Audio Technica ATH M50 – Are they worth the Money?
I used the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones on a show last year. They were not bad. They do look a little plasticy but they are solid.
Even though they were very comfortable and did isolate well, I did find I had to push them onto my ear when I was trying to PLF (Pre Fade Listen) the band.
I must admit to liking the bottom end in these headphones. They have a lovely uncoloured detailed sound.
Being a sound engineer, I never have to buy headphones, the production company supply them. But most shows go for the cheaper option and at £109.00 the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones are not cheap but they are worth every penny.
Below are some descriptions of the Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones and customers reviews.
Audio Technica ATH M50 headphones Manufacturer’s Description
HEADPHONES (BLACK)With the ath-m50s professional studio monitor headphones, Audio-technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. The adjustable headband is generously padded for ultimate comfort during long mixing sessions. A straight cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini plug with included screw-on ¼” adapter. Djs will appreciate their robust, road-tested build quality, and with an impressive crystal clear sound to match, these are a must have for studio or industry professionals.
Amazing as expected,11 Nov 2011
This review is from: Audio-Technica ATH M50 – Headphones ( ear-cup ) (Electronics)
I purchased these after doing some research on others experiences with them. I have personally only tried a few other headphones such as Bose noise cancelling and Bose AE2, Dr. dre beats, and a bunch of the sennheiser phones in higher price ranges. I can say I am extremely happy with the choice I made, and would not trade the M50s for any of the others I tried. I listen mostly to classical music, and they sound excellent right out of the box. As others have said, the music is much more nuanced, but of course more so on tracks with higher bit rates. I wanted to push them more so I put on some rap and R&B music. Wow oh wow oh wow!! The way the bass reverberates around your skull is incredible.
These provide spectacular value, considering the quality you get is equivalent to, or better, than phones in significantly higher price ranges. I would recommend them.
The Daddy,8 Nov 2011This review is from: Audio-Technica ATH M50 – Headphones ( ear-cup ) (Electronics)
I bought these after a period of contemplating about getting them, then not getting them, and going for some Sennheiser IE7’s instead, for noise abatement reasons.
I got some Amazon vouchers recently and decided to get the M50’s as well after all.
Great choice – I forgot how much I loved them (I used the Audio Technica trial service – WELL worth a go). Sound is crisp, textured and deep.
My first play was James Blake – it literally made my eyes water with the bass (good quality bass), which for headphones that people sometimes point out can be too natural is suprising. To me it just shows the headphones abilities – you can have heavy bass or not, just depends what you feed in them. Personally I would much rather have these true headphones that something naff like the Beats headphones which colours the sound.
Buy these, you wont be disappointed – best £110 you’ll ever spend.
Love ’em,28 Oct 2011This review is from: Audio-Technica ATH M50 – Headphones ( ear-cup ) (Electronics)
Very comfortable with large sound stage. I haven’t run them much since purchasing them, but the bottom end sounds very deep. I’m not sure yet whether the low frequencies are exaggerated or I’m just hearing stuff that I wasn’t able to hear on my previous phones. I’m going to have fun finding out though!