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ATH-M50x

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 white (ATH-M50xWH) and blue/black (ATH-M50xBB).

    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.

    VISIT THE STUDIO HEADPHONES MICROSITE
  • 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 white (ATH-M50xWH) and blue/black (ATH-M50xBB)
  • 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

    very poor build quality, the padding material disintegrate

    2

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

    Seattle, WA

    false

    Fake leather covering on ear pads flaking off

    3

    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.

    BOSTON MA.

    false

    For this price point there is NO competition.

    5

    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

    true

    Excellent headphones, not quite durable

    3

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

    Honolulu, Hi

    false

    Great investment

    5

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

    Minnesota

    true

    Exceptional Buy

    5

    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

    true

    Best Headphones for the price

    5

    Try it to fall in love with these headphones

    Chennai,India

    true

    Very bad model

    1

    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

    false

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

    5

    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

    true

    Best headphones I have ever owned

    5

    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

    true

    ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.5 99

    82.0

  • Q & A

    Why do I need batteries? How do I down load operating manual?

    Paul

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    I got a question about the headphones, I am currently using a Iphone 8 the problem is I need to use a AUX converter cable to use it. Will there be any sound losses when using the headphones in combination with the AUX converter?

    Nannino

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    can someone tell me where I can find the serial number on the ATH-M50x phones please - many thanks

    Martin

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    does this headphone have a mic that i can use for phonecalls????

    kingkali

    The M Series headphones including the ATH-M50x headphones, being designed for professional studio monitoring, will not have consumer headphone features such as an inline microphone and controls available. You may use the ATH-M50xBT which are designed for consumer use and include a cable with an inline microphone. https://www.audio-technica.com/m50xbt/index.html

    Brent

    Are the ATH-M50x headphones vegan? Do they contain any leather or other animal products?

    Krysta

    The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones are not made with any animal byproducts; the earpads are not leather. The earpads we use are made with a vinyl-based or polyurethane-based material that we refer to as leatherette. Please note that we no longer use protein leather in any of our products. This was a company wide directive issued by Headquarters Quality Assurance Department in 2010.

    Brent

    My headphones are for everyday use so they are usually attached to my phone. Is there a compatible cable that comes with a mic? Like for when a call comes in and I want to keep my hands in my pocket.

    Chris

    No there is not. One option you may use is the ATGM2 detachable boom microphone. https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-is-there-a-gaming-microphone-that-i-can-attach-to-my-ath-m50x-headphones/

    Brent

    Hi. I bought these headphones in 2014 and now the cushion around the ears are degrading. It's crumbling and leaves black dust/specs all over my clothes and ears whenever I touch the headphones or move it around. Is there any warranties on this or how could I get this fixed and how much would it cost. Thanks!

    Brian

    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

    Brent

    Where can I get a replacement cord for my headphones?

    Shawn

    You may purchase replacement HP-CC, HP-LC, HP-SC through through an authorized Audio-Technica Dealer.

    Brent

    Hello, I bought the ATH-M50x Blue and Gold edition about 2 years ago and is wearing out. Is it possible to send them in to get refurbished?

    Tomas

    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

    Brent

    I'm planning to buy audio technica ATH- M50x for day to day use. My question is does it give me great sound if I use them with my iPhone X ?

    Appu

    You may contact Audio-Technica India for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent