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.
|Package Contents||Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter|
|Frequency Range||15 Hz - 28 kHz|
|Max. SPL||99 dB|
Well balanced with clarity and great low end … and comfortable to wear!
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.
I mean these are just industry standard workhorses. Can't poke a hole in these all in all.
Great lowend to check mixes! Great for tracking being closedback
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.
Very comfortable to wear all day..Clear sound, great depth
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.
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