Deal: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones for $117.12

by: John DyeMarch 3, 2016
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If you’ve been in the market for some high-quality headphones but have kind of been balking at the prices, search no further. Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50x headphones are going on sale for $117.12 on Amazon, which is an absolute steal for the kind of audio quality these babies offer.

We’ve only seen this set of headphones go for cheaper once ($115 back in December), but considering that you can usually expect to pay around $170 for these, getting $50+ knocked off the price is pretty killer. The m50 sports some killer build quality, and it’s an all-around good looking headset. The earpieces pivot to let the headset conveniently lie flat in a bag or satchel, and the padding over the ears is comfortable and great for hours of continuous use.

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But let’s be honest, when you’re forking over more than 100 bucks for a set of headphones, what you’re really looking for is sound quality. Fortunately, you’ve got nothing to worry about in that department. The m50 offers some of the best bass we’ve heard in the $150-$200 price range, and high tones sound crisp and smooth even at the highest levels.

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With a heft of 2.1 pounds, these headphones definitely have that premium feel that you’re looking for, and critics have praised the m50 pretty much across the board. Our only real complaint is that the cord is proprietary, but that’s like complaining about your filet mignon coming garnished with cilantro. All in all, these are a pair of really solid headphones that are well-priced at $170. Snagging them for $117? No brainer.

Are you an owner of these headphones? If so, let us know your experience in the comments below so that other users can make a more informed decision. You might just coax someone over who has been on the fence. To grab this deal for yourself, click the button below to get it from Amazon.

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  • Josh

    Love mine! Best headphones I have ever used. Definitely high quality, especially since they included 3 different cords to choose from.

  • Kody

    THANKS!! I’m surprised I didn’t get the alert myself considering how muc I love these things.

  • doPe_Monster

    I got them for $116.50, thanks for the letting me know.

  • Antykain

    I’ve had my ATH-M50x headphones for almost 2 years now, have the black and the DG Limited Edition. And I have to say, for the price, you will NOT find a better sounding headphone that seems to keep getting better with age. Just my opinion, but I do have quite an extensive collection of low/mid/high-end headphones and always have the ATH-M50x as my go-to’s. Excellent for music, movies, and gaming.. the asking price of under $120 is simply a steal for these headphone.

  • WirelessFixer

    Love mine. Picked them up I December for 115.. Found wired mic/button attachment cable on eBay for 14 bucks. Pretty sweet,and sounds awesome. Seriously, I listen to albums and songs almost every day where I hear a new instrument or sound effect I never noticed before, even with excellent loudspeakers. Sonic revelation. And cheap. What’s not to like?

  • WirelessFixer

    Love mine. Picked them up in December for 115.. Found wired mic/button attachment cable on eBay for 14 bucks. Pretty sweet,and sounds awesome. Seriously, I listen to albums and songs almost every day where I hear a new instrument or sound effect I never noticed before, even with excellent loudspeakers. Sonic revelation. And cheap. What’s not to like?

  • blackhawk

    Too bad it’s not available in canada

  • Da Fuq

    I’ve got them too, best headphones I ever had. Tip: Replace the earpads with velour ones (Beyerdynamic EDT 250 V will fit). Feels much better.