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ATH-M50xBT wireless version finally!
November 6, 2018
I'm a big fan of wired, but have tried several Bluetooth buds and over ears in hopes to find a decent Bluetooth solution. Like others I've been disappointed by poor quality audio, poor comfort, short battery life, not loud enough, etc.
Being an Audio-Technica fan, I had to grab these when they came out. So far so good.. the M50x design in general is very nice, with sturdy hinges that rotate like crazy, metal-click headband adjustments, decent size earcups, balanced, detailed sound, and nice volume level. Sound signature is indeed the same as the M50x, they crank about as loud as a wired M50x connected to a non-amped device. With that said, my dream BT headset would crank as loud as a wired set connected to a small headphone amp. These could use more juice to enhance volume and bass, but they do better than anything I've tried so I'm happy.
Volume buttons work independently from my Android 8 device when connected, so be sure to adjust both device volume and headset volume. Instructions are graphical, red light on during charging, off when full. Powered on, white light blinks when unpaired, solid white when paired. Sturdy USB A to B charging cable, wish it was USB-C but I understand AT was trying to keep the headset cost under $200. I imagine AptX-HD support would have made them more expensive; if so I think AT did good by offering only AptX as it's nearly impossible to tell the difference with standard quality streaming music (how most including me will use them).
Last note is on connectivity and range. My phone is Bluetooth 5.0, and this is the first set I've tried with 5.0. I don't know if that helps with range, but I'm able to leave my phone in any room of my two-story house and go just about anywhere without connection issues. Nice! Best connectivity I've seen with a Bluetooth audio device.
Update - I found a very worthy eq and volume app called Equilizer FX Pro that works flawlessly with this headset and my LG V30. The pics show my best settings. Nice EQ that actually works..