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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



    It good



    Great product overall


    Like most folks, my ears are a bit uneven; while these headphones generally adjust well for that, at times my right ear gets pinched within the cup (sometimes above, sometimes below) and I have to readjust for optimum comfort. If I neglect to, the affected ear is sore after about 20 minutes. However, that is my only complaint about these headphones; otherwise, they are excellent, well made, have rich sound, and I do recommend them. I love the three different cords and the leather bag that comes with them.

    New York




    it is good but it is too quite and the sound isoulation is not that good.



    Cover is disintegrating


    I have worn these headphones about 30-40 times. Already the cover, which looks like leather but is paper, has begun to disintegrate. This is not acceptable

    North Carolina


    very poor build quality, the padding material disintegrate


    The material used to build this headphone is very bad, the padding material disintegrated in less than a year

    Seattle, WA


    Fake leather covering on ear pads flaking off


    Great sound and no tangle cord but pieces of the earmuff covering are falling off all over my shirt and inside my ears after using them. I used to use Sony but had problems with the cords breaking inside and only 1 earmuff would work, so I switched to Audio Technica and I'm not sure I would buy again. I got them as a Xmas gift a few years ago as I do a lot of at home mixing.



    For this price point there is NO competition.


    I use these cans for 2-5 hours at a time in an FM radio studio. They never hurt my ears because of excellent ear pads. If I accidentally have the volume up all the way, the drivers never have a problem afterwards. I accidentally drop these cans all the time, and never any problems or breakage. The sound quality is exactly what your ears WANT to hear, rather than laboratory specs being the first consideration. That is why they sound so good to most ears, for ANY genre of music. They're perfect in the studio, perfect at home, or outside. Excellent noise isolation. There just aren't ANY negatives with these cans, and I've enjoyed them for over a decade (older ATH-M50, and I also have a pair of the new ATH-M50x). Audio Techica serviced them (older cans) about 4 years ago with new swivel driver enclosures, new ear pads, new hinges, and a new cable. This work was performed quickly and expertly for a shockingly low fee. Techs in the repair dept. are very friendly and helpful, and WANT you to continue enjoying your cans. You just can't go wrong choosing these cans. They are my favorites, even over much more expensive competitors. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Denver, CO


    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


    ATH-M50xDG LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.4 103


  • 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.