Audio-Technica is one of the mainstays when it comes to consumer headphones. The brand is known for headphones that appeal not just to mainstream consumers, but those who are slightly more discerning, plus their headphones tend to be pretty reasonable in terms of pricing. This is why the company’s M50x headphones have been so popular over the years.
However, if you feel that maybe the headphones are getting a bit long in the tooth, then you will be interested to learn that Audio-Technica has since announced an upgrade to the M50x. This will come in the form of the M50xBT2 which will come with several upgrades.
These upgrades include support for Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use it to control various smart gadgets around your home along with the other capabilities of the digital assistant. There is also support for multi-point Bluetooth pairing, which means that swapping the headphones between multiple devices will be a lot easier, so you can switch back and forth between your phone and computer without any issues.
Audio-Technica has maintained the same 45mm drivers so if you liked the sound of the M50x, then you can expect the same from its successor. The company has also expanded on codec support which will now include AAC, LDAC, and SBC. The M50xBT2 will offer users up to 50 hours of use and a quick charge over USB-C will give you three extra hours in just 10 minutes.
The Audio-Technica M50xBT2 will be priced at $199, which all things considered isn’t too bad, so head on over to the company’s website for more details.