Audio-Technica upgrade flagship headphones with ATH-M50xBT2

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Audio-Technica upgrade flagship headphones with ATH-M50xBT2

Words by Sam McNiece

Modern features compliment top-selling quality sound.

Audio-Technica’s ATH-50x are one of the most popular headphone models out there. The combination of quality sound and reasonable pricing makes them a surefire winner. It was no surprise that their wireless Bluetooth version would also be as popular and today, they have announced a new iteration of the headphone, adding modern connections and functionality to the classic quality sounding studio headphone.

What you need to know:

  • Audio-Technica have updated their top-selling wireless studio headphones with modern features.
  • The ATH-M50xBT2 adds fast USB-C charging, high quality audio codecs, beamforming microphone technology and more.
  • These wireless headphones can last up to 50 hours on a single charge.

Read all the latest product news here.

For those uninitiated with the M50x’s they feature proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers, fold flat design, 90 degree swivelling ear cups and premium audio components including an advanced audio DAC and a dedicated internal headphone amp.

The ATH-M50xBT2 adds dual-microphone beamforming technology, pioneered by the Apple AirPods, for cleaner phone conversations on the go. In other hardware improvements is a USB-C connection and larger battery capacity, which allows the headphones to be used for 50 hours continuously on a single charge which is incredible.

Bluetooth connectivity has improved with multipoint pairing available which can connect to multiple devices at once alongside a low-latency mode, which syncs better with movies/tv/games.

This low-latency mode plus EQ, L/R volume balance, choice of voice assistant, misplaced headphone location and change of codecs is changeable via the A-T Connect app which saves the selection inside the headphone itself.

ATH-M50x-BT2 feature built in buttons on the left earcup which allow for quick access to volume, mute and voice assistant controls, nice for on the go.

All these new features are available when the headphones release soon and will set you back A$349 in store and online.

Head to Audio-Technica for more information on these headphones.