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Professional monitor headphones for the most critical audio professionals.

The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica refreshed the entire line of these closed-back studio headphones for a redesigned feel. 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 the added feature of a detachable cable. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

FEATURES
  • Critically acclaimed performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation
  • 90 swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Detachable cable (includes 1.2m-3m coiled cable, 3m straight cable and 1.2m straight cable)
  • Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening

Monitor your mix like a pro with the redesigned M-Series.

 

ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Specifications:

Type
  • Ear coupling: Over ear
  • Operating principle: Closed-back
  • Primary application: Studio monitoring
  • Secondary application: Everday use
Audio
  • Frequency response: 15Hz-28kHz
  • SPL: Not specified
  • Driver size: 40 mm
  • Noise cancelling: Not specified
Other
  • Weight: 10 oz.
  • Cable type: Straight
  • Cable Length: 9.8 ft.
  • Connector: 1/8 in. with 1/4 in. adapter
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Audio-TechnicaATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.5

(based on 110 reviews)

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    (5)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (45)
  • Durable (39)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Comfortable (17)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)
  • Not durable (5)
  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A headphone from a reliable company perfect for everyday use

As a teen myself, I was wanting a versatile multi-purpose headset, primarily for listening to music and gaming at home. I have found that this headphone exceeds my expectations at these tasks. As...Read complete review

As a teen myself, I was wanting a versatile multi-purpose headset, primarily for listening to music and gaming at home. I have found that this headphone exceeds my expectations at these tasks. As far as the physical aspect and aesthetics of this product, it is very durable with silver accents lining the exterior and the Audio Technica logo engraved on the side. They are a bit bulky and large, but the comfort compensates for any size concerns. As far as sound quality, these headphones have shimmery highs accompanied by an excellent bass response that is punchy yet not overpowering over the mids and highs. Even though these headphones are intended for monitor and studio use, they don't have a completely neutral sound with a slight emphasis on the lows and highs. I personally like this choice but I feel it is worth mentioning because they are not for people who want a completely flat sound. This aspect of the m50xs accompanies for the sound signature of modern music that naturally has this emphasis, making me like it even more. I was a bit leery about purchasing these since I wanted a portable headset, but the m50xs work well as portable headphones with a designated mobile cable, along with a carrying case and a very flexible design. Overall the Ath-M50x is a headset for those who do not want to buy Beats, Skullcandy and all of the other name brand headphones that make up the portable audio market today, but want an all purpose headphone for use at home or on the go. I would recommend these in a heartbeat​ over any other headphone I have tested previously.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not For everyone

Immediately after getting them, I found I couldn't wear them for more than an hour before my ears started hurting. The pads were nowhere near thick enough. But... they did sound...Read complete review

Immediately after getting them, I found I couldn't wear them for more than an hour before my ears started hurting. The pads were nowhere near thick enough. But... they did sound incredible. I took a foot long strip of toilet paper and twisted it into a rope, then I crammed it under the pads all the way around... problem solved. Flash forward two years, I'm running them through a focusrite USB interface, and I realize the sound is INFINITELY better with a good headphone amp... don't think Your cell phone can truly power these things.

I dearly love these headphones, but after 2 years the plastic layer on the earpads and headpad are crumbling away from their backer. Audio Technica has been making these phones for years, and they haven't figured out that these parts wear out faster than the rest of the unit? My next set of phones will be from a company that offers replacements. These phones have years of life left on them, maybe even a decade, but if I can't replace the headpad without desperately searching online for ANYTHING that might even remotely fit, then I'm just going to find phones with support from a better company.

