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Overview

The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica refreshed the entire line of these closed-back studio headphones for a redesigned feel. This is the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. The ATH-M50x features the same coveted sonic signature, now 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.

Features
  • Critically acclaimed 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
  • 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 cable (includes 1.2m-3m coiled cable, 3m straight cable and 1.2m straight cable)
Specifications
  • Model#: ATH-M50x
    Collapsible: Yes
    Swivel amount: 90ยบ Both Directions
    Detachable Cable: Yes
    Cable Type: Straight, Short Straight, Coiled
    Accessories: Screw-on 1/4" Adapter, Pouch
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Audio-TechnicaATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 73 reviews)

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85%

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Pros

  • Good audio (14)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Comfortable (6)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A worthy addition to my headphone collection.

I have heard so much about these headphones, that I finally decided to pick up a pair. First, I have to admit that I was not very impressed with the visual appearance of...Read complete review

I have heard so much about these headphones, that I finally decided to pick up a pair. First, I have to admit that I was not very impressed with the visual appearance of these headphones. They're made mostly of plastic and not many metal components to be found anywhere, except for the metal bands that reinforce the headband. These things sound really clean and although I use them primarily for DJ use, I have been using them for all sorts do things and they're still impressing me. They come with THREE different replaceable cables and a pretty nice leather(ish) carrying pouch. The ear pads are made from a very nice material that feels like real leather, and is extremely soft. The foam in the ear pads feels like it could be memory foam but holds its shape very well. Although they are made from all plastic, they have no noticeable noise or "creaks" that are common with headphones like this, although I've only had them for a few weeks. They feel like they are gonna last so I have no regrets with my purchase so far. I'm comparing these up against a few headphones... The Sony MDR7506, Sennheiser HD25, Sennheiser Amperior, V-Moda Croosfade LP2 and I'd say that they're closest to the 7506 in size and shape. The Sony MDR7506 sounds just a touch brighter in the upper mid-range compared to the ATH-M50x. The ATH-M50x sounds completely neutral across the entire spectrum and I can easily focus in on any details I wanted to hear, without effort. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these to anyone without a good set of monitors, and if you're looking for a new pair, definitely check these out. Especially for the price!

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Great audio bad leather bad container

Very good in audio quality. Top marks for it. Best balanced sound. Great swivel design. At this price tag though I would have preferred good leather and also better hard case container to...Read complete review

Very good in audio quality. Top marks for it. Best balanced sound. Great swivel design. At this price tag though I would have preferred good leather and also better hard case container to store my precious headphone. This is the only reason it let me down. The next iteration should bring the Bass switch and some more isolation if possible. DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE in the next iteration.

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5.0

Finally found my best friend

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from mumbai,india

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

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      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

      best headphones i ever used sounds great comfortable yeah its expensive but value for money

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      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      Amazing value for your money!

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      from Fredericton, N-B. Canada

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Great value

      Cons

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          First off here are the pros of these headphones. These are definitely some of the best "value for your money" headphones on the market but are in no way cheap! These headphones have great sound quality, comfort, look and durability. I would definitely suggest them for anyone looking for a headphone with all these qualities.

          Now here are the few cons. These headphones aren't really meant for public use. But then again these are studio monitor headphones so keep that in mind if your looking for a more mobile headphone. These headphones aren't meant for "bassheads", that being said the low end is still very punchy but not as prominent as some other headphones. I guess this could be expected because they're a flat response headphones meant for accurate sound.

          So all in all I would definitely recommend these headphones to people who need an accurate sound. I wouldn't suggest them to people looking for mobile headphones that have lots of bass because that's just not what they're made for. I want to thank Audio Technica for making an amazing product that I now use in my day to day life!

