Product Comparison: Audio-Technica ATH-M40X vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x


General Specifications
Brand
Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica
Model
ATH-M40X
ATH-M50x
Origin
Taiwan
About the Product
The M-Series ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. Critically acclaimed sonic performance.
As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.
Size & Weight
Height
11.4 in.
11.4 in.
Width
10 in.
10 in.
Depth
4.1 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
8.47 oz.
10 oz.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Professional Headphones - Black
  • Reeeeally comfy, I wear them for hours and almost forget about their existence. Lightweight and not too tight.
  • So after more than a year a review still stays. Sound is amazing. Build quality amazing.
  • Excellent build quality and presentation. Everything feels premium and durable.
  • They're pretty big, and you will be noticed in public. As for comfort it's very dependant on fit.
  • Seems to be very well built and the sound quality is great all the way from the bass, mids and treble.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
  • They are full sized headphones; however, they do fold up for easier transport.
  • Housed within the plastic exterior is a metal frame that gives the headphones just the right amount of weight, assuring its durability.
  • The handset at first sight gives an impression of good construction, has a good weight.
  • The only cons I really have for them is the weight and stiffness. The weight takes some extended time to get used to especially if they are your first pair of studio quality headphones.
  • The only downside I felt, the weight on the ears was a bit heavier than my previous headphones, but I was able to adapt with time.
Features
Type
Over-ear
Over-ear
Sensitivity
98 dB
99 dB
Min. Frequency Range
15 Hz
15 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
24 kHz
28 kHz
Impedance
35 Ω
38 Ω
Driver Diameter
1.57 in.
1.7 in.
In-Line Remote
No
No
Microphone
No
No
Extras
Tuned flat for incredibly accurate sound monitoring, Circumaural design, 90° swiveling earcups, Professional-grade earpad and headband material, Fold up design, Detachable cable
Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers, Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response, Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

What customers say about "Features"
Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Professional Headphones - Black
  • Foldable and flexible. Some people will appreciate that feature. Nice clicking sounds when you turn the ear cups and still everything feels super durable.
  • Totally neutral mix, excellent for professional use. I hate the bass boost most of the times and these ones are of the most accurate when it comes to playback.
  • Pretty decent sound stage. You get the feeling different sounds come from varying sources around you.
  • I love being able to change cable, 2 cables inside, also lot of cables available to buy, even with microphones.
  • You can hear all the mistakes, even if you never knew there were any. Stereo imaging is awesome, if something is out of balance you know it and you hate it.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones
  • The frequency response is fairly neutral and they have great dynamic range.
  • Audio comes through clearly and the different frequency ranges are well defined.
  • I am going to an extent of saying that these are the best sounding headphones I've ever used, and thanks to their low impedance, I can use them on my phone without sacrificing on anything.
  • With an impedance of 38 ohms you do not need a headphone amp to drive them.
  • Unfortunately, they do not come with 1.2 m cable like a big brother m50x, so you have to wear 3 meters one with you
  • Not for everyone. The sound is amazing throughout the entire spectrum but it is very flat.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.00 $


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