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Critically Acclaimed Sonic Performance

Praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers.


Clear Sound for Studio, Live, DJ & Personal Use

Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response.


Offers Excellent Sound Isolation

Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments.


For in the Studio and on the Road

90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, and collapsible for space-saving portability.


Comfortable Fit for Hours of Use

Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort.


Accessories

Three detachable cables (1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable); protective carrying pouch; and 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter

ATH-M20x ATH-M30x ATH-M40x ATH-M50x ATH-M60x ATH-M70x
Application Tracking, Mixing Tracking, Mixing Mixing, Tracking, DJ Mixing, Tracking, DJ, Personal Listening Studio, Broadcast, Personal Listening Mixing, Tracking, FOH, DJ, Mastering, Personal Listening
Design Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear On-Ear Over-Ear
Driver Size 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm
Sensitivity 96 dB 95.5 dB 98 dB 98 dB 102 dB 97 dB
Maximum Input Power 700 mW 1300 mW 1600 mW 1600 mW 1,600 mW 2000 mW
Impedance 47 ohms 47 ohms 35 ohms 38 ohms 38 ohms 35 ohms
Frequency Response 15-20,000 Hz 15-20,000 Hz 15-24,000 Hz 15-28,000 Hz 15-28,000 Hz 5-40,000 Hz
Earcup Swivel 15° Both Directions 15° Both Directions 15° In / 90° Out 90° Both Directions No swivel 90° Both Directions
Collapsible No Yes Yes Yes No No
Cable 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable

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As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year Now the ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature with the added feature of detachable cables From the large aperture drivers sound isolating earcups and robust construction the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

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  • 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

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Donovan
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Truth.
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
Style: WiredColor: Black
I have owned these headphones for 6 months. I''m semi-audiophiliac. They''ve generally been my go to for listening to music. I''m only writing this review because I unlocked the truth i''d been missing out on for 6 months. That''s my resume. Here are my thoughts on... See more
I have owned these headphones for 6 months. I''m semi-audiophiliac. They''ve generally been my go to for listening to music. I''m only writing this review because I unlocked the truth i''d been missing out on for 6 months. That''s my resume.

Here are my thoughts on why you should choose these over budget or more expensive headphones. ( & yes, you should, but read on.)

These are great no matter what you plug them into. I''ll give them that. You will be generally impressed if you plug them into your iphone, android, mac, etc.. They''re pretty darned good. The volume is perfect, the highs are there but tame enough while keeping truth. You won''t blow your eardrum tweeter, but the highs are definitely there and serviceable to truthiness of the treble band. The bass is true bass. It''s not overly exaggerated; these WILL NOT give you an ear massage, it will however give you pretty close to exact bass. That''s actually a fantastic thing, learning to appreciate bass rather than it treating your ears as a trampoline is definitely an enlightenment.

I mainly use these with Spotify for my music diet. I''m a premium subscriber which gives me the rights to their high quality streams. These WILL expose bad recordings. Certain punk rock will not sound good as high quality electronic or high end produced modern pop. The ATH-M50x''s keep the recording quality obvious, but I would go on to say that they''re pretty forgiving at the same time. If you picked up a pair of AT''s higher priced cans, you''d probably expose even more, and is that worth it? Ehhhh it''s up to you, but these are the sweet spot for the price if you''re really looking to find flaws in recording, ya geek.

The biggest take away for these cans is this: while plugging them into anything will get you great audio, what they''re plugged into matters.
They will expose the the truth of the audio output of the device they''re plugged into. An Iphone won''t sound as good as plugged into a macbook pro which won''t sound as good as a pc with a good sound card. I''d been running these on my dell monitors headphone jack, which runs into an nvidia 980ti GPU, which serves up audio through the mentioned audio jack. It was okay. Today I pulled out the long 3.5mm male to 2.5mm male (the connection on the ATH-M50''s is 2.5mm fyi) that came with these and decided to plug these into my gaming pc that has a decent realtek soundcard...

Oh my lord panty dropping audio blissfulness, the gods have spoken, how the hell did I miss this, hot damn.
It awoke the beast. I cannot say more until you try these in a preamp (coworkers recommended) or something that pumps out decent audio.

These are a catalyst, you just need the correct crucible to handle it. You pair these babies with the correct output mechanism, and it will be one of the best 100$ range headphones you''ll have ever have bought. Sky''s the limit, just feed them correctly.

Since owning these, I''ve bought other Audio-Technica audio and recording devices. Have a set of their ATH-CKS55XBT blue tooth headphones : Audio-Technica SOLID BASS Bluetooth wireless stereo headset ATH-CKS55XBT
As well as the AT2020 usb microphone:
Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

It helps to live 3 miles from their main headquarters and warehouse, but my first venture with AT were these headphones bought from Amazon, and I haven''t looked back. These can''s established brand loyalty in me to AT. They are The Truth.
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ShereTop Contributor: Anime
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I love these!
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
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I had a pair of ATH-M50s for roughly 4 years, before a recent trip to Vegas where they stopped working! (We''ll leave that one in Vegas). I use them every day at my home PC for my primary means of sound output. Anywhere from 4-12 hours a day, every day, for four... See more
I had a pair of ATH-M50s for roughly 4 years, before a recent trip to Vegas where they stopped working! (We''ll leave that one in Vegas).

I use them every day at my home PC for my primary means of sound output. Anywhere from 4-12 hours a day, every day, for four years. They worked perfectly, and these are even better!

Bass heavy profile, isolated stage, blocks exterior sound fairly well but not entirely. The M50x has a detachable cable, which may have prevented my M50S from breaking if they had that feature.

If I had to make any reccommendations, it would be to source a pair of velour ear pads. They change the sound stage a bit, but reduce the sweat-factor by an order of magnitude.
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John Martin
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
I expected these to be good. I just got them
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
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Oh my God. I expected these to be good. I just got them, and I just started listening to them. I''m not an audiophile. I haven''t even broken them in yet, but, I''ve read that''s thing. I tell you what, though. I can sure as hell tell the difference between these and my Sol... See more
Oh my God. I expected these to be good. I just got them, and I just started listening to them. I''m not an audiophile. I haven''t even broken them in yet, but, I''ve read that''s thing. I tell you what, though. I can sure as hell tell the difference between these and my Sol Republic V8 headphones I got a few years ago. Those, and, I imagine many of the same ilk, needlessly boost bass and people think that''s a good thing. Listening to Sgt Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, I''m loving how clear everything is. I have them plugged into a FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LP3AMC2, that''s only $76 right now. I literally don''t think I can listen to anything else now if I want to listen to music. This is absurd. It''s amazing. Do yourself a favor and add this to your cart.
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Manuel F. Aguinaga
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
TECHNICAlly the Best Headphones at this Price Range!
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2017
Style: WiredColor: Black
Okay. If you''re a audiophile like me, but do not have the money to spend ludicrous amounts of it for headphones... These are the headphones for you. BUT, with that being said, do not think the price compromises the quality of these headphones. The clarity of these... See more
Okay. If you''re a audiophile like me, but do not have the money to spend ludicrous amounts of it for headphones... These are the headphones for you. BUT, with that being said, do not think the price compromises the quality of these headphones. The clarity of these headphones is perfect for mixing music or just relaxing at home jamming.
I read plenty of reviews before purchasing these and I read that they were lacking presence in the low end, but I have to disagree. If you truly enjoy music in it''s entirety (highs, mids, and lows) these will give you that and won''t drown everything else with head thumping bass. The lows are there and it does offer some good thumping, but just not over exaggerated like Beats. Honestly, these headphones are like having studio monitors on your ears so if that doesn''t say anything than I don''t know what will. Just trust me and the thousands of other reviews on here. Check out already. Happy Amazon shopping!
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Christopher Randall
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing headphones for all-day listening!
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2017
Style: WiredColor: Black
I''m by no means an audiophile, I just appreciate a set of high-quality and comfortable over-the-ear corded headphones to listen to music. I am a software developer, so listen to 4-6 hours of music every day, and sometimes 8+ when working on a deadline. A few... See more
I''m by no means an audiophile, I just appreciate a set of high-quality and comfortable over-the-ear corded headphones to listen to music. I am a software developer, so listen to 4-6 hours of music every day, and sometimes 8+ when working on a deadline.

A few times I''ve had to pause my music because I thought I heard a crash outside. After pausing my music, I figured out it was just the headphones and the way it distributed sound that made it sound like a cymbal crash or drum sound was actually outside my headphones. Sound quality is amazing. There are probably much nicer headphones out there. But, for the $150 pricetag on this set, I wonder if there is anything better.

My wife got tired of hearing me complain about how uncomforable my Sennheiser HD-202 headphones were. I wear glasses while I''m working on my computer, and the HD-202s clamp my head pretty well, and put inordinate amounts of pressure on the temples and earpieces of my eyeglasses. So, she went onto Amazon and found this pair of headphones that had amazing reviews, especially from people wearing glasses while using them. I was a little nervous about the cost, they would be, by a LONG shot, the most expensive headphones I''d have every purchased. Then I thought about how many hours a day I use headphones and it became a no-brainer if they were as good as the hundreds of positive reviews claimed.

I can vouch for how awesomely comfortable they are. A perfect amount of pressure to keep them on my head, but loose enough that even though the earpiece of my glasses are underneath, it doesn''t cause discomfort. See the attached picture, you can see that the frames of my glasses are pretty wide.

I also REALLY like how the cord works. It is a thicker cord, but MUCH lighter than other headphone cords. There is a long coiled cord, a long straight cord (both with screw threads for the 3.5mm->1/4" component stereo jack adapter) and a third shorter cord. The short cord is the perfect length for me to have plugged into my iPod sitting on the desk next to my computer, I measured it out to about 4'' long. There is no 1/4" adapter threading on the short cord. I always hated how I had to coil my Sennheiser cord or rubber band it since it was 10 feet long! But, if I ever needed a longer cord, I could also use the straight or coiled cord.

