Audio Technica ATH-M50x

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  • Great for PC gaming
  • Sound quality is better than Beats by Dre
  • Price is higher than the original Audio Technica ATH-M50x
  • They are durable and can be used for a long time


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This is going to be a long review, so try to hang in there and read to the end, I promise it's worth it! Alright, so chances are, you're looking at buying the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x most likely because of one of three reasons: A friend that has never listened to genuinely good headphones before is ...
Avery G
5 years ago
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The 7 Best Audiophile Headphones - Spring 2022
If you're looking for closed-back headphones that come with a few more accessories, consider the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. While their sound profile is a bit more bass-heavy than that of the Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO, the Audio-Technica come with three different detachable audio cables, which is great if you happen to break one. They have a similarly comfortable fit and are well-built
5 months ago
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There’s a little of the upper mids sucked out which most people won’t want anyway. Also, they are super easy to drive, so no need for an amp. Noise isolation is mediocre. Overall, a perfect headphone for your average person who “wants a nice pair of headphones” but doesn’t want a big commitment.
What's the new under 200$ champion these days??
I bought a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50X back in early 2015. Back then these headphones held that distinction for best under 200$.
2 years ago
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iPhone 7
Lightning headphones are expensive and prohibitive. Dongles suck. As for AirPods, I'm not getting the sense that they provide much more in the way of functionality or sound than any traditional, run-of-the-mill pair of headphones. They certainly won't sound as good as my Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
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I hate my M50X’s now
I was a little concerned about how big of a jump these would be from my Audio-Technica M50X’s but after hearing these I don’t think I’ll ever listen to music on those again.
I'm in this photo and I don't like it
I don't like M50x headphones but I don't think it's bad, this is the hill I'll die on.
1 year ago
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review: The best-sounding headphones under $200 get (slightly) better
ConclusionAlthough it's a shame Audio-Technica doesn't include a cable with a controller and microphone with the ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, that probably won't bother audio purists. You do have to pay more for than for the ATH-M50 model, but the ATH-M50x version has a lot to offer, with excellent performance and a slightly more comfortable fit to go along with the detachable-cord system and extra cords.
David Carnoy
6 months ago
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After listening to M50x cans for 6 years, I switched to DT770 Pro 80s, and good lord
At first I was kind of underwhelmed; the bass felt weak, and they lacked some of the warmth I was used to. However, after acclimating to them for a day, I popped the M50xes on and audibly said "holy shit".
10 months ago
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As I'm in the UK, I didn't have as easy access to the selection many in the US do without importing them and getting hit by a huge vat and customs charge. I'd narrowed down my choice to an Audio-Technica ATH-M50X, Sennheiser HD599, Phillips Fidelio X2HR, Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro and 770 Pro and the Sony WH1000XM3.


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