ATH-M50WH

Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with coiled cable)

MSRP* US$209.00
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

    With the ATH-M50WH professional studio monitor headphones (white color; coiled cable), Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180į for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. The adjustable headband is generously padded for ultimate comfort during long mixing sessions. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on ľ" adapter.

    Audio-Technicaís sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.
  • Features


    • Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing
    • Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage
    • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems
    • Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
    • Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions
    • Single-sided coiled cable terminates to gold-plated mini-plug with screw-on ľ" adapter

    • ATH-M50WH Headphones are white color (except gray ear pads). Available in black color with coiled cable (ATH-M50), black color with straight cable (ATH-M50s), and silver color with straight cable (Limited Edition ATH-M50s/LE)
  • 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
    Weight284 g (10 oz) without cable and connector
    Cable1.2 - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled, OFC litz wire
    ConnectorGold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter
    Accessory IncludedProtective pouch



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  • Reviews

    ATH-M50WH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with coiled cable) 5 5 6 6
    Definitely a recommended buy for all users, new or veteran to the world of audiophilia. For months I scoured the internet for the perfect pair of headphones. Finding a pair of decent, yet financially feasible headphones. I came across many positive reviews for this headset, and when the White Version was released, I could not resist. I purchased myself a pair and was definitely not disappointed. These beauties deliver a wide range of sound ranging from deep powerful bass to crisp, clear and punctuated tones. Everything was balanced and there was no emphasis on any range of sound. Despite having a full sound, the closed back headphones barely leaked any sound, which helped reduce the disturbance of others around you in a quiet environment and is great for use on the go. The comfort level was phenomenal; I could wear these for hours on end. Again, for those looking for a decently priced headset with a good price/quality tradeoff, your search ends here. Thank you, Audio Technica. I will forever be a fan. September 16, 2013
    After months of research on finding the right headphones...these are it. I've been using these for about half a year now and let me tell you that because of these, I can never casually listen to music again wearing earbuds. The difference in sound quality is uncanny compared to anything else that I've tried. For example, I've tried the Bose AE2 headphones for a few weeks more for comfort, however I had always felt that sound quality was just lacking in crispness and clearness, and the sound was not FULL, rather dissonant. I mention this because these headphones surpass the sound quality on every level of those. Full sound, non-booming bass, and the perfect balance of frequencies. They are ridiculously comfortable and the around-ear feeling blocks a lot of outside noise out when listening to music, so you could say that they imitate noise-cancelling headphones. The white colour is gorgeous and does not cause the phones to get as dirty as you think they would. The cord is also very strong and durable. I would not like to say that these are meant for wearing outside, for example, walking, running, as they are big and heavy duty, but if you're one of those people who walks around all day with big headphones on, then go for it. These look awesome. The ONLY PROBLEM with these was when I first got them. There is a great deal of squeaking from the hinges when you turn your head even slightly, eat, or walk around with them (every step you take causes a squeak or noise), however, after AVID USE of them, it went away, or at least I think it did, because I do not notice it anymore. So if you happen to get annoyed by your headphones making noise, I would advise that you get a different model of Audio Technica headphones, because it will drive you insane with frustration. But the sound is what really counts, and the comfort, and I must say that these are more than excellent for listening to my classical, rock, and jazz music. I am very impressed with the quality that Audio Technica puts into their products, and after extensive use of these phones, I must say that I am very satisfied with the purchase. One thing that I'd fix is the creaking in the headphones, I'm not sure how. Perhaps it was only the model that I have, because I first tried these in the black version and I never heard any creaking. August 24, 2013
    Great sounding headphones for value This are really good for the price and hope that remains the same haha! The only improvement I would suggest and crucial one would be detachable cable as I had problems with that I really hope AT engineers/designers would take note of that and include it in their futures models. IT would make it the best if it had 2 jacks enabling daisy chaning! overall great multipurpose headphones from DJing to mixing to leasure! March 21, 2013
    they are very durable and sound amaing THEY ARE AMAZING the sound quality is amazing take this from someone that studies acoutics the bass is deep and on point punchy when needed to be and smoth when the track depends it they sound amaing on all types of music and even better on my jds labs mcoy head phone amplifer it cleans up the audio quality the mids are nice and rounded and the high are very crisp and clean and can be heard with tracks that have a lot of bass like gucci mayne birds and they are the best head phones for under 1500 dollars hand down and they absoluty stomp on dr dre beats they are way more cofortable they look great but most of all the sound repoduction is the best i have ever heard from head phones and they still keep amazing me with spl and clarity March 9, 2013
    ATH-M50 White Professional Review This product ATH-M50 White has really impressed me in many ways. It is very comfortable, meaning you can monitor or listen for hours. Great for Studios/Monitoring. It has great bass, I'll explain the Lows, Mids and Highs below: Highs: Very crisp/natural Mids: Perfectly balanced Lows: Great bass, not too much not too low. Bass is only there is bass is present in the track you're listening to. Below is the genre these headphones are recommended for: Dubstep Rap (Most tracks) Any genre of rock Jazz Blues R&B Pop My personal opinion: These are the best on-a-budget headphones you can get for the amazing low price. Wayyyyyy better than the Beats by Dr. Dre Pro or any other celebrity headphone. They're stylish, a great alternative to the Beats by Dr. Dre if you were considering the Beats by Dr. Dre for looks. They're very comfortable, after using them for 10 minutes, you forget you even put them on. I definitely would recommend this product to anyone. The cable is very durable but the only Con would be it's NOT removable, but they make up for this with a very durable thick cable. GET THE COILED CABLE IT'S MUCH MORE PORTABLE THAN THE STRAIGHT CABLE! They easily fold up and can be put into the carrying pouch that comes with it. One last thing is the ear cups swivel 180 degrees What comes with the ATH-M50 White: 1. White carrying pouch 2. Screw-on 1/8" to 1/4" GOLD-PLATED Studio Plug/Adapter 3. ATH-M50 White headphones (Coiled Cable) October 27, 2012
    Amazing sound quality It took me more then 2 weeks to find the right headphones and finally ath-m50 was finalized. Then I spend few days to find the retailer who sells these and I finally found one which was 50km away from my house. After buying it I tried it in my car and I was not satisfied with it because of sound quality. I went home and tried it again and after few mins the sound got better and better and I must say these headphones completed my music. I had beats before but they hurt my ears after using it for awhile. These headphone gave me a comfort and amazing sound quality. One day I 4got I had them on my head. Love this product!! I give you 9/10 because the con is It took me days to find it. :D Just to let you know the reason it didn't sound so good in the start was because my car was turned on and noise outside probably made me think it sound bad!! June 26, 2012
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    High volume levels ok?

