Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT wireless headphones take home Best of CES 2019 award

Audio-Technica’s just upgraded its acclaimed M50x headphones. The new ATH-M50xBT offer wireless connection over Bluetooth and promise up to 40 hours of battery life. They also have a detectable wired connection for times when fidelity is a priority. For these reasons and more, the ATH-M50xBT headphones are the Best Headphones of CES 2019.

Audio-Technica continues to cross over into the consumer market with the ATH-M50xBT to broaden their reach. While the company’s M-Series models were made to be pro-headphones, Audio-Technica wants to appeal to consumers, not just the pros.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

“Although our M-Series models were originally designed as professional studio monitor headphones, they’ve crossed over into the consumer market to the extent that they’ve become a favorite of music listeners worldwide,” said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica U.S. Marketing Manager. Also, he also “The ATH-M50xBT offers the same sonic signature that has made the ATH-M50x an audio industry standard, along with the convenience of on-the-go wireless operation.”

Wireless with a long battery life

Coming off of a full charge, the ATH-M50xBT can last up to 40 hours. As a result, you can continually uses them wirelessly without wires. But you can choose to use the headphones with a USB wire if the battery starts to get low or if you just want to have a wired connection.


Audio-Technica retains the robust construction, fold-flat design with 90-degree swiveling earcups, and the “professional-grade” earpads and headband found on the ATH-M50x. Additionally, there’s mounted controls on the left earcup for operating phone calls, music playback.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT folded up
The M50xBT has a fold-flat design with 90-degree swiveling earcups

Furthermore, the headphones are closed-back. Also, they deploy a 45 mm large-aperture driver. the driver has the capability of a 15 – 28,00 Hz wide frequency range.

Features overview for the ATH-M50xBT

  • Wireless
  • Touch control
  • Mic and button controls built into the earcup
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture
  • Over-ear design
  • “Professional-grade” earpad and headband material
  • Up to 40 hours of continuous use
  • Compatible with aptX and AAC codecs
  • 1-foot USB charging cable
  • Detachable 3.9-foot cable with mic

Pricing and availability

So, you can get Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT headphones right now for $199 dollars on You can also check out the press release to learn more.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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