Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
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Audio-Technica ATH-M70x review

The Japanese company Audio-Technica is one of the top producers of professional audio equipment since 1962. I am going to compare Audio-Technica ATH-M70x vs Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, closed over ear wired headphones, to define what makes them different and help you to choose your best.

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Features

The headphones are similar with their close impedance of 35 vs 38 Ohm and sensitivity of 97 vs 99 dB. But in frequency response M70x is stronger with its 5Hz-40KHz vs 15Hz-28KHz of M50x.

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x sound very neutral and flat, that is great for mixing and recording when you do not want anything to be overwhelmed, but not for enjoyment. I find the highs not very bright and bass too flat.

The sound of ATH-M50x is very crisp, harmonious, and live. It feels like the way it’s been recorded that is great for mixing and critical listening. That is pleasant also for casual listening. The bass is quite enough, tight and strong. The trebles and mids are bright with distinct vocals and instruments. They seem to lack soundstage for the closed cups design, however that works a bit to isolate the sound.

Comfort and design

The M70x is slightly lighter than M50x with 280 vs 285 g. M50x are foldable, but come with a carrying pouch unlike unfoldable M70x but with a hard case to keep it safe and sound. The headband of both is soft padded and adjustable for comfort, thus M70x feels lighter and softer on the head and seems better for long sessions. Both are comfy and safe with their detachable cables and extra audio cable in a set.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Pros

  • Super flat sound for critical listening
  • Comfortable and smart design and robust materials
  • Talking about portability, being bulky, still the ear cups swivel to lay flat and save space, and come with a hard carry case

Cons

  • Lack of noise isolation will not allow to use it out of home or studio
  • Weak bass is not engaging for casual listening

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M70x pros and cons

Pros

  • Great sound quality for both professional and casual listening
  • Good imaging with detailed reproduction of instruments
  • Sturdy built and comfortable fit thanks to quality materials and design

Cons

  • Too massive to use on the go and carry with, plus a hanging cable is not the best choice for active use like sports and walking

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Audio-Technica ATH-M70x
8
10
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Model

ATH-M50x
ATH-M70x

Brand

Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica

Reviews

14076
264

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
35

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
5Hz-40KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
97

Magnet type

neodymium
neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
280/9.9

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
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
Audio-Technica ATH-M70x
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 8Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

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