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 th...
Jaytech wrote a blog article where he details his monitoring setup in his "Berlin Studio Bunker of Love." He talks about his monitoring headphones of choice, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. He says, "Next great addition to my studio this year is a pair Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones, which were first demo’ed to me by Boom Jinx in the car as we were driving through the rolling hills of the Czech Republic. These cans are super cheap as far as headphones go and can probably give you more detail in your mixes than your room currently can. They’ve allowed me to get more meaningful work done on the road with results that I can continue in my studio with success. They also have their blind spots – like all headphones, they won’t give you a feel for how the sound waves are going to shoot out of the speaker and travel through the air. You probably can’t create bass with them that will translate well to a club system, however you can use them to help the bass you created in your studio translate better." The original blog post can be found [here](http://blog.jaytechmusic.com/?p=5).more
"Great for second pair of headphones, but not for main monitoring in the studio. There's something about them that make the sound somehow too tight. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, but next to clinical headphones, you'll find the Beyerdynamic DT880 or the Sennheiser HD600 much more flat and natural sounding. Now, here's the tricky thing. I've found when using clinical headphones, your head is too focused on the technical aspect of your production and less focused on the fun part. Which is a KEY part of your music. You're supposed to enjoy the music you do, and you should also have an idea of how your music will sound in consumer grade products. So, my recommendation? Get these. They sound GREAT, but if you're serious about production, get this pair and get another pair of higher grade reference headphones, preferably of higher impedance too, and a good headphone amp. On the other hand, if what you want is some headphones that are significantly better than your average consumer grade headphones, this is probably the best bang for the buck. And since they're low impedance, they don't need an amp. So that's a plus."more
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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.
Although choosing headphones is pretty much a personal choice, I'd be surprised to find a better option for the same price as the ATH-M50x. I tried a few other pairs and found that this one was more faithful for my taste. They are not best for precise mastering (an open-back pair + reference monitors would be better for this anyway), but it's a great all-round pair for producing, mixing, recording and monitoring for long hours without fatigue.
This is a really good choice for musicians. Playing live and in studio with these headphones is really fun. But not the perfect choice for mixing. Listening to music is also very pleasing.
Good pair of headphones. Clear, relatively flat response. A bit of an earlobe pain (physical) after wearing it for 8 hours straight with glasses on.
Overally great product.
Don't buy this if you want a headphone solely for listening to music. This monitor is so neutral, you will think it was bad but it is not. Monitor should be as neutral as possible and AT give one of the best on budget. I love it.
Love the 3 detachable cables. I don't have to mess with a 3 meter cable when i'm just listening to music, but can use it when i need it while recording. They have excellent bass response, deep, clear, present, but not boomy nor muddy. The highs are clear and soft. They sound natural and not fatiguing. They are comfortable, but not for very long periods. Their imaging is really clear and instruments sound well separated, though not very wide or spacious, more like left, right and center. Also, they have an incredible isolation.
A great-sounding pair of headphones. The response curve across the spectrum is adequate for listening to a wide range of music. The bass response is okay, if not great, which some may prefer for it's more accurate response. Trebles are very present and sit well with the rest of the mix. The build is solid, as one would expect from ATH, and comfortable to wear all day when listening to music at the computer.
I use this headphones for mixing in conjunction with my krk's and they have a pretty good response. They're also nice for music listening and could probably work for djing as well.
I bought these headphones at the recommendation of a Sam Ash employee who referred to them as the absolute best headphones for mixing. He said everyone in the store used them, and as soon as I tried them out, I could hear why. The bass is extremely clean and accurate and the highs are the clearest of any headphones I've ever heard. Not only do they have gorgeous sound quality, they also might be the most comfortable headphones out there. The earpads are large and cushy and the headband rests snugly atop the head to make for unrivaled comfort. With world-class quality and supreme comfort, the fact that these headphones are available for only $150 make them a fantastic bargain and a no-brainer for anyone doing any kind of mixing or even just leisurely listening.
I do not have a pair of studio monitors. But I do have this. Thanks to whoever helped me to buy this! I couldn't afford it otherwise. Okay whatever. It has excellent; SUPER EXCELLENT noise reduction, and has natural sound.. I use this for everything - when I'm just listening to music, producing, or djing. Cool thing for its price, there might be better things for just a little more I have no clue as I havent dug up things, but this one is reasonable product, man!
