ATH-M50RD

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.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    NEW LIMITED EDITION COLOR

    With the ATH-M50RD professional studio monitor headphones (red 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.

    Read what top industry professionals are saying about the ATH-M50.
  • Features


    • New limited edition red color

    • 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

    • Available in black color with coiled cable (ATH-M50), white color with coiled cable (ATH-M50WH), 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



    Conditions
  • Reviews

    ATH-M50RD Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with coiled cable) 4.8 5 6 6
    Product is one of the best sets of headphones for the price The product is the best pair of headphones I have ever bought. The only improvements that could be made are the following: 1. There is some very mild crackle and fizzle in certain mid range sounds at times, although it is minimal and hard to hear most of the time. 2. The durability of the headphone covers is a bit shorter than I would have expected. Otherwise the product kicks butt. March 15, 2015
    Best bang for the buck studio headphones Having a very low frequency response, these headphones provide one of the clearest quality sounds with proportionate levels within each band. I have had these headphones for over two years now and they have yet to disappoint me. The stereo imaging gives the impression that you are sitting in a room with several different spheres of sound in three dimensions. In other words, they are completely immersive. Only con is a rather flimsy AUX jack, and after two years, this "defect" hasn't bothered me a single bit. Recommended for producers and listeners alike. March 12, 2015
    Well balanced, great sound quality My first experience with the ATH-M50 headphones was when my friend had the original black ones years ago. I tried them on and really loved them, and when AT announced they would release a limited edition Red color, I immediately ordered them. Upon arrival, I marveled at how vivid the red color is. They really look nice, and stand out from the normal black headphone scene. Wearing these headphones is rather nice, they are very comfy and I can listen to them for long periods of time without having my ears hurt...the only downside to that is that they can get a tad hot, so I recommend taking some breaks throughout listening to them. After breaking them in, I decided to test them out with some music. Plugging them into my iPod, I noticed that they had a very nice, balanced sound, with only a small bump in the lows and highs. This eq curve is actually preferable for listening to most music, since a perfectly flat curve can actually make music sound tinny and too bright. These produce nice lows without being overbearing, and vocals are crystal clear, and the highs are crisp, but not painful or tinny. I also purchased a portable amplifier, and although the M50s don't require an amp, it really made these headphones shine. They get more power now, and sound fuller and even crisper than before. I really like the coiled cable that comes installed on the Red M50s. Some may find the cable to be heavy and burdensome, but AT offers straight cabled versions of the ATH-M50 headphones, just not in red. Overall, I believe that these are the best headphones you can buy in this price range, and easily outshine many more popular headphones that cost $100 more. If you are considering getting a nice pair of headphones, I highly recommend you consider the M50s. You'll be hard-pressed to find better headphones in this price range. March 11, 2015
    This product is great for price. First of it has AMAZING sound. I recommend this for everybody. January 7, 2014
    Hands down the best pair of headphones I've ever bought These headphones are definitely worth the investment. August 7, 2013
    the best sound ever The bass is so cool when play music with it its like a whole diffnt experience like no other you got to get a pair you will be glad you did I promis March 17, 2013
    • 2015-07-27T08:01:20.632-05:00
    • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
    • cp-1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_6, tr_6
    • loc_en_US, sid_ba996966ebf20251, prod, sort_default
    1-6 of 6
  • Q & A

    (8 Questions : 11 Answers)

    Product Q&A

    Ask your questions. Share your answers.

     
     
    « Back
     
     
    Has staff answer
     
    2 answers

    Strait and/or Coiled Cable

    Hello, I was wondering if the ATH-M50RD comes with a strait cable, a coiled cable or if there is both versions available.
    Age: Under 18
    User Type: Other
    Experience: Novice
    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Canada
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about Proxy is loaded.
    Additional information about Proxy could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    hey it just comes with a coiled cable.
    Age: Under 18
    User Type: Other
    Experience: Pro
    2 years, 2 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about confederates is loaded.
    Additional information about confederates could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your inquiry. These will have a coiled cable. No straight cable version is planned at this time.
    Age: 55-65
    Experience: Pro
    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Stow, OH
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about AudioSolutionsManager is loaded.
    Additional information about AudioSolutionsManager could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
     
    2 answers

    Do these have a Detachable cable?

    User Type: Other
    2 years, 2 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about SkulCrusher657 is loaded.
    Additional information about SkulCrusher657 could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    No they don't. You can have them installed, but it voids the warranty, and is not endorsed by Audio-Technica
    4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about Aaphree is loaded.
    Additional information about Aaphree could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes they do.
    Age: 55-65
    Experience: Pro
    2 years, 2 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Stow, OH
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about AudioSolutionsManager is loaded.
    Additional information about AudioSolutionsManager could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
     
    2 answers

    straight cable

    I really like the way these headphones look. I'm wondering if there is any way to get a straight cable?
    Age: Under 18
    User Type: Other
    Experience: Novice
    1 year, 8 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about Jash556 is loaded.
    Additional information about Jash556 could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    These only come with the coiled cable. There are places that will install different cables, but this voids the warranty from Audio-Technica
    4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about Aaphree is loaded.
    Additional information about Aaphree could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answer: 
    Unfortunately, the cable is not switchable; the only cable for the ATH-M50RD is the coiled cable.

    Thanks!
    Age: 25-34
    User Type: Other
    Experience: Pro
    1 year, 8 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Stow, OH
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about AudioSolutionsSpec2 is loaded.
    Additional information about AudioSolutionsSpec2 could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
     
    1 answer

    How long will the ATH-M50RD be available?

    Planning on buying this for my birthday, which is coming up March 30th.
    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about Alebo211 is loaded.
    Additional information about Alebo211 could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your inquiry. These will be available starting in March and they will be limited in number. I expect them to sell out quickly.
    Age: 55-65
    Experience: Pro
    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Stow, OH
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about AudioSolutionsManager is loaded.
    Additional information about AudioSolutionsManager could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    Has staff answer
     
    1 answer

    Where can I purchase these?

    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about ckgxng is loaded.
    Additional information about ckgxng could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this question helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

    Answers

    Answer: 
    Thank you for your inquiry. These will be available beginning in March and will be available at our professional products dealers.
    Age: 55-65
    Experience: Pro
    2 years, 5 months ago
    Customer avatar
    by
    Stow, OH
    Read all my Q&A
     
    Please wait while more information about AudioSolutionsManager is loaded.
    Additional information about AudioSolutionsManager could not be loaded.
    0points
    0out of 0found this answer helpful.
    Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
    2 next>>
    • 2015-07-27T08:01:40.231-05:00
    • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
    • cp-1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers
    • loc_en_US, sid_ba996966ebf20251, prod, sort_default
    2 next>>