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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: White
Technical Details
Item Weight259 g
Product Dimensions29 x 25.4 x 10.4 cm
Item model numberATH-M50xWH
ColourWhite
Scale Lengthinches
Country Produced InTaiwan
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank 169 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight862 g
Date First Available23 Jan. 2014
  
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Colour Name: White

Product Description

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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98 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Pavel Tsvetkov on 9 Mar. 2014
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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.
3.
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21 of 22 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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17 of 18 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luis R. on 25 Feb. 2015
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(White Version)
Okay, so... Here goes.

I bought these headphones with the recommendation from about a trillion people constantly blathering me with suggestions for it in forums, in person and via all the other communication methods available including morse code. As I'm really not an audiophile, I don't really know what "amazing sound" sounds like -- but* (and this is a big but...No pun intended) I find that audio is a very subjective experience and there are even people who like to hear the crackles in lower grade (maybe older) music.

I personally find that hearing everything in a song (yes - including all the little pops and crackles that come along even with flac sometimes) is actually a very enjoyable experience and it adds depth to the song (only if the crackles are made by the studio equipment and the way that the song is recorded rather than being made by crappy compression) because it paints a picture in your head of how the song was recorded and in what scenario etc.. If you think I'm lying, go listen to "Eminem - Sing for the moment" in .flac and you'll be impressed at how much difference it makes from when you listen to it in .mp3.
These headphones honestly highlighted the difference between the two because they're studio monitors. You probably (unless you're really used to a song) wouldn't be able to distinguish between the two sounds with just any generic headphone.

Note: I didn't include anything about the bass but it is actually really good whilst still keeping enough of the other range of frequencies to be classed as studio monitors - kudos Audio-Technica!
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