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LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • 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-M50xDG (limited-edition dark green) 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.

  • Features

    • Special edition dark green color, with brown 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

    • 90 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
    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

  • Downloads

    M-Series Headphones Brochure (pdf 3.11 M)
    Studio Headphones Microsite
  • Reviews

    Excellent headphones, not quite durable


    Great headphones, but the ear pads won't last long. The faux leather stuff starts cracking and it comes off.

    Honolulu, Hi


    Great investment


    I believe its the by far the best quality headphone you can get for its value. I use mine everyday and absolutely love them.



    Exceptional Buy


    I've had my pair for over a year now and I havent had one complaint. I use them every single day and they have exceptional audio quality I recommend them to everyone who mentions looking for a new pair of headphones.

    Traverse City, MI


    Best Headphones for the price


    Try it to fall in love with these headphones



    Very bad model


    Wery bad cords. Two of it died in a year. I've bought another one and it's about to die too. After some time I've noticed phase issues during listening. If I touch 3.5 plug everithing goes to normal. After a while sound ruins and nothing helps. It repeated for three times with different cords.

    Saint Petersburg, Ru


    Can't go wrong with these. Best cost/quality headphone


    I rarely write reviews, and never give anything 5 stars, but these honestly deserve it. By far and without question, these are the best cost/quality headphones you can possibly buy. However, even were they priced at $250 or more like some less deserving headphones are, they'd still be worth it. I'm a bassist and use them when practicing or listening solo, but my main purpose in getting them was to use when playing live, and they have not disappointed at all. They are very comfortable and solid, and they actually fit on my big head which is a problem I've had with other headphones. It's also loaded with lots of cool little features. In terms of sound, they are very well balanced and have a solid, but not overpowering bass, and the highs come through very nice. I can hear very clearly and comfortably all the other musicians. Also if you didn't know, Snarky Puppy uses these same headphones, and anything good enough for them is good enough for me.

    Gainesville Fl


    Best headphones I have ever owned


    Hands down an amazing set of headphones, no doubt about it. Compared them to a huge rack of competitors at my local music store. By far the best sound for me... bass is there and it's tight but not overwhelming, mid is warm and clean, highs break through nicely. They fit tight but the seal makes the bass compression punchy. Kickdrums sound and feel great. Uncomfortable is a bit of an overstatement- they are tight tho.

    Toronto Canada


    Excellent mid-range headphones for all uses.


    I bought a pair of these about six years ago. They were the first mid-range Headphones I ever purchased. Despite my love of music and the amount of time I spend in the studio recording, mixing, etc. I've never had the kind of budget to buy those really expensive, studio cans, like Sennheiser's. So I gave a bunch of different brands a demo at the local music shop and the Audio-Technica's were far and away the most impressive I heard. I've used them for every DJ gig, for mixing and for personal listening. Unfortunately I used them so much, I think i wore them out after six years. So I bought a new pair a few months back, and have decided to dedicate them only to studio use.

    San Francisco


    My favorite pair of headphones for every situation.


    I have 6 pairs of headphones. These headphones I use the most by far. For my mobile phone, to mixing my recordings, for my video editing etc. If I had to keep just one pair, these would be the ones!

    Quebec City


    Quality + Comfort + Durable + Affordable


    If you're looking for quality earphones that are comfortable to wear and can handle a daily commute, you've found them. I use them mostly at work with ambient sound to drown out office chatter for extended lengths of time with zero discomfort. When I do play music it's usually soundboard quality live recordings and the sound is full and crisp, hearing every instrument perfectly. I am certainly no audiophile but I do understand quality sound and these earphones deliver that, no doubt about it.



    ATH-M50xDG LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.5 96


  • Q & A

    What's your warranty on these headphones? I ordered them on 12/31/2015 and they stay at my office, but there is an unbearable static that comes through the headphones making it near impossible to listen to music. Thanks!


    Thank you for your inquiry. They have a 2 year limited warranty.


    Where can I get the replacement cables or just the screw on tips?... One of the little ends got bent


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    What is the Difference between 50X and 50XDG?


    The only difference is the color and the limited quantity of the Limited Edition.


    Hello, will there be replacement Ears Pads and Cables available in the specific colors of this model ? Thanks!


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Does this product use and OMTP or CITA plug arrangement? And is there a microphone cord that can be added to it. Thanks.


    The pinout is a standard TRS connection and not a communications port (OMTP or CITA.)


    I would be interested in purchasing a case similar to the one that is included with the M70x headphones. Will these fit in that case, and if so, can I purchase the case separately?


    The case is not designed for the ATH-M50x headphones but will fit. Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    Does Audio-Technica make a male mini-jack to female locking extender for the ATH-M50? I wish to attach a specific cable to the headphones.


    Audio-Technica does not manufacture and extension cable. You may use a third party product.


    Hi, I've bought a blue ATH-M50X and I've misplaced the coiled cable that came with them. How can I get a replacement for them? Thanks Alex Paiz


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4.


    What is the exact difference between the ATH M50 X limited edition and the normal ones ? Except the colour


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the office in your part of the world. Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd Singapore Tel: +65-67495686 Fax: +65-67495689 E-mail: Web site:


    They are listed as Dark Green, but they look more like Dark Burgundy in all the pictures I've seen. Can you clarify!


    They are dark green with brown ear and headband pads.