Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

August 2, 2013 - Comment

Audio-Technica has introduced a straight-cable version, ATH-M50s, of its flagship ATH-M50 headphones. Designed to provide an exceptionally natural response for professional monitoring/mixing, the headphones feature a closed-back, collapsible design with 45 mm neodymium drivers, circumaural ear pieces (180° swivel) and luxuriously padded ear cushions. A straight cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated

Audio-Technica has introduced a straight-cable version, ATH-M50s, of its flagship ATH-M50 headphones. Designed to provide an exceptionally natural response for professional monitoring/mixing, the headphones feature a closed-back, collapsible design with 45 mm neodymium drivers, circumaural ear pieces (180° swivel) and luxuriously padded ear cushions. A straight cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on ¼” adapter.

Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer.

Product Features

  • Exceptional audio quality for professional monitoring and mixing
  • Collapsible design ideal for easy portability and convenient storage
  • Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing or recording sessions
  • Frequency Response: 15 – 28000 Hz
  • Cable Length: 3.50 M

Comments

Mandy says:

Excellent product- needs to be burned in I’m not a professional- I’m just a person who really loves her music, and I don’t know much of anything the specs on this pair of headphones. What I can offer is what I did and how these headphones sound from an average person’s point of view.First off, I got this pair of headphones about a year ago, and I got them for about $130, tax included. When I got them, they sounded pretty good; just about as good as my pair of skullcany ink’d earbuds (those earbuds are pretty awesome even though they do break after about three months). Before purchasing the headphones, I read a couple reviews about how this pair of headphones need to be “burnt in”. I did some research on google, and found out what “burning in” was (basically you plug in the headphones and play white noise/ pink noise for a certain number of hours). So I burnt in my headphones for about 60 ish hours (I wasn’t really counting- I was just playing the noise while I labored over homework). To my surprise, they sounded…

Jim says:

Highly regarded with good reason I’ve had these headphones for about a week and a half now, and I love ’em. They are not ideal for all listening situations, however. I typically use the M50s with a connected to my iPad via a , or connected to my laptop via the cable the E11 comes with (which plugs into the headphones/audio out jacks on computers, MP3 players, iPads and iPhones, etc). This gives me great sound when I listen to various alternative and rock stations through the TuneIn Radio app for iPad or to lossless music on my laptop. But when I watch a movie on my iPad or laptop, I prefer to listen through my , because they have a better soundscape than the M50s. Open back headphones, such as…

T. A. Clark says:

Awesome. These are the best sounding headphones I’ve had, even right out of the box, and the bass showed noticeable improvement after only a few hours of use.They’re light, comfortable, and have amazing clarity even with their bass response. No muddy bass at all, it sounds crisp and heavy even at lower volume. They’re a noticeable improvement over the other sets I have, a Grado SR80i and Sennheiser HD280 Pro’s; the construction seems better than the 280’s, too, with solid mountings and rotation on the cups and a reinforced cable at the jack. The cable is long enough to reach across my living room to my receiver with extra slack to spare, and with this straight cable version I don’t get the tangles I have with my 280’s.All around great headphones, and I’m really happy with them. Awesome music headphones, but the clarity makes them great with dialog in movies and the bass in games is powerful without being overbearing.

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