Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Red
- Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
- Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing
- Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage
- Closed-back cushioned earcup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
- Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions
- Proprietary 45mm large apature drivers with neodymium magnet systems
There is a newer model of this item:
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
With the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones, 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
Gold plated 6.3mm adapter
What do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
These are headphones I have auditioned before deciding on the M50:
1. Audio Technica ATH M50 - £135
2. Audio Technica ATH PRO700 MKII - £150
3. Sony MDR 7506 - £135
4. Dr Dre Beats Pro - £280
5. Denon AHD1100 - £100
6. Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO - £130
7. Sony MDR XB700 - £64
Now onto some characteristics of the ATH M50:
The highs are smooth and crisp. They sparkle when they need to and are smooth and relaxed when the need arises. It is not fatiguing at all. Vocals and cymbals sound very good.
In my opinion the mids have quite a lot of meat in it. It has a thick and creamy quality but not over-emphasised.
This is where the ATH M50 shines. The bass is serious quality bass. It reaches deep, it is punchy, not lazy at all.
Note: I currently only listen to music out of my laptop's 3.5mm jack. My music is mostly in FLAC and in 320kbps Mp3 format. I listen to a wide array of genres like Hip Hop, Rock, House, Electronic, Jazz, etc. I also use my headphones for films and games.
Although made mostly of plastic, the build quality is excellent. I feel well made and well put together. The ear pads are ovals so they fit the natural shape of the ears well. (unlike other round ear pads like on the PRO700s, Sony XB700 and Beats Pros)
Comparisons to other headphones I tried:
The ATH PRO700 MKII is quite similar to the M50 except for more bass quantity. The bass does not reach deeper than the M50, it just has more slam.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quality of my mixes has greatly improved after purchasing these. I think the money spent on these was a lot more effective than all I've spent on expensive monitor speakers!Published 1 month ago by parnas
Absolutely love these. They are amazing quality. Worth every penny. Money well spent. Anyone wont a great set of mixing headphones look no futher these are Phenomenal.Published 2 months ago by mikey
Sound quality on these headphones is great, and they are very comfortable, though a friend said they were tigher than he's like. I did run into an annoying problem. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelarik
I've had these headphone for over a year now, really great sound quality :)Published 4 months ago by Cliente Amazon
Absolutely loved these headphones, in my honest opinion best pair of headphones on the market at this price point, sound even better after a little burn in time, listen to music as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lloyd Blakey
Buying headphones can be a stressful process if you're new to it. So many models, all different kinds of conflicting advice from people and generally quite a big investment. Read morePublished 6 months ago by AGH
I have some Sennheiser HD 380 pro, which I think are great. But these ATH-M50 are even better!
They don't pronounce the bass if it's not really there, but where there is a... Read more
These are SUCH GOOD HEADPHONES. May be worth getting the ATH-M50 X instead, just in case you break the cable then it can be replaced. I track, record and rough mix with these. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Extremely Angry Customer