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
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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)
    Studio Headphones Microsite
  • Reviews

    ATH-M50xBL LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones 4.8 5 12 12
    Amazing. Just put it at that. These pairs look sexy and sound amazing. Chose some old song, you will hear different instrumentals come to life. The song that these really comes out is "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5. A very nice flat sound with a tweak in bass. Mids and High sound phenomenal. There is no distortion when the volume is turned up. March 28, 2015
    Best bang for the buck I researched many pairs of headphones before I bought these. What I found was unanimous praise for the the M50s, regardless of price. I love knowing that I am hearing exactly what the artist intended, along being rewarded for choosing well recorded music played through quality gear. These seem to do it all, at a great price. Highly recommended! March 23, 2015
    Buy These!! I have had these for over a year now and they sound Amazing! I use them for everyday listening and monitors while playing bass on stage. They work great for both. They are so comfortable and I forget they are even on my head. I would recommend these to anyone. Definitely the best in their price range. PS They are super stylish and look incredible with the Blue and Tan. I get a lot of people telling me how good they look. I have the M50 coiled cable ones and they were so good that I bought these and gave the other ones to my friend just so I could have the removable cable. I couldn't be happier with them. March 23, 2015
    Very revealing when I'm mixing I am an audio engineer and we use these headphones for our clients. I liked them so much that I decided to purchase a pair for myself. I have been using them as another perspective while mixing and the ATH-M50's have been invaluable. March 23, 2015
    Looks Amazing, sounds Amazing! This special addition of a classic, does not disappoint! You can't help but appreciate how stylish these headphones are. But even more important than that is the versatility of these headphones. From listening to music, to producing music or videos, these headphones do it all. March 20, 2015
    Great product with a great design. This is a great product and I'm glad that I bought it. It was a tough choice to buy but it was worth it. The $ is a little high for the quality but not much. The cables have held up of the constant switches and rolling. The arch pinches a little bit at first but then it relaxes and fits beautiful.( Take that with a grain of salt, I have a large head my friends don’t get problem as much or at all). The design is great but I've noticed the leather cracking slightly in places. The ability to fold them and pack them is great and works beautifully. The ATH-MX50 has a great range of both trebles and bass. The base is rich and solid without the treble falling off or being drowned out. The treble is excellent quality and wont crack or falter like the other headset I had. (Sennheiser) Over all it is a great piece of gear and would recommend this product to anyone looking for a beautiful mix of style and performance. March 20, 2015
    Comfort, Style, but most of all SOUND! I picked up a pair of these and was impressed right from the start. The price is perfect for the quality of headphones. I would pick up another pair I had the opportunity. Packed with three cords and a great travel pouch. @damndavebrooks on twitter and I recommend these over those horrible beats or monster junk. #audiotechnica March 17, 2015
    Literally the best headphones I purchased! So I ended up purchasing these headphones on accident. My puppy chewed the cord off of a pair I previously had, some cheap AKGs I was frustrated with. So I did a lot of research for the best reviewed headphones, affordability and something that would give me a good response and block outside noise, since I am a drummer too. These ended up being the best headphones ever. They sound amazing and you can actually hear low end well, but not super loud like beats. It's a true flat response and it has actually helped me in producing better sounding music. I actually went back and listened to tons of music when I first got them, because I wanted to hear what a lot of my favorite tracks sounded like on them, haha. So definitely listened to some Noisia and Tipper, and it was awesome. I definitely recommend these to anyone. They also came with 3 different types of cable (length). So I can use one for my studio, one that I can take anywhere, and a back-up (the shortest one), The cables come off and you can replace them which is great. So, if my dog decides to chew off the cable again.....I can still keep these :) March 16, 2015
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    Lunatik or LifeProof Case will it fit?

    I have an iPhone 5s with a Lunatik Extreme case and was wondering if any of the cables would fit the case the LifeProof case has a very similar headphone slot?
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    I have the Otter Box Defender and the basic cord reaches down in to the jack, but i would suggest the plug extender just to be on the safeside
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The cable has a standard 3.5 stereo connector. The top portion is 7.77 MM in diameter, so the opening in the case for the jack would have to be at least that size.
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    Do these headphones plug into the iPhone 6?

    Does the headphone plug size match that of an iPhone?
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    Yes they are compatible with iPhone
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    Yes they do.
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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:
    audio-solutions@atus.com

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    Buy spare cable

    Where can I buy spare/replacement cables for the ATH-m50xBL?

    I pre-order one, but I would like to get a couple spare short cables to hold on to
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    Thank you for your inquiry. This is available from our parts department.
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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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