Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT review
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC are two worthy headphones to review. Being over ear closed back headphones with wired and wireless options they both are quite functional and comfortable in use.

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Features

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT has 20 Ohm higher impedance, 38 vs 18 Ohm of Sennheiser 4.50 BTNC. Its level of frequency response is wider, 15Hz-28KHz vs 18Hz-22KHz. But the sensitivity of Sennheiser is higher with 113 vs 99 dB.

Both headphones have aptX support and light indication.

The battery life of Audio-Technica is twice longer than Sennheiser’s, 40 vs 19 hours, consequently, its charging time is also longer, 7 vs 2 hours.

Sound

ATH-M50xBT sounds very clear and clean. I would admit its V-pitched ratio of lows, mids, and highs whereas mids are recessed compared to bright and detailed bass and trebles. That sounds great for mixing and recording though may seem harsh for sensitive ears if you listen just for fun.

The Sennheiser’s model has a very clear sound with a detailed reproduction of each vocal and instrument. They never sound muddy or boxy. The bass is real, neither heavy nor shy. I would call its noise cancelling level very good and that is nice to be adjustable.

Comfort and design

The headphones weigh 310 vs 238 g respectively. Both are foldable with a carry case, that make them pretty portable as for the type of large over ear headphones. The headbands are adjustable, however Audio-Technica has a thicker padding. Both have an extra audio cable.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT pros and cons

Pros

  • In-line microphone plus to built-in one makes the calls and voice control clearer
  • In-line, touch, and app control plus to built-in buttons allow a wide range of functionality
  • Battery level indicator will let you know when you need to re-charge it

Cons

  • Leaky sound at higher volumes and no active noise cancelling will not let you enjoy high volumes in public

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • Light, foldable, and noise cancelling design makes it great for use in and out
  • Additional NFC connection gives more options for communication
  • Fast charging time to use on the go

Cons

  • Tight fit and lack of padding on the headband will not suit large head sizes and uncomfortable for long listening

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
7.5
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
10
10
10
8
9
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

ATH-M50xBT
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), %

0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
113

Magnet type

rare earth

Weight (headphones), g/oz

310/10.9
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

120/3.9
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
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

5.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

40
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

7
2

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.5Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is better headphones in this comparison. Check Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC price