We have currently reviewed 15 Audio-Technica headphones. They're a versatile brand with many varied and affordable models. They make some great studio headphones and decent models for more casual use too.
The best Audio-Technica headphones for audio quality are the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. These popular over-ear headphones are a great closed-back choice for critical listening and DJing thanks to their amazing price-to-performance ratio. These wired headphones have an impressive well-balanced and neutral sound profile, making them a great choice for a wide variety of genres or content. They feel very well-built, with a mix of metal and dense plastic, and even feature a detachable cable so you can simply replace the cord if it gets damaged over time. Unfortunately, they aren't the most stable on the head, they leak a fair amount of audio, and they block almost no ambient noise, so they may be best suited for listening to music around the house. If you prefer wireless headphones and want something a bit more versatile, consider the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT, which are the Bluetooth version, though unfortunately, their sound profile isn't as accurate.
Overall, these are a favorite for people who want a reliable pair of critical listening headphones that offer a well-balanced sound profile at an extremely attractive price-point.
The Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC are a more versatile and premium alternative to the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. They don't sound quite as neutral, but still deliver a well-balanced sound profile that should satisfy most listeners. They're also noise cancelling which makes them a bit more suitable for commuting and traveling than the M50x, although their isolation performance isn't as strong as some of the other noise cancelling headphones we've tested. On the upside, they're well-built, they don't leak, and they're very comfortable. They're also cheaper and more well-rounded than the Audio-Technica ATH-M70x.
If you prefer the more compact design of on-ear headphones, the Audio-Technica ATH-M60x are a good on-ear alternative to the popular Audio-Technica ATH-M50x. Unfortunately, while they're still well-balanced, their mid-range accuracy isn't quite as good as the M50x, and they don't feel as well-made. However, if you like the portability of on-ear headphones, they’re the best on-ear wired headphones we’ve tested thanks to their simple, studio design and well-balanced overall sound profile. Overall, they're a good choice if you want a well-balanced pair of studio or DJ headphones that are easier to toss into a bag.
Overall, Audio-Technica offers a broad variety of headphones and models. They're an affordable brand that delivers in the sound department, with the ATH-M series being especially popular for its very good audio quality and comparatively low price. Their headphones might not all have the best build quality, and the noise cancelling models don’t have the best noise isolation, but the variety they offer and the great audio fidelity of most of their models we’ve tested make them a reputable and frequently recommended brand.
Audio-Technica is a well-known brand. They make affordable headphones that compete with higher-end models in the sound department but may not be as well-built. Their noise cancelling series struggles to deliver good isolation in loud environments but when it comes to audio reproduction, some of their headphones are exceedingly well balanced, even consider their affordable price points.
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