Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT Over-ear Bluetooth Headphone Review & Comments

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Phil Hinton, Apr 10, 2019.


    1. Ed Selley

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      I have a pair of wired ATH M50x headphones which I use when writing and composing and mixing orchestral music. The build quality is excellent and they are one product that I'll be very surprised if I ever need to replace them. They are highly regarded in music production circles and are great value for money.

      This bluetooth version seems to cost only a little more than I paid for the wired version some years ago. If they are anything like the wired ones, they'll be a great purchase.
       
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      I wonder how these compare to the Sony wh-1000xm3 which are being regarded as some of the best wireless headphones currently on the market. If these sound just as good, minus the noise cancelling, they'll definitely be a winner at a much lower price.
       
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      What you're paying for, with the Sony, is the excellent noise cancellation.

      I trialed the 1000xm3 and the wired m50x and much, much prefer the audio-technica for audio quality. But then, I prefer the neutral sound.

      As good as the noise cancellation is on the Sony... Personally I don't need it, and get by on the passive noise isolation of the m50x. I'm pleased to see that the BT variant still keeps this attribute (and remains comfortable).
       
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      That's really interesting, I need to go and find a pair to listen to. I've heard the Sony and really like them but not sure they're worth £300. I don't really need the noise cancelling. It's more of a nice to have than a necessity for me. I remember thinking to myself that if only Sony had released a pair without the noise cancelling for £100 less.

      I have a pair of XTZ Divines but find the bass lacking and they get rather uncomfortable on prolonged use.
       
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      That's precisely it though. The price premium by Sony and Bose is partly marketing but partly due to the fancy features. I do not own the Sony but for example covering the right cup to silence music and have a conversation is clever
       
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      Do these come with a cable so you can listened wired as well? If so, how long is the cable? I think these would be good for listening to my synths playing through :)
       
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      Which headphones are you referring to?
       
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      Sorry, I meant the ones in the review - the ATH-M50xBT headphones.
       
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      Yes they do. A 1.5m one from memory.
       
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      Thanks. My idea is that I need some wireless headphones for listening to music via an iPad Pro but I also need wired headphones to use with my mixer which I connect my keyboards to. I want the headphones to be fairly neutral for the keyboards and these might fit the bill :)
       
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      I am currently in the market for some wireless headphones. Went with the senheisser Momentum 2.0 to begin with. These sounded a bit flat with an iphone I found, probably due to them not supporting the AAC codec. Then moved on to the B&O H4’s these were a very entertaining listen with very deep bass but the bass tended to overwhelm. Next up were B&O H9is. These in the main sound absolutely outstanding however they are plagued by some pretty bad distortion issues via Bluetooth. Just ordered my self a pair of these. It’ll be interesting to see how they compare. On paper they sound absolutely perfect for me. Neutral but still engaging. I will report back in a week or so!
       
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      What can I say. Thanks Ed! Got these today & they genuinely sound absolutely fantastic. They wipe the floor with the £350 B&O I had been auditioning at home. Balanced, plenty of genuine but not artificial bass. I just wish they looked as stylish as the B&O’s! I had listened to Sony W1000XM3, too bassy & artificial sounding, Momentum 2 wireless (no AAC codec support), B&O H4, looked fantastic but sounded like Beats & the aforementioned H9i’s was about to give up & then saw this review. Thanks again!
       
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