Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Editor rating

4.7/5 on June 2, 2016

User's rating

3,785 reviews

VERDICT

The ATH-M50x Professional Studio Sound Monitoring Headphones are well worth the try. Their price to performance ratio is unmatched by any other product in the industry. Trust us when we say that once you try this product, everything else will always feel inferior.

Since its inception in 1962, Audio-Technica has taken the world of headphones by storm. It is one of the few organizations that are known worldwide for their high-quality microphones and headphones (both of a wired and wireless variety), mixers, and other such high-quality audio equipment. The incredibly high quality of its products has seen it pick up various awards. Not only that but Audio-Technica products have commonly been used in many top-tier sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Summer Games.

Thus, it is fair to say that when Audio-Technica launches a product, the headphones industry watches in anticipation. A similar situation occurred with the launch of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Sound Monitoring Headphones. Commonly touted as the best headphones available in the market today, the ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphone has picked up many accolades in the industry. It is a critically acclaimed product, and even direct rivals of Audio-Technica have publicly accepted the superiority in the class of this model.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Features

It is easy to see why the world of headphones has dubbed the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x as the best set of headphones. Its sonic performance has been praised by audio engineers and online reviewers alike. This product is widely known all over the world for the clarity it offers. The sound heard via these headphones can only be described as pure and pristine.

What has surprised us about this model is that it requires no battery whatsoever. Usually, when a product promises so much, there’s always a hidden cell that facilitates the features being marketed. Thankfully, this is not the case with the ATH-M50x Headphones as what you see with this pair of headphones is exactly what you get.

People who appreciate quality headphones have also praised this product for having one of the best noise cancellation features ever. Once you put these headphones on, the only thing that you will hear is the audio output as everything in the background, no matter how loud, will be suppressed by the thick padding on the ear cups.

What people think when they see pictures of this model is that it surely must weigh a lot and that they can’t possibly wear it for an extended period. However, this is simply not true as the ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones weigh only 2.2 pounds, which is significantly lighter than most headphones available in the market.

One feature that we love about the ATH-M50x is that the cable is completely detachable. This makes things easier for people who get annoyed with the audio cable dangling in front of their faces. Moreover, once the cable has been detached, there is no difference in the quality of audio heard. This is a massive plus for this product, which quite simply justifies its claim as the best set of headphones available in the market.

Pros

  • Critically acclaimed
  • Weighs just 2.2 pounds
  • 45mm drivers
  • No battery required
  • Quality voice coils furnished from high-end magnets and copper-coated aluminum
  • Audio produced is astonishingly clear
  • Wide frequency range delivers an all-around performance
  • Deep, accurate bass response
  • Unmatched background noise cancellation
  • 90° swiveling ear cups
  • Headband provides comfort
  • Improved durability
  • The cable is detachable

Cons

  • Rather Expensive

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Review – Wrap Up

To say that we are impressed by the features of the Headphones would be an understatement of sorts. We cannot emphasize enough how great these are compared to other studio headphones. The sound cancellation, superior audio transmitted, swiveling ear cups, deep bass response, incredible frequency range, and detachable audio cable has all added to the charm of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. We feel that these headphones deserve their position at the top and that there is merit to this claim.

It’s safe to say that Audio-Technica has well and truly outdone itself with this product and that the ATH-M50x Headphones will continue to be a commercial success until a better set of headphones comes along at a lower price, which we don’t see happening anytime soon in the future.