ATH-CKM50A (DISCONTINUED)

In-Ear Headphones

MSRP* US$59.95

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



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  • Overview

    Audio-Technica’s ATH-CKM50 in-ear headphones are equipped with a newly optimized direct diaphragm mount for increased fidelity and acoustic impact. Ideal for use with all audio sources, including MP3 and other portable players, they are supplied with small, medium and large interchangeable earpieces for a comfortable, custom fit.
  • Features

    • Direct diaphragm mount for precision audio reproduction

    • 12.5 mm rare-earth drivers

    • 2 ft (0.6 m) cord with 3.3 ft (1.0 m) extension

    • Gold-plated 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug

    • Includes pouch and S/M/L earpieces

    • Available in black (BK), white (WH) and red (RD) models

  • Reviews

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    5.0

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    5.0

    These need to make a come back!!!

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    from TN

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    Pros

    • 12.5mm driver
    • 5-24000hz response
    • built to last!
    • can't feel in ear even after hr's of use
    • can't find anyone complaining about this model!
    • cord extention/disconnect
    • quality to $
    • simple ear bud design

    Cons

    • rubber cord material(fragile/contact feedback)

    Best Uses

      Have been using these ATH-CKM50's over a year, thoroughly impressed and can't complain about anything! BEST SOUNDING PAIR of In Ear Monitors for the $, HANDS DOWN, THUMBS UP, SCREAMING FROM THE ROOF TOPS! Love the cord extension disconnect, has saved me over a dozen times from snags that would have otherwise ripped the cord to shreds.

      Only serious suggestion is to add a braided fiber/nylon cord for durability/physical contact feedback reduction/tangle resistance.

      I hope A-T will consider this design/quality again in future buds, and hopefully add the braided fiber cable!

      ps - Had written a long in depth review but during the preview page I hit the backspace button, making the browser go back a page, erasing 2 hrs of work... so this review short and to the point, sorry...

      Still, love A-T for these well built buds and also equally astounding ATH-M40FS's, using for budget PC gaming/music.

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      5.0

      Very Under-rated earbuds

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      from Colorado, USA

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Looks
      • price
      • soundquality

      Cons

      • Short cord
      • when using extender cord is too long

      Best Uses

        I love these earbuds I have had them for a year now and have been very pleased. The only complaint I have about these is the length of the cord. I did buy the comfort foam tips and found they work very well on these. Sound quality wise these earbuds are outstanding and are some of the best I've heard. The bass is present but not overwhelming, the mids are perfect, the vocals are great, highs are right where they need to be and they are not recessed at all. This all comes together for a very clean and crisp sounding earbud that is great for all genres. Don't even hesitate buying if you can still find a pair to buy, they are the "m50's of earbuds"

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        • Q:

          Why were these earbuds discontinued? I love them!

          These are so hard to find now and my friend wants a pair after he heard mine.
          Asked on 11/30/2012 by Everett from Colorado, USA

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. This would have been a marketing decision.

            Answered on 12/10/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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