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ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Headphones

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With the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones, Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitor... Read More

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Overview

With the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones, Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. The adjustable headband is generously padded for ultimate comfort during long mixing sessions. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini plug with included screw-on 1/4" adapter.

Audio-Technica's sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature propriety large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.

Features
  • Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing
  • Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems
  • Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
  • Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions
Specifications
  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver diameter: 1.77" (45mm)
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Voice coil: CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
  • Frequency response: 15-28,000Hz
  • Maximum input power: 1,600mW at 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 99db
  • Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Weight: 10oz. (284g) without cable and connector
  • Cable: 1.2 - 3.0m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled, OFC litz wire
  • Connector: Gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter
  • Accessory included: Protective pouch
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4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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5.0

You will not find better cans for the money..or at all for that matter

By Lou Verrone

from Atlanta

I have owned several headphones and I am amazed with these cans. Sound reproduction is as clean, clear and as crisp as it gets. They are comfortable and can be worn for hours on end. They are sturdy, light and well padded. Personally, I am not a fan of coiled cables so I own the ATH-M50S with the straight cord. Whether you mix, record, or just want to listen to great recordings, these cans will deliver an accurate range of frequency from top to bottom. All I can say is that after 20 years, these are my favorite headphones and you can't beat the price. I was fortunate enough to get these on sale for under $100, but would pay more as they rival anything else on the market. So why pay 2 to 3x more for others when these when you can have the best for under $150? I will be buying another pair for traveling.

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5.0

That bass!

By Logan Jungbacker

from Midwest

These are amazing, first thing i noticed when listening was the bass response, full and accurate. comfortable and i have only had for a week but they feel very durable. the have protective covering by the 1/8 ", 1/4" in jack which is where every other cord i ever owned has broken (hyperbole but you get the point, they got it right with these). buy these and wear them for years. i also have a had a pair a sennhieser hd 280's which i upgraded from, and these blow the bass on those out of the water. after referencing both - the sennhiesers produce noticeably less bass response and the ATHM50's.

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5.0

Great Headphones

By robert voris

from Ashland, Oregon

These AT headphones have very wide frequency response, are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and come with either a straight or coiled cable. I have one of each. They are very efficient offering considerably more output for a given input which is a plus when used as monitors with consoles that have weak headphone amps. I find they have a much richer sound than Sony V6s and smoother response than just about any other cans I've tried. They are ever so slightly hot from 600Hz to 1kHz, about 2db. Other than that the M50s are very flat. They are very well made with a sturdy cable and come stock with mini plug to 1/4" adaptor. At the price they are unbeatable.

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5.0

Accurate Audio

By ROBERT VORIS

from Ashland, Oregon

I mix recorded and live audio for a living and having spent several hours under the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones I'm very satisfied with the purchase. These "cans" reproduce audio very accurately. If you are looking for headphones to mix tracks you will get very good results using the M50s. They don't color the sound and have very wide frequency response. I've been using Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO-80 Studio Headphones as reference cans for years. They are good, very good, but the AT M50s are better and equally comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. Great mixes don't happen in five minutes so you need headphones you can wear for hours without feeling pain around your ears. The M50s are very comfortable and give a great deal of isolation. AT strikes again with another stellar product. Your only decision is coiled cord or straight. That's up to you.

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5.0

Outstanding Headphones

By Evan Kahler

from Fort Collins, CO

I own about 8 pairs of headphones right now and easily over 50 throughout my career. For over-the-ear headphones, these are the best quality/price ratio pair that I have ever used. I don't see why anyone would need better headphones for recording and mixing. Isolates outside sound well but comfortable for 2-3 hours of use before a coffee and twinkie break (sigh, no more twinkies). Balanced, clear and warm sound. I have the coiled cord style...perfect for work on mixes at the PC, keyboard, and guitar. If you stand with a band when you record, you probably want the uncoiled cord version.

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4.0

Great sound, minor discomfort

By Ben Vesco

from Springfield, OR

Sound quality - top notch, they sound great and are everything I hoped for. Build quality - top notch, they probably won't break without effort Design - they don't fold up as smoothly as I'd like and some extra pressure is created on the mounts when folded Comfort - they touch my ears, I don't like it but instead prefer a larger cup like the HD280 (too bad those don't sound as good as the M50)

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4.0

Happy!

By HECTOR HERNANDEZ

from Aurora Co

They sound really good I use them for recording and mixing! A little tight on the head but other then that perfect!One more thing is that the ear pads are starting to crack just after 2 months of use.

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5.0

good headphones

By Ruslan Khalitov

from Rochester,NY

I bought these headphones and I'am very pleased to be able to listen to the purchase of others, but I chose this, this - their price. like the wires are thick strong, clear sound speaker, myself an audiophile and videographer so the accurate transmission of sound is very important, the price-quality 100%, other models may be better but. I wanted to be in the range of prices

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5.0

Perfect Headphones

By Norris Pride

from Richmond Virginia

All I can say is wow these headphones are great! I would encourage anyone to buy them if you are looking for a well balanced affordable set of cans. I bought them online while in the store and my salespersons Alex and Justin did a excellent job helping me. They also gave me a great deal on a set of monitors. I would recommend an in store purchase from them if you guys like to hear it before you buy it. You will NOT be disappointed with these headphones!!! My only problem now is I need to redo all my mixes because they were just awful with my old equipment.

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5.0

does the trick at a great price.

By MIchael Faries

from dupo, il

when i bought these, i didn't really know much about headphones. i only knew that i needed a quality pair of affordable studio monitoring headphones for the mastering of the electronic music that i'm producing. i used to HAVE to listen to my tracks in my car and on my cheap headphones to get a good idea of how it would sound in different scenarios. while i'm still doing that (because i'm a perfectionist), i'm slowly realizing that i don't need to. what i hear on these headphones is indeed the basis of what i'm getting everywhere else that i'm listening to my tracks. from what i read in reviews, these headphones aren't bass-heavy. i love bass as much as anyone else, and just have to say that these headphones accurately present the bass into my head sufficiently enough without rattling new ideas out of it. speaking of my head, i have a big one. i was weary of purchasing studio headphones out of fear of my head being squeezed into headaches. these are extremely comfortable, even after hours and hours of wearing them. buy them or steal them. just get these headphones.

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