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.
Conclusion: Sometimes products exceed expectations, and the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones are one such example. At first we didn't think these largely plastic-constructed headphones would achieve their "professional monitor headphones" label, but they absolutely do.
Pros: Accessible price, no compromise neutral audio experience, immediately comfortable to wear, solid build and ample padding
Cons: Largely plastic construction, no controller on included cables, not ideal for on-the-go wear, ears get warm after extended use
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...
Conclusion: Légère évolution de l'Audio-Technica ATH-M50, l'ATH-M50x en conserve les qualités acoustiques, de finitions et de confort en les améliorant légèrement. Cette évolution reste un des meilleurs casques sous les 200 euros.
Pros: qualité de fabrication finition, qualité audio avec un son équilibré, confort, les trois câbles fournis.
Cons: encombrant lors du transport, un câble avec microphone/télécommande aurait été un bonus.