    Just a quick (and seemingly novice) question - can turning the volume up very high damage these headphones? I've already had a few incidents where I accidentally had the volume of whatever was being routed through the headphones very loud, and when I played it it came through the headphones at a very high level. Should I be worried about any internal damage because of this or are they built to handle such high levels?
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    if the sound be comes destorted then yes it may blow the driver just like any othe speaker most speakers blow due to desatortion or over heating wich warps the voice coil
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it is possible to damage the headphones with too much signal, although it is doubtful that anything designed as a headphone output could provide enough signal to do so. Maybe connecting to the output of a power amplifier or something simialr could cause damage. I would think that you would damage your ears long before causing damage to the headphones. Please note that we provide a spec, Maximum Input Power for our headphones and for the ATH-M50's that is 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
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    Straight Cable with White M50?

    Is there a version of the ATH-M50s in white (straight cable white m50?)

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    Thank you for your inquiry. These are only available with the coiled cable.
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    Is the ATH-M50WH ROHS Compliant?

    Is there any lead in the connector or cable?

    Or is this product completely lead free?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The AT-M50WH is ROHS compliant.
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    I've seen replacement ear-pads, but all of them are black. I'm looking for the gray ear-pads that it comes with.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please call our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4 and they will be happy to help you.
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    And where would they sell them?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The white version should be shipping sometime in March.
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