Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x

Closed-Back Studio Headphone

Sale price₹ 12,499 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 22,302
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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x comes with a 3 Year warranty from Audio-Technica that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Audio-Technica's warranty in India.

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Why Audio-Technica is Special

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Designed in Japan

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

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Born in 1962

Why we love this Headphone

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.


Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

Great for Studio & Professionals

When you need the best to deliver your best.


This headphone or gear meets the high standards and requirements of a professional and studio environments. Plug these in and focus on doing your best work.


If you see products marked as “🎙️ Great for Studio & Professionals”, you can trust that you're getting precision, reliability, and top-tier performance, perfect for bringing your creative and professional projects to life!

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!


If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.


If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing

Dynamic Driver

The dynamic powerhouse of your sound


This headphone or gear houses dynamic driver speaker unit that produces sound, delivering a punchy and energetic audio experience.


If you see a product marked with “🔈 Dynamic Driver” you're in for lively bass, clear mids and vibrant highs, making your music come alive with every beat!

Flat Sound Signature

For those on a quest to try and hear the “purest” audio possible.


This headphone or gear offers an neutral, uncoloured audio profile, perfect for purists who crave accuracy.


If you see products marked as “📏 Flat Sound Signature”, you’re in for a true-to-life listening experience, hearing your music exactly as it was recorded, without any artificial boosts or tweaks.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.


This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.


If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Sharp & Precise Details

Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?


This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.


If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Perfect to Analyse Music

Delve deeper into the Bassline, Riffs and Harmonies.


This headphone or gear is designed for those who dive deep into the nuances of sound, offering precision for music analysis.


If you see products marked as “🔍 Perfect to Analyse Music”, get ready to dissect every beat, note, and harmony with exceptional clarity, making it an ideal tool for musicians, producers, and audiophiles who crave detailed insights into their music.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.


This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.


If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

The Overachiever Amongst All Its M-series Sibling

As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, The Audio-Technica M50x hits the right spot when it comes to delivering a balanced sound. It seals your music in tightly with their contoured earcups, isolating all the ambient noise with no sound leakage, with minimal bleed.

Clean And Balanced Sound

The M50x produces stupendously clear, clean and most of all, accurately balanced and rich throughout the frequency spectrum making them ideal studio headphones for listening to all types of genres. You can distinctly hear bright-sounding vocals and instrumentals in one single track.

45mm Custom Made Drivers

The drivers used in the Audio Technica ATH-M50x are 45mm large and custom-made drivers with copper-coated aluminium voice coils and rare-earth magnets. M50x creates a large sense of scale that’s obviously the exact opposite of cluttered and muddy-sounding audio.

Clean And Balanced Sound

The M50x produces stupendously clear, clean and most of all, accurately balanced and rich throughout the frequency spectrum making them ideal studio headphones for listening to all types of genres. You can distinctly hear bright-sounding vocals and instrumentals in one single track.

45mm Custom Made Drivers

The drivers used in the Audio Technica ATH-M50x are 45mm large and custom-made drivers with copper-coated aluminium voice coils and rare-earth magnets. M50x creates a large sense of scale that’s obviously the exact opposite of cluttered and muddy-sounding audio.

Closed-back Design

Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. 90° rotating ear cups ensure you can do some critical listening, one ear at a time.

Expertly Built

The M50x, even though made of plastic, is known for its use of high-quality textured matte construction and overall solid durability. The Pro-grade material has been used for the ear cups as well as the headband.

Straight And Coiled Single-Sided Cable

The M50x includes three cable options: 1.2m - 3.0m coiled cable, 1.2m straight and 3.0 m straight cable. They are very convenient in terms of usage and make life simple. Making them the top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. 3.9 To 9.8' (1.2 To 3 M) Coiled Cable
2. 9.8' (3 M) Straight Cable
3. 3.9' (1.2 M) Straight Cable
4. 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
5. Carry Pouch


Drivers
45mm
Impedance
38 Ohms
Wired Connectivity
3.5mm Input
Microphone
No
Sensitivity
99dB
Frequency Response
15Hz - 28,000 Hz


3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x comes with a 3 Year warranty from Audio-Technica that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Audio-Technica's warranty in India.

60 Years of Analogue Audio from Japan

Audio-Technica, established in 1962 in Machida, Tokyo, Japan, specializes in designing and manufacturing high-performance audio equipment. Originally known for its phonograph cartridges, the brand now offers a wide range of microphones, headphones, earphones, and wireless systems for both professional and home use. Its products, such as the AT2020 microphone and ATH-M50X headphones, have become industry favorites in recording studios for their quality and durability. Audio-Technica's commitment to excellence has earned it numerous industry awards and made its headphones a standard choice for live sound tours, broadcast studios, and more.

