Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones

I bought the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with Coiled Cable) from one of Amazon‘s Black Friday’s lightning deals as well. Got it for US$99.99 (S$126) including shipping because it also qualifies for AmazonGlobal Saver.

In Singapore, the ATH-M50 is retailing for S$238, so you just saved S$112!

Specifications

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 45mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Voice Coil: CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
  • Frequency Response:15 – 28,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 99dB
  • Impedance: 38ohms
  • Weight: 284g without cable and connector
  • Cable: 1.2 – 3.0 m Coiled, OFC litz wire
  • Connector: Gold-plated stereo 1/8″ (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4″ (6.3 mm) adapter
  • Accessories: Protective pouch

From a non-audiophile point of view, the ATH-M50 sounds much better with a stronger bass, but it is a little bulky to be brought around when compared to the Bose AE2i.

In terms of comfort, the Bose AE2i wins hands down. After wearing the ATH-M50 for a few hours, your ears will start to get warm, you will start to feel the weight of the ATH-M50 and you can feel the pressure of the ATH-M50’s clamp around your ears.

Despite both the AE2i and ATH-M50 are not noise cancelling headphones, both of them managed to block out most of the noises.

I am currently using the Bose AE2i Audio Headphones in the office, I think I will be swapping it with the ATH-M50 thought it is not as comfortable but I like the sound quality!

I wonder is it me or the included carrying pouch seems to be a little small and does not fit the ATH-M50 well. Maybe it is really not meant to be carried around!

ATH-M50 - Box Front
ATH-M50 – Box Front

ATH-M50 - Box Side
ATH-M50 – Box Side

ATH-M50 - Box Back
ATH-M50 – Box Back

ATH-M50 - Box Side
ATH-M50 – Box Side

ATH-M50 - Box Contents
ATH-M50 – Box Contents

ATH-M50 - Carrying Pouch
ATH-M50 – Carrying Pouch

ATH-M50 - 1/4 Audio Plug
ATH-M50 – 1/4″ Audio Plug

ATH-M50 - 3.5mm Audio Plug
ATH-M50 – 3.5mm Audio Plug

ATH-M50 - 3.5mm Audio Plug
ATH-M50 – 3.5mm Audio Plug

ATH-M50 - Coiled Cable
ATH-M50 – Coiled Cable

ATH-M50 - Front View
ATH-M50 – Front View

ATH-M50 - Left View
ATH-M50 – Left View

ATH-M50 - Left View
ATH-M50 – Left View

ATH-M50 - Hinge
ATH-M50 – Hinge

ATH-M50 - Ear Cups
ATH-M50 – Ear Cups

ATH-M50 - Ear Cups
ATH-M50 – Ear Cups

ATH-M50
ATH-M50

ATH-M50 - Rotated Hinge
ATH-M50 – Rotated Hinge

ATH-M50 - Headband
ATH-M50 – Headband

ATH-M50
ATH-M50

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