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LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

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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-M50x 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

    • 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



    just had to write review since nobody had a review on the blue ones they're just blue they always come out with some type of special edition every year. My daughter has the gray ones that was last year's special edition mywife has th white ones and my son's got the regular black ones so I just bought these blue ones that way we can all tell them apart and who's who's but they all sound the same they're great I mean these 50s set a certain standard in audio world of headphones today I got gredos for some real good listening sessions at home with a nice headphone amplifier and DAC and all that good stuff but you know but I needed something to go with me everywhere and steel get that nice good sound quality. Just read about what everybody always says about these things I mean everybody can't be wrong , I know there is better cans out there you can't go wrong with these things just get them don't look back you'll be happy.

    Fort Campbell

    ATH-M50xBB LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    How many units are produced for a limited edition?


    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance.


    Do these professional headphones work well for noise cancelling and personal practice on a musical instrument?


    There is no active noise cancelling with the ATH-M50BB headphones. Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for additional assistance with this.


    Will you release this colour option again?


    Thank you for your inquiry. At this time there is no plan to.


    Is there an aux chord for these headphones that has a microphone in it?


    At this time, the M Series headphones including the ATH-M50x headphones are designed for professional studio monitoring and will not have consumer headphone features such as an inline microphone and controls available.


    How long will these blue editions of the Ath-m50x be available for?


    Once the current inventory is sold they will no longer be available.


    Can these be used for dj'ing in nightclubs or are they only designed for use in a studio?

    Golden Boy Mike

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes these may be used for DJ'ing as well! Our Professional Monitor Headphones are designed not just for the studio, but also for monitoring live audio.


    Are these noise canceling?

    Alice Lofish

    Thank you for your inquiry. No these are not noise cancelling. Here is a link to the noise cancelling headphones we currently offer:


    Thank you for your inquiry. No, they are not.


    Is this product still available?


    Thank you for your inquiry. This model is not available yet, and will be available beginning of April.