Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

I have made a comparison Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x and found out that the difference is not only the existence or not of an audio cable. Actually, they both have one but Sennheiser headphones can also be used as a wireless device. These appliances are closed back and have an over-ear wearing style.

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Features

The impedance rate is important for real audiophiles. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x has 38 Ohm of impedance while the wireless pair of headphones has only 18 Ohm. The frequency response is also quite different since Audio-Technica ATH-M50x works within 15 Hz - 28 kHz and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC — 18 Hz - 22 kHz.

The sensitivity in the first case is 99 dB and it is not as much as the second device has — 113 dB. The headphones made by Audio-Technica do not have a battery but the ones from Sennheiser can be used up to 19 hours after 2 hours of charge. Also, the second device has free-battery listening mode and supports aptX and Bluetooth.

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has a very detailed, balanced sound with tight bass. There is a slight emphasis on notes in the lower frequencies.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has an excellent bass. High-bass, responsible for warmth is flat and well-balanced.

A big benefit of Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is its NoiseGard active noise cancellation.

Comfort and design

The wired device`s weight is 285 g while the wireless one is only 238 g heavy. Surprisingly, they both are foldable. These headphones have an adjustable headband and come with a detachable cable.

Only Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has a built-in microphone while the other device does not have a microphone at all. The length of an audio cable of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is 3 m which is really impressive as the cable of Sennheiser is only 120 cm long.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • Available in black, blue, and white, and come with three cords in the box matching the chosen color
  • Pretty sturdy
  • Convenient to wear for those long listening sessions

Cons

  • Soundstage is lacking
  • Do not breathe very well due to the padding

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • Works 25 hours without a noise-canceling function on
  • Built-in control buttons
  • Google Assistant and Siri support

Cons

  • The headband lacks a bit more cushion
  • Clamp the head quite a bit

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
10
10
inapplicable
8
inapplicable
7
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
7
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

May 10, 2020

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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

ATH-M50x
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sennheiser

Reviews

14076
4835

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
32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

38
18

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
113

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
238/8.4

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
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

has not
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

has not
2

Charging port

has not
micro USB

Charging cable

has not
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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