Product Comparison: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH vs Sennheiser HD 598 SR


General Specifications
Brand
Audio-Technica
Sennheiser
Model
ATH-M50xWH
HD 598 SR
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 is praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year. Now, the ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, with the added feature of detachable cables. From the large aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups and robust construction, the M50x provides an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals.
Sennheiser’s open backed HD 598SR are around ear headphones for serious music lovers. Powered by the audio specialist’s transducer technology, they deliver exceptional sound quality with unrivaled comfort for even the longest of listening sessions.
Key Specs
Type
Closed over-ear
Closed over-ear
Sensitivity
99 dB
112 dB
Min. Frequency Range
15 Hz
12 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
28 kHz
38.5 kHz
Impedance
38 Ω
50 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White
  • My ears sweat easily and yet I can wear these for hours and remain cool or room temperature while doing so. The pads are soft and accommodate my large ears well.
  • All my other headphones have geared their sound towards the highs or bass but this set of cans definitely goes completely neutral while allowing me to hear every voice and instrument!
  • They dont need much to power them at 32ohms so its nice to use them with my phone but i prefer earbuds so i can lay down while listening to music.
  • These headphone are the first full size cans I've owned that actually sound excellent when played through something like a phone.
  • The ear cuffs are terrible. I have fairly averaged size ears but they sit on the top of my ears instead of over them completely.
Size & Weight
Height
11.4 in.
9.45 in.
Width
10 in.
8 in.
Depth
4.1 in.
3.9 in.
Weight
10.05 oz.
10.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White
  • Plus earbuds fit in my pocket when im out and about. They also come with a bunch of different cords and a leather carrying bag so thats really nice.
  • Very portable due to having a detachable aux chord and folds up to a very manageable size.
  • The M50x is a geat headphone. Build quality is pretty good, sound reproduction is very good and they are fairly light for their size. They also fold up and cups rotate and fold 180 degrees.
  • They are small in size and lacks the cushiony feel I had with my HyperX Cloud's.
  • These headphones are also HEAVY. The top of your head will probably hurt from having to bear the weight of these.
Features
Driver Diameter
1.77 in.
1.57 in.
Detachable Cable
Yes
Yes
Foldable
Yes
No
Headband Material
Leather/Plastic
Leather/Plastic
Cable Length
9.8 ft.
9.84 ft.
Microphone
No
Yes
In-Line Remote
No
Yes
Extras
Interchangeable cables: coiled cable, 2x straight cables, Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter, 90° swiveling earcups, Sound isolation
Premium, audiophile-grade over-ear, open back headphones, Excellent connectivity, also with home Hifi equipment, Surround reflector for extended spatial sound field, Lightweight aluminium voice coils for high efficiency and excellent dynamics
What customers say about "Features"
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xWH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, White
  • The build quality is great mix of metal, leather and plastic. Feels completely solid in the hands and on the head.
  • Comes with a variety of audio jacks ranging from different lengths to different connections.
  • They also have a detachable cable which is great for portability. The fake leather on the headband and ear pads feel soft, but a bit cheap.
  • The benefit to having modular movement is the ease of folding them up, but when unfolding them, you can easily try to bend and rotate things in the wrong way and it can get annoying.
  • Obviously these are headphones, and not a headset, so they lack a microphone. If you are considering these, you may need to consider an external microphone in your budget.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.00 $
249.95 $


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