Today, I will be reviewing the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones, which have been quite popular with audiophiles and music lovers alike.
The Audio Technica ATH M50 are closed back, over the ear headphones which provide very high-end quality-like sound for under $200. These headphones provide a ton of value for this price and are considered to be on par with some higher-end headphones.
These perfect pair of headphones are a bit of a craving for music lovers everywhere, regardless of what genre you listen to because it is so diverse.
You may be able to do a little monitoring and maybe some mixing and mastering with the audio technical ath-m50s, but if you are a professional sound engineer, I recommend looking into some higher-end headphones for the best bet. But I still can’t deny how cheap these headphones are for the quality of sound that they provide. Audio Technica could probably sell these baby’s for $300, and nobody would complain.
With my audio technical ath-m50 review, the recommended use of these headphones would be for enjoyment, because they provide an all-around high-quality sound that is very smooth to the ears.
Inside the Box
-Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones (of course)
-1/4” inch headphone adaptor
-Choice of coiled or straight cord (I would recommend coiled if you plan to use these on the go because the straight wire can be long: 11 feet vs. 4-10 feet)
-10 ounces or 284 grams
Sound of Audio Technica ATH-M50 Review
Highs 4.7/5: The highs are obvious on the audio professional at m50s. You can hear all the cymbals, piano notes, and birds chirping if there are some without any harshness like some of the other pairs.
Mids 4.5/5: The mids were also very excellent on these headphones. Although it could be slightly recessed when compared with the highs and lows, they still sound very decent. Voices could be made out extremely clear, and even though they may not be the best for excruciating details, it’ll still sound as if an opera singer was next to you.
Lows 4.8/5: The bass is where this headphone shines. The bass is very “punch” and not “muddy” as you’ll hear in such famous headphones like Dr. Dre Beats. Muddy is where the sounds are over the top and punch seems to be just the right word to describe the bass here. It’s like having subwoofers in your ears with high reverberation and no need for a bass boost.
Since these are closed back headphones, they do provide excellent isolation, even though they aren’t noised canceling. If you bump up the volume loud enough, you won’t be able to make out outside noise. But, if you wear these in an airplane, some sound will leak in because that’s the nature of non-noise canceling headphones. If you want absolute silence from the outside world while listening to your music, then noise-cancelling headphones are the way to go.
Leakage doesn’t seem to be much of a problem as well. The audio-technical ath-m50 does a very well job keeping sound in unless of course, you bump the volume up to like 120db.
Like with all good headphones, this audio technical at m50 pair needs to have a good burn to live up to its full potential. A good 100 hours or so of different kinds of music will do wonders for this phone. The initial sound and the after burn-in sound are completely worlds apart. It’s like comparing an Olympic swimmer to a shark. No matter how fast the Olympic swimmer is, the shark is still way faster. Not only that but the shark bites with a heavy BASS.
Comfort of Audio Technica ATH M50 Review
Depending on your head size, these provide some real support but might be a little tight in the beginning. Right out of the box, for me, these headphones were slightly tight for my big head, but after some usage and some stretching, all is well.
The earcups of the at m50s were quite comfortable as well. It might get a little hot and sweaty on a sweltering summer day, but other than that they are fine.
For this price, these are the probably the best quality headphones you can buy. I’ve had no problems whatsoever since I purchased these headphones.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 is made mostly plastic and aluminum covered with some faux leather. The plug is completely metal and should be nearly invincible. The cords are also extremely thick rubber, and it should last decades to come unless you intentionally try to cut them or something.
These babies can also be folded and swiveled to fit your heads needs. It can fit heads of all shapes and sizes.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Trust me, for this price, these headphones are a bargain. They are amazing headphones that provide quality all around. They may not be the best sets if you are a professional sounder engineer, but for monitoring and just plainly for music enjoyment, they are worth every penny. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at some of these Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Reviews on Amazon. People from all musical backgrounds love these.
Whether this is your first set of headphones or you are an absolute audiophile, you will still enjoy the sounds that these headphones produce. I hope you have enjoyed my Audio Technica ATH M50 Review and best wishes to finding the right pair of headphones for you. Thanks for reading!