Amazing value, highly recommended!
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baronvontribble
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Anyone who says they''re for everyday use (like gaming) is lying.
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
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Alright, call me a fake audiophile or yell at me for not appreciating the finer points of music or audio production in the comments, I don''t care. The TL;DR is that these surprisingly comfy, sturdy-feeling headphones sounded completely terrible compared to my *actually... See more
Alright, call me a fake audiophile or yell at me for not appreciating the finer points of music or audio production in the comments, I don''t care. The TL;DR is that these surprisingly comfy, sturdy-feeling headphones sounded completely terrible compared to my *actually literally broken* Logitech G430s that I was trying to replace to begin with.

Here''s what happened:
--Put headphones on. Comfy! Can''t hear the roommate''s baby crying either. Not bad for not having any active noise cancelling.
--Plugged headphones in. Confirmed that they were connected. Great! Loving the thick, meaty cord! I bet my cat can''t chew through this.
--Turned on music. Ooh, the instrumental sounds detailed! It has depth! I can even hear that it''s a flat, clippy MP3!
--Wait, why hasn''t the vocal come in yet.
--Has the vocal not come in yet? I hear a choppy noise vaguely in the background-
--...is that. the vocal?
--Proceed to boot up a lossless CD rip of Christopher Tin''s "Waloyo Yamoni", off of The Drop That Contained The Sea.
--WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO VOCALS? IS MY SOUND CARD BROKEN SUDDENLY WHAT??
--Last attempt. Turn on Overwatch League livestream. Cannot hear casters over background noise. Bullet and game sounds are so tinny they hurt. This is the worst I''ve ever heard something sound and I''ve used the phone-in-bucket method as an impromptu amp before.
--Admit defeat, put headphones back in box, plug broken Logitechs back in.

I''ve returned these. Unlistenable mids do not a good experience make. A quick ARAM in League of Legends just sounded tinny and awful in every way too (with in-game voice being downright incoherent), so it''s not just audio from bad sources here. I do agree on some points - they do bring out the poorer quality of certain mixes and recording devices, so you''ll be able to hear whether compression or clipping or mixing has killed an instrumental track or not REALLY well - but the mids. My god, the mids. If this is "true sound" then "true sound" is trying to listen to someone who''s had a tracheotomy attempting to do ASMR over the top of a Concorde jet mid-takeoff.
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J. Hill
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There are better options at this price point
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
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I recently needed to replace my pair of over the ear headphones so I began my search for a good pair of headphones in the $150-$200 range. Immediately Senhiser, Beyerdynamic, and Audio‑Technica stood out. I first received a pair of the Audio‑Technica ATH M-50x which had... See more
I recently needed to replace my pair of over the ear headphones so I began my search for a good pair of headphones in the $150-$200 range. Immediately Senhiser, Beyerdynamic, and Audio‑Technica stood out. 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. Then I picked up a pair of the Beyerdynamic DT 770. These headphones had amazing sound quality and comfort but the passive sound isolation was mediocre at best. Which is why I ordered a pair of the Beyerdynamic Premium 990 which are open back. I figured that the sound quality and comfort would be similar but the open back quality would allow me to talk with others while I played music. Unfortunately the 990''s had worse sound quality than the 770 (a bit harsher sounding and not as clear) and were very uncomfortable even after only a couple of hours. During this time I also ordered a pair of Senhiser HD 599 headphones. While these headphones have a significantly different sound signature than the others I have tried, they were of similar quality. Overall the HD 599''s were slightly less comfortable than the 770''s but the open back quality was convenient and the sound was quite nice. I would have been satisfied with the HD 599''s but they were the only pair of headphones I could not drive with my desktop. They produced terrible static. This did not occur when I used the 599''s on other devices or when I used other headphones (even those with similar impedance and SPL) driven by my desktop computer. This prevented me from keeping them. I have attached a breakdown of my thoughts below:

------------Sound Quality------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80 Ohm) - Winner
Highs - Quite good representation, much cleaner than Senhiser
Mids - Quite good representation
Lows - A little closed sounding but overall they are handled well
Overall this is how the music should sound. They perform the most similar to my pair of Martin Logan Motion 15''s (bookshelf speakers)

Beyerdynamic Premium 990 (32 Ohm)
Highs - Similar to the 770''s but rather harsh sounding
Mids - Nothing special, no major issues
Lows - Not as powerful as the 770''s but more spacious. Seemed a bit washed out due to the open back design

Senhiser HD 599 (50 Ohm) - Close 2nd Best
Highs - Not quite as poppy as they should be. They are a bit muted in the sound signature which can make them less fatiguing than other, more analytical, headphones.
Mids - A bit to high level for me, it tended to make punk rock music sound very close and muddied
Lows - A bit boomy but very spacious

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
Highs - Quite good representation, a bit cold though
Mids - Nothing special, no major issues though
Lows - Too over-emphasized

-----------------Comfort---------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770 - Winner
Perfect. I wore these on multiple occasions for more than 7 hours and never noticed any pressure points or discomfort. The headband is larger than average to distribute the pressure. The clamp pressure is also a bit more than average but this was not an issue due to the soft, replaceable, ear pads.

Beyerdynamic Premium 990
I could not wear these for more than a few hours. The headband is made of a much harder material than the 770''s and causes a painful pressure point on the top of my head. I believe this is made worse by the lower clamping force since more of the weight is on the top of your head.

Senhiser HD 599
I could wear these for several hours as long as I moved them around every 30-40 minutes. More comfortable than the 990''s. Significantly less clamping force than the 770''s.

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
These were the least comfortable. I could only stand to wear them for an hour or so before I had to take them off. All of the discomfort came from the top of my head.

----------------Usability---------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770
These come with a permanently attached 10ft cable. That was a lot of cable to get in my pocket every time I got up from my desk. The cable also has more insulation making it much thicker and stiffer than average.

Beyerdynamic DT 990
These come with a permanently attached 10ft cable. That was a lot of cable to get in my pocket every time I got up from my desk. The cable also has more insulation making it much thicker and stiffer than average. The open back design was also a plus for me since I work in a semi-quiet office environment and I could still hold a conversation with someone while listening to music. But I could not hear others quite as well as I could with the HD 599''s.

Senhiser HD 599
The interchange-able cables with different lengths worked perfect for home listening as well as on the go. The cable is also thinner and more flexible than the Beyerdynamic cable. The open back design was also a plus for me since I work in a semi-quiet office environment and I could still hold a conversation with someone while listening to music. The only downfall is the issue I had with compatibility between some devices and this pair of headphones where I would hear static or computer noise when driving them with a computer.

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
I really love the long coiled cable that came with these. To me this is the best option since I dont have to lug around a long cable or risk losing extra cables. With that being said, it also came with a ~ 9ft straight cable and 3ft straight cable if the coiled cable is too much for you.
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This is what almost 3 years of daily use looks like:
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018
Style: WiredColor: Black
With the date of this review, I will have owned these wonderful headphones for 2 years, 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days. Back when I bought these, had previously gone though a multitude of various headphones that would be suitable for daily use while I worked. None of them... See more
With the date of this review, I will have owned these wonderful headphones for 2 years, 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days. Back when I bought these, had previously gone though a multitude of various headphones that would be suitable for daily use while I worked. None of them lasted and I was always dis-satisfied with the audio quality. I finally did some hardcore research and found these beauties.

When I first started using them, I was not a fan of how they felt on my head. I figured, well, maybe I just needed to break them in a little bit and they should hopefully get comfy. Glad I did! A week or two after purchase, they were snug and comfy on my head. I could easily wear them for my entire work day which wasn''t less than 9 hours.

Audio quality. I was blown away that headphones could have this rich of sound. However, it also depends on the quality of the music/sound/etc you are listening too. Honestly, listening to anything from streaming from Youtube to uncompressed FLAC files sound excellent. They''re not kidding when they say these are "studio monitor headphones." They mean business.

If you''re checking out the pictures I have attached, you''ll see that the earcup leather is FINALLY showing wear and tear. Like I said, I''ve used these daily for almost three years, at work and at home for gaming and video editing. Beyond that, the sound quality has not diminished. The sound is just as rich and full ad the day I got them.

The reason I''m writing this review after so many years? To show a testament to how great these things are, and because I''m picking up another pair to keep at work, and keep my current pair at home. I love these darn things so much that I really felt compelled to review them.

