Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Pair My ATH-M50xBT Headphones to a Bluetooth Device?


Question: How do I pair my ATH-M50xBT headphones to a Bluetooth device?

Answer: Our ATH-M50xBT wireless over-ear headphones blend the sonic signature of the M50x headphones with an on-the-go design utilizing Bluetooth technology. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the features of the headphones, as well as how to pair them to your Bluetooth device.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Pair my ATH-M50xBT Headphones to a Bluetooth Device?

Looking at the headphones, you will notice they are very similar in design and build quality to the original ATH-M50x. The main differences are the added power switch, charging port, mic and controls on the left earcup for answering phone calls and controlling music, and the 3.5 mm detachable smartphone cable versus the 2.5 mm locking cable with the wired ATH-M50x. When the smartphone cable is plugged into the headphones, the controls on the earcup and the Bluetooth functionality will be disabled. Also, the Audio-Technica logo on the left earcup is also a touch control providing convenient access to voice assist.

Audio Solutions Question of the Week: How Do I Pair my ATH-M50xBT Headphones to a Bluetooth Device?

The pairing process is quite simple. Make certain the Bluetooth device you are going to connect the headphones to is not currently paired to any other Bluetooth devices. Please follow the below steps:

  1. Begin with the headphones powered OFF.
  2. Flip the power switch on the headphones to the “ON” poisition; a voice prompt will say “Power On” and the indicator light will begin flashing white.
  3. Select the headphones when they appear as an available device in the Bluetooth Settings of your device. They may be displayed as “ATH-M50xBT” or “BLE_ATH-M50xBT,” or both names may be listed. If both are displayed, select “ATH-M50xBT.”
  4. After selecting “ATH-M50xBT,” the headphones and device will connect, and you will hear a beep in the headphones with the voice prompt saying, “Bluetooth connected,” indicating the pairing was successful. The light on the headphones will slowly flash white while they are paired.
  5. If the headphones do not appear as an available device in the Bluetooth Settings of your device on your first attempt, turn the Bluetooth “OFF” on your device and back “ON” again. Then repeat the process.

The following accessories are included with the headphones:

  • 5 mm smartphone cable
  • USB charging cable
  • Soft carrying pouch.

If you have any further questions about the new ATH-M50xBT headphones, please contact us here in the Audio Solutions Department.



  1. What do you do if the device you’re pairing them with doesn’t have a display? I want to pair my headphones with a Bluetooth transmitter (Miccus RTx) attached to my stereo. Thus, steps 3 and 4 aren’t possible. Any suggestions?

  2. So I just got these. And they worked for the 8 hours perfectly. I got home switched off the bluetooth. And the next morning I woke up and they couldn’t connect to my phone again. It keep connecting to bluetooth. As soon as I turn it on. Doesn’t give me a chance to try and connect.

  3. Hello! I recently received my pair and i cannot connect them with my android OnePlus 3t phone. I tried everything. It connected perfectly okay with an iphone, my dell laptop, a samsung galaxy phone, but it wont work with my phone.

    I tried even completely factory reseting my phone to default settings and erasing all data and settings.

    I even tried changing the audio codec setting from default to aptX

    Yet the same issue occurs:
    The headphones will pair but then the bluetooth turns off by itself. Then the bluetooth will turn itself back on. Then it connects to the headphones and turns back off and this cycle repeats.

    My android is updated to the most recent firmware.

    I have tried going to a remote field where there are no wireless connections to interfere.

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