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Audio Technica ATH-E50 Reference Class In-Ear Headphones

The Audio Technica ATH-E70 Professional In-Ear Monitor Headphones Offer an Incredible Listening Experience

The ATH-E50 features specially designed housings that provide excellent isolation, ensuring confident, comfortable stage performance. To address the evolution of modern music production, this model also excels at providing a consistent reference in every sonic environment, making it the ideal choice for the producer on the road. The sound isolation and comfort offered by the ATH-E50 are enhanced by the four sizes of included silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), which allow you to create a custom fit. The ATH-E50 also comes with a detachable 1.6 m (5. 2') cable, with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones and a 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug output, and a carrying case.



General Features:

  • Powerful single balanced armature drivers provide an accurate full-range response
  • Flexible memory cable loops over ears for a custom fit and long-wearing comfort
  • Specially designed housings provide maximum isolation, allowing you to focus on the music
  • Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') cable, with newly developed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones, offers exceptional durability and optimized audio performance
  • Includes a carrying case, 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter, and silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L)
  • Other Models In the Series:
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

General Features:

  • Type: Single Balanced armature
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 12 ohms
  • Weight: 10 g (0.3 oz), without cable
  • Cable: Detachable 1.6 m (5.2') with A2DC connectors
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
  • Accessories Included: Carrying case, 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), Comply foam eartips (M)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

In-Ear
Headband Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earbuds
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

Studio
Acoustic Principle

The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types:

Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source.

Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room.

Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

Closed

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Yes
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Yes
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Connector Type
The type of connection the headphones use to connect to receive the audio signal from a music source. Traditional headphones use an analog 3.5mm headphone jack. Newer technology has allowed digital signals to be sent directly to the headphone using an Apple Lightning or USB-C cable.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
3.5mm
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.


Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.


Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Angled Jack
Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
1/4" Adapter
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Black
Material
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Plastic
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
Foam
Silicone
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
Bag
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
0.3 oz.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
No
Child Safe
Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child can’t damage their ears while listening to music.
No
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.
Yes

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic:
Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic:
Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

Balanced Armature
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
12 ohms
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
107 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
Audiophile
Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
Yes
Amplifier Recommended
This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.
No
Pass Throughs
Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.
No

What is in the Box?

Main Product
The main product in the box.
Audio Technica ATH-E50
Accessories
Accessories included with the headphones
1/4" Adapter
Carrying Case
Replacement Ear Tips
Paperwork
Paperwork included with the product.
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Parts Warranty Duration
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1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.0
Features
4.3
Design
5.0
Usability
4.3
Slim Jim

Iowa, NE

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Crystal Clear!

June 1, 2016

Upon un-boxing these headphones I noticed they feel very well constructed. Now before you take my review into consideration, I use these headphones for my Android. I listen to alot of Spotify and sometimes I use Power Amp with music downloads around 350kbps.

First impression of these headphones after listening to a couple of my favorite songs:

1) They are super clear! Perfect for rock, indie rock, classic rock etc.
2) Not very Bassy... at all. (Which is a let down for me) I like to listen to a lot of Dubstep, underground hip-hop... basically all music that takes advantage of bass..

All and all, these are awesome headphones! But keep in mind these are not for those who are looking for something bassy. These headphones are geared towards the person looking to enjoy some classic rock, Jazz, etc....

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Sean W.

Elko, Nevada

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Totally immersed!

June 1, 2016

As an owner of the ATH-M50X's I thought i would give these a try.

Firstly, these did not disappoint! Compared to a lot of other earbuds on the market these have to be the cleanest sounding for the price range. These are not by any means designed for BASSHEADS. Although, the mid and lower scale is definitely distinguishable and blends nicely with everything else. These definitely do tune out the surrounding noise to immerse you into the audio experience. Not to forget these are extremely comfortable for in ear headphones. I have listened for quite a few hours in one sitting and did not experience any ear fatigue. EXTREMELY comfortable.

Secondly, the packaging is rather simple. Although it is known that Audio-Technica puts more money into the quality of the headphones rather than unneeded cost into fancy packaging. It is nice also that they include a nice carry case with extra tips and the 3.5mm to phono adapter.

Overall I would say these are best for anyone looking for a clean, clear and full sound for the money. They work awesome for someone who is on the go and wants to use a smartphone. And even fr the person behind the mixing board of a studio. Audio-Technica has a great proven track record with their products.

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Will

Gardena, CA

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Beautiful Sound

May 31, 2016

These are the best sounding earbuds I've ever tried.
Sound is very clear and well balanced. I am impressed with the build quality. The detachable cable and ear loops seem to be very durable. They come with four different eartip sizes. In my case, the fit was very comfortable and snug right out of the box. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ATH-E50

UPC

4961310135560

Weight

1.50lbs

Internal SKU

athe50

Internal Product ID

116121

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Wiring Diagram Legend

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