I wondered what the buzz was all about when the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL Professional Studio Monitor Headphones first started receiving all that attention. I thought it was just hype brought about by how cool it looked on anybody who stepped inside a sound booth. But I was dead wrong when I realized it wasn’t about how cool it looked at all, although that was a huge bonus which came with the package. It was about mind-blowing sound, something that left me amazed and astounded the moment I put them on.
Most Critically-Acclaimed Model in the Line
The best audio engineers and top audio reviewers have said their piece, and it looks like they couldn’t get enough of the ATH-M50xBL. While there’s no doubt the entire line deserves so much applause, this specific model gives you that same sonic signature you get from all the others, plus detachable cables and a more durable and comfortable build.
Amazing Audio and Noise Cancellation
Not only does the ATH-M50xBL deliver awesome audio with amazing clarity, extended frequency range, and deeper bass response, it is also designed for longer periods of use. It’s also perfect for any kind of environment with its circumaural design which isolates sound even in the loudest of places.
Features and Specifications
- 45-mm large aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
- Circumaural design gives amazing sound isolation in loud environments
- 90° swiveling earcups that makes one-ear monitoring easy
- Space-saving and portable with its collapsible design
- Durable and comfortable with the professional-grade materials used
- Cables are all detachable
Customer Reviews and Scores
The ATH-M50xBL received 1,746 reviews on Amazon, with an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars. It has definitely been seen as a worthy successor of previous M50’s as experienced by both professionals and amateurs. As one reviewer aptly put it, “They went with that don’t fix what’s not broken approach”, further explaining that he noticed all the great aspects about the previous models were retained, as far as sound quality, noise cancellation, and speaker components are concerned.
What does bring this ahead of previous releases is the fact that its design is now more comfortable, even for long term use. The detachable cables were also a huge improvement, considering that it was always the cables which first gave out.
Of course, you can never really win them all, and a few people still favored the older models over the new one, simply because they did not feel the need for the additional perks which came with the ATH-M50xBL. To each his own however, and if you want your headphones to last longer and give you less need to replace them soon, then this is still a winner in our book.
Yes, amazing sound, the added convenience, durability, and comfort is definitely worth giving up your old headphones for. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted and needed in a professional headphone like this, and there’s very little chance you’d want or need to let go of it anytime soon.