Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Review
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Review

Suppose you are an avid music lover or someone who owns a recording studio and wants excellent sound quality for under $200. In that case, Audio-Technica ATH-M50X is the best deal that you can get, and be more than happy with the closed-back headphones with epic noise cancellation. 

What’s new?

The makers of Audio-Technica have brought out a revolutionary product that caused worldwide hype in the headphone market with their ATH-M50 product. ATH-M50X is the sole successor to that, with a removable headphone jack and enhanced clarity.

Apart from the detachable cable, only a badge showcases the model number on the sides of the headphones that is distinguishable.

The locking mechanism for the headphone is very effective in securing the 3.5mm jack to the port. You just need to put the jack inside and match the lines, and You are done. The attachment is not generic, and the locking mechanism rules out any third-party cable usage. 

It has soft pads for making long listening sessions comfortable. The product has rich deep Lows, balanced Mids, and detailed Highs like its predecessor, M50. The best part about the device is that it doesn’t require an external amp.

Benefits of owning one

ATH-M50X headphones are very comfortable and lightweight, important for extensive usage. Let’s look at their many advantages that are useful for users.

  • Foldable ear cups which can rotate to 90°
  • Super flexible and portable
  • Possess deeper boosted bass compared to its competitors 
  • Highly detailed sound 
  • Comes with 3 extra cables out of the box. a 1.2-meter straight cable. 3-meter straight cable and a 1.2-meter coiled cable
  • Diverse sound profile for both personal and professional usage
  • Available in black, white, and blue color versions
  • Cable locking mechanism

Although Audio-Technica ATH-M50Xs are marketed as studio-grade headphones, they offer clear and transparent sound with closed-back technology. They are a few steps away from making their way to the professional recording studio. 

Flaws of the headphones

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50X headphones are all-around in our testing. but they have some drawbacks compared to the competition 

  • Comfort is average but better than M50
  • Turbulent sound response
  • Too bass-heavy for studio use and lacks the overall clarity that recording studios require.
  • The cable locking mechanism prevents the usage of third-party cables 
  • Replacement cables are of bad quality 
  • Thin ear pads 
  • Poor build quality compared to the competition

Although Audio-Technica ATH-M50X has its shortcomings, the fact that it is a mid-range headphone that provides sound quality comparable to the high-end products in the market. The product lacks the quality that the sound engineers and sound designers need to get their job done. Yet, it is a great tool for people who want headphones that provide sound quality close to the studio monitor. They are worth your time if you want good sound quality and an affordable price.  

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