Audio-Technica has announced a limited edition Deep Sea Blue version of its ATH-M50x wired and wireless professional monitor headphones, the result of a global crowd-sourcing campaign where end users voted on their favorite color of the next ATH-M50x model.
The ATH-M50xDS (wired) and ATH-M50xBT2DS (wireless) provide 45 mm large-aperture drivers, sound-isolating earcups and robust construction for applications that include recording, live sound, broadcast, DJ and personal listening. With professional-grade earpad and headband material and a collapsible design with detachable cable, the headphones are designed to transport easily and remain comfortable throughout long monitoring sessions.
Additional features include premium internal audio components and a dedicated internal headphone amp; compatibility with multiple audio codecs (SBC, AAC and LDAC); sidetone circuitry that allows users to hear their voice in the headphones when making calls on most smartphones, and access to voice assistants (Amazon Alexa Built-in, Google Assistant, Siri); a “Fast Pair” feature, enabling users to quickly pair the ATH-M50xBT2 headphones with Android OS smartphones and devices with a single tap on the device; a detachable 1.2-meter (3.9-foot) cable for optional wired connection; and compatibility with the A-T Connect app, allowing control of the low latency mode, EQ, L/R volume balance, choice of voice assistant, misplaced headphone location, change of codecs, and more.
Multipoint pairing lets users connect wirelessly to two Bluetooth devices at once, and a low-latency mode improves synchronicity between audio and video for smooth streaming and gaming. Battery life is stated as approximately 50 hours of continuous use on a full charge and up to three hours of use on a 10-minute rapid charge via USB-C connection. A USB charging cable and a carrying pouch are also included.
The new limited-edition wired ATH-M50xDS (priced at $169 MAP) and wireless ATH-M50xBT2DS (priced at $219 MAP) are now available.