Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review

Here is my new comparison and this time it will be Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. What is interesting about it is that the first device is wireless, while the second one can be used only with an audio cable. Both of these headphones are closed back and over-ear

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Features

The considered appliances have an identical impedance — 38 Ohm. The frequency response in both cases is 15 Hz - 28 kHz. Also, these two products by Audio-Technica have the same sensitivity — 99 dB.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT supports aptX. The battery life of this device is 40 hours. But the time you have to spend for charging is too long — 7 hours. To add, there is no speed charge function.

Sound

None of the headphones have a noise-canceling option. Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT has a great consumer-friendly sound. This device makes your tunes sound realistic.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x provides a strong punchy bass. The treble sounds a little bit grainy and the soundstage is quite minuscule.

Comfort and design

Let's start with the benefits of Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT. It is equipped with a built-in microphone. Also, the device has built-in buttons and touch control as well.

Although one of the headphones is wireless, they both come with an audio cable. In the case with Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT, it is 120cm long and ATH-M50x has a wire with 300cm length. You get these appliances with a carry case which makes them portable. Moreover, the fact that they fold makes them even more comfortable in usage.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Pros

  • The ear cups flip all the way backward
  • Siri and Google Assistant support
  • The battery level indicator
  • The headband is almost entirely made of metal, leading to an overall robust-feeling headphone

Cons

  • The power button is located in an awkward spot
  • Its sound can be at some point too forward in very noisy environments, resulting in less natural sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • Well-built: can take a very good beating, and still work perfectly
  • The material that covers the ear pads is soft, and a nice feel around your ears
  • The coiled cable is hard to get tangled
  • It is highly rugged, thanks to the tough plastic

Cons

  • May be too tight for some ears
  • Lacking mids and highs

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
7.5
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
10
10
10
inapplicable
3
inapplicable
6
inapplicable
9
inapplicable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review

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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Model

ATH-M50xBT
ATH-M50x

Brand

Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica

Reviews

14848
14848

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
45/1.7

Impedance, Ohm

38
38

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
15Hz-28KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
99

Magnet type

rare earth
neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

310/10.9
285/10

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

120/3.9
300/9.8

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, microphone on/off

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

5.0
has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
has not

Battery life, hrs

40
has not

Charging time, hrs

7
has not

Charging port

micro USB
has not

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
has not

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-M50xBT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.5Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

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