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          3.0

          Great sound, with a slight problem

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          from Ontario Canada

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unreliable

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            I have already exchanges twice, and both headphones have a measureable I consistency between drivers at low frequency (40-80hz). Not sure what to do at this point, a blind test can confirm it is not my hearing. I guess driver mismatches are quite common? The left channel has always been the louder one at those frequencies, no matter what device I power them with. Otherwise they sound phenominal, but this flaw can be a little distracting if you get it.

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            • Less than a month
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            5.0

            Got these headphones for christmas, they rock. Beats out dre

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            from Sc

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

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                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                Got it for christmas. Sounds better than any set of beats I've ever used. The sound is clear, and you can hear all of the layers in a song like the artist intended. The extra chords are awesome, and when I plug it into my 50 dollar guitar amp it sounds like a 2000 dollar amp. Some headphones have that built in bass boost, but these headphones pretty much do spot on bass that kicks a♡$ without being overkill. The 180 degree twisting makes them really comfortable to wear on one ear or around the neck. The build quality is exceptional, and blocks out most surrounding sound even in loud places (thanks to the heavy duty materials I assume).

                TL;DR: awesome headphones. Better than beats costing twice as much. Buy it

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                4.0

                Good but could be better

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                from Australia

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Frequency Responce
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Hurts Ear after long hours

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  Great value for money but if they could make it over-ear version this would be the best.

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                  • Over a year
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                  1.0

                  New and out of the box, the right side does not work!

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                  from Burlingame, CA

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                    • Poor Sound Quality
                    • Unreliable

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                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      I've owned a number of Audio Technical products including their microphones for instruments as do all of my fellow musicians. It has been a very reliable product with great performance. Because of this, I ordered the ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones, expecting only satisfaction, particularly because of the number of rave reviews. Out of the box and plugged in as directed, only the left side worked. Thinking it was one of the cables provided, I tried all of the rest with the same result. It didn't matter whether I plugged it into my laptop, stereo system, or TV (all tested and all working) and only the left side emitted sound. I noticed that this product is manufactured in Taiwan and not in Japan like the rest of my products. Could this be the source of the problem? Is outsourcing worth the risks to reputation? Going back to my Yamaha headphones that still bring joy after more than 30 years.

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                      3.0

                      Good but not great.

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                      from Daly City,CA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Poor Sound Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      I bought these under the impression that they were great headphones. To my ears the sound quality is good but not great as reviewed. I returned item for 4 reasons. 1. Sound quality. Need flat and uncolored sound. 2. Comfort. Pads tight around the ears and made ears sweat after 10 minutes. 3. Construction. They had a cheap plastic feel and don't think they will hold up. 4.Bought full price and found bags that held cables inside were torn open and headphones had signs of use. I'm sure this was a fluke but next time I'm opening the box on site. Return was easy and attendant was polite.

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                      5.0

                      l would buy them again

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                      from Evansvile, Indiana

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Breaks Easily

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                        My 1.2 meter straight cable ways gets bent a few weeks after I buy a new one even with the utmost care.

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                        • Up to a year
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                        5.0

                        Excellent Headphones

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                        from Dubai, UAE

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                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Great bass

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                            These are exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a pair of headphones that produce good, clean sound with just a touch of great low frequencies and these did not disappoint. For the price I paid for them I am very happy with my purchase. I use them at home and a pair of Skullcandy Buds at the office but looks like its time to ditch the Skullcandy Buds.

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                            4.0

                            Comparison for the money, these win hands down

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                            from Arnold, Ca

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                These are not $2000 phones, but I have done comparisons, and I really doubt you will get anything close to this quality for anywhere near the price. I read a review about the bass being lacking-not true, in fact in a 1 on 1 comparison with V Moda-these not only had better bass response, but were not in the least muddy, and the mids and highs were not even comparable they were so much better. Sure, if you spend 10X as much, you might well improve, but nowhere near this price point is anything I have tried comparable. Bottom line-if you like great music and you want to enjoy listening, these are perfect-possibly if you are a sound engineer, and can spend 4 or 5 digits, yeah you might find something better, but these are great.

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