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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Sennheiser HD 599

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 599
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
39
4.3 out of 5
24 user ratings
5 stars
45 %
4 stars
54 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
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1 stars
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4 editorial reviews
A while back, I posted a Sennheiser HD 559 review. I left a little bit… cold. They felt muffled. I was disappointed with them, to say the least. But now we're back. We've raised the stakes by a couple model numbers and a few dollars for a sort of rematch. We're looking at the open-back, over-ear Sennheiser 599s. The sticker on these is $199 – about double that of the 559s. The 559s (...Read more
In 1960 Sennheiser presented the MD421 to the world and it put the Sennheiser name on the world wide map. Now there is the Sennheiser HD599, a new classic?Read more
Let the music flow. Sennheiser’s always been in the forefront of audio peripherals for several years, and their current flagship, the HD 599 is no exception. The Sennheiser HD 599 is mostly plastic, though its sturdy build is something that should make survive everyday usage. The padded headband also helps you wear the headphones for …Read more
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User rating
54
3.9 out of 5
54 user ratings
5 stars
31 %
4 stars
31 %
3 stars
31 %
2 stars
5 %
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0 %
53
4.3 out of 5
53 user ratings
5 stars
54 %
4 stars
26 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
1 %
1 stars
3 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleOver-EarOver-Ear
Connectivity technologyWiredWired
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)nono

Design

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Red
  • White
Brown,Ivory
Acoustic designClosedOpen
Attachment typeHeadbandHeadband

Dimensions

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Weight10.05 oz8.82 oz

Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Impedance38.0 Ω50.0 Ω
Frequency range15 - 2800012 - 38500
Driver technologyDynamicDynamic
Driver size1.77 in1.5 in

Connectivity

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Cable length1.21.2
3.5 mm/6.3 mm adapter includedyesyes
Type of connector3.5mm
  • 3.5mm
  • 6.3mm
USBnono
Detachable cableyesyes

Power

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xAudio-Technica ATH-M50x
Sennheiser HD 599Sennheiser HD 599
Battery operatednono

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