Audio Technica ATH-M50X Review!


ATH-M50X: Successor to the legendary M50s!

Audio Technica ATH-M50X:

Audio Technica ATH-M50:
ATH-M50 Removable Cable Mod:

Nexus 5 red carbon skin:

Video Gear I use:

Intro/Outro Track: Deadmau5 – Slow Down, Start Over




41 replies
  1. skytastic
    skytastic says:

    So owned them for 5years now. But I'm the need for some new ones – I thought, why not buy the same ones – But what would be the point then. Can't you make a review of the ATH-MSR7b? It seems like the "upgrade" from the m50x

  2. Cole Hintermeister
    Cole Hintermeister says:

    A great explanation of how these sound is that the EQ is set like a curvy W. Bass is curved up, mids are higher than most casual headphones, and treble is higher, balanced between the mid's peak and the bass. This makes bass nice and punchy, highs are clear and light, but the higher mids make it sound harsh at first compared to other bass-focused headphones, like a lot of cheaper earbuds or Beats headphones are. Once you get used to that, you're good to go and things sound really clear because of how much detail the mids add. Gaming sounds great due to the mids across the board, but I've found different music preferences can be iffy because mids are used so differently depending on genre. Lots of hiphop hardly use mids, so when it's there it just sounds muddy. Same thing with some rock and metal, though classical, acoustic, and jazz LOVE mids because the composition is written to use all three registers.

    One major complaint that I never really noticed is how the soundstage (perceived width/broadness the audio) is thinner than most studio quality headphones in music, as I just don't have the training to hear that kind of thing. That said, it DOES make a noticeable difference in gaming. It's like using a directional soundbar for fake "surround sound" compared to genuine 360° 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. It's still directional, and you can still tell where things are based on good sound design by the devs, so it's better than nothing – but when you prefer/ are used to genuine surround sound—or in this case, a wide soundstage—it does sound worse. Similar to how you love 60hz/60fps to begin with, but as soon as you get used to 144hz/120fps, 60/60 is really not enjoyable.

  3. SIMON F B
    SIMON F B says:

    Listening with my ath m50x.
    They are great but to be honest I Think they were a bit too hiped. I mean, they are good but not amazing. My friend has Beats solo 2 and those dont suck either. Ath m50x are a little better but the solo 2 does not suck compared to m50x, they are just a little bit worse


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