Audio-Technica... Thank you for these headphones. I am really not looking forward to the day these finally kick the bucket... but I know that won''t be for a very long time!
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Audio technica m 50 x cuffia monitor professionale ......che bella😀
Reviewed in Italy on March 29, 2019
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici. La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si) Le prestazioni sono importanti per: Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio ) Indossabilita ( anche dopo...See more
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici. La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si) Le prestazioni sono importanti per: Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio ) Indossabilita ( anche dopo sedute di alcune ore si desidera continuare l''ascolto senza fenomeni di affaticamento ) Gamma di frequenza al limite delle possibilità uditive umane.senza riscontri reali da me osservati di ezaltazioni o mancanza su tutto lo spettro. Piacevolezza di ascolto con ogni genere musicale ( le mie preferenze personali spaziano dal rock al jazz Dalla lirica alla Sinfonica Dal Rap al country ecc. Sono sincero quando affermò che la preferisco alle altre mie cuffie molto costose molto blasonate e diverse per tipologia : dinamiche /planari/aperte /chiuse Sia americane sia tedesche sia giapponesi ed anche italiane. Non invidiatemi per favore.....Sono riuscito a realizzare i miei sogni di uno dei mie hobby preferiti dopo 50 anni di lavoro. Se questa mia appassionata recensione sia stata gradita per favorire questo acquisto sicuro e valido per gustravi tanta piacevole musica... Mi piacerebbe possiate indicare utile nella casellina Per mia soddisfazione personale disinteressata. Buona musica a voi tutti e tanta felicIta. Ciaooooo😘
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici.
La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si)
Le prestazioni sono importanti per:
Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio )
Indossabilita ( anche dopo sedute di alcune ore si desidera continuare l''ascolto senza fenomeni di affaticamento )
Gamma di frequenza al limite delle possibilità uditive umane.senza riscontri reali da me osservati di ezaltazioni o mancanza su tutto lo spettro.
Piacevolezza di ascolto con ogni genere musicale ( le mie preferenze personali spaziano dal rock al jazz
Dalla lirica alla Sinfonica
Dal Rap al country ecc.
Sono sincero quando affermò che la preferisco alle altre mie cuffie molto costose molto blasonate e diverse per tipologia : dinamiche /planari/aperte /chiuse
Sia americane sia tedesche sia giapponesi ed anche italiane.
Non invidiatemi per favore.....Sono riuscito a realizzare i miei sogni di uno dei mie hobby preferiti dopo 50 anni di lavoro.
Se questa mia appassionata recensione sia stata gradita per favorire questo acquisto sicuro e valido per gustravi tanta piacevole musica...
Mi piacerebbe possiate indicare utile nella casellina
Per mia soddisfazione personale disinteressata.
Buona musica a voi tutti e tanta felicIta.
Ciaooooo😘
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2018
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I...See more
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I own a series of Beyer Dynamic headphones that are souley for studio use. Their impedance are quite high and in order for me to get the best from them I would have to get an additional headphone amp to carry about with me. For me that kind of defeats the object of what I need for my "everyday cans". As I am sure you have all noticed, it can be a bit of a mine field on here, well anywhere in fact when buying things and I include headphones. I am not into "blutooth" stuff, for me they affect the original source too much. I can''t bare the whole "Beats" range or Bose. They really do sound like toilet ( putting it bluntly and politely). Once you have taken these types out of the equasion, you either have cheap unknown brands or you have to step up into the real "Audiophile" area which can come at a huge premium and sometimes even then, you don''t get the full benefit as they require an external amp to power the high impedance. I had a shortlist of brands from Grado, Senheiser and Klipische to Sony, B&W, Beyer Dynamic and of course, Audio Technica. I used a mixture of youtube reviews, customer reviews here and my own brand experience and audio knowledge. I was very close to getting a set of Grados, but I really want closed back designs as I may want to use them in either a broadcast situation or also in publice. There is nothing worse than being "THAT Person" with heaven knows what bleeding out of their earphones, intruding on other people''s space when not only can you not make out what it is, but even if you could, you don''t wanna hear it "second hand". So with that all in mind, I went for these ATH-M50x headphones. I listen to a vast array of genres and styles, plus of course whatever a multimedia feed on a mobile device or laptop web browser my throw my way and I am intending to challenge them. There are differing views on whether to "burn in" headphones or not. Now for me it depends. If they are a cheap brand or a "fashion brand" like beats or bose, I really would worry, but knowing Audio-Technica products as I do, their products really do benefit from a "run in" time. I am using a "self made" pink noise track. an hour long on loop (repeat) at 96khz, 24 bit. If you are wondering, which "colour" noise to use, for test and run in purposes always use pink noise. White noise has a slightly boosted top and mid, while the Brownian noise (not to be confused with the brown note haha) has a boosted lower end. The idea is to have an equal balanced frequancy range (which is what pink noise is) and let that play for...well however long you feel. THe usual time is about 8hrs upwards. Of course you can play music through them for that period constantly, but again, I want to burn in all parts equally so I use pink noise. So, anyway, back on topic, I have been burning these in for 8hrs and I am now listening to them while writing this "review". You really have to go a long way to beat the quality in both build and sonic performance of these headphones in their price range. These really do resemble a flat response headphone. What you hear is your playback device and audio file quality. Comparing the same track (bit rate and depth) with these headphones on my Lenovo Laptop verses my Sony NWZ-A10 High Res Audio player has never been so different. Via my laptop''s internal soundcard the sound was "ok" nothing to write home about and they sound like I would expect from a £60 set of headphones. Putting them on a decent source such as the Sony....wow! Whole new dimension! Theres plenty of punch, warmth and depth, together with detail galore. Every frequency has "space". At no point do these headphones sound restricted or limited. Mid range is clear and smooth and the highs are very pleasent indeed. They are not "biting" and "shrill" at all. This kind of sound means that long periods of listening won''t be fatiguing at all. I then took it them to try a 96khz at 24bit audio file. There is so much "space" in the audio. vocals are very clean and central, acoustic bass drums are heavenly. Lots of punch and depth, yet leave room so you can hear the resonant skin too. There is great channel speration. I find it very easy to "place" things in a mix with these on. Using a reference such as Doug Macleod''s Exactly Like This album. It is a very natural sounding, open, listening experience. The build of these hedphones has been carefully thought through. The head band is very flexible and will fit pretty mch any head shape with comfort and ease. The actual Earphones themselves will rotate a full 180 degrees each. Again, making them fit ears and heads of all shapes and sizes. The "height" of the earphones adjusts very smoothly and they have a premium feel in general. In the box they provide 3 different styles of cable. A short one for mobile devices, a longer version for studio or hifi situations and then a "curly" version of the studio/hi-fi cable. As if that wasn''t enought they give you a soft carry case (although I will buy a hard case for mine as I have a habit of throwing stuff in a bag when in a hurry). All in all I am over the moon with these headphones. The Senheisers are like muddy plastic boxes in comparisson. These ATH-M50x don''t "exagerate" anything to the point of being distracting and "untrue" to the original source, however they will only be as good as the source you use. If you listen to "chart" stuff, you will hear the compression and saturation that happens as they try to push stuff to the limit all the time. If you then try something recorded with some actual "air" and dynamics in it, you will hear just what I am talking about. If you like well balanced, honest sound, suitable for long periods then this is for you. If you have these in a short list. Wait no longer, just put them in your basket and thank me later.
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I own a series of Beyer Dynamic headphones that are souley for studio use. Their impedance are quite high and in order for me to get the best from them I would have to get an additional headphone amp to carry about with me. For me that kind of defeats the object of what I need for my "everyday cans".
As I am sure you have all noticed, it can be a bit of a mine field on here, well anywhere in fact when buying things and I include headphones. I am not into "blutooth" stuff, for me they affect the original source too much. I can''t bare the whole "Beats" range or Bose. They really do sound like toilet ( putting it bluntly and politely). Once you have taken these types out of the equasion, you either have cheap unknown brands or you have to step up into the real "Audiophile" area which can come at a huge premium and sometimes even then, you don''t get the full benefit as they require an external amp to power the high impedance.
I had a shortlist of brands from Grado, Senheiser and Klipische to Sony, B&W, Beyer Dynamic and of course, Audio Technica.
I used a mixture of youtube reviews, customer reviews here and my own brand experience and audio knowledge. I was very close to getting a set of Grados, but I really want closed back designs as I may want to use them in either a broadcast situation or also in publice. There is nothing worse than being "THAT Person" with heaven knows what bleeding out of their earphones, intruding on other people''s space when not only can you not make out what it is, but even if you could, you don''t wanna hear it "second hand". So with that all in mind, I went for these ATH-M50x headphones.
I listen to a vast array of genres and styles, plus of course whatever a multimedia feed on a mobile device or laptop web browser my throw my way and I am intending to challenge them.
There are differing views on whether to "burn in" headphones or not. Now for me it depends. If they are a cheap brand or a "fashion brand" like beats or bose, I really would worry, but knowing Audio-Technica products as I do, their products really do benefit from a "run in" time. I am using a "self made" pink noise track. an hour long on loop (repeat) at 96khz, 24 bit. If you are wondering, which "colour" noise to use, for test and run in purposes always use pink noise. White noise has a slightly boosted top and mid, while the Brownian noise (not to be confused with the brown note haha) has a boosted lower end. The idea is to have an equal balanced frequancy range (which is what pink noise is) and let that play for...well however long you feel. THe usual time is about 8hrs upwards. Of course you can play music through them for that period constantly, but again, I want to burn in all parts equally so I use pink noise.
So, anyway, back on topic, I have been burning these in for 8hrs and I am now listening to them while writing this "review".
You really have to go a long way to beat the quality in both build and sonic performance of these headphones in their price range. These really do resemble a flat response headphone. What you hear is your playback device and audio file quality. Comparing the same track (bit rate and depth) with these headphones on my Lenovo Laptop verses my Sony NWZ-A10 High Res Audio player has never been so different. Via my laptop''s internal soundcard the sound was "ok" nothing to write home about and they sound like I would expect from a £60 set of headphones. Putting them on a decent source such as the Sony....wow! Whole new dimension! Theres plenty of punch, warmth and depth, together with detail galore. Every frequency has "space". At no point do these headphones sound restricted or limited. Mid range is clear and smooth and the highs are very pleasent indeed. They are not "biting" and "shrill" at all. This kind of sound means that long periods of listening won''t be fatiguing at all. I then took it them to try a 96khz at 24bit audio file. There is so much "space" in the audio. vocals are very clean and central, acoustic bass drums are heavenly. Lots of punch and depth, yet leave room so you can hear the resonant skin too. There is great channel speration. I find it very easy to "place" things in a mix with these on. Using a reference such as Doug Macleod''s Exactly Like This album. It is a very natural sounding, open, listening experience.
The build of these hedphones has been carefully thought through. The head band is very flexible and will fit pretty mch any head shape with comfort and ease. The actual Earphones themselves will rotate a full 180 degrees each. Again, making them fit ears and heads of all shapes and sizes. The "height" of the earphones adjusts very smoothly and they have a premium feel in general.
In the box they provide 3 different styles of cable. A short one for mobile devices, a longer version for studio or hifi situations and then a "curly" version of the studio/hi-fi cable. As if that wasn''t enought they give you a soft carry case (although I will buy a hard case for mine as I have a habit of throwing stuff in a bag when in a hurry).
All in all I am over the moon with these headphones. The Senheisers are like muddy plastic boxes in comparisson. These ATH-M50x don''t "exagerate" anything to the point of being distracting and "untrue" to the original source, however they will only be as good as the source you use.
If you listen to "chart" stuff, you will hear the compression and saturation that happens as they try to push stuff to the limit all the time. If you then try something recorded with some actual "air" and dynamics in it, you will hear just what I am talking about.
If you like well balanced, honest sound, suitable for long periods then this is for you. If you have these in a short list. Wait no longer, just put them in your basket and thank me later.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
No sabes que tan mal acostumbrados tus oidos están hasta probar estos audífonos.
Reviewed in Mexico on October 9, 2018
(¡OJO!: hasta abajo hay una actualización al 2021) Dado que hay miles reviews por toda la web sobre estos audífonos, mejor contaré mi experiencia con ellos, esperando que en ella encuentren puntos a favor o en contra para comprar unos audífonos de $3000. Mi experiencia con...See more
(¡OJO!: hasta abajo hay una actualización al 2021) Dado que hay miles reviews por toda la web sobre estos audífonos, mejor contaré mi experiencia con ellos, esperando que en ella encuentren puntos a favor o en contra para comprar unos audífonos de $3000. Mi experiencia con estos audífonos fue reveladora; aun no se si me estoy tornando audiófilo pero creo que en esas ando y justo por la culpa de estos audífonos. En algún punto de mi vida tuve la oportunidad de escuchar unos Sennheiser HD800 y la experiencia como diría Enrique Iglesias, fue religiosa. Me costaba trabajo entender lo diferente y bien que se puede escuchar la música con un buen par de audífonos, sin exagerar, creo que estuve a punto de llorar de lo bien que se escuchan. ¿A que viene a colación los Sennheiser? Pues que desde ese día busco de nuevo esa calidad de audio y esa experiencia pero su gran contra, el precio, me limita a buscar opciones mucho más económicas. Aún veo lejano que me haga con esos audífonos. Entonces viene la búsqueda. Me he devorado reviews enteros de buscar unos audífonos buenos, bonitos y baratos. Pasé por las lineas económicas (y ni tanto) de Shure, Sennheiser hasta compañías experimentales como "1More" y jamás quedaba del todo satisfecho. Y por lógica, me topé con estos Audio-technica. Vine por el Hype de internet y me quedé por las ofertas de Amazon. Los terminé comprando a muy buen precio y mis expectativas eran muy altas, dado los miles de reviews de estos audífonos. Pero OJO, yo no entendía exactamente las frases que rondan por internet en los reviews tipo: "magníficos audífonos de referencia pero sin llegar a aburrir" o "Audífonos ideales para estudio dada su respuesta plana" etc, etc. De hecho, antes de estos audífonos realmente no entendía muchas cosas ya de grado profesional o audiófilo como: Graves ausentes, medios potentes, agudos chillantes; agudos cristalinos, sonido cálido, etc. Yo simplemente tomaba los audífonos y mi respuesta era simple: Me gustan o no, punto. Abro la caja de los MX50x y son más grandes de lo que creí, se sienten de muy buena calidad pero de un poco de uso rudo; me gustan. Y era tanta mi emoción que no pude esperar un segundo más y los conecté a mi laptop, puse en mi TIDAL mis canciones favoritas, me los puse y le di play... Decir que quedé decepcionado se queda corto. No sonaban como creía o como el Hype de internet me hizo creer que sonaban. Simplemente me estaban decepcionando bastante. Mi cabeza no explotó de lo bien que sonaban... solamente sonaban bien, a secas. No supe como reaccionar, acababa de gastar mas de $2500 pesos y el resultado no me había agradado. Primero pensé que era error del audífono y se los preste a un amigo que sabe mas de estos menesteres, me dijo que no tenían ningún problema, que incluso le gustaron mucho y que quizá compraría un par. Algo andaba mal, lei por todo internet sobre el "Burn" que tienen que tener los audífonos, ese periodo de "aclimatación" asi que los usé a diario e inclusive le puse sonido rosa para ver el resultado. Pasaron las semanas y sí note diferencia y me comenzaron a agradar, pero no a fascinar. Hice un poco las paces con ellos y di como resultado que quizá no tengo oídos sensibles o buenos. Los seguí usando casi a diario y un día se me olvidaron en casa de mis papás. Regresé a mi antiguo par de audífonos de Diadema (Sennheiser Urbanite ) y WOOOOW!!!, ¡¡sonaban bastante diferentes a como los recordaba!! Siempre han dicho que esa marca tiene fama por tener sonido "cálido" y por más extraño que se escuche, entendí perfectamente a lo que se referían. Los bajos se me hicieron algo altos, los medios buenos y los agudos cristalinos. Fue muy raro pero entendí mucho del sonido. Probé otros audífonos y otros y otros; me volví casi que adicto a pasar largas sesiones escuchando diferentes audífonos (comprados o prestados) y encontrando el que más me agradara o el que mejor se adaptaba a cierto tipo de música pero siempre tomando de referencia estos ATH-MX50. Tuve un par de Beats by Dr Dre (bastantes hateados por la comunidad audiófila) y me encantaba el BOOM que producían en mi cabeza. Pero al ponerlos un mano a mano vs los MX50 entendí por que los Beats son tan odiados en la comunidad audiófila; son bastante caros para la calidad de audio que entregan. Quizá aún no este cerca de hacerme de los Sennheiser HD800. Esos son unos MONSTRUOS (y hay más grandes) y quizá algún día me los termine comprando, pero mientras llega ese día, me siento con oídos mucho más educados y preparados. -------------------------------------------------ACTUALIZACIÓN 2021:------------------------------------------------------ [Antes de comenzar: espero que los lectores a mi original review alcancen a leer entre líneas lo que estos audífonos son capaces de entregarte y lo que no, ya que se pueden topar como yo al principio, que no son lo que esperaban. Pero ya que la escucha de audio por placer se torna algo sumamente subjetivo; puedes toparte con audífonos que te fascina como retumba tu cabeza y está bien, pero creo importante tener un punto de referencia en audífonos ya que a la larga te ayudarán a desarrollar un oído más crítico y educado que al final te va a llevar por un mejor camino para encontrar tus audífonos ideales. Y mientras recorres ese camino, estos audífonos te dan un buen valor por tu dinero ya que son casi multifuncionales como a continuación explico] Viendo que mi comentario ha tenido buena respuesta, decidí hacer una actualización a 3 años desde que los compre. Y sumando que hay un detalle importante que mencionar: Pueden ser los mejores audífonos multifuncionales, solo por un detalle no lo son. AUDIÓFILO: Mi review del 2018 decidí eliminar la parte final y acortarla a la parte que digo: ..."ahora me siento con oídos mucho más educados y preparados" y la retomo para decir que es muy cierto. Me he estado haciendo de más audífonos y estos son un punto de referencia muy importante para probar nuevos audífonos. PODCAST / EDITAR VIDEOS: Estoy comenzando a hacer un pequeño podcast y estos audífonos son idóneos para una correcta mezcla y ecualización de audio. Te entregan buena claridad y aíslan lo necesario del ruido exterior (considerando que estés dentro de tu casa, oficina o estudio) y considera oportuno que traen un cable extra en forma de resorte muy largo ideal justamente para moverte dentro del estudio sin desconectarte. INSTRUMENTO MUSICAL ELÉCTRICO: suficientemente cómodos para pasar unas largas sesiones (3-4 horas) ensayando tus notas de piano, guitarra, bajo etc. y con muy buena claridad para perfeccionar tu forma de tocar. Para los bajistas cumple muy bien ya que tiene una frecuencia en bajo bien detallado y logrado. vuelvo a lo mismo, su buena aislación del sonido exterior también ayuda mucho. GAMING: cumplen muy bien, si bien yo prefiero los "open back" para los videojuegos, tiene como desventaja que dejan escapar el sonido y si se te cuela algo de el ruido exterior como tus hermanos peleando. Te incitan a estar encerrado en tu cuarto/oficina sin ruidos externos. No obstante, los ATH-MX50 son cerrados por lo que puedes estar en una sala de tu casa con tu perro ladrando y bloquean el sonido bien sin perder mucha espacialidad esencial para escuchar los pasos del enemigo. VIDEO CONFERENCIAS/ CLASES EN LÍNEA: Son fantásticos por las mismas razones que lo son para un uso Gamer. Tiene una muy buena claridad para escuchar muy bien a tu maestro o jefe (digo, depende también mucho la calidad del micrófono de tu profe o de tus compañeros de oficina) Pero es aquí donde estos audífonos les urge una actualización: ¡¡tener una entrada de 3.5mm en los audífonos!!. ya que su entrada es de 2.5mm lo cual, como se darán cuenta, es complicado ponerle un cable con micrófono. yo tengo un micrófono aparte pero me encantaría tener un micrófono ya acoplado directo al cable de los audífonos. Se bien que Audio Technica ya sacó un micrófono especial para estos audífonos, suele ser caro ($1,500- $2,000) pero si tan solo le cambiaran la entrada a un 3.5mm los harían los audífonos más versátiles del mercado.
(¡OJO!: hasta abajo hay una actualización al 2021)

