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Audio-Technica M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones White

by Audio-Technica
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)


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  • Provides exceptionnaly accurate response combined with longwearing listening comfort
  • Luxuriously padded ear cushion create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
  • Rotating earpieces (180 degrees) for one-ear monitoring
  • Features an efficient collapsible design for space saving portability and storage
  • Frequency response 15 - 22,000Hz
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 28.7 x 10.7 cm ; 286 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 748 g
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  • Item model number: ATH-M50WH
  • ASIN: B007GC4L7S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Audio-Technica's sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.

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With the ATH-M50WH professional studio monitor headphones (white color; coiled cable), Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180 for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. The adjustable headband is generously padded for ultimate comfort during long mixing sessions. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on 1/4 adapter. Audio-Technica?s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer. Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions Single-sided coiled cable terminates to gold-plated mini-plug with screw-on 1/4 adapter 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 284 g (10 oz) without cable and connector CABLE 1.2 - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled, OFC litz wire CONNECTOR Gold-plated stereo 1/8 (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4 (6.3 mm)...


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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful headphones 7 July 2011
Colour Name:Black
I seldom review anything on Amazon, but I thought these headphones deserved the extra effort.

I'm a musician. I listen to and produce a lot of music. These headphones have a wonderful crisp and accurate sound. Although many people have mentioned that the bass is not particularly strong, this is because the M50s give you the closest thing to a flat mix that you can find. If the music you are listening to is not produced to be bass-heavy, it won't sound bassy. The really excellent thing about the M50s is that you hear as faithfully as possible the producer's mix (as close as you can get without speakers). On no other headphones have I ever picked up on so many fresh details in my favourite music. You'll hear things when using the M50s that you've never heard before. Any insufficiency in the mixing is blindingly obvious, weak mixes sound terrible, etc. but you also hear almost inaudible subtleties that really bring the music to life.

If you are looking for a bass-heavy headphone that's going to rattle your teeth, these aren't for you. Although the M50s can handle very heavy bass, you'll find yourself having to EQ it yourself. These also aren't for people who want headphones that are generous to all music.

These ARE for people who want to hear music as true to its production as possible. You'll find certain albums which are an absolute miracle (for me, Imogen Heap's 'Ellipse' - everything sounds in its perfect place and the result is mind-blowing) and you'll come back to again and again. As far as studio work goes, these are the best headphones you're going to find in this price-range. I mix on these all the time and have been extremely satisfied with the result, even listening back on my powerful studio monitors.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
These are by far the best headphones I've ever used. The sound is very neutral and resembles high-end monitor speakers heard in near field conditions. They are very comfortable and isolate well. I found that other headphones, that are more expensive (Beyerdynamics and Ultrasone), colour the sound in the top and bottom ends. These are the closest to a flat response that I've heard yet. Also, the impedance is not too high and can be used with an mp3 player. Truly excellent -- they're worth more than the price.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Money 28 July 2011
By sm
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Pros:

1. Build quality. Despite having rotating earcups and foldable design, headphones feel very sturdy.
2. Single-sided coiled cable. It's tangle-free and thick enough to withstand some abuse. (For those who prefer straight cables, there is ATH-M50S version.)
3. Portability. Headphones can be easily folded to fit in the included drawstring pouch.
4. Comfort. Earpads are soft and don't apply too much pressure on your head. Headband is padded, too.
5. Flat frequency response. These are studio headphones so their goal is to reproduce music as accurately as possible and they do that very well.
6. Noise cancellation. They don't have active noise cancellation but can cancel large amount of noise due to their closed construction. That also means that they don't leak sound as much as open headphones.
7. 38 ohm impedance. That means these headphones can be used with most mp3 players and mobile phones without headphone amplifier.
8. 1/4" adapter.

Cons:

1. Non-removable cable. Replacement requires soldering skills.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing as expected 11 Nov 2011
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I purchased these after doing some research on others experiences with them. I have personally only tried a few other headphones such as Bose noise cancelling and Bose AE2, Dr. dre beats, and a bunch of the sennheiser phones in higher price ranges. I can say I am extremely happy with the choice I made, and would not trade the M50s for any of the others I tried. I listen mostly to classical music, and they sound excellent right out of the box. As others have said, the music is much more nuanced, but of course more so on tracks with higher bit rates. I wanted to push them more so I put on some rap and R&B music. Wow oh wow oh wow!! The way the bass reverberates around your skull is incredible.

These provide spectacular value, considering the quality you get is equivalent to, or better, than phones in significantly higher price ranges. I would recommend them.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By S
Colour Name:White
I researched A LOT before I bought these headphones, I was willing to spend up to around 250. (I paid 150 for these). I had never owned a pair of decent headphones so I really wanted to find a good pair but I wanted the best for my money. I had tried the Beats Studios in a store but the leakage was so horrendous it was like wearing speakers on my head! My boyfriend had the beats solos which he then traded up for the Beats Pro Detox, I liked the sound of these but they were so heavy and uncomfortable they would kill your ears after an hour. After the hundreds of reviews/recommendations/articles I read about the best headphones for under 300-500 these came up every time. The price was also very reasonable considering my boyfriends beats are worth 500 and almost every review said Beats had nothing on them. I went ahead and bought them and I am so happy I did! I've compared them to the Beats Pro and wow what a difference, the Beats really have nothing on these, just overpowered bass which you quickly begin to loath after trying these! None of this muffled thumping in your ears, just music as its meant to be.

Delivery and Packaging: On time, well packaged.

Comfort: Very light and comfortable, can wear for long periods with no problems.

Mobility: Slightly large for travelling but they fold up and come with a lovely soft leather case.

Leakage: Only at high volume and not much.

Noise Cancellation: Medium/Good.

Build Quality: Very comfortable soft leather over ear cushions, same with the head band. Cups swivel and are very flexible and nimble, no worrying about bending or snapping. Thick coiled wire, great quality jack and wire at jack has a spring to stop wire bending/breaking. Also includes a 3.5mm to 6.5mm jack adapter.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied!
Loving these headphones, great sound quality, very comfortable and the coiled cable never gets tangled like my previous headphones which are currently sitting on my work desk... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mr. L. M. J. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good headphones
Very good headphones. THey are very good for monitoring and clearly they are made with sound precision in mind. I would buy these anytime
Published 7 days ago by Haris
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible sound, great build quality, coiled cable best for home use
I have had these headphones for a couple months now having upgraded from a pair of low-range Philips headphones and I am extremely happy with my purchase. Read more
Published 8 days ago by James Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Fantastic headphones. Cheaper now due to new M50x model. Seem to improve after a number of hours use.
Published 9 days ago by Mr. R. Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Best by far, Excellent studio monitor headphones
Best headphones by miles, Far ahead of studio monitors that are 5 times the price, Nice comfortable fit and doesn't squash your head with pressure like some headphone do when... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Pepn087
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor build quality
Headphones worked for 24 hours, then one channel stopped working
Published 10 days ago by Caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great stuff
Published 14 days ago by Owen fetherstonhaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, what i expected from the brand.
Bloody amazing. Am pleased with my purchase. Sounds are clear and very comfy. I'm not an indept music person so cannot comment on all the different bass etc. Read more
Published 16 days ago by tung nguyen
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid recommendation.
In terms of value for money, not many can compare to these. The flat frequency response might not be for everyone, but if you need to do any accurate sound or music engineering and... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Connor O'Driscoll
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A present for my son: very well received!
Published 24 days ago by PJ
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