Audio-Technica has unveiled the ATH-M50xBT wireless over-ear headphones, which bring Bluetooth wireless technology to one of the company’s most popular headphone models.
The closed-back ATH-M50xBT contains a 45mm large-aperture driver, which has the capability of a 15 – 28,000 Hz wide frequency range for studio-quality sonic accuracy. Rare-earth magnets and Audio-Technica’s copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coils are the same as those used in the original ATH-M50x.
The ATH-M50xBT uses Bluetooth 5.0 and is compatible with aptX and AAC codecs. An internal battery provides up to 40 hours on a full charge (a USB charging cable is supplied), while they can also be used in wired mode.
The new model retains the same fold-flat design with 90-degree swiveling earcups, and professional-grade earpads and headband of the ATH-M50x, with the addition of controls mounted on the left earcup for easy handling of phone calls, music playback and volume adjustment. A convenient touch control provides easy access to a smartphones’ voice assistant technology.
The ATH-M50xBT comes with a 1-foot USB charging cable, detachable 3.9-foot cable with mic for wired operation and a handy carrying pouch. The headphones are also compatible with the Audio-Technica Connect app for iOS and Android.
“Although our M-Series models were originally designed as professional studio monitor headphones, they’ve crossed over into the consumer market to the extent that they’ve become a favourite of music listeners worldwide,” said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica US marketing manager. “The ATH-M50xBT offers the same sonic signature that has made the ATH-M50x an audio industry standard, along with the convenience of on-the-go wireless operation.”
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT headphones are now available for $199.00.