When searching around for expert opinions on DJ style professional headphones the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones kept popping up as the headphones to beat, and at this price they just might be a bargain.
The Audio Technica ATH-M50 professional studio monitor headphones features a closed back design, an important feature for amongst other DJ’s to avoid unwanted sound to leak through the back of the headphones, as well as circumaural ear pieces that swivel 180-degrees for one-ear monitoring and easy foldable design. There is even a gold plated 1/4-inch jack adapter. They might not have the fashionable looks of the Beats by Dr.Dre or Fanny Wang’s of the world, but in the end it is all about comfort and music experience which these seems to provide plenty of.
Expert reviews online from amongst other MusicRadar give the Audio Technica ATH-M50 a close to perfect rating, with the reviewer talking about not remembering a better listen. The only negative point found is that they might wear on your head after long use, but then so does most headphones of this size, no matter how well cushioned they might be on the head band.
As far as consumer ratings go the Audio Technica ATH-M50 also seems to hit the mark with a close to perfect rating from all reviewers on Amazon UK listing of the headphones. I’m hoping to have a chance to test these out myself in the coming months, so will be back with a full review and rating following using them for a bit.
The Audio Technica ATH-M50 professional studio/DJ headphones are available from amongst other the following UK retailers.
* Prices as per 30th June 2011. This is not a hands-on review as we have not had a chance to test this unit yet. Information in this post as based on publicly available information about the product.
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