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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 102 reviews)

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    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (45)
  • Durable (34)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Easy to use (26)
  • Compact (16)

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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3.0

Great sound, not very comfortable

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from Scottsdale, AZ

Pros

  • Good Bass
  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    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
    • How long have you used this product?:
    • 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

      Best Uses

        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
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Up to a year
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        5.0

        Phenomenal headphones.

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        from Houston, TX

        Pros

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

        Cons

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

            These headphones are absolutely amazing in every possible way. The sound quality is unprecedented. I received them as a gift, and I've loved them ever since. In fact, they're the only headphones I use. It doesn't matter if I'm recording audio, streaming, listening to music, or even editing videos-- these are my all-time number one headphones.

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

            Delicious Bass

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            from Lompoc, Ca

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Bass
            • Great Sound
            • Stylish
            • Very Shiny Circle Things On Sides

            Cons

            • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

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

              I've been using them for about 2 days and I love them. The bass is amazing compared to most monitor headphones.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Home
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              • Less than a month
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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Best

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              from Calgary

              Pros

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

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

                  I love headphones. I've used 'phones from every major manufacturer on the market. The ATH-M50x is by far my favourite set. Before I got the M50xes, I had a pair of the original M50s, and after 20 years of heavy use, they finally wore out. 20 years from a pair of 'phones is outstanding, in my experience.

                  The M50xes are comfortable and sound incredibly good. They do everything that I expect from headphones with aplomb. Absolutely highly recommended.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • On Computer
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                  • Up to a year
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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best headphones you can buy at the price point

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                  from grand rapids, michigan

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

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

                      These are the best sounding headphones I've ever heard at this price point

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                      • Over a year
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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The best headphones you can buy

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                      from Tennessee

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Foam requires replacement after years

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

                        Over 4 years of serious use over a wide range of music types, these headphones are the best I have ever owned and do not fail me when I require quality sound in order to fully appreciate high quality music.

                        This is an incredible product and at a somewhat decent price. It is absolutely worth every cent.

                        The ONLY con that I have had with these is that I had to purchase replacement ear pads because my ears get warm and humid (note that my climate is very humid though), causing some deterioration of the foam material. But even then, this is to be expected with headphones in general.

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                        • Over a year
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                        5.0

                        5+ year owner

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                        from Stockholm, Sweden

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Bulky/Heavy

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

                          After having the previous model, the ATH-M50's, for over 5 years I can say that I will always choose AT.
                          Sure there is some wear and tear, but I haven't really taken care of them.

                          I've dropped them a gazillion times, been treating the cable badly, wore them in rain and snow - still kicking to this day!

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                          • Over a year
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                          4.0

                          Good sound , Cheap quality tho

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                          from Delhi india

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easily
                          • Cheap material
                          • Cheap quality
                          • Unreliable

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

                            Been using this for a full year sound is best quality in the market till now ( i love them ) , but the quality of material is very low quality probably lowest quality in the market for same price

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                            • Over a year
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                            5.0

                            Best I'we used!

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                            from Estonia, Pärnu

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight

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

                                If you think, those are not worth themselves, you are so wrong. They are worth every single penny you spent on them, it 's price could be easily more, cause they are so good!

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                                • Up to a year
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