Audio-Technica ATH-M50x: Stellar sequel to one of our favorite pairs of headphones (review)
23 June 2014
Summary: Quibbles aside, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are a modestly improved version of the already spectacular model they're based on, and among the best-sounding pairs you'll find for less than $200.
Pros: The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones offer excellent build quality and very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. They're also very comfortable and have slightly more cushiony earcups along with a detachable-cord design (three cords are included).
Cons: There's no integrated microphone for making cell phone calls and the bulkier design makes them less suitable for mobile use.
Excerpt: When we last reviewed the M50 we were knocked out by its performance for just £120. Well, AT has monopolised the M50's lead in the shape of a brand new M50x, and added the M40x and M30x for those who need quality at an even keener price.
Excerpt: Great news! Audio-Technica has recently introduced its revamped line of studio-grade and very much professional over-ear headphones. One of them being a new mid-level flagship successor to one of the more well known and admired headphones in recent years - the ATH-M50 . Believe it or not, we had never gotten around reviewing anything from Audio-Technica.
Excerpt: De pålidelige studie-hovedtelefoner fra Audio-Technica har deres trofaste tilhængere verden over og har overlevet alskens modeluner og stadig stærkere konkurrence. En af grundene er, at de er så solidt lavet, at de kan tåle det meste – den slags hovedtelefoner, der bruges af professionelle – og de spiller så balanceret og åbent, at de er fremragende til de fleste ting. Ikke alene til studiebrug, men også til anlægget derhjemme.
Pros: Åbent og balanceret lydbillede, der er så behageligt, at man kan lytte for evigt. Solidt bygget med aftagelig ledning.