Fun fact: Audio-Technica microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

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The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x isn’t going anywhere; the style, comfort and great sound are what make these headphones a great buy. If you're looking for an all-around solid pair of headphones you can use for mixing, recording and monitoring, ATH-M50x is a great pick.

RAGHAV SOMANI

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Reviewed
July, 2019

They are among the best-closed headphones I have heard for the price and if I wanted cans with good bass and clear highs, these are the ones to get.
If you’re looking for a portable pair of over-ears and you like your sound a little warm, for the money, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x are well worth checking out.
They are lively, have an extra hit of bass and make for a particularly involving listen if you prefer electronic music to introspective singer-songwriters.
If you're looking for an all-around solid pair of headphones you can use whether you're editing videos or listening to music on the bus, these should be on your shortlist.
These 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 < $200.
If you’re looking for a portable pair of over-ears and you like your sound a little warm, for the money, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x are well worth checking out.
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Sound Signature

Flat: Designed for studio professionals for critical reference monitoring.

Flat: Designed for studio professionals for critical reference monitoring.

Extra Bass: Lots of low end but tends to overpower mids & highs.

Driver Configuration

45mm Dynamic Drivers

45mm Dynamic Drivers

50mm Dual Dynamic Drivers

Design

Closed-Back

Closed-Back

Closed-Back

Impedance

38 Ohms

32 Ohms/ 80 Ohms/ 250 Ohms

32 Ohms

Our Verdict

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x isn’t going anywhere; the style, comfort and great sound are what make these headphones a great buy. If you're looking for an all-around solid pair of headphones you can use for mixing, recording and monitoring, ATH-M50x is a great pick.

The old guard of studio headphones, DT 770 PRO has a sound that stands the test of time, making it a worthy consideration for home and studio use. Albeit the old school design, it offers excellent comfort, supreme isolation and pristine sound quality.

These were my first proper headphones. I love it to death. It's got the bass to blow anyone's mind within the first few seconds of hitting play. They are also undoubtedly the best-designed headphones in this segment. Truly unmistakable.



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  • Value for Money

    Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.


    Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


    If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

  • Ideal for Beginners

    Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


    If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


    If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

  • Audiophile Community Favourite

    This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.


    It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.


    If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

  • Flat Sound Signature

    For those on a quest to try and hear the “purest” audio possible.


    This headphone or gear offers an neutral, uncoloured audio profile, perfect for purists who crave accuracy.


    If you see products marked as “📏 Flat Sound Signature”, you’re in for a true-to-life listening experience, hearing your music exactly as it was recorded, without any artificial boosts or tweaks.

  • Sharp & Precise Details

    Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?


    This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.


    If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

  • Perfect to Analyse Music

    Delve deeper into the Bassline, Riffs and Harmonies.


    This headphone or gear is designed for those who dive deep into the nuances of sound, offering precision for music analysis.


    If you see products marked as “🔍 Perfect to Analyse Music”, get ready to dissect every beat, note, and harmony with exceptional clarity, making it an ideal tool for musicians, producers, and audiophiles who crave detailed insights into their music.

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    Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


    If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

  • Ideal for Beginners

    Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


    If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


    If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

  • Audiophile Community Favourite

    This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.


    It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.


    If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

  • Flat Sound Signature

    For those on a quest to try and hear the “purest” audio possible.


    This headphone or gear offers an neutral, uncoloured audio profile, perfect for purists who crave accuracy.


    If you see products marked as “📏 Flat Sound Signature”, you’re in for a true-to-life listening experience, hearing your music exactly as it was recorded, without any artificial boosts or tweaks.

  • Crisp Vocals & Instruments

    Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.


    This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.


    If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

  • Layered and Nuanced Sound

    Imagine sitting on the second row of a music hall. Instruments should sound like they are coming from different places on the stage - Layered and nuanced.


    This headphone or gear is designed to deliver a rich, detailed audio experience, with every note and subtlety coming through crystal clear.


    If you see a product marked with "🍰 Layered and Nuanced Sound," it means this device is crafted to provide an intricate soundscape, perfect for audiophiles who appreciate the depth and complexity in their music.

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    Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


    If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

  • Ideal for Beginners

    Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


    If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


    If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

  • Incredibly Popular

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  • Extra-bass Sound Signature

    When you need deep low-end rumble and copious amounts sub-bass.


    This headphone or gear comes with the promise that the product emphasises deep, powerful bass, making your music feel full and rich.


    If you see products marked as “🎛️ Extra-bass Sound Signature”, get ready to feel every beat and thump, perfect for bass lovers who want their soundtracks to hit hard and resonate with depth.

  • Thick Bass / Kickass Bass

    There are some headphones that just knock your socks off with high and impactful bass. There’s only one way to describe it - Kickass.


    This headphone or gear is engineered to deliver powerful and thumping bass that adds an extra punch to your music, making every beat come alive.