Dado que hay miles reviews por toda la web sobre estos audífonos, mejor contaré mi experiencia con ellos, esperando que en ella encuentren puntos a favor o en contra para comprar unos audífonos de $3000.

Mi experiencia con estos audífonos fue reveladora; aun no se si me estoy tornando audiófilo pero creo que en esas ando y justo por la culpa de estos audífonos.

En algún punto de mi vida tuve la oportunidad de escuchar unos Sennheiser HD800 y la experiencia como diría Enrique Iglesias, fue religiosa. Me costaba trabajo entender lo diferente y bien que se puede escuchar la música con un buen par de audífonos, sin exagerar, creo que estuve a punto de llorar de lo bien que se escuchan.
¿A que viene a colación los Sennheiser? Pues que desde ese día busco de nuevo esa calidad de audio y esa experiencia pero su gran contra, el precio, me limita a buscar opciones mucho más económicas. Aún veo lejano que me haga con esos audífonos.
Entonces viene la búsqueda. Me he devorado reviews enteros de buscar unos audífonos buenos, bonitos y baratos.
Pasé por las lineas económicas (y ni tanto) de Shure, Sennheiser hasta compañías experimentales como "1More" y jamás quedaba del todo satisfecho.
Y por lógica, me topé con estos Audio-technica. Vine por el Hype de internet y me quedé por las ofertas de Amazon.

Los terminé comprando a muy buen precio y mis expectativas eran muy altas, dado los miles de reviews de estos audífonos. Pero OJO, yo no entendía exactamente las frases que rondan por internet en los reviews tipo: "magníficos audífonos de referencia pero sin llegar a aburrir" o "Audífonos ideales para estudio dada su respuesta plana" etc, etc. De hecho, antes de estos audífonos realmente no entendía muchas cosas ya de grado profesional o audiófilo como: Graves ausentes, medios potentes, agudos chillantes; agudos cristalinos, sonido cálido, etc. Yo simplemente tomaba los audífonos y mi respuesta era simple: Me gustan o no, punto.

