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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

    Good

    5

    It good

    Indiana

    true

    Great product overall

    4

    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

    true

    good

    4

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

    maine

    true

    Cover is disintegrating

    2

    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

    false

    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

    ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.4 103

    81.5

  • Q & A

    Can I buy a replacement headphone jack cord? I broke mine.

    Kim

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

    Brent

    Can I buy replacement (white) ear pads for my headphones? The leather is flaking off the original pads.

    JCO

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

    Brent

    Is there an angled audio cable to the headphones for this product. I just received and the long cable is annoying when it keeps hitting my shoulder.

    Squishy

    No there is not.

    Brent

    I just bought this headset, I would like to know if there are any type of driver or software to customize the sound and this headset have 7.1?

    Alberto

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

    Brent

    My cord not working how do I get a new one ?

    Amanda

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this if you are still under warranty. If you are outside the warranty, you may use the HP-LC, HP-CC, or HP-SC with the ATH-M50x headphones and purchased through an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer.

    Brent

    I have a pacemaker implant and I have read that I should avoid headphones with magnets. Can you recommend over the ear headphones (not wireless) that do not contain magnets.

    Sandy

    Thank you for your inquiry. I believe all our headphones have magnets.

    Rick

    My much cherish headphone broke and are out of warranty . I would like to be contacted to discuss part and service. Thank you

    Luke

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

    Brent

    What cable do I need to connect headphones to iPhone 8?

    Jim

    You may use any of the 3 included cable to the 3.5mm connection on your smartphone with the headphone adapter provided by your phone manufacturer.

    Brent

    Hi, I've had my m50x's for about 9 months now however, just recently my left earphone is physically lower than my right earphone(nothing to do with sound) and whenever I put on my headphones my left earphones sticks out and does not 'close' onto my left ear. Please help I've looked everywhere and nobody can help me

    Rohan

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

    Brent

    Hi, I have a headphone ATH-M50X-2ND which is defective. The speaker on the left does not work anymore. I opened the case and check everything and I concluded that the speaker is dead. My question is, can I buy a replacement speaker and if so what is the price. Thank-you.

    Daisy

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

    Brent