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New Audio Technica M50 X headphones

Discussion in 'Backline' started by guitarfishbay, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. guitarfishbay

    guitarfishbay Member

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    Thought it might interest people on this board as M50s seem quite popular here. I've got a pair of M50s myself.

    http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech...nica-reveals-new-m-series-headphones-591670/5

    PRESS RELEASE: The original ATH-M50 has been praised by leading audio engineers and journalists worldwide, and now the ATH-M50x features the exact same coveted sonic signature as the original, with the addition of refined earpads and three detachable cables (a 1.2m-3m coiled cable, 3m straight cable and 1.2m straight cable).

    From the large aperture drivers to sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio applications, including recording, broadcast, DJ, live sound and personal listening.

    The ATH-M50x is available in black, white (ATH-M50xWH) and limited-edition blue (ATH-M50xBL).

    ATH-M50xWH: £179 inc VAT/€179 ex VAT

    ATH-M50xBL: £179 inc VAT/€179 ex VAT
     
  2. He's Dead, Jim

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    I see they used the Line 6 method of "offer the exact same product, change a couple of cosmetic things about it, add the letter X."
     
  3. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

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    LOL very true. The sad thing is it probably works.

    I'll probably get a pair of these but I was going to get a second pair of ath-m50s anyways.
     
  4. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    Amazon link:[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR86/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1390607882&sr=1-3&keywords=ATH-M50x"]http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50x-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR86/ref=sr_1_3?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1390607882&sr=1-3&keywords=ATH-M50x[/ame]
     
  5. Clockwork

    Clockwork Bass playing guy.

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    DAAAAMN THEY COME IN BLUE NOW!?!? Getting a pair of those for sure!
     
  6. MatrixClaw

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    Think I'll pass... $170? I paid $110 for my first pair and $90 for the second, both used. Meh.
     
  7. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    having an easily replaced cable is a nice feature.
     
  8. Keregioz

    Keregioz Kimon Zeliotis

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    +1

    should be mandatory for all headphones IMO. I had to change the cable in my akg k701 recently and it was a pain in the ass.

    Unfortunately, I just got a pair of m50 a month ago otherwise I would be all over these.
     
  9. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    I still think there must be something wrong with my m50's, because everytime somebody describes what they sound like it's like nothing they sound to me.
    Anybody knows if there are fakes around? I got mine 3 or 4 years ago new from ebay usa and they look genuine.
    Maybe I can send them to audio technica for a check
     
  10. Axonic Rot

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    There definitely are. They can be either impossible to tell apart from the real thing by looking at them, or very difficult.

    Sometimes they can show some signs:
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/543458/is-this-audio-technica-m50-fake#post_7327788


    If you got them on ebay for a really good price they are way more likely to be fake.
     
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    Hey everyone !

    Sorry for the small digging but i've just ordered a brand new pair of Ath m50x's ! :D
    I've never had a "real" set of monitoring headphones. My only headphones are sony xb300 and pioneer se305 :heh: so yeah... HUGE step forward !
    Desperatly needed some headphones for recording and just for analysing small details in my mixes.
    Hesitated between the m50's and beyer dynamic dt770 which are real comfortable !

    I finally decided to go with the new m50x since i read the padding is supposed to be better and the removal cable feature is handy.

    I'll keep you guys posted :)
    but since i've never owned good headphones (even though i did try out the dt770 and a sennheiser hd25) i don't know if my review will be of any help...
     
  12. indecizo

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    Have fun torturing your ears.
     
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    Still loveing my X50s. Would buy another pair in a heartbeat if I needed them.
     
  14. indecizo

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    That's an amp sim.
     
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    lol :D


    The M50s are the best headphones i have ever owned, but I'm not thinking i will upgrade just to get a replacable cable..
     
  16. Clockwork

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    Yeah but they also come in Blue now.
     
  17. if6was9

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    Best thing about the new model coming out was that the old models were being blown out in music shops to make way for the new. 2 friends of mine picked up pairs for almost half off.
     
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    A bit OT but this seems like the appropriate thread to ask

    have any of you guys had the synthetic leather on the ear pads crack/tear? My M50s have cracks on both ear pads, it may have to do with carelessness on my part, but I think it could also be a dry weather issue.. Is it necessary (or advisable) to apply some sort of moisturizing leather cream to them, once in a while? Has this happened to any of you?

    I wonder if there are replacement pads for these headphones


    *Ah, nevermind about the replacement pads, googled and found them haha:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Technica-Replacement-ATH-M50-ATH-M50S-Headphones/dp/B006NH8768"]http://www.amazon.com/Technica-Replacement-ATH-M50-ATH-M50S-Headphones/dp/B006NH8768[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/ATH-M50-PADS-VELVET-ATH-M50RD-ATH-M50WH-ATH-M50xBL-ATH-M50xWH/dp/B00F2ZM6CS/ref=pd_cp_e_1"]http://www.amazon.com/ATH-M50-PADS-VELVET-ATH-M50RD-ATH-M50WH-ATH-M50xBL-ATH-M50xWH/dp/B00F2ZM6CS/ref=pd_cp_e_1[/ame]



    Still curious to know if you apply some sort of preventive maintenance to the (leather) pads..
     
  19. Line666

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    I have it on both mine as well, especially my first pair - its just a use issue, I wouldn't say where I live is ever particularly dry.
     
  20. Sloan

    Sloan Sounds like shit!

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    ^same, i carry mine around in a backpack and use them for live gigs all the time, they are worn the fuck out lol. my hd280's disintegrated years ago though.
     

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