Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Sound & Vision Magazine
17 April 2013
Excerpt: Universally loved audio products are rare, but you won’t find too many folks with a bad thing to say about the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones (it has around 800 five-star and just nine one-star ratings on Amazon). The headphone consistently garners raves, but the mundane styling won’t cut it with folks craving the latest fashion statements from the likes of Beats by Dr. Dre, V-Moda, or Bowers & Wilkins.
Summary: If your top priority for buying headphones is to improve your single player gaming immersion and/or your multiplayer gaming experience, we do not feel the M50S have much to offer you. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Studio Headphones simply do not have the clarity and soundstage that other more capable audiophile counterparts can provide.
Summary: A-T's M50S studio heapdhones are designed to reproduce the aspects of their source audio with extreme accuracy. We will tell you how this product's sound signature affects your PC audio experience when paired with a dedicated sound card.
Summary: The Audio Technica ATH-M50 are without a doubt, a good pair of headphones for music enthusiasts. The headphones are priced at Rs. 8,500 (market price of Rs. 7,500), which makes them a little expensive but considering the few options freely available in the market, it’s one of the best you can find in this price range. They offer a much superior sound to products priced at some 20 to 30 percent cheaper.
Summary: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality.
Pros: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. They're also very comfortable and are a relative bargain.
Cons: There's no integrated microphone for making cell phone calls; the bulkier design makes them less suitable for mobile use; and the headphone cord isn't detachable.
Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
18 August 2010
Excerpt: It is only recently that I have become interested in higher end headphones. I used to be one of those people thought that the Apple headphones that come with an iPhone or iPod were sufficient, but then I saw a comment on a forum somewhere saying that people who think the Apple headphones are good enough haven’t heard real sound and are missing out. That made me decide to branch out and try some higher quality speakers.
Excerpt: Most headphones and earphones are designed with some kind of bias to their sound profile. Usually heavy bass, for rockin’ tunes. Studio monitor headphones, on the other hand, are careful to reproduce an audio signal exactly as it is supplied by the audio device. For certain kinds of music, and certain kinds of listener, this is desirable – even essential. Audio Technica offers this set at a fairly reasonable price, and with good results.
Pros: Precise audio reproduction, Solid construction