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Not worth upgrading but amazing first headphones

A Review On: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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Pros: Detachable cable, same amazing build quality and sound signature of the original M50 as well as hinges. Fairly cheap

Cons: Design

Basically an ATH M50 with the long awaited detachable cable. It ships with 3 different cables: 4 foot straight, 4 foot coiled and a 9 foot straight. However, you have to use Audio Technica cables since it has a twist lock mechanism. If you are looking for good quality audiophile/studio headphones, these are great. They are slightly more expensive than the original M50s but definitely worth it. On the other hand, if you already own the M50s, it is not worth upgrading to the M50X.


I guess I'll hold off on buying an M50 and wait for this to be available in my country. Thanks for the review, I have a question is this more comfortable that the M50? Thanks!
Sennheiser 598 cable works with them perfectly.  (Some sites even sell the same cable for both headphones)

Also, I've seen a cable for these that does include a mic/headset button on amazon for about $20.00   I've purchased lots of cables from that same seller, they do good work for what they charge.
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