Abro la caja de los MX50x y son más grandes de lo que creí, se sienten de muy buena calidad pero de un poco de uso rudo; me gustan.
Y era tanta mi emoción que no pude esperar un segundo más y los conecté a mi laptop, puse en mi TIDAL mis canciones favoritas, me los puse y le di play...
Decir que quedé decepcionado se queda corto. No sonaban como creía o como el Hype de internet me hizo creer que sonaban. Simplemente me estaban decepcionando bastante. Mi cabeza no explotó de lo bien que sonaban... solamente sonaban bien, a secas. No supe como reaccionar, acababa de gastar mas de $2500 pesos y el resultado no me había agradado.

Primero pensé que era error del audífono y se los preste a un amigo que sabe mas de estos menesteres, me dijo que no tenían ningún problema, que incluso le gustaron mucho y que quizá compraría un par.
Algo andaba mal, lei por todo internet sobre el "Burn" que tienen que tener los audífonos, ese periodo de "aclimatación" asi que los usé a diario e inclusive le puse sonido rosa para ver el resultado. Pasaron las semanas y sí note diferencia y me comenzaron a agradar, pero no a fascinar.
Hice un poco las paces con ellos y di como resultado que quizá no tengo oídos sensibles o buenos.

Los seguí usando casi a diario y un día se me olvidaron en casa de mis papás. Regresé a mi antiguo par de audífonos de Diadema (Sennheiser Urbanite ) y WOOOOW!!!, ¡¡sonaban bastante diferentes a como los recordaba!!
Siempre han dicho que esa marca tiene fama por tener sonido "cálido" y por más extraño que se escuche, entendí perfectamente a lo que se referían. Los bajos se me hicieron algo altos, los medios buenos y los agudos cristalinos. Fue muy raro pero entendí mucho del sonido.

Probé otros audífonos y otros y otros; me volví casi que adicto a pasar largas sesiones escuchando diferentes audífonos (comprados o prestados) y encontrando el que más me agradara o el que mejor se adaptaba a cierto tipo de música pero siempre tomando de referencia estos ATH-MX50.

Tuve un par de Beats by Dr Dre (bastantes hateados por la comunidad audiófila) y me encantaba el BOOM que producían en mi cabeza. Pero al ponerlos un mano a mano vs los MX50 entendí por que los Beats son tan odiados en la comunidad audiófila; son bastante caros para la calidad de audio que entregan.

Quizá aún no este cerca de hacerme de los Sennheiser HD800. Esos son unos MONSTRUOS (y hay más grandes) y quizá algún día me los termine comprando, pero mientras llega ese día, me siento con oídos mucho más educados y preparados.

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[Antes de comenzar: espero que los lectores a mi original review alcancen a leer entre líneas lo que estos audífonos son capaces de entregarte y lo que no, ya que se pueden topar como yo al principio, que no son lo que esperaban. Pero ya que la escucha de audio por placer se torna algo sumamente subjetivo; puedes toparte con audífonos que te fascina como retumba tu cabeza y está bien, pero creo importante tener un punto de referencia en audífonos ya que a la larga te ayudarán a desarrollar un oído más crítico y educado que al final te va a llevar por un mejor camino para encontrar tus audífonos ideales. Y mientras recorres ese camino, estos audífonos te dan un buen valor por tu dinero ya que son casi multifuncionales como a continuación explico]

Viendo que mi comentario ha tenido buena respuesta, decidí hacer una actualización a 3 años desde que los compre. Y sumando que hay un detalle importante que mencionar: Pueden ser los mejores audífonos multifuncionales, solo por un detalle no lo son.

AUDIÓFILO: Mi review del 2018 decidí eliminar la parte final y acortarla a la parte que digo: ..."ahora me siento con oídos mucho más educados y preparados" y la retomo para decir que es muy cierto. Me he estado haciendo de más audífonos y estos son un punto de referencia muy importante para probar nuevos audífonos.

PODCAST / EDITAR VIDEOS: Estoy comenzando a hacer un pequeño podcast y estos audífonos son idóneos para una correcta mezcla y ecualización de audio. Te entregan buena claridad y aíslan lo necesario del ruido exterior (considerando que estés dentro de tu casa, oficina o estudio) y considera oportuno que traen un cable extra en forma de resorte muy largo ideal justamente para moverte dentro del estudio sin desconectarte.

INSTRUMENTO MUSICAL ELÉCTRICO: suficientemente cómodos para pasar unas largas sesiones (3-4 horas) ensayando tus notas de piano, guitarra, bajo etc. y con muy buena claridad para perfeccionar tu forma de tocar. Para los bajistas cumple muy bien ya que tiene una frecuencia en bajo bien detallado y logrado. vuelvo a lo mismo, su buena aislación del sonido exterior también ayuda mucho.

GAMING: cumplen muy bien, si bien yo prefiero los "open back" para los videojuegos, tiene como desventaja que dejan escapar el sonido y si se te cuela algo de el ruido exterior como tus hermanos peleando. Te incitan a estar encerrado en tu cuarto/oficina sin ruidos externos. No obstante, los ATH-MX50 son cerrados por lo que puedes estar en una sala de tu casa con tu perro ladrando y bloquean el sonido bien sin perder mucha espacialidad esencial para escuchar los pasos del enemigo.

VIDEO CONFERENCIAS/ CLASES EN LÍNEA: Son fantásticos por las mismas razones que lo son para un uso Gamer. Tiene una muy buena claridad para escuchar muy bien a tu maestro o jefe (digo, depende también mucho la calidad del micrófono de tu profe o de tus compañeros de oficina)

Pero es aquí donde estos audífonos les urge una actualización: ¡¡tener una entrada de 3.5mm en los audífonos!!. ya que su entrada es de 2.5mm lo cual, como se darán cuenta, es complicado ponerle un cable con micrófono. yo tengo un micrófono aparte pero me encantaría tener un micrófono ya acoplado directo al cable de los audífonos.
Se bien que Audio Technica ya sacó un micrófono especial para estos audífonos, suele ser caro ($1,500- $2,000) pero si tan solo le cambiaran la entrada a un 3.5mm los harían los audífonos más versátiles del mercado.
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Awful Headphones - Don''t Believe The Hype
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 6, 2019
I, like many others here, made the huge mistake of buying these headphones based on a handful of reviews by trusted Youtube creators (*facepalm). The problem being that most of these Youtube creators either: A) Haven''t really listened to any headphones of relatively decent...See more
I, like many others here, made the huge mistake of buying these headphones based on a handful of reviews by trusted Youtube creators (*facepalm). The problem being that most of these Youtube creators either: A) Haven''t really listened to any headphones of relatively decent audio quality beyond ''Beats'' by Dre (which are also total garbage) or a pair of similarly overpriced brand name IEM''s. Or B) Have simply been paid to promote certain products they were, more often than not, given for free. And sadly this is exactly what seems to be the case with these ATH-MX50''s. Seriously to think that these have had so many positive reviews after actually having used them for a good few months now completely astonishes me, because in short these headphones just sound ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!!! I''m sure defenders of these headphones will say things like "these headphones are meant to be for monitoring purposes so they''re meant to sound flat and centred at all times and are not meant to have a wide sound stage" etc. etc... And that would be great if they actually had the the capacity for delivering detailed and accurate sound but they don''t do that either. In fact while the bass and lower end is quite rich and punchy at times anything above that is just a total swampy mess of either muffled noise or ear-drum ripping treble, sometimes both!!! Which is actually quite an achievement if you think about it, but something that is completely unjustifiable at this price. So yes, in my opinion you should only buy these if you are some kind of masochist who likes to torture your ears and is looking to turn your entire music library into the aural equivalent of a CIA waterboarding. For the the price there are soooooo many better options out there, including: - Audio Technica''s very own ATH-MX40''s (almost £50 cheaper than these pieces of garbage). - Sivga 006''s (beautiful well built closed-back headphones). - Superlux HD668B (amazing super budget open-back headphones, especially if you swap the pads). - Koss KSC75''s (£15 earclips that still sound a 100 times better than the ATH-M50X''s). - Taotronics Sound Surge 46 (great budget bluetooth headphones). - Philips SHP9500 (simply one of the best, if not THE BEST, open-back headphones for under £100). Though to be fair outside of these suggestions even a £20 pair of Sony''s from the local market will sound better and be more comfortable than the ATH-M50X''s. Additional: If it''s too late and, like me, you''ve already bought these headphones then I''ve found the best way to make them almost serviceable as listening devices is to swap the stock pads for a pair of Misodiko ear cushions (search Amazon) then cut and place a layer of craft felt and a couple of layers of good quality kitchen towel between the new cushions and the driver of each earcup. They will still sound flat as hell but at least the nightmare treble wont dissolve your brain.
I, like many others here, made the huge mistake of buying these headphones based on a handful of reviews by trusted Youtube creators (*facepalm). The problem being that most of these Youtube creators either:

A) Haven''t really listened to any headphones of relatively decent audio quality beyond ''Beats'' by Dre (which are also total garbage) or a pair of similarly overpriced brand name IEM''s.

Or

B) Have simply been paid to promote certain products they were, more often than not, given for free.

And sadly this is exactly what seems to be the case with these ATH-MX50''s. Seriously to think that these have had so many positive reviews after actually having used them for a good few months now completely astonishes me, because in short these headphones just sound ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!!!

I''m sure defenders of these headphones will say things like "these headphones are meant to be for monitoring purposes so they''re meant to sound flat and centred at all times and are not meant to have a wide sound stage" etc. etc... And that would be great if they actually had the the capacity for delivering detailed and accurate sound but they don''t do that either. In fact while the bass and lower end is quite rich and punchy at times anything above that is just a total swampy mess of either muffled noise or ear-drum ripping treble, sometimes both!!! Which is actually quite an achievement if you think about it, but something that is completely unjustifiable at this price.

