Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones - Closed-Back


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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

This is Audio-Technica's third appearance in our closed-back headphone guide - a testament to the high regard this brand's headphones have.

The ATH-M50x model has larger drivers than the models we've looked at so far and these help with providing a solid bass response without it being out of proportion to the mids and highs.


  • Driver Size: 45 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 15 Hz to 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 99 dB
  • Max Input Power: 1,600 mW
  • Weight: 10 oz (285 g) without cable and connector
  • Connectivity: 3 cables in total - Detachable 9.8' (3 m) straight and coiled cables + a single 3.9' (1.2 m) straight cable all with 1/8" plugs + a 1/4" screw-on adapter.


Expert reviewers, audio engineers, and regular home recording enthusiasts all praise the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x for sound quality and durability. Customer reviews also talk about them having a tight bass sound while having a realistic response for the mids and highs.


A few people complained about the ear cups having fake leather, however this was also a feature that appealed to vegans. Some complained about the proprietary cord locking connector - this means you can't use a generic replacement cord.


These are used for tracking and reference monitoring in professional studios and for complete monitoring and mastering and tracking in home studios. As you can see from the large number of rating sources we found, these are a very popular choice.