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eing your best friend ever for tech product recommendations, I’d say that the Audio Technica ATH-M50 falls sublimely within the “budget” category. Having touched bases with the term: “budget headphones”; I’d go an extra step to say that its $100 price tag of Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones doesn’t demean the overall product performance. Find out why these cans still rock hard like hell…

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Review for Can Pansies:

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The words: “Can” or “Cans” signify a simple pair of headphone. However, it all depends on how you define “simple”, as this term strongly relates to your buying power. Moving on, when we talk about the Audio Technica ATH-M50 series, they seem to tap everything at the right points. To tout it out in easily comprehensible terms: the sound on these audio-technica headsets emits like an Ode to Odysseus – and that too, without even compromising on the long term shelf life.

Good Stuff about the Audio Technica ATH-M50 Series:

  • People call them studio monitor headphones for a reason. The degree of compatibility is stretched to the extent of either letting you use these cans in an actual studio, or hearing top rated songs within the vicinity of a secluded room.
  • Closer inspection will let you in on the level of fitness and comfort that the audio technica m50 comes with.
  • A perfect sense of isolation, which comes with the Audio Technic headphones, had me going on fully immersed all kinds of movies and songs.
  • Although listed at $159.99 – $200, Amazon is selling these cheap for $121 these days.
  • Three Words: Designed for Bass. After a few hours of usage, the audio listening experience only goes to ‘Oh Maw Gawd’ from an already awesome state.
  • A solid One Year Warranty leaves little or no room for second thoughts.

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You’ll Definitely Not Love the ATH-M50 Headphones IF:

  • Look, I’m not really calling you a retard but if you have small ears, the headphones’ foam won’t fit. Period. The inner square-rectangle shaped foam for the ATH-M50 headphones isn’t flexible. It does fit quite well in almost all cases, but when someone with really small ears comes along… none of the product seems to be working at its highest.

  • The treble and high notes in certain songs were too pitchy for me. I had to adjust the volume of these things to enjoy this stuff.
  • After a few years of use, the foam cushion will give way to tatters. However, seeing to the fact that the M50 Audio Technica come with a very affordable price tag, you have to have parallel expectations as well.

  • Though the entire design of this specific model is collapsible, it does seem a bit bulky. I guess, after your eyes and ears are used to what the company has to offer, you won’t complain that much.
  • Depending on your office, music venture or any needs related to hearing audio, you might require a longer cable. Amazon and many other online retailers have got detachable audio jacks and ports that can be put to use with an extra length headphones cable.

Built for the Kill – Audio Technica ATH-M50 Revokes Access to Good Old Days of Music:

For the sake of writing down a transparent Audio Technica ATH-M50 review, I personally tested the actual product for more than 100 hours. I call it the burn in phase; the part where any pair of headphones, earphones, sound emitting product or whatever will show you it’s true face.

Often times, this so called “face” turns out to be a demonic possession of low quality build, average performance and crankyAudio Technica ATH-M50 | The National accessories. Therefore it is must to buy warranted audio hardware so that you can politely return it back for a refund or a replacement.

In these headphones’ case, the burn-in phase highly favored Audio Technica ATH-M50 bass output. It was like “Tha Thummpp Thaa Thummpp” kind of bass; something very satisfying and promising to all those audioholics who love bass filled soundtracks.

More so, after the 100 hour burn-in, the headphones got more comfortable than they were in the beginning. They got a little stretchy and churned out a great “at-home” kind of feeling.  Next thing is the point where I talk about the overall built. These headphones are quite likely to satisfy all kinds of customers out there. They fold flat, they are heavy and they sound just like a recording studio pair of headphones is supposed to sound.

Some users were reportedly saying out loud that Audio Technica should have added a Mic and Cellphone compatibility support to the ATH-M50 series in particular.


I’d like to make it very clear that they’re monitor headphones, primarily charted for DJs and music studio guys.

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Further moving down on explaining the build quality to you, I have to admit that I was quite impressed with the way Audio Technica handled the cord placement on these cans. The entire cord is coiled, which adds to the volumetric aspects of this product. Obviously once coiled, the cable doesn’t take a lot of room and it can easily stretch to a decent distance upon a moment’s notice.

The plastic structure surround the Audio Technica ATH-M50 highlights chrome build, neat design and a steady level of sturdiness. For instance, whenever I am reviewing laptops and headphones, I always cup them in my palms at the latches. If the structure appears shaky upon a slightly bullish grip, I normally get a little disappointed…

As usual, the cans are marked for Left and Right ear placements. You can rotate them at an angle of 180 degrees to suit the environment you are going to be using these headphones in.

Does ATH-M50 Add Value to an Existing Stable of Headphones?

Yes, they do add value to and way beyond what any of your previous headphones models had to offer. You can hear the tiniest Cymbals, Piano and Siren notes at various pitch levels easily. Everything appears crystal clear for the sake of agreeing to the fact that in the end, it’s just a $120 headset.

Go ahead and enjoy the sound of music. Cook these babies well and let us know what you have to say concerning this Audio Technica ATH-M50 review.

Word from Audio Technica – The Manufacturer:

With the ATH-M50 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 studio phones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring for studio or DJ applications, and the luxuriously padded ear cushions create a superior seal for maximum isolation so you can concentrate on the music.