So yes, in my opinion you should only buy these if you are some kind of masochist who likes to torture your ears and is looking to turn your entire music library into the aural equivalent of a CIA waterboarding. For the the price there are soooooo many better options out there, including:

- Audio Technica''s very own ATH-MX40''s (almost £50 cheaper than these pieces of garbage).
- Sivga 006''s (beautiful well built closed-back headphones).
- Superlux HD668B (amazing super budget open-back headphones, especially if you swap the pads).
- Koss KSC75''s (£15 earclips that still sound a 100 times better than the ATH-M50X''s).
- Taotronics Sound Surge 46 (great budget bluetooth headphones).
- Philips SHP9500 (simply one of the best, if not THE BEST, open-back headphones for under £100).

Though to be fair outside of these suggestions even a £20 pair of Sony''s from the local market will sound better and be more comfortable than the ATH-M50X''s.

Additional:
If it''s too late and, like me, you''ve already bought these headphones then I''ve found the best way to make them almost serviceable as listening devices is to swap the stock pads for a pair of Misodiko ear cushions (search Amazon) then cut and place a layer of craft felt and a couple of layers of good quality kitchen towel between the new cushions and the driver of each earcup. They will still sound flat as hell but at least the nightmare treble wont dissolve your brain.
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Génial
Reviewed in France on March 6, 2018
Cela fait un an que j''utilise ce casque et j''en suis entièrement satisfait. Il est livré avec une pochette de transport, 3 câbles et un adaptateur 6.5 mm que j''utilise pour brancher le casque à mon piano. Très bon casque, fidèle et équilibré. Génial avec mes morceaux en...See more
Cela fait un an que j''utilise ce casque et j''en suis entièrement satisfait. Il est livré avec une pochette de transport, 3 câbles et un adaptateur 6.5 mm que j''utilise pour brancher le casque à mon piano. Très bon casque, fidèle et équilibré. Génial avec mes morceaux en FLAC. Le confort n''est pas exceptionnel mais il reste agréable à porter. Le casque est également très solide, malgré toutes les chutes et toutes les tortures qu''il a enduré, il est toujours intacte. Le rapport qualité / prix est vraiment très bon. Je recommande J''espère que mon commentaire à été utile pour vous, si c''est le cas je vous demande de bien vouloir cliquer sur (oui) en bas, pour que je sache que j''ai été utile à quelqu''un
Cela fait un an que j''utilise ce casque et j''en suis entièrement satisfait.
Il est livré avec une pochette de transport, 3 câbles et un adaptateur 6.5 mm que j''utilise pour brancher le casque à mon piano.
Très bon casque, fidèle et équilibré. Génial avec mes morceaux en FLAC.
Le confort n''est pas exceptionnel mais il reste agréable à porter.
Le casque est également très solide, malgré toutes les chutes et toutes les tortures qu''il a enduré, il est toujours intacte.
Le rapport qualité / prix est vraiment très bon. Je recommande

J''espère que mon commentaire à été utile pour vous, si c''est le cas je vous demande de bien vouloir cliquer sur (oui) en bas, pour que je sache que j''ai été utile à quelqu''un
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Critically Acclaimed Sonic Performance

Praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers.


Clear Sound for Studio, Live, DJ & Personal Use

Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response.


Offers Excellent Sound Isolation

Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments.


For in the Studio and on the Road

90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, and collapsible for space-saving portability.


Comfortable Fit for Hours of Use

Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort.


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Three detachable cables (1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable); protective carrying pouch; and 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter

ATH-M20x ATH-M30x ATH-M40x ATH-M50x ATH-M60x ATH-M70x
Application Tracking, Mixing Tracking, Mixing Mixing, Tracking, DJ Mixing, Tracking, DJ, Personal Listening Studio, Broadcast, Personal Listening Mixing, Tracking, FOH, DJ, Mastering, Personal Listening
Design Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear On-Ear Over-Ear
Driver Size 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm 45 mm 45 mm 45 mm
Sensitivity 96 dB 95.5 dB 98 dB 98 dB 102 dB 97 dB
Maximum Input Power 700 mW 1300 mW 1600 mW 1600 mW 1,600 mW 2000 mW
Impedance 47 ohms 47 ohms 35 ohms 38 ohms 38 ohms 35 ohms
Frequency Response 15-20,000 Hz 15-20,000 Hz 15-24,000 Hz 15-28,000 Hz 15-28,000 Hz 5-40,000 Hz
Earcup Swivel 15° Both Directions 15° Both Directions 15° In / 90° Out 90° Both Directions No swivel 90° Both Directions
Collapsible No Yes Yes Yes No No
Cable 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable

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As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year Now the ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature with the added feature of detachable cables From the large aperture drivers sound isolating earcups and robust construction the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

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  • 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

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Donovan
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The Truth.
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
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I have owned these headphones for 6 months. I''m semi-audiophiliac. They''ve generally been my go to for listening to music. I''m only writing this review because I unlocked the truth i''d been missing out on for 6 months. That''s my resume. Here are my thoughts on... See more
I have owned these headphones for 6 months. I''m semi-audiophiliac. They''ve generally been my go to for listening to music. I''m only writing this review because I unlocked the truth i''d been missing out on for 6 months. That''s my resume.

Here are my thoughts on why you should choose these over budget or more expensive headphones. ( & yes, you should, but read on.)

These are great no matter what you plug them into. I''ll give them that. You will be generally impressed if you plug them into your iphone, android, mac, etc.. They''re pretty darned good. The volume is perfect, the highs are there but tame enough while keeping truth. You won''t blow your eardrum tweeter, but the highs are definitely there and serviceable to truthiness of the treble band. The bass is true bass. It''s not overly exaggerated; these WILL NOT give you an ear massage, it will however give you pretty close to exact bass. That''s actually a fantastic thing, learning to appreciate bass rather than it treating your ears as a trampoline is definitely an enlightenment.

I mainly use these with Spotify for my music diet. I''m a premium subscriber which gives me the rights to their high quality streams. These WILL expose bad recordings. Certain punk rock will not sound good as high quality electronic or high end produced modern pop. The ATH-M50x''s keep the recording quality obvious, but I would go on to say that they''re pretty forgiving at the same time. If you picked up a pair of AT''s higher priced cans, you''d probably expose even more, and is that worth it? Ehhhh it''s up to you, but these are the sweet spot for the price if you''re really looking to find flaws in recording, ya geek.

The biggest take away for these cans is this: while plugging them into anything will get you great audio, what they''re plugged into matters.
They will expose the the truth of the audio output of the device they''re plugged into. An Iphone won''t sound as good as plugged into a macbook pro which won''t sound as good as a pc with a good sound card. I''d been running these on my dell monitors headphone jack, which runs into an nvidia 980ti GPU, which serves up audio through the mentioned audio jack. It was okay. Today I pulled out the long 3.5mm male to 2.5mm male (the connection on the ATH-M50''s is 2.5mm fyi) that came with these and decided to plug these into my gaming pc that has a decent realtek soundcard...

Oh my lord panty dropping audio blissfulness, the gods have spoken, how the hell did I miss this, hot damn.
It awoke the beast. I cannot say more until you try these in a preamp (coworkers recommended) or something that pumps out decent audio.

These are a catalyst, you just need the correct crucible to handle it. You pair these babies with the correct output mechanism, and it will be one of the best 100$ range headphones you''ll have ever have bought. Sky''s the limit, just feed them correctly.

Since owning these, I''ve bought other Audio-Technica audio and recording devices. Have a set of their ATH-CKS55XBT blue tooth headphones : Audio-Technica SOLID BASS Bluetooth wireless stereo headset ATH-CKS55XBT
As well as the AT2020 usb microphone:
Audio-Technica AT2020USB PLUS Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone

It helps to live 3 miles from their main headquarters and warehouse, but my first venture with AT were these headphones bought from Amazon, and I haven''t looked back. These can''s established brand loyalty in me to AT. They are The Truth.
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I love these!
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
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I had a pair of ATH-M50s for roughly 4 years, before a recent trip to Vegas where they stopped working! (We''ll leave that one in Vegas). I use them every day at my home PC for my primary means of sound output. Anywhere from 4-12 hours a day, every day, for four... See more
I had a pair of ATH-M50s for roughly 4 years, before a recent trip to Vegas where they stopped working! (We''ll leave that one in Vegas).

I use them every day at my home PC for my primary means of sound output. Anywhere from 4-12 hours a day, every day, for four years. They worked perfectly, and these are even better!

Bass heavy profile, isolated stage, blocks exterior sound fairly well but not entirely. The M50x has a detachable cable, which may have prevented my M50S from breaking if they had that feature.

If I had to make any reccommendations, it would be to source a pair of velour ear pads. They change the sound stage a bit, but reduce the sweat-factor by an order of magnitude.
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John Martin
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I expected these to be good. I just got them
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
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Oh my God. I expected these to be good. I just got them, and I just started listening to them. I''m not an audiophile. I haven''t even broken them in yet, but, I''ve read that''s thing. I tell you what, though. I can sure as hell tell the difference between these and my Sol... See more
Oh my God. I expected these to be good. I just got them, and I just started listening to them. I''m not an audiophile. I haven''t even broken them in yet, but, I''ve read that''s thing. I tell you what, though. I can sure as hell tell the difference between these and my Sol Republic V8 headphones I got a few years ago. Those, and, I imagine many of the same ilk, needlessly boost bass and people think that''s a good thing. Listening to Sgt Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, I''m loving how clear everything is. I have them plugged into a FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LP3AMC2, that''s only $76 right now. I literally don''t think I can listen to anything else now if I want to listen to music. This is absurd. It''s amazing. Do yourself a favor and add this to your cart.
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Manuel F. Aguinaga
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TECHNICAlly the Best Headphones at this Price Range!
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2017
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Okay. If you''re a audiophile like me, but do not have the money to spend ludicrous amounts of it for headphones... These are the headphones for you. BUT, with that being said, do not think the price compromises the quality of these headphones. The clarity of these... See more
Okay. If you''re a audiophile like me, but do not have the money to spend ludicrous amounts of it for headphones... These are the headphones for you. BUT, with that being said, do not think the price compromises the quality of these headphones. The clarity of these headphones is perfect for mixing music or just relaxing at home jamming.
I read plenty of reviews before purchasing these and I read that they were lacking presence in the low end, but I have to disagree. If you truly enjoy music in it''s entirety (highs, mids, and lows) these will give you that and won''t drown everything else with head thumping bass. The lows are there and it does offer some good thumping, but just not over exaggerated like Beats. Honestly, these headphones are like having studio monitors on your ears so if that doesn''t say anything than I don''t know what will. Just trust me and the thousands of other reviews on here. Check out already. Happy Amazon shopping!
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Christopher Randall
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Amazing headphones for all-day listening!
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2017
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I''m by no means an audiophile, I just appreciate a set of high-quality and comfortable over-the-ear corded headphones to listen to music. I am a software developer, so listen to 4-6 hours of music every day, and sometimes 8+ when working on a deadline. A few... See more
I''m by no means an audiophile, I just appreciate a set of high-quality and comfortable over-the-ear corded headphones to listen to music. I am a software developer, so listen to 4-6 hours of music every day, and sometimes 8+ when working on a deadline.

