ATH-M50xBL

LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$259.00
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

    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-M50xBL (limited-edition blue) 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 white (ATH-M50xWH).

    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

    • Special edition blue color, with tan headband and earpads

    • 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

    • 90į 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 white (ATH-M50xWH)
  • 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)
    M-Series Headphones Microsite
  • Reviews

    ATH-M50xBL LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones 4.3 5 3 3
    Great audio bad leather bad container Very good in audio quality. Top marks for it. Best balanced sound. Great swivel design. At this price tag though I would have preferred good leather and also better hard case container to store my precious headphone. This is the only reason it let me down. The next iteration should bring the Bass switch and some more isolation if possible. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE in the next iteration. December 14, 2014
    Simply the Best! I have tried and or owned many headphones and the ATH 50x bl is the best sounding and best looking of any. I have been listening to music since before HI-FI (70+ years old). I enjoy the portability of my music on iPods and smart phones and the M50x brings out the best of these devices. But hooked up to a simple CD player brings your music listening to a new level. During the recording of "Kisses on the Bottom" Paul McCartney along with Diana Krall and her band they wore ATH 50's. Listening to that album with my 50x's It felt as if I was at Capital Studios with them. Thank you Audio-technica for a great product. You made an old man very happy. November 17, 2014
    Impeccable sound by far! I've bought many different brand headphones over the years and have been disappointed many times over. Sometimes the bass is too heavy and other times the quality of sound in general is simply lacking. I've bought and given back many headphones until I found these. What incredible sound! It's pure and properly balanced so everything comes through loud and clear. I would highly recommend these to anyone that appreciate to hear how a song was meant to be heard. Im not pro but I'm incredibly picky about my sound quality and music experience. October 9, 2014
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    When will I be able to buy the blue M50x's?

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    Please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team at:
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The TV must have a 3.5 mm "headphone" output. If it does any of the cable should work.
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    are these headphones in stock RIGHT now?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. I believe these should be shipping sometime in mid to late July.
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    No there is not. The limited edition blue model uses the same drivers as the other M50x colors.
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    Replacing Ear Pads & Cables

    In the event that I would need to replace the ear pads or cables, would the limited edition color be available for those parts in the future?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. We have a limited number in supply for parts. Our best estimate is that we hope to have a 2 years supply, but that could change depending upon how many are ordered from us. Once they are used up there will be no more. Please note that other colors (such as the black and white) will work with theses headphones.
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