ATH-M50xWH

Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$169.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview
  • Features
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  • Overview



    Pure. Professional. Performance.

    As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50xWH (white) professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, 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.

    Also available in black (ATH-M50x) and limited edition matte gray (ATH-M50xMG).

    More About the M-Series Headphones
    Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.

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  • Features

    • Critically acclaimed sonic 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 in loud environments

    • 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 cables (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)

    • Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening

    • Also available in black (ATH-M50x) and limited edition matte gray (ATH-M50xMG)
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter45 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilCCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
    Frequency Response15 - 28,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,600 mW at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity99 dB
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight285 g (10 oz), without cable and connector
    CableInterchangeable cables: detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable
    Accessories IncludedProtective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter



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  • Downloads

    M-Series Headphones Brochure (pdf 3.11 M)
    Studio Headphones Microsite
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M50xWH Professional Monitor Headphones
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    5.0

    Great value, stylish and versatile

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    from Oakville, ON, Canada

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Modular
    • Versatile
    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

    • Calmping Force
    • Ear Pads

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Monitor Headphones:

      I use my M50x monitors almost everyday and love them. I've had them for over a year now and they've proven to be tough an reliable. I wear them out and about, I'm not the most delicate person and they've nary an issue yet. I find they carry a wonderful industrial asethetic that fits with almost any situation.

      They sounds fantastic, especially for the price. They aren't super "Beats" style bass heavy focused but they also aren't neutral, it's a very nice balance that makes them enjoyable to listen to for a variety of music types.

      The only concern I've heard from friends who have tried them is that some found the clamping force slightly too high and a couple disliked the stock pads. I personally don't have these issues but it's something to keep in mind.

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      • Over a year
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      1.0

      Not The Real Sound

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      from San Francisco

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional 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

        Great 'phones!

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        from NC

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Comfortable
        • great freq. response

        Cons

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Monitor Headphones:

            These have quickly become my favorite headphones. They're very comfortable, well-balanced across the frequency spectrum, non-fatiguing, and accurate.

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            • Up to a year
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            5.0

            Great!

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            Pros

            • excellent sound quality.

            Cons

            • no mic and volume control.

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              These headphones would be perfect if they had a mic and volume control.

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              • Q & A

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                • Q:

                  Do the materials contain any animal products? (e.g. Is real leather used?)
                  Asked on 2/7/2017 by Rachael from Ontario, Canada

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. No these are not made with any animal products.

                    Answered on 2/10/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  Does Audio-Technica sell any kind of inline mic ? like in cables and stuff
                  Asked on 1/16/2017 by Ndan

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  The material on my headband is cracking and deteriorating. Does the manufacturer's warranty cover this. I have owned my pair for less than 2 years.
                  Asked on 12/29/2016 by Caleb from Nashville, TN

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 12/30/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hi! The very end of my cable, the metal plug in, seems to have chipped off. I've had these for less than a year. Should I order a new cable or what are the procedures here? Thanks!
                  Asked on 12/15/2016 by Abby from Salem, OR

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 12/16/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  I've had the ATH-M50x version of this product since last Christmas, and I wanted to know if its possible trade that variant in for the ATH-M50xWH?
                  Asked on 8/7/2016 by Forrest B.

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that we do not sell products directly to end users. You will need to check with your place of purchase about their policy for exchanges.

                    Answered on 8/17/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  I was wondering if the M50x has sorround sound or not as I did not see any mention of stereo or sorround sound on this headset
                  Asked on 3/5/2016 by Peak

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                    A:

                    All headphones are stereo. This means two drivers (left and right.) Any additional sound imaging are happening in third party processing software/hardware.

                    Answered on 3/8/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  What kind of maintaining product do you recommend for the synthetic ear pads(surrounds)? I've had mine for about 3yrs and they're starting to dry out, small cracks. -Thanks
                  Asked on 1/26/2016 by James from Chicago

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                    A:

                    The fully-synthetic/non-leather material we use for the ATH-M50x headphones is made with a vinyl-based or polyurethane-based material that is referred to as "leatherette". To clean leatherette earpads, first you must unplug them from any device. Then, use a small amount of mild-strength fragrance-free detergent and water, and try on a small inconspicuous area first to test results. Please make certain that you do NOT use a detergent that is known to irritate your skin. Also, AVOID using any products containing any amount Bleach, Alcohol, or Ammonia, as they could dry out the material. It is recommended that you do NOT soak the headphones with the cleaning solution; rather, dampen a cloth and try on an inconspicuous area first. Do not "scrub" the headphones; rather, just give a gentle cleaning. After using the recommended cleaning method listed above, please wipe down with a water-dampened cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly before again using your headphones.

                    Replacement earpads for the ATH-M50 and ATH-M50x is the Audio-Technica HP-EP (Black) and HP-EP-WH (White).

                    If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 1/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Does the detachable cable do anything as in have a extra purpose?
                  Asked on 12/23/2015 by Price the Panda from Lawson, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Nope.

                    Answered on 12/27/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Do you make the M50x in a smaller size? I tried a pair of these and loved them, but they slide right off my head even on the shortest setting.
                  Asked on 12/6/2015 by Sarah from United States

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    There is one size of the ATH-M50x headphones.

                    Answered on 12/13/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Does the ATH-M50x has the same sound quality as the ATH-M50. I compare the spec, they seem the be the same, still I wonder if they might sound different.
                  Thank you!
                  Asked on 8/11/2015 by Haisi from New York

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for the inquiry.

                    The ATH-M50x headphones have the same sonic signature as the ATH-M50 headphones.

                    Answered on 8/14/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
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