    If you see a product marked with "💣 Kickass Bass", it means this device is perfect for bass enthusiasts for an immersive audio experience that will make your music feel more intense and impactful.

  • Sharp & Precise Details

    Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?


    This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.


    If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Customer Reviews

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Raghuvir Pendse (Mumbai)
Audio Technica - ATH-M50x - Excellent Headphones

1) Service from Headphone Zone was very good. Delivery was very prompt. Thanks to Raghav and the team.
2) Sound quality of the headphones is excellent. The bass is fantastic with mid and high frequencies to match. I am 71 years old so I cannot hear the very high frequencies. I use the ASUS U7 USB Sound Card with my laptop. This sound card has a very good DAC and built-in headphone amplifier. It was very satisfying to hear my favourite music on these headphones.
3) Comfort level was good but not great like the open type Sennheiser HD 518 which I own. A break of 10 – 15 minutes is required after 2 hours of use. But this is the price you pay for closed back headphones giving good isolation and a fantastic bass response. Hence overall no complaint.
4) 3 types of connecting cords are given by Audio Technica which is a very good idea as you have the proper cord for every type of use. I wish other companies should follow this idea.
Raghuvir.

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Pranav Sharma (Ahmedabad)
Review from an average guy

First of all these are the great pair of cans one can buy at this price point. I have been using these headphones since 14 days. Initially i had some doubts about the product and contacted headphone zone support and cleared my queries. Their service is excellent.

I am going to clear some points for the users who are buying this:
Firstly don't worry if the box is not seal packed. Its just the "Audio-Technica way".
Second about the warranty. You will not get warranty card inside the box. Headphone Zone got you covered for the warranty.

Now coming to the headphones:
They have a very tight clamping force infact when i first wore i was like wth. To reduce the clamping force i stretch and place these headphones on a 30 cm box overnight. Due the this the clamping force got vastly reduced and now its comfortable to wear. You should do stretching minimum for 5 nights to realize the effect.

The pads of the headphones are ok. They lack the dept and doesn't go around your ears fully. Also your ears will get sweaty. I have to keep them taking off every 30 min. This is partially due to high clamping force of the headphones, so another reason to stretch your headphones. Passive noise cancellation is good in these headphones. The pads offer great seal for noise cancelling.

Cables are of good quality and looks quite durable. I am using 1.5 mm straight cable. Its much convenient for both laptop and mobile. The twist to lock mechanism is good but this is proprietary mechanism. You have to buy this proprietary cable only if yours get damaged. So ya.

Now coming to the sound:
Previously i was owning sennheiser hd 448. Since 7 yrs i had them. The sound of audio techinica in short: exceptional clear, high Highs, decent lows with great upper lows and ok mids.
The highs in this can be piercing so i equalize it with amplifier (Fiio A3). I boosted lows & mids, due to this highs are less piercing.

Overall i am satisfied with m50x. Best all-rounder at this price. R...

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Prithvi Velsa (Coimbatore)
Solid All-Rounder that won't disappoint

One of the most famous and easily recognizable phones out there, the Audio-Technica ATH M50x are a great pair of headphones for their price point. While some might argue that they are overhyped and the M40x offer a better audiophillic experience with lesser harshness, the M50x in my opinion are a very fun pair of cans with an in-your-face presentation of music. The cans are definitely bassy but imo, it's not excessive enough to bleed into the mids and the slight emphasis on bass is very good for most Indian music. It could be just me but while I find it bright and sibilant (sometimes verging on harshness), I find the mids a bit recessed. Vocals don't carry the power I'd expect but I can live with it. It's a great pair of starting cans to get a feel for Hi-Fi music but it's not the best -- certain open cans at this price range like the HD 598 are better but if you need your cans to be portable, the M50x wins hands down. It's a very well built with sturdy plastic and it definitely feels ( and looks! ) premium. If this is going to be your first pair of decent headphones, I'm sure you'll go 'Wow!". Can highly recommend especially when you'll listen to music somewhere else than your desktop.

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Hirak Ghosh (Chandannagar)
Beautiful Sound

This is a brilliant pair of headphones, sounds really amazing. It looks great, lots of accessories comes with this. The cables are very very long so that you can use it anywhere. I am using this with the Schiit Fulla 2 & they sound brilliant. Also, I found this headphone very comfortable. Some users found it uncomfortable but there is no such thing experienced by me so far. I mainly listen to Bollywood songs & Rock (Pink Floyd, Linkin Park) & these headphones produces some amazing sound. From highs, mids & lows everything is very much detailed. Absolutely loving it.

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Indrajit
Audio Technica ATH-M50X - She is powerful. She is rich. She is beautiful.

Sonic aspects - Authoritative bass, slams and impacts, plushness, full-bodied dynamics, clarity are some of the perfections on this headphone

Downside - average instrument separation, average sound-stage, grainy treble are some of the blemishes.