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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-Back Headphones - Black

Critically-acclaimed professional closed-back studio monitor headphones

Product Description

The Audio-Technica ATX-M50x professional closed-back studio monitor headphones are an updated version of their industry standard ATX-M50s. Just like the M50s, they were designed to accurately reproduce sound, and they do that - brilliantly - with the same sonic signature.

Their design has evolved to have a more robust construction than the M50s, and rather than coming with one hard-wired cable choice, they come with three cables you can swap out - a curly cable, a three-meter straight, and a 1.2 meter. For Audio-Technica recognized that their popular headphones are used not only in the recording studio, but also outside of it by many DJs, and by people who simply appreciate listening to a faithful reproduction of their favorite music with a super comfortable pair of headphones.


  • Critically acclaimed sonic 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 in loud environments
  • 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 cables (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)
  • Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening
  • Includes a set of detachable cables and carrying case

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter
Driver Sizes 45 mm
Impedance 38 Ohms
Frequency Range 15 Hz - 28 kHz
Max. SPL 99 dB
Headphone Style Closed

Product Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars.
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I’m a bass player and use these for rehearsal purposes. They sound awesome. very solid, low end. would definitely recommend these headphones.

By Larry M on May 9, 2023

Pretty good for the money. Needs a little help with eq. A touch heavy on the bass and slightly cloudy in the mids. The twisty ear ups take some getting use to- sometimes when you pick them up it takes a minute to get them set up right to put on your head! Great for big heads! I prefer my DT-770 sound wise and construction wise, but they for small heads only!

By Tipu R on March 28, 2023

Well balanced with clarity and great low end … and comfortable to wear!

By Adam K on November 1, 2021

These are my first pair of professional headphones, and I’m glad I took the leap. They sound amazing. I know the low end probably isn’t as “accurate” as some other monitoring headphones. I intend to use them for casual listening as well as music production, so they are perfect for me. Love the various cord options and the collapsible design. They are a little large for my head, but aren’t uncomfortable. Though they get warm if you use them for long periods of time. Overall I’m very happy with them.

By Nicholas K on March 9, 2021

perfect headphones!

By Evan D on March 1, 2021

I mean these are just industry standard workhorses. Can't poke a hole in these all in all.

By Mikey R on February 11, 2021

Great lowend to check mixes! Great for tracking being closedback

By GEORG H on December 3, 2020

I tried this years ago and did NOT like them. Too bright and the mids made guitar oriented music sound “incorrect”. I returned them and now something like 5 years later I’m given them a shot again. I was surprised how quickly I got used to them. They have some pretty drastic curves but every curve seems to be on some borderline type deal. What I mean is the guitar mids are scooped but not unacceptably scooped. At the same time they’re probably 0.5dB away from crossing that completely unacceptable line and I think that’s what makes them good for mixing. Same goes for the 6-8k range. Cymbals are super bright but they don’t quite cross the line. I mixed a song on these after only owning them for a few days. The mix turned out better than anything I’ve done on my Barefoot studio monitors, let that sink in. The low end is very accurate and punchy. Great stuff. If flat is what you want don’t buy these but I guess this is the week that I learned flat isn’t necessarily what you need for mixing music! For a more neutral sound get the 40’s.

By Superdummy on August 30, 2020

Very comfortable to wear all day..Clear sound, great depth

By Geoff O on June 15, 2020

I am very pleased with the phones. My go-to headphones are HD 600s, which sound very true, but have too much leakage to use with a click track if you are playing a soft instrument or singing softly. OTOH, other sealed phones I’ve used are idiosyncratic to the the point of being misleading. Although the M50xs are not audiophile quality, they sound quite good and are the best sounding sealed phones I’ve ever owned.

By Michael L on December 25, 2018

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