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LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The ATH-M50xBL Limited Edition Headphones have been discontinued. Please see the ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones additional colors.

    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-M50xBL (limited-edition blue) 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 blue color, with tan 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

    Great value, stylish and versatile


    I use my M50x monitors almost everyday and love them. I've had them for over a year now and they've proven to be tough an reliable. I wear them out and about, I'm not the most delicate person and they've nary an issue yet. I find they carry a wonderful industrial asethetic that fits with almost any situation. They sounds fantastic, especially for the price. They aren't super "Beats" style bass heavy focused but they also aren't neutral, it's a very nice balance that makes them enjoyable to listen to for a variety of music types. The only concern I've heard from friends who have tried them is that some found the clamping force slightly too high and a couple disliked the stock pads. I personally don't have these issues but it's something to keep in mind.

    Oakville, ON, Canada


    Not The Real Sound


    It boosts the bass. I want the true sound. The sound leaks like crazy. I can't record vocals with them. They are going back

    San Francisco


    I would recommend this product to audio pros


    I use these headphones for audio play back with my ipod and it sounds great. One problem with these headphone are that the sound stage is lacking a little bit. I would like a better sound stage next time. Other wise I don't find any problem with these headphones

    St. Elizabeth Jamaica


    Amazing. Just put it at that.


    These pairs look sexy and sound amazing. Chose some old song, you will hear different instrumentals come to life. The song that these really comes out is "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5. A very nice flat sound with a tweak in bass. Mids and High sound phenomenal. There is no distortion when the volume is turned up.

    Hong Kong

    Very revealing when I'm mixing


    I am an audio engineer and we use these headphones for our clients. I liked them so much that I decided to purchase a pair for myself. I have been using them as another perspective while mixing and the ATH-M50's have been invaluable.

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    Great 'phones!


    These have quickly become my favorite headphones. They're very comfortable, well-balanced across the frequency spectrum, non-fatiguing, and accurate.


    Buy These!!


    I have had these for over a year now and they sound Amazing! I use them for everyday listening and monitors while playing bass on stage. They work great for both. They are so comfortable and I forget they are even on my head. I would recommend these to anyone. Definitely the best in their price range. PS They are super stylish and look incredible with the Blue and Tan. I get a lot of people telling me how good they look. I have the M50 coiled cable ones and they were so good that I bought these and gave the other ones to my friend just so I could have the removable cable. I couldn't be happier with them.


    Best bang for the buck


    I researched many pairs of headphones before I bought these. What I found was unanimous praise for the the M50s, regardless of price. I love knowing that I am hearing exactly what the artist intended, along being rewarded for choosing well recorded music played through quality gear. These seem to do it all, at a great price. Highly recommended!

    Riverside, CA, USA

    Great product with a great design.


    This is a great product and I'm glad that I bought it. It was a tough choice to buy but it was worth it. The $ is a little high for the quality but not much. The cables have held up of the constant switches and rolling. The arch pinches a little bit at first but then it relaxes and fits beautiful.( Take that with a grain of salt, I have a large head my friends don?t get problem as much or at all). The design is great but I've noticed the leather cracking slightly in places. The ability to fold them and pack them is great and works beautifully. The ATH-MX50 has a great range of both trebles and bass. The base is rich and solid without the treble falling off or being drowned out. The treble is excellent quality and wont crack or falter like the other headset I had. (Sennheiser) Over all it is a great piece of gear and would recommend this product to anyone looking for a beautiful mix of style and performance.

    Virginia, USA

    Looks Amazing, sounds Amazing!


    This special addition of a classic, does not disappoint! You can't help but appreciate how stylish these headphones are. But even more important than that is the versatility of these headphones. From listening to music, to producing music or videos, these headphones do it all.

    Riverside, CA, USA

    ATH-M50xBL LIMITED EDITION Professional Monitor Headphones

    4.5 17


  • Q & A

    Where can I buy replacement earpads for my M50xBL? I can only find the black earpads.


    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about replacement earpads for this product if you are located in the US.


    Are they still avalible?


    Being a limited edition, there was finite amount manufactured. For the last few years, Audio-Technica has released a limited edition color. The ATH-M50xBL was for 2014.


    Can I still get Orange ear pads for my headphones?


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


    I have used my M50XBL for about two years now and I am noticing that the headband material is starting to crack. What would I do about repairing the material on my headphones.


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


    What is teh difference between these headphones and the regular ATH-M50x headphones?


    Thank you for your inquiry. The difference is the M50x are black and the M50xBL are Blue/Orange.


    I've had the m50xBl for a few years and the ear pads are starting to crack and flake. Is there a way I could purchase replacements for them?


    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.


    How can I get replacement Ear cushion for these headphones? can you provide me with a part number?

    Bass Gaines

    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.


    I have a Pair and I would like to purchase New ear cups, would that be possible?

    Nadav K

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


    I really love this blue color and it is very good. When will you get this Blue color in Stock ?


    Thank you for your inquiry. This is a limited edition model. I'm not aware if or when they might be reproduced again.


    Hi, I am 14 years old and I have been looking into getting a set of the Ath-Mx50x for mixing, listening to music and monitoring my guitar playing. The Blue Orange set looks, by far, the best. Sadly I noticed that they are now discontinued. I was wondering were I could get myself a pair of these headphones un-used? Thank you!


    The ATH-M50xBL were are limited edition and no longer available.


    Buy it on Amazon. It's still there for some reason.