Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 25

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
Sennheiser HD 25 review

If you are making a choice between closed back headphones, consider this comparison of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 25. The first device is over-ear and the second one is on-ear. Both of them are wired.

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Features

We'll start with impedance which is 38 Ohm in the case with Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. Sennheiser HD 25 has a much higher level — 70 Ohm. Their sensitivity is quite different as well. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x has 99 dB, while the other appliance is 120 dB sensitive.

Let's get to frequency response. The headphones by Audio-Technica work in the range from 15 Hz to 28 kHz which is a great performance since Sennheiser HD 25 provides the sound with frequency response 16 Hz - 22 kHz.

Sound

Using Audio-Technica ATH-M50x I hear a powerful bass. Its sound is clear, detailed, and accurate.

The bass that you hear with Sennheiser HD 25 is just right without being exaggerated and the treble is so spectacularly clear. Mids and highs are crisp. Instruments are well layered within the sound stage and have good spatial cues.

Comfort and design

The most significant difference is in the weight of the headphones. Sennheiser HD 25 is exceptionally light as it has only 140 g. Comparatively, Audio-Technica ATH-M50x weighs 285 g. But the benefit of the second device is that the headphones are foldable and a carry case comes with them. The appliance made by Sennheiser does not have such advantages. Both of them have an adjustable headband.

Speaking of design, the fake leather on the headband and ear pads of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x look a bit cheap.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • The plastic feels quite sturdy and thick, and the headband is made of metal
  • You get a detachable cable with the device and this is great for portability
  • The ear pads are easy to replace

Cons

  • Filled with a cheap foam that has very little density to it
  • Isn't perfect for long listening sessions

Sennheiser HD 25 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 25 pros and cons

Pros

  • Perfect choice for DJs and for everyone who likes to listen to music at loud levels
  • The lightweight quality ensures that your ears will not ache after a few hours listening
  • Its sensitivity allows it to achieve high volumes without a lot of power

Cons

  • The headband is sticking a bit outside from the cups
  • Tangy cables will often rip prematurely

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Sennheiser HD 25
7
10
6
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 25

Model

ATH-M50x
HD 25

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sennheiser

Reviews

14076
265

General

Wearing style

over ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
70

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
16Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
120

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
140/4.9

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
150/4.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

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
Sennheiser HD 25
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 25

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 7
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 7Sennheiser HD 25

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