Audio-Technica (A-T) has recently announced the upgraded version of its ATH-M50xBT wireless studio headphones. The original ATH-M50xBT (still available on Amazon) took the popular ATH-M50x (wired) studio headphones wireless a few years back and instantly became a hit. Now, the next-gen (ATH-M50xBT2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones) is already entering the market looking to one-up the original release with some new tricks.
Some of the most noticeable enhancements are the AK4331 DAC, low-latency mode, and EQ adjustments that are saved directly to the headphones themselves (from the app). They also feature dual beamforming microphones for clearer communication, multipoint pairing (to two different devices at the same time), and even Amazon Alexa digital assistant built-in.
It charges via USB-C now, allowing you to get a decent boost in just 10 minutes worth of charging (on a compatible charger). With a full charge, you’ll gain up to 50 hours worth of listening time. Therefore you sure do get a lot before having to place them back on a cable again.
This makes for a decent upgrade from the previous model and raises our own interest in wanting to give them a listen ourselves. You still can’t get the level of quality you can get with a good pair of wired headphones when it comes to Bluetooth. However, as BT grows, so do the various codecs and compression rates.
They are available right now with an MSRP of just $199, although they are still making their way to the appropriate retailers. You’ll be able to find them on Amazon for sure (links are available within this story), although they may not show as purchasable until the stock comes in to sell.