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Audio Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year.


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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones are the heir-apparent of the critically acclaimed ATH-M50’s, sought out by top audio engineers, musicians and producers worldwide. The updated ATH-50X features the very same coveted sonic signature but now with the added convenience of detachable cables.

The ATH-M50’s boasts 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth, Neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, coupled with circumaural design contours around the ears that yield excellent sound quality and isolation in all environments and applications. All this results in superior clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response. Other design features include 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring and a collapsible design for space-saving portability.

The bottom line is the ATH-50x delivers accurate audio and outstanding comfort, session after session and is just the ticket to keep you productive and stress-free during those all-night, marathon recording sessions!

  • 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
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)
  • Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening

  • 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
  • Interchangeable cables: detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable
  • Accessories Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter

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Things You Will Get:

    ATH-M50x 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

Excellent headphones, not quite durable


Great headphones, but the ear pads won't last long. The faux leather stuff starts cracking and it comes off.


Honolulu, Hi


Great investment


I believe its the by far the best quality headphone you can get for its value. I use mine everyday and absolutely love them.




Exceptional Buy


I've had my pair for over a year now and I havent had one complaint. I use them every single day and they have exceptional audio quality I recommend them to everyone who mentions looking for a new pair of headphones.


Traverse City, MI


Best Headphones for the price


Try it to fall in love with these headphones

JOshua Sound



Very bad model


Wery bad cords. Two of it died in a year. I've bought another one and it's about to die too. After some time I've noticed phase issues during listening. If I touch 3.5 plug everithing goes to normal. After a while sound ruins and nothing helps. It repeated for three times with different cords.


Saint Petersburg, Ru


Can't go wrong with these. Best cost/quality headphone


I rarely write reviews, and never give anything 5 stars, but these honestly deserve it. By far and without question, these are the best cost/quality headphones you can possibly buy. However, even were they priced at $250 or more like some less deserving headphones are, they'd still be worth it. I'm a bassist and use them when practicing or listening solo, but my main purpose in getting them was to use when playing live, and they have not disappointed at all. They are very comfortable and solid, and they actually fit on my big head which is a problem I've had with other headphones. It's also loaded with lots of cool little features. In terms of sound, they are very well balanced and have a solid, but not overpowering bass, and the highs come through very nice. I can hear very clearly and comfortably all the other musicians. Also if you didn't know, Snarky Puppy uses these same headphones, and anything good enough for them is good enough for me.

Scooter McGee

Gainesville Fl


Best headphones I have ever owned


Hands down an amazing set of headphones, no doubt about it. Compared them to a huge rack of competitors at my local music store. By far the best sound for me... bass is there and it's tight but not overwhelming, mid is warm and clean, highs break through nicely. They fit tight but the seal makes the bass compression punchy. Kickdrums sound and feel great. Uncomfortable is a bit of an overstatement- they are tight tho.

Mr. B

Toronto Canada


Excellent mid-range headphones for all uses.


I bought a pair of these about six years ago. They were the first mid-range Headphones I ever purchased. Despite my love of music and the amount of time I spend in the studio recording, mixing, etc. I've never had the kind of budget to buy those really expensive, studio cans, like Sennheiser's. So I gave a bunch of different brands a demo at the local music shop and the Audio-Technica's were far and away the most impressive I heard. I've used them for every DJ gig, for mixing and for personal listening. Unfortunately I used them so much, I think i wore them out after six years. So I bought a new pair a few months back, and have decided to dedicate them only to studio use.


San Francisco


My favorite pair of headphones for every situation.


I have 6 pairs of headphones. These headphones I use the most by far. For my mobile phone, to mixing my recordings, for my video editing etc. If I had to keep just one pair, these would be the ones!


Quebec City


Quality + Comfort + Durable + Affordable


If you're looking for quality earphones that are comfortable to wear and can handle a daily commute, you've found them. I use them mostly at work with ambient sound to drown out office chatter for extended lengths of time with zero discomfort. When I do play music it's usually soundboard quality live recordings and the sound is full and crisp, hearing every instrument perfectly. I am certainly no audiophile but I do understand quality sound and these earphones deliver that, no doubt about it.




ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

4.6 122


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Usage DJ ,  Studio ,  Audiophile
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