Akai Professional Hears Everything with New 50x Monitoring Headphones

Cumberland, RI USA(August 1, 2016) — Akai Professional , a leading manufacturer of keyboards, mixers and production equipment for performers and recording artists, today announced the introduction of their new 50X professional monitoring headphones. Recognizing that too many headphones designed for monitoring and DJ use fall far short in terms of being able to combine all the elements of great headphones into a single unit—full-range frequency response, ear pads that deliver all-night comfort, swiveling ear cups for convenient monitoring and detachable cables for use with virtually any gear—the 50X brings all these critical attributes together in one no-compromise unit. The result is a superb-sounding, comfortable, convenient unit that professionals will rely on night after night, no matter how demanding the requirement.

The drivers are 50mm neodymium-powered units, compared to the more common 40mm headphone driver size. This gives the 50X a particularly deep and potent bass response. When combined with their high-temperature/high-power voice coils, the overall effect is one of effortless aural authority, where every nuance is reproduced with detail and accuracy. The headphones are a collapsible design, making them easy to transport. Special consideration was also paid to comfort and convenience, in addition to great audio performance. The soft padded ear pads stay comfortable during extended sessions. As a perfect finishing touch, a custom carrying pouch is included to store the headphones, cable and adapter.


  • Circumaural (closed-back) design for outstanding noise isolation
  • 50mm dynamic transducer delivers deep, rich bass
  • Wide range frequency response: 10Hz–30kHz
  • Collapsible design for increased portability—includes leatherette travel pouch
  • Detachable cables (6' straight and 3-6'coiled) and 1⁄4-inch adapter included
  • 180-degree swiveling ear cups for convenient single-ear monitoring
  • Excellent for recording, live mixing, cueing and personal listening
  • Studio-level performance and comfort
  • 32 ohm impedance ensures compatibility with virtually all equipment

“The 50X professional monitoring headphones go far beyond the ordinary,” said Dan Gill, Product Manager for Akai Professional. “Their combination of amazing sound, great comfort, the convenience of one-eared monitoring coupled with easy portability gives these headphones that ‘gotta have it’ quality. Plus, they’re an amazing value.”

U.S. retail is $149.00.

They will be available in Summer 2016.

For more information, visit akaipro.com.

### About Akai Professional

The world’s most influential manufacturer of music production gear, Akai Professional develops creative technologies to empower music makers with tools that are unmatched in expressive capability. Akai Professional is best known for creating the legendary MPC, an instrument that has inspired generations of producers and performers and spawned entirely new genres of music. Akai Professional is a part of the inMusic family of premiere music brands.