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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Studio Monitor Headphones (Matte Grey)

Easily one of the world’s most popular sealed/closed headphones, the Audio Technica ATH-M50x is the updated version of the classic M50 featuring detachable cables with three extra cords included in the package.

Thankfully, Audio Technica didn’t go and ruin a good thing. They kept the overall design and sonic signature same as it ever was. The newly detachable headphone cord makes the ATH-M50x even more worthy.


R 3,897.00

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Probably the best value-for-money Studio Reference Headphones on the market

There are but a few bright stars in the sealed headphone universe and fewer yet within reach of budget-conscious headphone lovers seeking a well-priced can that does all things really well.

Enter the brazenly competent Audio Technica ATH-M50x, a high-performance sealed [aka ‘closed-back’] headphone that studio craftsmen, portable music buffs, pro DJs and budding audiophiles will all find attractive.

The M-50x has outstanding musical detail with cleanly reproduced extension both high & low. It will undoubtedly surprise many when comparing it to other sealed headphones anywhere near – or above – this price. Expect solid acoustic accuracy fully responsive to the audio signal along with a true presentation of the source quality for precise imaging of your music and recording work.

And for folks needing listening privacy/noise-blocking (during airline travel or commuting, for example), the M 50 X has a very thorough ‘monitoring grade’ isolation ability. When combined with its top-shelf sound performance, our Headphone.com review opinion is these unassuming cans rate as one of the best affordable sealed headphone values in the entire industry.

The Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphone comes with three detachable cables of various lengths. The M50x’s cool black-matte look with stainless steel ring accents is professional without being overly flashy. Black pleather circumaural earpads will fit completely around the ears on most wearers and the earcups swivel 180-degrees for effective one-ear monitoring during DJ or live mix sets.

The single-sided headphone cables exit from the left earcup (nicely eliminating pesky ‘Y-cord’ tangles) and terminate to a 3.5mm [1/8″] ‘mini-plug’ straight jack. Included with the ATH-M50x are two straight cables (3m and 1.2m) as well as 3m coiled cable. A full-size 1/4″ stereo plug adapter is also included with the M50x along with a storage pouch.

Acoustic Seal

Closed Back

Detachable Cable


Frequency Response

15 Hz to 28 kHz

Headphone Type

Circumaural (around ear)


38 Ω

Noise Attenuation

Not Disclosed By Manufacturer


285 g