Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Review (Over The Ear)
- Great sound quality (With and without wires)
- Open sound with satisfying bass
- Integrated Bluetooth controls
- Inclusion of separate cable with separate mic
- Folds down for storage
- Excellent Battery Life
- Pricey as compared to many brands
- Has no noise-canceling feature
- Power button situated in a discomfited spot
- Heating issue
Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT Bluetooth is easy to get along headphones with great sound quality with or without wires that has friendly and approachable sound.
- Frequency: 15 to 28000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 99 dB/mW
- Battery Life: 40 Hours
- Type: Closed Black Dynamic
- Weight: 310gms
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- Charging Time: 7 hours
- Range: 10mtrs (approximately)
Wired headphones are an unnecessary distraction as they get tangled in bags and when connected to mobiles they snag on fellow commuters. Also, they are a trip hazard not that friendly.
Obviously, wireless Bluetooth doesn’t sound that good, right so audio lovers go for headphones like Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT. Four years ago Audio Technica released ATH-M50x which showcased upfront sound and detachable cable that was the USB. Many brands latched onto the company and developed Bluetooth adaptors making it wireless. But that’s silly as it gave a feeling of busted earlobes.
The latest update to Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT is that it comes with integrated wireless Bluetooth that is same as the size of the original priced at $199 or AU$379.
Audio Technica’s engineer has done a commendable job this time and has improved the handset by integrating Bluetooth and controls in one shell. You cannot detect Bluetooth via the naked eye unless you look carefully.
The controls are affixed at the left side of headphone along with volume and play button behind the ear. However, the power button is actually a turn off housed in the front side which is a little awkward I must say. By holding against Audio Technica faceplate for 2 seconds you can activate Google Assistant or Siri on your phone.
The headphones are paired with 45mm drivers with a frequency of 15 to 20 kHz. They are sensitive and louder as compared to Sony’s MDR-1R. However, lacks noise canceling feature. This can make you cringe while traveling in a noisy bus or such area.
They are compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 alongside AAC codecs. You can enjoy audio for 40 hours straight, now we are talking! Despite battery, they are easy to carry as weighs only 310 grams. It comes with a leatherette bag and can be folded for storage. The inclusion of inline mic with optional 1.2m cable is on point.
Headset feature has spongy earcups and can be pressed down on head by adjustments. Overall, in my testing, I found that the sound quality of the headphones was really good. Also, it has enough bass to create mood anytime. A bit disappointed with no noise feature as the product is a bit on the higher side. Still, if the price is not an issue for you can give it a try.