New Toys: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x–Limited Edition

The new ATH-M50xIB and wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB are limited-edition "Ice Blue" color versions of A-T’s popular ATH-M50x. A global crowd-sourcing campaign was used to come up with the most popular color for the next ATH-M50x and now, the wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB.

From the 45-mm large-aperture drivers to its sound-isolating ear cups, the ATH-M50xIB are better than ever for the most critical audio applications, including recording, live sound, broadcast, DJ work or just personal listening.

The wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB includes premium internal audio components and a dedicated internal headphone amp, compatibility with multiple audio codecs (SBC, AAC and LDAC), and the ability to allow users to hear themselves in the headphones when making calls on most smartphones.

There is access to voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. “Fast Pair” is a feature that enables users to quickly pair the ATH-M50xBT2IB headphones with a single tap to Android OS smartphones and other devices. Also a detachable 1.2-meter (3.9-foot) cable is included for an optional wired connection.

The A-T Connect app allows control of the low latency mode, EQ, L/R volume balance, choice of voice assistant, locating misplaced headphones, change of codecs, and more. Multi-point pairing connects two Bluetooth® devices at the same time while the low-latency mode improves audio and video sync for smooth streaming and gaming. Battery life is approximately 50 hours of continuous use on a full charge and up to 3 hours on a 10-minute rapid charge using any USB-C connection. 

Audio-Technica’s new wired ATH-M50xIB is $169.00 MAP and the wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB is $219.00 MAP.