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Audio-Technica has introduced a straight-cable version, ATH-M50s, of its flagship ATH-M50 headphones. Designed to provide an exceptionally natural response for professional monitoring/mixing, the headphones feature a closed-back, collapsible design with 45 mm neodymium drivers, circumaural ear pieces (180° swivel) and luxuriously padded ear cushions. A straight cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on ¼" adapter. <br/>Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer. <br/><a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/8348746d4fb8725b/index.html" target="_blank"><b>Read what top industry professionals are saying about the ATH-M50.</b></a>
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent sound and price
PostedOctober 27, 2011
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writedoc
from Ottawa, ON, Canada
Environment:Casual listening
Expertise:Novice
How Long:Less than a month
After reading many reviews I ended up purchasing Grado SR80 and iGrado headphones. I really liked the sound from the iGrado but found them uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. I found the SR80s uncomfortable and, quite unexpectedly, I didn't like the sound from them. I returned both. I went to a local store to see if I would like the sound from the Grado SR60s, I found little difference. While in the store, I discovered Beyerdynamic headphones and tried their DTX910, DT770, DT880, and DT990 models; I was especially impressed with the DT770s.
After more research, I ordered Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro-80 and Audio Technica ATH-M50s headphones. I'm impressed with the sound from both and plan to keep both. I find the sound from each very clear across the whole range of frequencies. There isn't a big difference between either headphone and both are excellent buys; the best available, in my opinion, within the $100-$300 price range. Differences? I find the DT770s more comfortable and prefer the bass sound from them. The ATH-M50s were about $40 cheaper than the DT770s, they look better, they are more portable and come with a carrying bag.
Pros Casual Listening, Travel, Office
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With the ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones, Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally accurate response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for space-saving portability and storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180° for easy one-ear monitoring and luxuriously padded ear cushions create an outstanding seal for maximum isolation. The adjustable headband is generously padded for ultimate comfort during long mixing sessions. A coiled cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on ¼" adapter.<br/>Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer. <br/><a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/8348746d4fb8725b/index.html" target="_blank"><b>Read what top industry professionals are saying about the ATH-M50.</b></a>
 

what is the ambient noise attenuation value?

The only result I've seen (attenuation of external sound versus frequency): Isolation in dB (100Hz to 10kHz) = -9 dBr
3 years, 1 month ago
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Audio-Technica has introduced a straight-cable version, ATH-M50s, of its flagship ATH-M50 headphones. Designed to provide an exceptionally natural response for professional monitoring/mixing, the headphones feature a closed-back, collapsible design with 45 mm neodymium drivers, circumaural ear pieces (180° swivel) and luxuriously padded ear cushions. A straight cable at the left earpiece terminates to a gold-plated mini-plug with included screw-on ¼" adapter. <br/>Audio-Technica’s sophisticated driver technology and superior components deliver exceptional power handling and very high SPL capabilities while maintaining clarity of sound throughout their extended range, with deep, accurate bass and outstanding high-frequency extension. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems for ultra-efficient signal transfer. <br/><a href="http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/happenings/8348746d4fb8725b/index.html" target="_blank"><b>Read what top industry professionals are saying about the ATH-M50.</b></a>
 

User Warranty

What is the User Warranty with the ATH-M50 headphones?
1 year from date of purchase.
3 years, 1 month ago
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Ottawa, ON, Canada