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Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Black

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  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers, with detachable cable (3 cables included)
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
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Colour Name: Black
Technical Details
Item Weight953 g
Product Dimensions29 x 25.4 x 10.4 cm
Item model numberATH-M50x
ColourBlack
Scale Lengthinches
Country Produced InTaiwan
  
Additional Information
ASINB00HVLUR86
Best Sellers Rank 9 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight998 g
Date First Available23 Jan. 2014
  
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Colour Name: Black

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This is the 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 sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

Box Contains

Carry bag
1.2m-3m coiled cable
3m straight cable
1.2m short straight cable
gold plated 6.3mm adapter

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121 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Pavel Tsvetkov on 9 Mar. 2014
Colour Name: Black Verified Purchase
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-ears) 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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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By The Professor on 22 Dec. 2014
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Whilst working away on tour in the US & Canada I started thinking about treating myself to a new pair of headphones ready for returning home to a package containing my new Pono hi-res music player.

Earlier in the year I had purchased a pair on Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones. I have always liked the sound, style & build quality of Sennheiser but having clocked up a lot of listening hours with the Momentums whilst away, I felt the low end on this model was somewhat too warm / fuzzy / unfocused … I hope you get the general idea I’m trying to put over ; )

Many people kept suggesting Grado models for the sound I was hoping to achieve. Now I also love the sound and style of Grados BUT their open back design is a complete non-starter for me! A closed back design with minimal sound leakage (IN & OUT) is essential for me if I am to avoid drive fellow colleagues travelling with me on tour buses crazy or when I want to listen to some jazz at home (“j-a-z-z” being the only four letter word that offends my wife). So, unfortunately, Grado = NoNo.

Towards the end of my trip I headed to The Headphone Bar in Vancouver ready & willing to spend up to around $500 to $600 (£300 to £400), maybe more, for something that offered the WOW! factor.

Being a specialist headphone emporium rather than one covering all aspects of hi-fi, The Headphone Bar have a very impressive array of products; Grado, Beyer Dynamic, Sennheiser, AKG, B&O, etc.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Reece Neumann on 3 Jun. 2014
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I have have probably reviewed most headphones in mainstream electronic stores in the UK which include brands from Bose all the way to Beats, Sennheiser to Bang and Olufsen, AKG to Sony and can absolutely say that these are absolutely my favorite pair of headphones I have ever heard under the £350 price tag (not to say I have actually heard anything above that)!

In a nutshell, these headphones have a fantastically well balanced, detailed and powerful sound not heard all together in one single headphone. The highs are detailed, crystal clear but not to over powering, the mids are very well represented with a natural sound and the base is detailed, punchy and can be very fun if you decide to crank it up a bit!

Close your eyes and these headphones help you believe that you are their with the musician. These are seemingly a very technically advanced headphone which truly does well across all music genres I have listened to (Rock, Techno, Dance, Pop, Classical
).

I will however leave you with a note of caution, these headphones represent the audio very clearly, therefore if you have a poor quality audio track, then you will hear the poor quality in all more detail, however if you have a high quality audio track, boy are you be in for a treat!
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Like for most of us, I found these headphones absolutely amazing. For the first time in my life, I decided to spend a little bit more money on headphones and these are worth every penny. Starting from the design and build quality, I believe they are going to last me a long time. They feel very sturdy and firm in my hands and very comfortable on my head. At first, they were kind of uncomfy after wearing them for a longer period of time, but I decided to give it some time, not to go for quick judgments and I was right, me head got used to them and now I barely feel them. And I really love how they look. Absolutely my style. Now the important thing is how they sound. Which is much better than I expected. Maybe because I got used to having cheap headphones all the time, but ATH-M50X's completely blew me away. I did a lot of sound testing, I am totally not an expert in this field, but I can generaly say that they sound just amazing. Also, I'd like to note that if you expect them to be bass heavy, I can assure you that they are not. They are not meant to shake your brains out. They recreate low frequencies very good, and you can feel them very well, but eardrums will not explode. Is this a good thing? Absolutely. These headphones are meant for Quality of the Sound and they are absolutely doing their job. I cannot compare them to any other similar price or quality range headphones, because as I said before, these are the first ones I ever had. I'm a person who likes to watch a lot of movies and listen to music and with M50X's these hobbies for me just got on a completely new level. I cannot recommend them more. As they are amazing for their price. I can safely say that this was one of my best investments in years.
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