say enough positive things about them, the range of sounds. Mine are not broken in so I can only assume the sound will improve. If you are looking for a solid pair of great sounding headphone which don't cost an arm and a leg and are someone like me who enjoys great sounding music then trust me-buy these. They are well constructed and comfortable to wear (even tho they do get warm)!!

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                    5.0

                    Great Headphones

                    By A Normal Student

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                        I bought this headphone to use at home and so far it is awesome. The sound clarity and the comfort is amazing. I also love the silver color. The headphone is big on my head though and since the cord is straight it's super long. However, if you are like me and don't really mind these two points it's a great purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Quality performance

                        By Keith

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                          My first pair of "high end" OTE headphones.
                          Did lots of research and compared different brands.
                          Beats by Dre sound great and are built from metal but these sound exactly the same if not better and for less than half the price. The build is plastic but its a well designed plastic with a solid feel.
                          Definitely glad I decided on these! The only thing I would suggest (and this is only being picky) is maybe the next generation have a wire that can detach or wi-fi connection....

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I wanted

                          By PatrickR

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                              These gems came well packaged. The head band portion is very sturdy and the ear pieces are super soft. I wear these headphones all day long and they are comfortable. The sound is fantastic and better than some of the higher priced popular headphones. The cord is super long, but I wrapped mine up. The connectors are super sturdy and the headphones come with their own carrying bag. I don't travel with mine so the bag is just fine. The best part for me, outside of the great sound is that the ear pieces swivel so you can flip one up if you want to still be able to hear what's going on around you. I would recommend these to my friends and co-workers.

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                              5.0

                              Audio Tachnica Headphones

                              By Producer/Director

                              from West Virginia

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50s/LE Professional Closed-Back Studio Headphones (Silver):

                                Very nice headphones!!!!

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