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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

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  • 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. Detachable cable
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones + Behringer HA400 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amp
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 10 x 4.1 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00HVLUR86
  • Item model number: ATH-M50x
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 23, 2014

Product Description

Pure. Professional. Performance.

Online reviewers, top audio professionals and cult followers have long agreed that the ATH-M50 is an unmatched combination of audio and build quality, whether in the studio or on the go. That award-winning formula is embodied in the newly remastered M-Series line, with a model perfectly suited for every discerning listener. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.

ATH-M20x ATH-M30x ATH-M40x ATH-M50x
Frequency Response 15- 20,000 Hz 15- 22,000 Hz 15- 24,000 Hz 15- 28,000 Hz
Driver Size 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 45 mm
Sensitivity 96 dB 96 dB 98 dB 98 dB
Maximum Input Power 700 mW 1300 mW 1600 mW 1600 mW
Impedance (ohms) 47 47 35 38
Collapsible No No Yes Yes
Earcup Swivel 15° Both Directions 15° Both Directions 15° In / 90° Out 90° Both Directions
Cable 9.8' straight 9.8' straight 3.9- 9.8' coiled, 9.8' straight 9.8' straight, 3.9- 9.8' coiled, 3.9' straight
Weight 6.7 oz 7.8 oz 8.5 oz 10 oz


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Customer Reviews

Sound quality is amazing.
TheComputerDewd
Definitely recommend these headphones to anyone who is looking to get the most out of their music without breaking the bank!
Marco
Great Headphones, great sound, very comfortable and nice looking.
Julien Bradshaw

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,338 of 1,364 people found the following review helpful By MKBHD on February 15, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
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This is my video review from the MKBHD YouTube Channel.

The price/performance ratio is excellent, as with the previous M50s. The removable audio cable is the biggest difference, and the color choices are awesome. Worth checking out, for sure!

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230 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Mobed on February 7, 2014
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A lot of people are wondering what difference these headphones have compared to the ATH-M50 and the simple answer is they went with a don't fix what's not broken approach. The sound quality on these headphones remain unchanged from the old ATH-M50 which has superb quality for headphones in it's price range. What did change however is the removable cable which for some who learned the hard way can break and would require trying to fix them or picking up a whole new set of headphones altogether.

The headphone cushions are also noticeably more comfortable for extended periods of use. As comfortable as the previous model was after extended use I would get this feeling that my head was being suffocated and gripped which would lead to a headache and while I don't think that feeling can ever be removed these headphones do a great job of prolonging that feeling.

For those asking about the cable connection going into the LEFT headphone, it is a snug connection so you won't have to worry about the plug coming out.

All in all if you own a pair of ATH-M50's I wouldn't go rushing out the door to replace them with these unless removable cables are that big of an issue to you but if you don't own the M50s this is definitely the way to go since you won't have to choose between coiled or straight cables when you can have them both.
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132 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Inwester on February 17, 2014
Color Name: Black
A real world and practical comparison of Audio Technica ATH-M50 and the new ATH-M50x. This review is for people who haven't owned the old or the new ones and is contemplating a purchase between the two. I am not a DJ or audiophile, so this review is geared towards common folks who just use headphones for listening to music, videos, audio books, movies in a real world setting using phones, tablets, laptops etc (i.e. not professional equipment).

Price -
M50 - look for deals online and you can find a brand new one for under $100 easily (I bought mine brand new for $80) with a deal alert on Slickdeals.
M50x - $169-189. Since they are relatively new there has not been any price reduction or deals yet and won't be for quite sometime.

Sound quality -
Same as M50, i.e. excellent and the best you can get for this money. Tons of reviews covering this so I'm not going into details.

Sound isolation i.e. noise cancellation -
Same as M50, i.e. very good. These aren't active noise cancelling, but its good enough for using in airplane, train, library, public transit or any other quiet environment. A very big plus compared to a lot of headphones that leak sound and renders it useless in such environments or in bed at night.

Build quality -
Speaker components - same
Band - same
Padding - uses a slightly better material, but Audio-Technica won't give out the exact specifications.
Both these are made in Taiwan.

Convenience - (I found this to be a big deal)
Connectors and wires - M50 comes with only 1 attached coiled/straight cable with a 3.5 mm plug and a 1/4" adapter; M50x comes with 3 cables plus its removable.
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Pavel Tsvetkov on March 9, 2014
Color Name: Black
PROS
1. Sound quality. Highs are crisp, but not too bright; mids are good; bass is punchy and tight. It is difficult to find *better* sounding headphones in this price segment.
2. Build. They are very solidly built and ergonomics are great. There is no complex suspending system, so there is nothing to break.
3. Very comfortable. These are over the ears (as opposed to on-ear) headphones, so there is no unpleasant pressure. The new ear pads are very soft, and the headband is enveloped in the same soft material.
4. Portability. Both cups rotate horizontally 180°, and they fold vertically, to make the headphone's dimensions quite small and portable-friendly. The supplied pouch comes in handy.
5. Unlike their predecessors, the ATH-M50X arrive with three detachable cables: a long straight one (you can use it to connect to a source that is further away), a short straight one (very handy when connecting to a smartphone, or if your computer is located very near to where you sit), and a medium-length coiled one (for mixed purposes). The insert-and-turn locking system secures the cable to the left cup.
6. No sound leakage. These are closed-back headphones, so you can use them in a room, filled with people, or while commuting, without the need to worry that you might disturb someone.
7. With an impedance of 38 ohms you do not need a headphone amp to drive them.

CONS
1. Cable connectors are proprietary. But then again you get three cables in the box, so it is unlikely that you will be looking to buy new cables any time soon.
2. At 285 g (10 oz) plus the cable, the ATH-M50X are a little heavier than similar-sized headphones I have owned. But making them lighter would most probably affect build quality.
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