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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

    This limited edition model is no longer available. Please see our other Studio Headphones, including ATH-M50x in black and ATH-M50xWH in white.

    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-M50xMG (limited-edition matte gray) professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. 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 matte gray, with black 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

    Listening to Jazz or Vocal music a must with the ATH-M50x


    Great headphone overall. I think the tweaked high frequency notes in the 50x is a plus when listening to jazz music and vocal selections but may exhaust the ears when listening to rock and/or heavy metal over a long period.

    Johns Creek, GA


    Won't buy any other brand of headphones


    I bought my first pair (black version) about 5 years ago and they never ceased to amaze me everytime I put them on. The only reason I had to buy a new pair is because my old ones got stolen. The steal appeal is probably the only downside to these headphones.The sound quality is absolutely superb! I tend to have to blast my music in order to hear everything but don't need to with these, and when I do it doesn't strain my ears like most headphones. Although they aren't technically noise cancelling, they get pretty darn close at low music volumes. The sound muffling is also fantastic! I can listen as loud as I want to and no one around me can hear what I'm listening to. One of my complaints for the old pair was the annoying cable length but very excited for the new design with the 3 detachable cable options! The only other bad thing was that the earcups began to crack and become not as spongy but hey I had them for 5 years. I absolutely love and recommend these headphones and I know the several friends that bought theirs because of me would would too!

    Denver, CO




    These headphones are awesome, i've had them for a while, with no cons the color is great for the money cant beat it.



    The only headphones I will ever use


    I bought my first pair of m50x's 3 years ago and to this day they are still kicking with better quality than any other headphone in their price range. They have taken a couple hits/drops but I'm surprised at how well they have held up. Never experienced any wiring issues.

    Stow, Ohio


    I would love this forever


    I've been planning to own this headphones since a year ago and yesterday my workplace got me this, and i just tested it today. The detail, crisp, and ability to produce such low sound is so good on my ear. Also the design and build quality.... love it!

    Jakarta, Indonesia


    Best headphones in the market for the price.


    I've bought these headphones twice now. I gave my first pair to a friend who needed them, and the second pair got stolen. I'm about to purchase a 3rd pair because these headphones are just OUTSTANDING. Sound quality is great. crisp highs and deep lows. I've used these for gaming, movies, music, on my PC, and on my phone. They perform great and don't need any amplifying. I've owned the Black ones, then the red ones, and now I'll get the Matte Gray ones because they look dope! I recommend these to anyone. I had the ones that didn't have the detachable cable, which kinda sucked when using them on my phone because the cable would pull the phone off my hand if I didn't hold it tight or weave the cable through my fingers, but that's been corrected with the latest models. For anyone curious about these headphones or wondering if they're good for Monitoring. THEY ARE. If you got a good sound card, you audio files are WAV or FLAC, and you got these, you'll be able to hear every single sound in the song or movie. I also noticed a increase in the range a which I could hear footsteps in FPS games. Since they're capable of reaching such lows, that just gave me a great advantage when gaming. Forever my favorite headphones!

    New York City


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  • Q & A

    Greetings. If needed can these be plugged into a cellphone for a private conversation?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, but there is no microphone on the headphones.


    Hi. What is the exact model number for this product? I need to file a replacement service and I need to know the model number for this exact model. Thank you.


    The model number is ATH-M50xMG.


    Is any different between the M50 and ATH-MSR7 in sound quality and noise canceling? My main use is for video recording. (Pro level)


    Yes, the ATH-M50x headphones are designed for professional audio use and used have a reference sonic signature whereas the ATH-MSR7 have a consumer curve to them to enhance the sonic signature.


    Where can we get replacement earpads for the ATH-M50XBL?

    The Collector

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


    I get it that the sound is rich and crisp, but is the bass good? I'm buying my first pair of pro headphones and would like to have bass as much as the clear and crisp sound.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, these have plenty of bass.


    how long, if any, is the product warranty for the m50x headphones? Will I get the same warranty if I order these exact headphones as opposed to buying them from amazon? (which still is sponsored by audio-technica)


    The warranty for the ATH-M50xMG headphones are a Two Year Limited End User Warranty.


    Hello Are you coming out with a new color soon of your model Headphones Ath-M50x I really liked your Brown/Blue one and the Dark Green/Brown one, but they are not available no more. And I'm not a fan of black colors. But I would like to know if there's one in the works to come out soon? Thanks-Gus

    Dj Gus

    Thank you for your inquiry. It is my understanding that there are no current plans for new colors.


    Yes what is the difference between the normal M50x vs the Limited Edition? I'm a coder and heard the M50's are perfect for coding for 8+ hours a day.


    Thank you for your inquiry. The difference is the limited edition model is a matte gray color, and the normal M50x is black.


    Yes what is the difference between the normal M50x vs the Limited Edition? I'm a coder and heard the M50's are perfect for coding for 8+ hours a day.


    Thank you for your inquiry. The difference is the limited edition is a matte gray color, and the normal M50x is black.


    Hi What are the headband and hinges made of and also the material of the ear cups?


    Thank you for your inquiry. The hinges are made of plastic and the material of the ear cups a synthetic material.