Audio-Technica is now shipping a special red and gold version of its ATH-M50x headphones. The special version is called the ATH-M50xRD, and it offers an attractive, almost velvety red color with subtle gold trim, the combination of which contrasts well with the black headband and ear cups. The headband itself includes thin writing in gold.
This newest version of the ATH-M50x is part of Audio-Technica’s M Series headphones, offering massive 45mm drivers alongside sound-isolating ear cups. The model uses copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils and has a detachable cable, of which there are three varieties: two straight cables, one longer than the other, plus a coiled cable.
The ear cups are attached to the headband with a 90-degree swivel hinge, enabling users to listen with just one ear. This makes them particularly suitable for professional environments, whether DJing or something similar. The ear cups have a circumaural design, which means they are placed around the ears rather than on them.
The headphones have an expansive 15Hz to 28kHz frequency response, plus a 99dB sensitivity, 38ohms impedance, and closed-back dynamic design. The headphones are reasonably light with a 10oz / 285g weight. The headphones are shipped with a 1/4″ screw on adapter, plus a carrying pouch. The limited edition model is priced at $169 and is now shipping to buyers.