Audio-Technica has announced ATH-M50xIB monitor headphones, a limited edition “Ice Blue” color version of the company’s ATH-M50x that’s the result of a global crowd-sourcing campaign where end users voted on their favorite color. Also being introduced is the ATH-M50xBT2IB wireless iteration.
With 45 mm large-apeture drivers, professional-grade earpad and headband material and a collapsible design with detachable cable, the ATH-M50xIB headphones are designed to transport easily and remain comfortable throughout long monitoring sessions.
The wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB version offers 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 pair the ATH-M50xBT2IB 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 smoother streaming and gaming. Battery life is 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 carrying pouch are also included.
Audio-Technica’s new limited-edition wired ATH-M50xIB (priced at $169.00 MAP) and wireless ATH-M50xBT2IB (priced at $219.00 MAP) are now available.