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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: 90º 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 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (19)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Durable (13)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
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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

proud to be an owner of ATH-M50x limited edition!!!!

By Osman

from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

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

    so far so good... i'm actually loving the product!!! :) :) :)

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    • Over a year
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    5.0

    A headphone from a reliable company perfect for everyday use

    By Tikkisean

    from Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

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

      As a teen myself, I was wanting a versatile multi-purpose headset, primarily for listening to music and gaming at home. I have found that this headphone exceeds my expectations at these tasks. As far as the physical aspect and aesthetics of this product, it is very durable with silver accents lining the exterior and the Audio Technica logo engraved on the side. They are a bit bulky and large, but the comfort compensates for any size concerns. As far as sound quality, these headphones have shimmery highs accompanied by an excellent bass response that is punchy yet not overpowering over the mids and highs. Even though these headphones are intended for monitor and studio use, they don't have a completely neutral sound with a slight emphasis on the lows and highs. I personally like this choice but I feel it is worth mentioning because they are not for people who want a completely flat sound. This aspect of the m50xs accompanies for the sound signature of modern music that naturally has this emphasis, making me like it even more. I was a bit leery about purchasing these since I wanted a portable headset, but the m50xs work well as portable headphones with a designated mobile cable, along with a carrying case and a very flexible design. Overall the Ath-M50x is a headset for those who do not want to buy Beats, Skullcandy and all of the other name brand headphones that make up the portable audio market today, but want an all purpose headphone for use at home or on the go. I would recommend these in a heartbeat​ over any other headphone I have tested previously.

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      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      almost too good

      By Koda the bear cub

      from Reston, VA

      Pros

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

      Cons

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

          They are great headphones for any purpose. They sound clear and amazing with great base, something my previous headphones lacked. I highly recommend these to anyone who can afford them. They are also very high quality. I've had them for a while now and they are still in perfect condition despite constant use and rough treatment. They haven't failed me yet and I doubt they ever will. Overall I have no complaints about this product.

          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          DOPEST HEADPHONES EVER

          By VERSESSTYLES

          from Walla Walla WA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Can Wear For Hours & Not Notice They Are There
          • Clear Sound
          • Colorless
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Longevity

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            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Personal Enjoyment
            • Professional Recording

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

            I use these headphone to reference my mixes and to listen to ALL audio in general. I listen to A lot of Hip Hop music and the sound is amazing. Buy em.

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            5.0

            Best in class

            By Benjamin Malave

            from Hartford, CT

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            Music the way it was meant to be heard.

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            5.0

            Finally found my best friend

            By sean paroz

            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!

                By Graeme

                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

                    By Chris

                    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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                      5.0

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

                      By Jake

                      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

                          By Xerix

                          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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