Audio Technica ATH-M50 White
The Audio-Technica M50 White headphones offer a clean cosmetic revamp on the venerable M50 headphones, amongst the top performing sealed headphones in its class and a long-time HeadRoom 'Top 10' favorite. The stylish M50 White updates include all-white earpad cushions and headband framing crisp linen-white earcups. Fortunately, the same top-of-category sound quality of the original M50 remains, so portable listeners, audiophiles and studio engineers alike will still think these one of the best sealed headphones anywhere near its price.
- AT's best under-$300 headphones redux in gleaming all-white
- Superb sound quality meets neo-stylish looks
- Excellent isolation /listening privacy for office, campus or dorm
- 2-year Audio Technica manufacturer's warranty
There's only a few real top-tier candidates in the under-$300 sealed headphone universe and fewer yet within reach of music lovers seeking an affordable can that does all things really well. Enter the fully competent Audio Technica ATH-M50 White, a new color encapsulation of the bright-white sonic universe these cans will deliver to your ears. Critical listeners will get a genuine high-performance sealed ['closed-back'] sound with deep dynamics that studio craftsmen, portable music buffs, pro DJs and budding audiophiles will all find acoustically attractive. A welcome cosmetic change-up on the venerable black M50, the M50 White offers the same remarkable clarity and musical detail with a cleanly reproduced extension both high & low that will surprise many when comparing to other sealed headphones near this price. Expect acoustic accuracy fully responsive to the audio signal along with a true presentation of the source quality for precise imaging of your music and recordings. For maximized resolution of subtle mix nuances plus quickened dynamic range response, we recommend mating the ATH-M50 White with a dedicated headphone amp due to their 38 Ohm impedance & low 99dB sensitivity. However, they'll still perform great 'un-amped' direct from iPod, iPhone, iPad, mp3 devices and computers. And for those needing listening privacy and/or thorough noise-blocking on your travels or commutes, the M50 White has a solid "monitoring grade" ambient noise seal that -- when combined with the top-shelf sound quality -- makes these cans amongst the very best 'mid-priced' sealed headphone values in the entire industry in our humble HeadRoom opinion.
The Audio Technica ATH-M50 White headphone comes with an approximate 10ft cord and a collapsible headband design for easy portability and convenient storage or transit. The M50 White's summery white look is a tidy re-fresh on the standard 'studio-black' M50 model. Plush white pleather circumaural earpads go fully around the ear for most wearers and swivel 180 degrees for easy one-ear monitoring during DJ work or live mixing. The single-sided white [straight] headphone cord exits from the left earcup (nicely eliminating pesky 'Y-cord' tangles) and terminates to a 3.5mm [1/8"] 'mini' plug straight-type jack. A full-size 1/4" screw-on stereo plug adapter is handily included with the M50 White along with a storage pouch. A free 2-year Audio-Technica manufacturer's warranty is standard when proof-purchased at verified/authorized dealers -- like us here at HeadRoom since 1992!
- Isolation: -12dB ~ 18dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 38 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 4.5ft coiled/stretches to 9ft.
- Cord Type: Coiled Left-Side
- Coupler Size: Large
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Weight: 286 grams w/o cable
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Sensitivity: 99dB