Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 headphone review

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 is the second generation of critically acclaimed M-Series wireless over-ear headphone. The headphone come with a 45mm large aperture drivers, Studio sound and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, it has feature Beam forming technology, fast charge, voice assistance, multi-pairing connectivity, 50-hours battery life and additional wired connection.

Pros
  • Best sound
  • muti-pairing support
  • Codec supported
Cons
  • ANC not supported
  • Bass not that good

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Price and availability

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 come with a two colour variants such as Black and Lantern Glow. It is price $199. You can purchase through the company’s official website audio-technica.com.

Who should have to Buy the headphone?

  • Best for music listeners
  • For those who want both wireless and wired connectivity option.

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Box Content

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2
  • USB charging
  • cable (30 cm (12″)USB Type-A / USB Type-C ™) 2 Cable (1.2 m (3.9’) / 3.5 mm (1/8“) gold-plated stereo mini-plug/L-shaped) 3
  • Pouch
  • Use guide

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What is the design of Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2?

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 comes with premium quality headbands and earcaps for longer durability and comfort. The joints between the headband earcups are even more secure and strong. Both the headband and earcup are built with a matte finish surface and fit snugly in your head.

Memory foam ear tips fit perfectly in your ear and give a nice push between the ear and the tips. Which surprisingly reduces the passive noise coming from outside. And the band also provides some padding on top. In addition, the luxuriously smooth synthetic leather on the earcup cushions ensures a full day’s comfort. Moreover, the earcup rotates about 90 degrees to fit snugly in the carrying case.

However, JR300 does not offer any IP rating for water and dust proofing. Additionally, it’s easy and fun to share with friends with the built-in audio splitter on the included audio cable. The design on the go delivers critically acclaimed sonic performance just like the original ATH-M50x professional studio headphones.

How touch control works of Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2?

Touch controls are very simple and reliable. The buttons built into the earcup provide easy control of volume / mute, music and calls and give you access to a voice assistant (Amazon Alexa built-in, Google Assistant, Siri). The microphone can be muted by simply pressing a button. The following is a list of feature buttons available on the earcup.

  1. Battery jack Use to connect the included USB charging cable and charge the product.
  2. Indicator lamp Displays the operating status and battery level of the product.
  3. Connector jack Use to connect the included cable for wired connection.
  4. Power supply / control button Use to turn the power supply ON/OFF, play/pause music, and answer phone calls.
  5. Volume buttons Use to adjust the volume up or down (+/–).
  6. Voice assistant button Depending on the connected device, activates the device’s speech recognition function (such as Siri for compatible iOS devices).

How good is the A-T Connect app of Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2?

The A-T connect app is very simple to use. You just need to download the app to obtains greater controls of your headphones. With the help of this app, you can easily activate low latency mode, locate misplaced headphones and increase / decrease volumes. Furthermore, you can adjust firmware updates, EQ settings, change Bluetooth codecs and select Google/Voice assistance more securely.

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What is the sound quality of Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2?

Proprietary 45mm Dynamic Large Aperture Drivers offer luxury sound signature and bass quality. In addition, the dedicated amplifier promotes exceptional clarity during extended frequency response. Which responds to deep and accurate bass.

The ATH-M50xBT2 also offers low latency mode for improving compatibility between audio and video for streaming and gaming. Premium audio-grade components, including an AK4331 Advanced Audio DAC and dedicated built-in headphone amp, deliver pure, natural sound

Additionally, the headphones include a 3.5mm audio cable with audio splitter for easy sharing of the best music experience. This cable connection gives crystal clear sound and even better than wireless connection.

Does Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 have good Noise cancellation capabilities?

No, the ATH-M50xBT2 headphones do not support the Active Noise Cancellation feature. Which means the surrounding sound interrupt you to taking clear calls. However, the pressure between the earcup and the ear is so good that it reduces ambient noise when making a call.

Can you use Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2 for phone calls?

The ATH-M50xBT2 headphones have dual mix and beamforming technology for crystal-clear call quality. Beamforming improves spectral efficiency by providing a better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Working with other antenna technologies, such as smart antennas and MIMO, increases beamforming cell range and capacity.

Additionally, via a 3.5mm cable, passive cancellation audio is available when wireless is disabled. It can significantly reduce background noise. Additionally, sidetone circuitry improves communication by letting you hear your voice in headphones when calling on most smartphones.

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How good is the connectivity option?

The ATH-M50xBT2 headphones come with Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity with a range of 10 meters. Additionally, Google Fast Pair lets you quickly pair headphones with Android smartphones on other compatible devices. Additionally, the headphones come with advanced LDAC / AAC and SBC audio codec support. Thus, LDAC and SBC are used to connect headphones to Android smartphones. While the AAC codec is used to connect iOS devices.
In addition, the headphones have a multi-connectivity feature. Which helps you connect two devices together. Also, the ATH-M50xBT2 comes with a 1.2 m cable for optional wired connection.

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How long does the battery last?

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT2

The headphone offers up to 50 hours of battery for continuous use on a full charge. Also, up to 3 hours of use on a 10-minutes of rapid charge vie USB connection.

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Conclusion

fter using it for a while I suggest you go for these headphones. Headphones provide excellent sound quality with a good amount of passive noise cancellation. Which gives you crystal clear sound during voice call. However, it lacks active voice cancellation and IP rating. This feature comes with many other headphones with the same or lower price tag. Headphones such as Urbanista Los Angeles or Sony WH-XB910N are suitable for both ANC and IP rating.

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