audio technica ath m50x review

    audio technica ath m50x review

    The Audio- Technica ATH-M50x is the follower of it’s big brother, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 It is one of the best professional headphones for music producers and there are many reasons why!

    They are the best rated headphones under 200$ among the best quality headphones for the price of about 169 $

    They became very popular to audio geeks and music snobs that boycotted the empire of Beats Studio and Dr. Beats which they assumed was overpriced and overrated, which is true. When quality wise audio technica are much above for half the price.

    Audio Technica Ath m50x


    Overall rating



    • Comfort
    • Price
    • rotating cups 180 degres
    • The insert-and-turn locking system
    • Removable cables


    • Maybe a little bit heavier than others in the same category
    • cables are proprietary,


    What is the difference with its predecessor, the Audio Technica ATH-M50? 

    They have the same flexible design and portable design ideas. They are extremely solid and portable with their 108 degrés rotation cups.

    audio technica ath m50x review

    As over the ear headphones, they offer the best noise isolation to work in any environment whether it is a studio, a plane or even outside .




    They have the same balanced rich sound and look quite the same but the main difference is the cabling. The Audio Technica ATH-M50x comes with 3 separate cables that come in a nice handy bag.


    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 curled one (for mixed purposes).

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    audio technica ath m50x review






    There is an insert and lock system that secures the cable to the left.

    3 different colours ( black ,white and the new blue ones ) with cable color match and a bag.

    The ATH-M50x feel more comfortable than the ATH-M50 and the cushions are remarkably more soft, even for extended mixing sessions.



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    Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewersThis is the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after yearThe 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.

    • Type: Closed-back dynamic
    • Driver Diameter: 45 mm
    • Magnet: Neodymium
    • Voice Coil: CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
    • Frequency Response: 15 – 28,000 Hz
    • Max Input Power: 1,600 mW @ 1KHz
    • Sensitivity: 99 dB
    • Impedance: 38 ohms
    • Folding/collapsible: Yes
    • Weight: 10 oz (284 g) without cable/connector
    • Cable – Detachable: Yes
    • Cable Includes: 1.2m-3m coiled, 3m straight, 1.2m straight cable
    • Connector: Gold-plated stereo 1/8” (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief
    • Accessories included: Screw-on 1/4” adapter, pouch



    I have been using the Audio Technica ATH-M50x for a while now and although I haven’t tested the previous editions I can highly recommend them. I have heard that there is not really a need to upgrade if you already have the ATh-M50 because the main difference will be in the cabling.

    (Apparently, you can now find those models without the cabling too) but if you want to be sure to get the best quality for the price , then the Audio Technica ATH-M50x are without any hesitation the best choice you can make and one you will never regret.


    I use them for the all my producing, mixing and mastering ( I know I should invest in open headphones but I make the latest arrangements with my Rokit G3 KRK 8 Monitors)  and on a daily basis to listen to music, inside and outside. Some reviews said that the sound is too flat and neutral as it should be for audiophiles but this isn’t really the purpose of Audio Technica headphones as they were built for music production initially and I’d like to disagree to that statement.

    The noise isolation is great and the sound is well balanced. Deep lows, sharp detailed hights and everything you can expect from the best quality headphones. It is very difficult to find better quality at this price range and without any doubt the best headphones under 200.

    Listening to ‘Sigur Ros’s Bernistein’ or Trentemoller’s ‘ Even thought you’re with an other girl’  is just an orgasmic experience ! I couldn’t recommend them more and I never regretted to buy them!

     THE best headphones without any hesitation! 10/10 



    Audio Technica Ath m50x review


    • removable cables  
    • The insert-and-turn locking system
    • cushions are remarkably soft and more comfortable
    • great noise isolation
    • balanced rich sound and deep lows
    • solid, comfortable
    • portable friendly
    • rotating cups 180 degres
    • difficult to find better quality at this price range

    • cables are proprietary, not possible to use 3d party cables
    • Maybe a little bit heavier than others in the same category

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    Best Price : 

    US $169  

    UK £92.26  

    Euro 125 euro



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