If you're interested in pro level tracking, mixing and EDM music production, then the Audio Technica ATH-M50X headphones will appeal to you. 

I'm kinda lucky because I got the limited edition Lantern Glow pair which come in blue, white and this rust color.

This is one of the most popular headphones in the market. There are lots of reviews about it, and a lot of music producers say you will find this pair in practically every studio.

So, I gave in to the pressure and I got myself a pair.

So let's go over it.

Look And Feel: Audio Technica ATH- M50x Headphones

Nice heavy box…:-)

Great feel to the synthetic leather headband…

Nice, cushiony ear pads. Replaceable too….

It delivers a 15hz to 28khz frequency response… It's tuned for clarity and deep accurate bass. It has 90 degree swivel cups, with a foldable design, 45mm neodymium dynamic drivers.

It has 3 detachable single sided cables:

  • One coiled 1.5 meter cable for studio use (which I use)
  • One 5 meter straight cable
  • One straight 2 meter cable for use with your laptop and your smartphone. 

Now the cable is supposed to rotate and lock into place when you attach it to the ear cups but for some reason mine don't.

It just turns round and round.

Maybe a defect with this pair…

The build is definitely durable, and made from fortified plastic, so I know they're going to last a long time.

If you work in different studios, these are a pair built for the move.

They are designed to be durable and portable.

And they come with a nice leather pouch to carry them in.

Unfortunately, these headphones feature too much bass for my taste. Although the experts say these are the flattest response headphones in the market, I really didn't get that response when I tried them.

So, no, I don't agree with that.

I felt the higher bass profile clouded the mid range where the human voice really shines.

So, that level of clarity and accuracy I was anticipating was sadly not fulfilled.

That's not necessarily a bad thing if you're into music production or you simply like a lot of bass.

I focus predominantly on podcast production so I want a pair that gives me more clarity around the higher and lower mids while retaining accuracy in the bass section.

I'd therefore say these would appeal to hip hop, EDM and rap producers.

For producers like myself working with vocals, there're other headphones that would suit your taste.

So my search for a good pair of podcast headphones continues.

Maybe Shure have spoiled me a little too much 🙂

But I'll continue using these as my monitoring headphones for a while, because it's always good to have a second opinion when I'm listening to the final product.

And you'll see them a lot in my videos too!


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