The frequency response on these headphones are great, and the removable and replaceable cables and pads make these headphones a must-have, as most headphones you'd get at this price would wear out its cable and pads within a year. I've had mine for 1 year and half now and they have been my longest lasting pair of headphones to date.
There is only one con to these headphones: in order to maintain its inward curvature to fit snuggly around your head, it uses small plastic stoppers under the bending points to keep the individual speaker encasements from bending backwards while you wear them. These plastic stoppers can break fairly easily, and they are irreplaceable.
But overall, build quality and sound quality is top-notch. Highly recommend them.
Honestly, they are good. But now that the Sennheiser HD25's have come down in price, just get HD25s. They are better. The ATH-M50x sounds somewhat tinny compared to my HD25s, and are no comparison to my V-Moda M-100s. For under $200, just get a pair of Sennheiser HD25s.
In their price-range, it´s all about your preference and what´s most appealing to you. After listening to most of the headphones that were available at the store and directly comparing them, I narrowed my list of favorites down to the ATH-M50x and the Beyerdynamic DT 770. These two are very close in terms of sound, but the Audio Technica have a changable cable, which ultimately made me go with them; Plus: they look great.
Bought these for the late nights when my family is sound a sleep.. needed something clean/ clear sounding.. great low, mid and Hi frequencies.. absolutely Impressed with this.
like having a pair of hs8 strapped to your head, these are the truest sub $200 headphones out there. the build quality is fantastic and feels like it was made to be used all over. overall great pair of cans
These cans do not sound particularly good, but they do not sound bad. The isolation is more than adequate for most applications. I original bought my 1st pair to DJ after blowing out a set of Stantons with bad isolation. My buddy recommended them for DJ sets so I went for it and they are ideal for that purpose because they are VERY comfortable to wear for hours on end. For studio work there are better options. I also wore out my 1st pair after a few years ut I ahd a backup pair. If those die on me I will not buy these again as I no longer DJ and would prefer isolation cans that sound better and isolate more effectively.
These are really great for the money. The bass response is better than most other headphones in this price range, while maintaining a very clear sound in the mids & highs. You can definitely use those to do a quick mix-down on the go or when the house is sleeping.
To make this as short and simple as possible, listening to music through these headphones is like a whole other world. You can hear every little detail of a song or recording through these, and it makes going back to Apple Earpods a real bummer. Haha. After wearing them for a few hours, it can definitely get a little uncomfortable, but it's tolerable and the sound quality is worth it.
The headphones are very good for music production. Once you learn how they sound you can use them to get very good mixes very fast. One thing I noticed is that these are very good for mixing low-end and you can tell when you are putting too much sub. However where these headphone aren't as accurate are the low mids. You always get some surprises with the levels of certain elements like kicks that are a bit too loud or harmonics that are overrepresented. However you can get away with this, most of the time. I recommend them but don;t use them for too long because these cause you to sweat and your ears are prone to infections.
I have absolutley no issues whatsoever with these, they look amazing, sound super clear and articulate, super super comfortable and pretty stretchy headband, also adjustable.
Swivel cups, for one ear monitoring, and fold in for easy storage.
comes with 3 different cables, including one for your phone or laptop and a long curly cable with a stereo adapter.
My pair is limited edition matte grey and they look MEAN!!!
After being in and out of professional, bootleg, and bedroom studios, the ATH-M50x are the most comfortable headphones I've had the pleasure of listening through. Well-cushioned cups manage to block out most, if not all, sound when recording. I received these as a gift and couldn't be happier.
Probably the best sounding headphones for under $150 and it can be used for diverse purposes too. Good for DJing, music/audio production and general listening. They're really comfortable, I can wear them for hours in a single sitting and not feel any fatigue unlike some of my other headphones. I tried a bunch of other brands and models like Bose, JBL, Pioneer, AKG, Beats, Sennheiser for under $200, and while there were a few close contenders like the Sony h.ear on MDR-100AAP, most headphones in the price range didn't even come close to the M50x's sound quality. They're really well built and durable, the earpieces can move 180 degrees and the headband is really flexible too, ideal for live performance and portability. I've seen a lot of successful producers, musicians and DJs use them in the studio while recording, mixing, composing, for reference, and live performances. They are probably the new industry standard after the Sony MDR 7056.
If you're trying to get the absolute best buy for under $150, these are it.