Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 599

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
Sennheiser HD 599 review

Let's compare two different headphones with an attractive design and a lot of benefits. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 599 is a comparison of two wired devices. The first one is closed back and the second one is open back. Both of them have an over-ear wearing style.

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Features

I offer you to start with one of the most important features for every audiophile — frequency response. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x works in a range between 15 Hz and 28 kHz. Meanwhile, Sennheiser HD 599 has a frequency response from 12 Hz to 38 kHz. Next, let's see what sensitivity the devices have. Sennheiser HD 599 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is 106 dB sensitive, while the second device has 99 dB. Speaking of impedance, the headphones by Audio-Technica have 38 Ohm and the ones by Sennheiser — 50 Ohm.

Sound

The headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50x produce an exceptionally clear and detailed sound. With them, your music will sound lively and engaging. However, at times it can be harsh, fatiguing, and narrow.

To comparison, the sound of Sennheiser HD 599 is immersive and very detailed as well. Mids are not aggressive and fatiguing. Consider that as they are open back, the sound is leaking.

Comfort and design

Height adjustment and tilt of the cups of these headphones is large enough to suit most head sizes pretty well. The weight of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is 285 g, while the other device has 250 g. Only the first pair of headphones is foldable. The other benefit of it is the carry case you get with the headphones.

The appliances come with a detachable cable with 300cm length and have no built-in microphone.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • 90-degree swiveling ear cups for a comfort use
  • Although it is made of plastic, the material looks solid and durable
  • Do not fit too tightly
  • The combo of powerful bass and zesty upper mids

Cons

  • The earpads are covered with the fake leather that feels uncomfortable
  • Inside of the ear cups is a cheap foam and, in addition, it has very little density to it

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 599 pros and cons

Pros

  • The velour earpads and leatherette headbands offer plenty of conveniences
  • Music sounds natural and spacious
  • Good for long time sessions
  • The earpads are replaceable

Cons

  • Not portable as it does not fold
  • Do not have any buttons to control your music

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Sennheiser HD 599
7.5
10
7
Sennheiser HD 599

Sennheiser HD 599 review

May 27, 2020

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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599

Model

ATH-M50x
HD 599

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sennheiser

Reviews

14076
1376

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
50

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
12Hz-38KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
106

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
250/8.8

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
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 599
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 7.5
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 7.5Sennheiser HD 599

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