Audio-Technica's new ATH-M50x headphones bring Bluetooth to the popular series

Audio-Technica has announced a Bluetooth-enabled version of the ATH-M50x over-ear headphones. They are available for $199 through the Audio-Technica website, and you can also order them on Amazon even though they aren't quite in stock yet.

There are several versions of the ATH-M50x already available. You can get the regular headphones for around $150, get them in Red for $170, or pair them with a headphone amplifier for around $185. Until now, however, the only way to use them wirelessly has been with a Bluetooth adapter, and that's not ideal for preserving audio quality.

The new headphones will use Bluetooth 5.0 technology, the newest version available. They will have a maximum range of 33 feet and support advanced codecs like aptX, AAC, and others. The battery life is outstanding with up to 40 hours of continuous use, and you will only need about seven hours to go from dead to 100% charged.

The ATH-M50x headphones have 45mm large-aperture drivers with copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils. The sound works with highs and lows, providing clarity at the top and resonate bass at the bottom. Wired will still be an option with a 3.9-foot detachable cable.

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