“Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50, and the updated ATH-M50x, have received rave reviews from tech sites, bloggers and YouTubers alike. The love that these headphones receive on a regular basis convinced me that the next pair of headphones that I tried needed to be these,” Jeff Benjamin writes for 9to5Mac. “Do they live up to the hype?”
“Of course, no description can replace hearing how the ATH-M50x sounds for yourself, so you’ll have to take my word for it if you haven’t heard them before,” Benjamin writes. “All of the ranges — lows, mids and highs — sound crisp and clear. Lows are somewhat punchy, but not so much so that it becomes a distraction or is detrimental to the overall sound quality.”
ATH-M50xAt less than $125 on Amazon, “the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is well within reason for budget-conscious buyers who don’t wish to settle for less. These headphones have proved to be something of an “anti-Beats”, in that they provide noticeably better sound quality in all dynamic ranges for a modest asking price,” Benjamin writes. “Are there better sounding cans out there? Certainly. But for the price, I’m happy to say that the ATH-M50x lives up to the hype.”
Read more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: We concur. Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50x headphones offer excellent sound for the price. $125 is sort of a ridiculously low price for headphones that offer this sort of sound quality. And, for slightly more (prices vary), those who’d like to Think Different can get the ATH-M50x in a variety of Limited Edition colors.