Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO review

Let me review the over ear closed back wired headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and hope it's worth it.

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Features

The impedance of Beyerdynamic is 16, 32, 80, 250 Ohm vs Audio-Technica’s 38 Ohm. The frequency response of the first is 5Hz-35KHz, and 15HZ-28KHz in the latter model, though it won’t affect sound perception in the majority of cases.

The total harmonic distortion of Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is 0.3% vs 0.2%, and the sensitivity difference is 3 dB (99 vs 96 dB).

Sound

The highs of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x seem to be even too detailed that is great for audio monitoring but may seem too sharp and tiresome for amateurs. Bass is distinct but not emphasized. Mids have a decent reproduction but average.The represented Beyerdynamic headphones produce a more natural harmony of lows, mids, and highs.

Unlike Beyerdynamics, the soundstage of Audio-Technica’s model is very narrow, though, the imaging is clear and I can feel the direction the sounds are coming from. The noise cancellation reduces about a half of ambient noise.

Comfort and design

I find Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Beyerdynamics DT770 PRO more portable for its foldable ear cups flipping backwards while the latter does not provide that flexibility. However, Beyerdynamics wins in the comfort of the cups padding made of soft microfiber unlike cheap foam of Audio-Technica’s.

Both models represent robust plastic and metal headband with a removable leather padding. A detachable cable of 50x is better for portability than non-detachable one of DT770 PRO. The weight of Audio-Technica vs Beyerdynamics again wins 75 g for portability (285 g vs 360 g).

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • Exceptionally distinct highs are good for professional audio monitoring
  • The sound is crystal clear and detailed
  • Feel very sturdy and durable to last and handle drops without issues

Cons

  • If I were an extreme bass-head the bass would feel disappointing
  • High level of ambient noise makes its use more preferable in a closed space

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO pros and cons

Pros

  • Great both for home and professional use for their balanced sound at all frequencies
  • A broad soundstage makes you enjoy the music like hearing it live
  • Good ambient noise suppression makes it a good choice even in noisy environments

Cons

  • I can’t tell they are portable enough for their bulky design (however that is natural for that type of headphones), unfoldable cups and non-rotating cable

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
7
10
6
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

Model

ATH-M50x
DT 770 PRO

Brand

Audio-Technica
Beyerdynamic

Reviews

14076
5996

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
16, 32, 80, 250

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
5Hz-35KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
96

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
360/12.6

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
6.35

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 7
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 7Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M50x price