Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones White Specs and Review
Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers Proprietary 45 millimeter 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 in loud environments 90 degree swiveling earcups for easy, one ear monitoring, and professional grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort Professional grade studio monitor headphones with a detachable cable
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I’d say almost 90% of people aren’t buying the M50x for that last reason, which is the main problem here.BUT, with that being said, do not think the price compromises the quality of these headphones.I recently switched to these from "gaming" branded headphones, and the difference is mind blowing.The Bose QC series was a little muddy for me, and it turned out that the Sonys, while fantastic at NR, had a similar problem.Like others I’ve been disappointed by poor quality audio, poor comfort, short battery life, not loud enough, etc.I would give it five stars but they do get uncomfortable after awhile.I bought a pair of these headphones to replace my Sony MDRXB950BT.But for at home or work they are a good choice, in my opinion.I’m semi-audiophiliac.Back when I bought these, had previously gone though a multitude of various headphones that would be suitable for daily use while I worked.Overall, they’re fantastic headphones that can’t be beat at this price point.If you stretch the metal band enough to not do that, then they just flop off your head.I use them every day at my home PC for my primary means of sound output.But these headphones are the same volume throughout a song.I still like these for listening to specific types of music.I first received a pair of the Audio‑Technica ATH M-50x which had good sound but were very uncomfortable if worn for more than an hour or so.I expected these to be good.Here’s what happened:–Put headphones on.I am a software developer, so listen to 4-6 hours of music every day, and sometimes 8+ when working on a deadline.
Often compared to higher dollar competing brands.For the record I only listened to those for casual music, so it should be a testament to just how sturdy and high quality the m50 series is.I was a faithful AudioTechnica customer, loyal even.I have put this headphones through it’s paces.But, I soon found out that it does not work with Windows 10.I had actually got recommended these headphones from an acquaintance, who is an audio engineer.and tried them in air travel and airports as well as in the office.Plus, they also look great.When the Bluetooth radio is on, there is audible, faint hum in the right ear.It so bad that I can’t wear them for more than 20 minutes at a time.For a pair of headphones at least.Like myself, I like heavy bass and I’m able to EQ it in fairly well.I currently own the ATH-30’s and although they are good, they simply don’t match the ATH-M50x.I read some more reviews to learn that there is a notorious quality control issue with these headphones.With the volume up as high as it can go I still could use a lot more.I eventually settled on two that I liked, the Shure SE215 and the Jerry Harvey Roxannes.However, I must note that these are NOT "flat" studio monitor headphones.The older model certainly does not sound BETTER.I had high hopes for this and chose them over Beats but that was BIG Mistake.Now it is even worse.
I might even have purchased over the ATH-M50x if these were available when I purchased my first pair a few years ago.I had the m100s for over 5 years and needed to replace them so I bought the ATH-M50x after reading the reviews.I looked at lots of reviews before purchasing.I’m no audiophile but the quality is as good as many of the reviews make it out to be and compared to the microsoft surface headphones, they are noticeably better.Sound quality, noise isolation and battery life.I listen music all the time in the background, even if I am talking with my friends or playing a game so sound quality is really important for me.If you’re expecting these headphones to have decent bass, you’ll be disappointed.When that didn’t help, back to the box they went.These Bluetooth headphones are every bit as good as the original non-Bluetooth versions.First, I listened to a Kat Edmonson album which are not over produced and meticulously engineered.I compared these to Sennheiser HD560, Hyper X Cloud II, JBL, Plantronics, and Blue branded Cans.Of course, since you don’t know me, my testimony should count for much.My first pair I had for 2 years and they got stolen so I bought another pair.I play piano and guitar and demand natural sound, not colored sound.Cons: The ear cups were way to small for my ears so the foam on the inside would press up against my ears resulting in my ears hurting after 30 min of use.They provide little to no seal to get the proper bass monitoring that you need for kick drums or low frequencies.I owned the original non bluetooth version and loved those but it didn’t have bluetooth, so I got these in hopes of getting that same sound and comfort only with additional Bluetooth.They now sound shallow and weak.I was tired of my old Ipod and cheaper headphones all sounding the same.I originally looked at all-in-one headsets which have simulated surround sound and mics, and all the bells and whistles.