When comparing Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Zagg iFrogz inTone Wireless, the Slant community recommends Audio-Technica ATH-M50x for most people. In the question“What are the best headphones?” Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is ranked 3rd while Zagg iFrogz inTone Wireless is ranked 61st. The most important reason people chose Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is:
The ATH-M50x are great sounding headphones with a sound that may fall in the neutral category, but with very slight boosts to the bass and highs; a slightly V-shaped sound. The bass is full and has a lot of power. The sub bass has a hint of elevation though, which can make the bass sound a bit loose on hip-hop or EDM tracks. The mids are fairly neutral with no elevation. The highs are also slightly elevated, which does not add harshness but instead gives the sound a shimmery and detailed feel. This sound signature of the M50x makes it versatile. It is neutral enough for monitoring use, yet also has just the right qualities to make it a great choice for enjoying music.
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Pro Generally neutral sounding but with an added kick to the low end
The ATH-M50x are great sounding headphones with a sound that may fall in the neutral category, but with very slight boosts to the bass and highs; a slightly V-shaped sound. The bass is full and has a lot of power. The sub bass has a hint of elevation though, which can make the bass sound a bit loose on hip-hop or EDM tracks. The mids are fairly neutral with no elevation. The highs are also slightly elevated, which does not add harshness but instead gives the sound a shimmery and detailed feel.
This sound signature of the M50x makes it versatile. It is neutral enough for monitoring use, yet also has just the right qualities to make it a great choice for enjoying music.
Pro Lively sounding bass
The bass of these headphones sound full with a slight boost. This makes the bass quite punchy without drowning the mids or highs.
Pro Good value for your money as these headphones are feature packed for the price
You get a lot from what you pay for with these headphones. Aside from the great sound, they are also well built and come with a lot of accessories.
Pro Stellar build quality
The ATH M50x is made from high quality matte plastics which are quite resistant to damage without being too heavy. The hinges move smoothly and do not have unnecessary creaks.
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
The ear cups and pads are able to keep the sound in and block outside noise. These are suitable for a noisy office as even low volume music is enough to drown out those noisy office mates.
Pro Can collapse to a more compact size
The ear cups can be folded into the headband, reducing its footprint. Combined with the carrying pouch and detachable cables, you can easily chuck these headphones into your bag when going out.
Pro Great for tracking guitar
Pro Okay battery-life
You get a decent playback time of 5 hours from the InTone Wireless, and should be more than enough for your short runs.
Pro Magnetic in-line remote
You can easily control your music using the in-line remote. You can pause/play tracks, adjust volume as well as go to next or previous track. The in-line remote also has magnets, allowing you to mount the ear pieces to the remote to keep them in-place.
These earphones won’t get damaged when splashed with liquid. These have an IPx2 rating, which makes them resistant to small splashes of liquid or sweat. Getting these drenched or submerging them may still cause damage though.
Pro Decent sound quality
The InTone Wireless delivers decent detail and okay mids. Vocals have good volume from these earphones, while you get okay levels of airiness and clarity from the treble and does not get harsh in any way. The bass is lacking though. You don’t get a lot of oomph from low-bass notes, so these are not the best earphones for bass lovers. Performance should be acceptable for general music use though.
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. These headphones do not electronically limit exterior noises, it only blocks noise with its physical design.
Con Ear cups may be too small
The ear cups on the M50x are smaller than those on something like the 380HD or the DT 770 Pro. Your ears could end up touching the the inside of the headphones which can be uncomfortable for some.
Con May be too bass-light for your taste
If you love punchy bass, then these earphones may not be the ones for you. Bass reproduction is fairly week and you probably won’t get a satisfying oomph from bass hits.
Con Bluetooth only
These earphones do not have wired connectivity, so you'll need to charge them once the battery is out before they can be used.
Con They fall off the ears easily
The earpieces do not fit well inside the ears. Also, there are no rubber or foam coverings on the earpieces; just bare plastic. When you sweat, the earpieces are more likely to fall off.