Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Koss Pro4S

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x review
vs
Koss Pro4S review

If you want to know all ins and outs of wired headphones then you are in the right place. I am going to show you the difference between Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Koss Pro4S both of which can be used only with an audio cable. These devices are closed-back and have an over-ear design.

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Features

Let's start with comparing their impedance. In the case with Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, it is 38 Ohm, while Koss Pro4S has 35 Ohm. Speaking of frequency response, the first appliance has a range of 15 Hz - 28 kHz, while the second one works in a range between 10 Hz - 25 kHz. Their sensitivity is identical — 99 dB.

Sound

The sound signature of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is even and there is virtually no distortion. The bass is very rich and low but not overdone. Although the high end is not overly crisp, it is very detailed. Overall, it provides a balanced rich sound with good separation and clarity.

Vocals that you get with Koss Pro4S have a velvety texture and overdrive guitar has a lovely presence, balanced by the lower-midrange fullness. The midrange is warm and full.

Comfort and design

The headphones made by Audio-Technica are pretty heavy compared to the other device, as its weight is 285 g, whilst Koss Pro4S weighs only 180 g. However, the model ATH-M50x is foldable which is a big advantage. Both of the considered appliances have an adjustable headband and come with a ballistic nylon carrying case.

The wire that you get with Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is 300 cm and it might be too long for using the device while walking. But the coil cable gives you freedom of movement without a long cable hanging on the floor. The length of the detachable audio cable that Koss Pro4S has is 140 cm. The considered headphones do not have a built-in microphone and buttons for control.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xpros and cons

Pros

  • Has a professional sleek look
  • Great for DJs and for using at the home or office
  • The earpieces pivot to ensure a comfortable fit
  • Thanks to the rotating and tilting ear cups, you can easily listen to music with 1 ear

Cons

  • No ANC

Koss Pro4S pros and cons

Koss Pro4S pros and cons

Pros

  • The included coiled audio cable can be plugged into either the left or right side
  • The ear cups swivel 180 degrees
  • Blocks out extraneous noise quite well
  • The memory foam ear cups keep them comfortably seated on your head

Cons

  • The cable is easily yanked out since it does not twist-lock

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
8.3
Koss Pro4S
6.5
10
6
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Koss Pro4S

Model

ATH-M50x
Pro4S

Brand

Audio-Technica
Koss

Reviews

14076
126

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

Impedance, Ohm

38
35

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-28KHz
10Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3
0.2

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

99
99

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

285/10
180/6.4

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

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
Koss Pro4S
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Koss Pro4S

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.3
  • 6.5
  • 8.3Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • 6.5Koss Pro4S

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