Audio Technica ATH-M50 Headphones

I’m not the usual fan of quality headphones that’s offered as light for your head but heavy for your pocket. O, if you would ask, I can actually list down the different models sold today in the most expensive way. Is quality really that costly, making people burn year’s honorarium just to buy a good set? I don’t really believe so. There’s something that will truly verify what I’m saying (if I’m saying anything): the new headphone from Audio Technica, the ATH-M50.

It’s not the usual brand you see marketed on different parts of the globe, but the reality is that, the Audio Technica ATH-M50 is just about to steal the how. I am indeed glad how Audio Technica managed to have this model sold without the usual basket of adverts. That said; my admiration in this very cool headphone is just smoking more than ever. The real deal about the Audio Technica ATH-M50? It’s the price of $199 dropping down to $134. (O please, do not fall from your chair.)

Yes, it’s absolutely fantastic. With the price said, I am not totally surprised as to how many people out there are still trying to put the Audio Technica ATH-M50 off the cooking pot. If you try to look at different reviews and testimonials, it’s incredible how people loved what they got from this black-monkey design. The design?

The ATH-M50 from Audio Technica features a not-so-heavy body build in pure black, with lots of ‘limbs’ making the cups swivel and rotate to the maximum degrees. The rotating cups does not only make the design fitting to heads of different size or shape, but allows the set to be fully space-optimized and fit perfectly and comfortably in its in-package leather purse. Along with the black design is a glossy metallic finish with some durable plastic parts, but the overall material is light and you can actually feel the sturdiness amid the bends and flexes it gets along the way. Compared to competitors, this one delivers the same quality comfort at a fraction of their prices, and the premium guarantee is just to be unveiled by people.

One mighty asset of the Audio Technica ATH-M50 also is the cable (or the cord). Though unfortunately the cord cannot be detached like those of the competitors’ designs, the screw-on adapter is actually well-welded for maximum reinforcement. The 1/4” (capable of being plugged into a home receiver) jack is engineered properly with a nice gold plating, making it as heavy-duty from the look down to endurance. More with the cord, the 4mm-thick cable may not be that long enough for you to tidy up every day, but comes with a coiled mechanism (like the cord you see on vintage telephones) making it stretch like up to six feet.

The closed-back circumaural headphone from Audio Technica is not a loser when it comes to comfort as said. Compared to some other designs, the ATH-M50 sports a very clean leather-coated plush foam that comes in an oval shape, making it adapt to different ear sizes and shapes better and can isolate music from noise all the more. Though the leather may trigger sweat build-up over time, this is still a utility to make users feel warm during winter. The fit is tight enough but not that pressured in its clamp, making listening experience a longer and better one.

And here we are at sound quality. Tagged by the company as a ‘professional studio monitor headphone,’ the ATH-M50 from Audio Technica brags of another SPL capability with its new large-aperture drivers and neodymium magnet systems. With this said, signal transfers are flatter and more accurate giving users a nice balanced audio feel from the lows to the highs. Though the mids may be a bit washed for some audio pieces, still the performance is outstanding especially for DJs to continue mixing the best beats all night.

My take for the Audio Technica ATH-M50 is that, it is the number one on my list of affordable headphones. The sound quality is studio-ready for extreme audiophiles and experts, and the fashion is just right without worrying about durability.

It’s my take, anyway. What’s yours?

Audio Technica ATH-M50 Headphones Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 160.00


  1. Anonymous says:

    Can I ask which store can I find this price?

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