The highly recommended ATH-M50's receive a slight update to the M50x. The new M50x will come in black, white, and a new blue.
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Pro Balanced sound quality
Although sound quality is extremely subjective most reviews highly praise the M50x in this regard.
Pro Good value for your money
Pro Build quality
The ATH M50x has the same great build quality as the original.
Pro Detachable cables
Audio-Technica finally updated the M50's built in cable to a detachable cable. The M50x even comes with three cables, a 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable, a 3.0 m straight cable and a 1.2 m straight cable. None of the cables have in-line controls though.
Pro Good passive isolation
Passive sound isolation is pretty good. These are suitable for a noisy office as even low volume music is enough to drown out those noisy office mates.
Pro Neutral bass
The bass is not overly powered like many headphones. Although bass is a sound quality mostly up to personal preference.
Pro Great for tracking guitar
Con Only passive noise cancellation
If you're looking for a headphone to keep you isolated on long plane rides, the M50x is probably not the right headphone for you. The M50x does not electronically limit exterior noises it only blocks noise with its physical design.
Con Too small ear cups for some people
The ear cups on the M50x are smaller than those on something like the 380HD or the DT 770 Pro, resulting in you being able to feel your ears touching the the inside of the headphones which can be uncomfortable for some.