Audio-Technica ATHM50RD Headphones Review
ATH-M50 headphones review

Audio-Technica ATHM50RD Headphones Review

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The Audio-Technica ATHM50RD headphones are a set of professional studio monitor headphones. This product is known for giving audio performances that have been recognized by the best sound engineers and the harshest critics of the professional audio equipment. From the moment on lays hands on this product, one gets the feeling of holding a quality product.


The plastic and silver band that surround the logo of Audio Technica gives the headphones a nice finish. The hinges seem to be flexible enough to bend and they can rotate through a 180 degree angle for those moments when the user wants to listen on a single ear cup.

The joints slightly hinder the atria to prevent their inadvertent reversal. The adjustable headband aluminum of the headset is also durable.

The pads are luxurious to touch and they cushion the ear while acting as a seal to ensure optimal isolation from external sounds. The headband of the Audio-Technica ATHM50RD headphone is adjustable. It is equally well-padded to provide adequate comfort when the user is actively engaged in long mixing sessions.

The ATH-M50 is very comfortable once they are worn on the head, even after several hours. Although, some users have experienced a slight pressure between the arch and the top of their heads, it is certainly not a deal breaker by any means.

For all intents and purposes, this headset appears to be primarily made for the audio professionals, whether for use within recording studios / production or for live mixing. The high quality sound reproduction observed in the ATH-M50 headphone is a direct result of the action of its hi-tech driver technology in conjunction with the superior components employed by the manufacturer, Audio-Technica, in making this product. These enable the headphones to deliver outstanding power handling as well as remarkable SPL abilities while still being able to sustain the clarity of sound all through their entire range.

The headphones have drivers with magnetic structures which facilitate effective signal transfer.

The M50 headphone provides a powerful sound. The closed design of this product helps to isolate background noise. However, with regards to the insulation provided by this headset, it is by no means the best. External sounds tend to pass through easily and so, they might not be ideal if you work in a noisy environment.

In terms of portability and storage, it has an effective and collapsible design which makes it easier to save space and store them away when not in use.

The coiled cable ends with a plated stereo mini-jack or with included 6.3 mm screw adapter. The headphones feature large-aperture transducers with neodymium magnets, a structure which was developed by Audio-Technica to ensure ultra-efficient signal transfer.

Much to its discredit, it is not possible to remove the cable of the Audio-Technica ATHM50RD headphones.


  • ATH-M50 headphonesItem model number – ATH-M50RD
  • Headphones Type – Closed
  • Speaker – Dynamic
  • Type – Circumaural
  • Product Dimensions – 5.25 x 12 x 8.5 inches
  • Product Weight: 10 ounces (without the cable and connector)
  • Product Shipping Weight – 1.4 pounds
  • Colour – Red / Black
  • The transducer diameter – 45mm
  • Transducer type – Dynamic, Closed
  • Sensitivity – 99 dB
  • Impedance – 38 Ohm
  • Magnet – Neodymium
  • Frequency Response – 15 – 28,000 Hz
  • Optimal Power Input – 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
  • Cable Length – 4 – 9.8 inches coiled wire
  • Other Accessory Included – Carrying case
  • Active Noise Reduction – No
  • Battery – No
  • Wireless – No
  • Microphone – No
  • Wired Remote Control – No
  • Compatibility – Universal
  • Special feature – Designed for professional monitoring and mixing studio


From the above, it is no wonder why the Audio-Technica ATHM50RD easily influences its audience into making the purchase.

Exceptional clarity and extended frequency response with deep and accurate bass reproduction are just a few of its selling points, not to mention its attractive price. Thanks to its wide-opening transducers, sound insulation and rugged construction, the M50 delivers a unique listening experience for even the most demanding professionals.
Sound Quality
It has good sound reproduction
It has a great finish
Very comfort to wear for long, extended periods
The cables of the ATH-M50 headphones are not removable
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