The Audio-Technica M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones is the latest offering from the ATH group and it is a treasure to behold. It has features and qualities of a much higher end headphone. The ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones seem to have it all, the great sound, the sturdy build, the modern outlook, and the best features.
Priced at under $200, they are probably the best steal you can have. At their bargain price, the sound quality is mesmerizing. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones have a detailed and balanced sound with a bass punch. They are monitor headphones with qualities to be even used in recording studios. The headphones are also very comfortable over long term use. They are not lightweight, but once on top, they win you over with their fantastic audio quality and sound. The ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones may not have active voice cancellation but they seem to block a lot of outside noise. This also reduces the pressure which noise cancellation puts on the ears making the music sound better.
They look made for long term use and are also durable. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones have a closed back design. The ear pads have great cushion and the headbands also provide a good fit. The cable can be either long and straight or coiled. However, they are thick and will not be damaged easily. One of the downsides is that they are attached to the headband and are non detachable.
There is also no in line mic for taking calls or switching between calls and music. That is not a problem as many buy the ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones just for the great music experience.