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Audio Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (White)


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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.

This is 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 refined earpads and detachable cables. From large-aperture drivers to sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

To reproduce a studio monitor environment within a pair of headphones, Audio-Technica took a radical approach in the creation of the M50x driver, bringing together all the know-how from its long history of hi-end audio excellence. Offering performance identical to the industry-standard M50 it precedes, the M50x provides clear, fatigue-free, high-resolution monitor audio.

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 proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.

  • 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
  • Single-sided coiled cable terminates to gold-plated mini-plug with screw-on ¼" adapter
  • Includes carry pouch and (3) interchangable cables

  • Type Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter 45 mm
  • Magnet Neodymium
  • Voice Coil CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
  • Frequency Response 15 - 28,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity 99 dB
  • Impedance 38 ohms
  • Weight 285 g (10 oz), without cable and connector

Things You Will Get:

    ATH-M50WH Headphones
    Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled cable
    Detachable 3.0 m (9.8') Straight cable
    Detachable 1.2 m (3.9') Straight cable
    6.3 mm (1/4") Screw-on adapter
    Protective carrying pouch
    User's Guide

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.

Mathieu Rohaly

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-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (White)

4.5 17


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Usage Studio
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