A few times I''ve had to pause my music because I thought I heard a crash outside. After pausing my music, I figured out it was just the headphones and the way it distributed sound that made it sound like a cymbal crash or drum sound was actually outside my headphones. Sound quality is amazing. There are probably much nicer headphones out there. But, for the $150 pricetag on this set, I wonder if there is anything better.

My wife got tired of hearing me complain about how uncomforable my Sennheiser HD-202 headphones were. I wear glasses while I''m working on my computer, and the HD-202s clamp my head pretty well, and put inordinate amounts of pressure on the temples and earpieces of my eyeglasses. So, she went onto Amazon and found this pair of headphones that had amazing reviews, especially from people wearing glasses while using them. I was a little nervous about the cost, they would be, by a LONG shot, the most expensive headphones I''d have every purchased. Then I thought about how many hours a day I use headphones and it became a no-brainer if they were as good as the hundreds of positive reviews claimed.

I can vouch for how awesomely comfortable they are. A perfect amount of pressure to keep them on my head, but loose enough that even though the earpiece of my glasses are underneath, it doesn''t cause discomfort. See the attached picture, you can see that the frames of my glasses are pretty wide.

I also REALLY like how the cord works. It is a thicker cord, but MUCH lighter than other headphone cords. There is a long coiled cord, a long straight cord (both with screw threads for the 3.5mm->1/4" component stereo jack adapter) and a third shorter cord. The short cord is the perfect length for me to have plugged into my iPod sitting on the desk next to my computer, I measured it out to about 4'' long. There is no 1/4" adapter threading on the short cord. I always hated how I had to coil my Sennheiser cord or rubber band it since it was 10 feet long! But, if I ever needed a longer cord, I could also use the straight or coiled cord.

Amazing value, highly recommended!
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1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Anyone who says they''re for everyday use (like gaming) is lying.
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
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Alright, call me a fake audiophile or yell at me for not appreciating the finer points of music or audio production in the comments, I don''t care. The TL;DR is that these surprisingly comfy, sturdy-feeling headphones sounded completely terrible compared to my *actually... See more
Alright, call me a fake audiophile or yell at me for not appreciating the finer points of music or audio production in the comments, I don''t care. The TL;DR is that these surprisingly comfy, sturdy-feeling headphones sounded completely terrible compared to my *actually literally broken* Logitech G430s that I was trying to replace to begin with.

Here''s what happened:
--Put headphones on. Comfy! Can''t hear the roommate''s baby crying either. Not bad for not having any active noise cancelling.
--Plugged headphones in. Confirmed that they were connected. Great! Loving the thick, meaty cord! I bet my cat can''t chew through this.
--Turned on music. Ooh, the instrumental sounds detailed! It has depth! I can even hear that it''s a flat, clippy MP3!
--Wait, why hasn''t the vocal come in yet.
--Has the vocal not come in yet? I hear a choppy noise vaguely in the background-
--...is that. the vocal?
--Proceed to boot up a lossless CD rip of Christopher Tin''s "Waloyo Yamoni", off of The Drop That Contained The Sea.
--WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO VOCALS? IS MY SOUND CARD BROKEN SUDDENLY WHAT??
--Last attempt. Turn on Overwatch League livestream. Cannot hear casters over background noise. Bullet and game sounds are so tinny they hurt. This is the worst I''ve ever heard something sound and I''ve used the phone-in-bucket method as an impromptu amp before.
--Admit defeat, put headphones back in box, plug broken Logitechs back in.

I''ve returned these. Unlistenable mids do not a good experience make. A quick ARAM in League of Legends just sounded tinny and awful in every way too (with in-game voice being downright incoherent), so it''s not just audio from bad sources here. I do agree on some points - they do bring out the poorer quality of certain mixes and recording devices, so you''ll be able to hear whether compression or clipping or mixing has killed an instrumental track or not REALLY well - but the mids. My god, the mids. If this is "true sound" then "true sound" is trying to listen to someone who''s had a tracheotomy attempting to do ASMR over the top of a Concorde jet mid-takeoff.
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J. Hill
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
There are better options at this price point
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2018
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I recently needed to replace my pair of over the ear headphones so I began my search for a good pair of headphones in the $150-$200 range. Immediately Senhiser, Beyerdynamic, and Audio‑Technica stood out. I first received a pair of the Audio‑Technica ATH M-50x which had... See more
I recently needed to replace my pair of over the ear headphones so I began my search for a good pair of headphones in the $150-$200 range. Immediately Senhiser, Beyerdynamic, and Audio‑Technica stood out. 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. Then I picked up a pair of the Beyerdynamic DT 770. These headphones had amazing sound quality and comfort but the passive sound isolation was mediocre at best. Which is why I ordered a pair of the Beyerdynamic Premium 990 which are open back. I figured that the sound quality and comfort would be similar but the open back quality would allow me to talk with others while I played music. Unfortunately the 990''s had worse sound quality than the 770 (a bit harsher sounding and not as clear) and were very uncomfortable even after only a couple of hours. During this time I also ordered a pair of Senhiser HD 599 headphones. While these headphones have a significantly different sound signature than the others I have tried, they were of similar quality. Overall the HD 599''s were slightly less comfortable than the 770''s but the open back quality was convenient and the sound was quite nice. I would have been satisfied with the HD 599''s but they were the only pair of headphones I could not drive with my desktop. They produced terrible static. This did not occur when I used the 599''s on other devices or when I used other headphones (even those with similar impedance and SPL) driven by my desktop computer. This prevented me from keeping them. I have attached a breakdown of my thoughts below:

------------Sound Quality------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80 Ohm) - Winner
Highs - Quite good representation, much cleaner than Senhiser
Mids - Quite good representation
Lows - A little closed sounding but overall they are handled well
Overall this is how the music should sound. They perform the most similar to my pair of Martin Logan Motion 15''s (bookshelf speakers)

Beyerdynamic Premium 990 (32 Ohm)
Highs - Similar to the 770''s but rather harsh sounding
Mids - Nothing special, no major issues
Lows - Not as powerful as the 770''s but more spacious. Seemed a bit washed out due to the open back design

Senhiser HD 599 (50 Ohm) - Close 2nd Best
Highs - Not quite as poppy as they should be. They are a bit muted in the sound signature which can make them less fatiguing than other, more analytical, headphones.
Mids - A bit to high level for me, it tended to make punk rock music sound very close and muddied
Lows - A bit boomy but very spacious

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
Highs - Quite good representation, a bit cold though
Mids - Nothing special, no major issues though
Lows - Too over-emphasized

-----------------Comfort---------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770 - Winner
Perfect. I wore these on multiple occasions for more than 7 hours and never noticed any pressure points or discomfort. The headband is larger than average to distribute the pressure. The clamp pressure is also a bit more than average but this was not an issue due to the soft, replaceable, ear pads.

Beyerdynamic Premium 990
I could not wear these for more than a few hours. The headband is made of a much harder material than the 770''s and causes a painful pressure point on the top of my head. I believe this is made worse by the lower clamping force since more of the weight is on the top of your head.

Senhiser HD 599
I could wear these for several hours as long as I moved them around every 30-40 minutes. More comfortable than the 990''s. Significantly less clamping force than the 770''s.

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
These were the least comfortable. I could only stand to wear them for an hour or so before I had to take them off. All of the discomfort came from the top of my head.

----------------Usability---------------

Beyerdynamic DT 770
These come with a permanently attached 10ft cable. That was a lot of cable to get in my pocket every time I got up from my desk. The cable also has more insulation making it much thicker and stiffer than average.

Beyerdynamic DT 990
These come with a permanently attached 10ft cable. That was a lot of cable to get in my pocket every time I got up from my desk. The cable also has more insulation making it much thicker and stiffer than average. The open back design was also a plus for me since I work in a semi-quiet office environment and I could still hold a conversation with someone while listening to music. But I could not hear others quite as well as I could with the HD 599''s.

Senhiser HD 599
The interchange-able cables with different lengths worked perfect for home listening as well as on the go. The cable is also thinner and more flexible than the Beyerdynamic cable. The open back design was also a plus for me since I work in a semi-quiet office environment and I could still hold a conversation with someone while listening to music. The only downfall is the issue I had with compatibility between some devices and this pair of headphones where I would hear static or computer noise when driving them with a computer.

Audio Technica ATH M-50x
I really love the long coiled cable that came with these. To me this is the best option since I dont have to lug around a long cable or risk losing extra cables. With that being said, it also came with a ~ 9ft straight cable and 3ft straight cable if the coiled cable is too much for you.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
This is what almost 3 years of daily use looks like:
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018
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With the date of this review, I will have owned these wonderful headphones for 2 years, 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days. Back when I bought these, had previously gone though a multitude of various headphones that would be suitable for daily use while I worked. None of them... See more
With the date of this review, I will have owned these wonderful headphones for 2 years, 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days. Back when I bought these, had previously gone though a multitude of various headphones that would be suitable for daily use while I worked. None of them lasted and I was always dis-satisfied with the audio quality. I finally did some hardcore research and found these beauties.