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5.0

Best Headphones for the price

By 

from Chennai,India

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Stylish

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

      Try it to fall in love with these headphones

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Studio
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      • Over a year
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      1.0

      Very bad model

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      from Saint Petersburg, Ru

      Pros

      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          Wery bad cords. Two of it died in a year. I've bought another one and it's about to die too. After some time I've noticed phase issues during listening. If I touch 3.5 plug everithing goes to normal. After a while sound ruins and nothing helps. It repeated for three times with different cords.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Traveling
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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          Can't go wrong with these. Best cost/quality headphone

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          from Gainesville Fl

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

              I rarely write reviews, and never give anything 5 stars, but these honestly deserve it. By far and without question, these are the best cost/quality headphones you can possibly buy. However, even were they priced at $250 or more like some less deserving headphones are, they'd still be worth it.
              I'm a bassist and use them when practicing or listening solo, but my main purpose in getting them was to use when playing live, and they have not disappointed at all.
              They are very comfortable and solid, and they actually fit on my big head which is a problem I've had with other headphones. It's also loaded with lots of cool little features.
              In terms of sound, they are very well balanced and have a solid, but not overpowering bass, and the highs come through very nice. I can hear very clearly and comfortably all the other musicians.
              Also if you didn't know, Snarky Puppy uses these same headphones, and anything good enough for them is good enough for me.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Other
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              • Up to a year
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              5.0

              Best headphones I have ever owned

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              from Toronto Canada

              Pros

              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                Hands down an amazing set of headphones, no doubt about it. Compared them to a huge rack of competitors at my local music store. By far the best sound for me... bass is there and it's tight but not overwhelming, mid is warm and clean, highs break through nicely. They fit tight but the seal makes the bass compression punchy. Kickdrums sound and feel great. Uncomfortable is a bit of an overstatement- they are tight tho.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Home
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                • Less than a month
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                5.0

                Excellent mid-range headphones for all uses.

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                from San Francisco

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Perfectly Balanced Frequency Range

                Cons

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    I bought a pair of these about six years ago. They were the first mid-range Headphones I ever purchased. Despite my love of music and the amount of time I spend in the studio recording, mixing, etc. I've never had the kind of budget to buy those really expensive, studio cans, like Sennheiser's. So I gave a bunch of different brands a demo at the local music shop and the Audio-Technica's were far and away the most impressive I heard. I've used them for every DJ gig, for mixing and for personal listening. Unfortunately I used them so much, I think i wore them out after six years. So I bought a new pair a few months back, and have decided to dedicate them only to studio use.

                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                    • Studio
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                    • Over a year
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                    5.0

                    My favorite pair of headphones for every situation.

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                    from Quebec City

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Stylish

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                        I have 6 pairs of headphones. These headphones I use the most by far. For my mobile phone, to mixing my recordings, for my video editing etc. If I had to keep just one pair, these would be the ones!

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                        • Over a year
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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Quality + Comfort + Durable + Affordable

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                        from Atlanta

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                            If you're looking for quality earphones that are comfortable to wear and can handle a daily commute, you've found them. I use them mostly at work with ambient sound to drown out office chatter for extended lengths of time with zero discomfort. When I do play music it's usually soundboard quality live recordings and the sound is full and crisp, hearing every instrument perfectly. I am certainly no audiophile but I do understand quality sound and these earphones deliver that, no doubt about it.

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                            • On Computer
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                            • Over a year
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                            5.0

                            Absolutely

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                            from Savannah Georgia

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                            • None

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                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              I work in aviation and wear head phones 10 hours a day 4 or 5 days a week...I listen to all types of music from rap to bluegrass and these sound as good to me as my MARTIN LOGAN towers at home...I am very pleased with the performance...

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                              • Working
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                              • Up to a year
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                              3.0

                              Great sound, not very comfortable

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                              from Scottsdale, AZ

                              Pros

                              • Good Bass
                              • Great Sound

                              Cons

                              • Uncomfortable

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                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                They sound awesome, but they don't fit over your ear well. The cushion is too small for an adult ear. There's also a hard seam on the inside of the cushion that digs into the top of your ear. Uncomfortable to wear for more than 15-20 minutes.

                                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                • Studio
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                                • Less than a month
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                                5.0

                                11/7 IGN

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                                from San Jose, CA

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                    It starts to hurt your ears after long periods of use, but audio quality is much better than other headphones in this price range. Way better than any pear of Beats.

                                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                    • Home
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                                    • Up to a year
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