Audio-Technica ATH-M50

83
Global
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Model
ATH-M50

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Inline controls
no
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable) (no)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Driver size
45 mm
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Inline controls
no
Foldable design
yes
Plug type
Straight
Gold-plated connector
yes

Audio quality

Impedance
38 ohms
Sensitivity
99 dB

Noise reduction

Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo (3 m) (no)
Model
ATH-M50s

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Inline controls
no
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable) (no)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Driver size
45 mm
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Inline controls
no
Foldable design
yes
Plug type
Straight
Gold-plated connector
yes

Audio quality

Impedance
38 ohms
Sensitivity
99 dB

Noise reduction

Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo (3.5 m) (no)
Model
ATH-M50x

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Connections
3.5mm stereo

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable) (yes)

Speakers

Driver size
45 mm
Driver design
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium

Other features

Plug type
Straight

Audio quality

Impedance
38 ohms
Sensitivity
99 dB

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo (1.2 m) (yes)