When I first started using them, I was not a fan of how they felt on my head. I figured, well, maybe I just needed to break them in a little bit and they should hopefully get comfy. Glad I did! A week or two after purchase, they were snug and comfy on my head. I could easily wear them for my entire work day which wasn''t less than 9 hours.

Audio quality. I was blown away that headphones could have this rich of sound. However, it also depends on the quality of the music/sound/etc you are listening too. Honestly, listening to anything from streaming from Youtube to uncompressed FLAC files sound excellent. They''re not kidding when they say these are "studio monitor headphones." They mean business.

If you''re checking out the pictures I have attached, you''ll see that the earcup leather is FINALLY showing wear and tear. Like I said, I''ve used these daily for almost three years, at work and at home for gaming and video editing. Beyond that, the sound quality has not diminished. The sound is just as rich and full ad the day I got them.

The reason I''m writing this review after so many years? To show a testament to how great these things are, and because I''m picking up another pair to keep at work, and keep my current pair at home. I love these darn things so much that I really felt compelled to review them.

Audio-Technica... Thank you for these headphones. I am really not looking forward to the day these finally kick the bucket... but I know that won''t be for a very long time!
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sebastiano 51
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Audio technica m 50 x cuffia monitor professionale ......che bella😀
Reviewed in Italy on March 29, 2019
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici. La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si) Le prestazioni sono importanti per: Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio ) Indossabilita ( anche dopo...See more
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici. La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si) Le prestazioni sono importanti per: Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio ) Indossabilita ( anche dopo sedute di alcune ore si desidera continuare l''ascolto senza fenomeni di affaticamento ) Gamma di frequenza al limite delle possibilità uditive umane.senza riscontri reali da me osservati di ezaltazioni o mancanza su tutto lo spettro. Piacevolezza di ascolto con ogni genere musicale ( le mie preferenze personali spaziano dal rock al jazz Dalla lirica alla Sinfonica Dal Rap al country ecc. Sono sincero quando affermò che la preferisco alle altre mie cuffie molto costose molto blasonate e diverse per tipologia : dinamiche /planari/aperte /chiuse Sia americane sia tedesche sia giapponesi ed anche italiane. Non invidiatemi per favore.....Sono riuscito a realizzare i miei sogni di uno dei mie hobby preferiti dopo 50 anni di lavoro. Se questa mia appassionata recensione sia stata gradita per favorire questo acquisto sicuro e valido per gustravi tanta piacevole musica... Mi piacerebbe possiate indicare utile nella casellina Per mia soddisfazione personale disinteressata. Buona musica a voi tutti e tanta felicIta. Ciaooooo😘
Mi sono fidato di alcune recensioni degli amici.
La cuffia e molto ben costruita ( affidabilità e durata di vita assicurata si)
Le prestazioni sono importanti per:
Sensibilità ( associabilità con tutte le uscite degli amplificatori in commercio )
Indossabilita ( anche dopo sedute di alcune ore si desidera continuare l''ascolto senza fenomeni di affaticamento )
Gamma di frequenza al limite delle possibilità uditive umane.senza riscontri reali da me osservati di ezaltazioni o mancanza su tutto lo spettro.
Piacevolezza di ascolto con ogni genere musicale ( le mie preferenze personali spaziano dal rock al jazz
Dalla lirica alla Sinfonica
Dal Rap al country ecc.
Sono sincero quando affermò che la preferisco alle altre mie cuffie molto costose molto blasonate e diverse per tipologia : dinamiche /planari/aperte /chiuse
Sia americane sia tedesche sia giapponesi ed anche italiane.
Non invidiatemi per favore.....Sono riuscito a realizzare i miei sogni di uno dei mie hobby preferiti dopo 50 anni di lavoro.
Se questa mia appassionata recensione sia stata gradita per favorire questo acquisto sicuro e valido per gustravi tanta piacevole musica...
Mi piacerebbe possiate indicare utile nella casellina
Per mia soddisfazione personale disinteressata.
Buona musica a voi tutti e tanta felicIta.
Ciaooooo😘
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2018
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I...See more
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I own a series of Beyer Dynamic headphones that are souley for studio use. Their impedance are quite high and in order for me to get the best from them I would have to get an additional headphone amp to carry about with me. For me that kind of defeats the object of what I need for my "everyday cans". As I am sure you have all noticed, it can be a bit of a mine field on here, well anywhere in fact when buying things and I include headphones. I am not into "blutooth" stuff, for me they affect the original source too much. I can''t bare the whole "Beats" range or Bose. They really do sound like toilet ( putting it bluntly and politely). Once you have taken these types out of the equasion, you either have cheap unknown brands or you have to step up into the real "Audiophile" area which can come at a huge premium and sometimes even then, you don''t get the full benefit as they require an external amp to power the high impedance. I had a shortlist of brands from Grado, Senheiser and Klipische to Sony, B&W, Beyer Dynamic and of course, Audio Technica. I used a mixture of youtube reviews, customer reviews here and my own brand experience and audio knowledge. I was very close to getting a set of Grados, but I really want closed back designs as I may want to use them in either a broadcast situation or also in publice. There is nothing worse than being "THAT Person" with heaven knows what bleeding out of their earphones, intruding on other people''s space when not only can you not make out what it is, but even if you could, you don''t wanna hear it "second hand". So with that all in mind, I went for these ATH-M50x headphones. I listen to a vast array of genres and styles, plus of course whatever a multimedia feed on a mobile device or laptop web browser my throw my way and I am intending to challenge them. There are differing views on whether to "burn in" headphones or not. Now for me it depends. If they are a cheap brand or a "fashion brand" like beats or bose, I really would worry, but knowing Audio-Technica products as I do, their products really do benefit from a "run in" time. I am using a "self made" pink noise track. an hour long on loop (repeat) at 96khz, 24 bit. If you are wondering, which "colour" noise to use, for test and run in purposes always use pink noise. White noise has a slightly boosted top and mid, while the Brownian noise (not to be confused with the brown note haha) has a boosted lower end. The idea is to have an equal balanced frequancy range (which is what pink noise is) and let that play for...well however long you feel. THe usual time is about 8hrs upwards. Of course you can play music through them for that period constantly, but again, I want to burn in all parts equally so I use pink noise. So, anyway, back on topic, I have been burning these in for 8hrs and I am now listening to them while writing this "review". You really have to go a long way to beat the quality in both build and sonic performance of these headphones in their price range. These really do resemble a flat response headphone. What you hear is your playback device and audio file quality. Comparing the same track (bit rate and depth) with these headphones on my Lenovo Laptop verses my Sony NWZ-A10 High Res Audio player has never been so different. Via my laptop''s internal soundcard the sound was "ok" nothing to write home about and they sound like I would expect from a £60 set of headphones. Putting them on a decent source such as the Sony....wow! Whole new dimension! Theres plenty of punch, warmth and depth, together with detail galore. Every frequency has "space". At no point do these headphones sound restricted or limited. Mid range is clear and smooth and the highs are very pleasent indeed. They are not "biting" and "shrill" at all. This kind of sound means that long periods of listening won''t be fatiguing at all. I then took it them to try a 96khz at 24bit audio file. There is so much "space" in the audio. vocals are very clean and central, acoustic bass drums are heavenly. Lots of punch and depth, yet leave room so you can hear the resonant skin too. There is great channel speration. I find it very easy to "place" things in a mix with these on. Using a reference such as Doug Macleod''s Exactly Like This album. It is a very natural sounding, open, listening experience. The build of these hedphones has been carefully thought through. The head band is very flexible and will fit pretty mch any head shape with comfort and ease. The actual Earphones themselves will rotate a full 180 degrees each. Again, making them fit ears and heads of all shapes and sizes. The "height" of the earphones adjusts very smoothly and they have a premium feel in general. In the box they provide 3 different styles of cable. A short one for mobile devices, a longer version for studio or hifi situations and then a "curly" version of the studio/hi-fi cable. As if that wasn''t enought they give you a soft carry case (although I will buy a hard case for mine as I have a habit of throwing stuff in a bag when in a hurry). All in all I am over the moon with these headphones. The Senheisers are like muddy plastic boxes in comparisson. These ATH-M50x don''t "exagerate" anything to the point of being distracting and "untrue" to the original source, however they will only be as good as the source you use. If you listen to "chart" stuff, you will hear the compression and saturation that happens as they try to push stuff to the limit all the time. If you then try something recorded with some actual "air" and dynamics in it, you will hear just what I am talking about. If you like well balanced, honest sound, suitable for long periods then this is for you. If you have these in a short list. Wait no longer, just put them in your basket and thank me later.
I was looking to replace a set of Senheiser headphones I''d had for quite some years. The headphones had really seen better days as they are my "day to day" set that get used on anything from a laptop, mobile phone or even my Hi-fi or Sony Hi-Res Audio Player. I own a series of Beyer Dynamic headphones that are souley for studio use. Their impedance are quite high and in order for me to get the best from them I would have to get an additional headphone amp to carry about with me. For me that kind of defeats the object of what I need for my "everyday cans".
As I am sure you have all noticed, it can be a bit of a mine field on here, well anywhere in fact when buying things and I include headphones. I am not into "blutooth" stuff, for me they affect the original source too much. I can''t bare the whole "Beats" range or Bose. They really do sound like toilet ( putting it bluntly and politely). Once you have taken these types out of the equasion, you either have cheap unknown brands or you have to step up into the real "Audiophile" area which can come at a huge premium and sometimes even then, you don''t get the full benefit as they require an external amp to power the high impedance.
I had a shortlist of brands from Grado, Senheiser and Klipische to Sony, B&W, Beyer Dynamic and of course, Audio Technica.
I used a mixture of youtube reviews, customer reviews here and my own brand experience and audio knowledge. I was very close to getting a set of Grados, but I really want closed back designs as I may want to use them in either a broadcast situation or also in publice. There is nothing worse than being "THAT Person" with heaven knows what bleeding out of their earphones, intruding on other people''s space when not only can you not make out what it is, but even if you could, you don''t wanna hear it "second hand". So with that all in mind, I went for these ATH-M50x headphones.
I listen to a vast array of genres and styles, plus of course whatever a multimedia feed on a mobile device or