Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitors Headphones - Black

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4.9 out of 5 stars Based on 122 Customer Ratings

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"Amazing Headphones"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

No complaints. They sound way better than any other pair I've owned. And they feel pretty durable. They are very comfortable for using over a long period of time. And the cool thing I like is the interchangeable cables, three to choose from.

Not only the headphones but the service from mighty ape was superb – I ordered the pair around 10:00 am in the morning and got to me that afternoon around 6:00. From Auckland to Christchurch that is the quickest package I have ever gotten. Thanks a lot!!

19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
"Best in price range"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Blimey, Mighty Ape does some ripper deals on these headphones from time to time, Well pleased! Anyway, these things aside – for the longest time my go to studio monitor headphones for both movies and music plugged into an amp have been my Sony MDR-7505's. They have a very ‘authenic’ natural clear sound stage (a lot of directors use them on set), decent bass and what I'd consider precise sound delivery across the full spectrum. One problem, they're somewhat fragile but more annoyingly the ear pads disintegrate very quickly requiring frequent replacement (at least once a year!). Accumulated frustration pushed me to explore alternatives and after reading reviews I decided on a set of M50X cans and I'm well pleased I did! The build quality is excellent, being both solid materials yet very comfortable and decent quality long life leather pads. The 45mm drivers in these deliver top notch very ‘full’ sound stage. It's a warm kind of sound and hard not to love them. As far as using them with a mobile etc, I have no probs driving them to more than acceptable volumes with my iPhone, but to be fair the larger drives really do shine plugged into an amp and as such is were I'd recommend they get used most often.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Great for gaming and music on an amp"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I have had these headphones on my wish-list for a long while (I was waiting to buy an appropriate amp so I could drive them properly), and the sound quality is fantastic.

These are defiantly not headphones for use with a phone/tablet (earphones are a better choice for them) as they require more power than they can provide, but if you have an amp or a computer with good quality on-board sound/ sound card or a USB DAC you will be pleased with these headphones.

The only downside I have with them is that wearing glasses with them can be a bit uncomfortable.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Pure. Professional. Performance.

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-M50×DG professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of a detachable cable. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50× provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.

Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.


  • Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
  • Proprietary 45 mm 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° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)
  • Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening
Release date NZ
October 12th, 2015
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