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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
 
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica

Item #: ATH-M40X   •   MFG #: ATH-M40X

 


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The M-Series ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. Your studio experience is enhanced with superior sound isolation and swiveling earcups for convenient one-ear monitoring. Engineered with pro-grade materials and robust construction, the M40x excels in professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring.

More About the M-Series Headphones
Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.

 
  • Features

    • Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction
    • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
    • Tuned flat for incredibly accurate sound monitoring across the entire frequency range
    • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
    • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
    • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
    • Collapsible for space-saving portability
    • Detachable cable (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable and 3.0 m straight cable)
    • For professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring
     
  • Specifications

    • Type Closed-back dynamic
    • Driver Diameter 40 mm
    • Magnet Neodymium
    • Voice Coil CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
    • Frequency Response 15 - 24,000 Hz
    • Maximum Input Power 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
    • Sensitivity 98 dB
    • Impedance 35 ohms
    • Weight 240 g (8.5 oz), without cable and connector
    • Cable Includes two interchangeable cables: detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable
    • Accessories Included Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter
     
 

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great headphones.

I bought these to replace my 4 year old m50, which had a broken hinge. The m40x is a good replacement and is actually lighter and more comfortable than the m50 in warm...Read complete review

I bought these to replace my 4 year old m50, which had a broken hinge. The m40x is a good replacement and is actually lighter and more comfortable than the m50 in warm environments. It comes with two cables, one coiled and the other straight, and this was a huge upgrade from my old m50's as the straight cable non-detachable cable was prone to tangling. I am not an audiophile but a casual listener, but in my opinion, the sound is just as crisp and flat as the m50. There is some sound leakage, but it is expected for a headphone at this price range and it was not advertised as such. I would definitely recommend these for the casual listener.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sounded good until . . .

I would give these a 5 star rating if they didn't break from a flawed design and became useless. They do have great sound for their inexpensive price. But . . . where the...Read complete review

I would give these a 5 star rating if they didn't break from a flawed design and became useless. They do have great sound for their inexpensive price. But . . . where the ear pieces swivel, the plastic has way too much stress on it (poor engineering) and will crack and break off in time, rendering them useless. With mine, one side broke off completely and the other side is cracked in the same identical spot. If I could still use them, it too would break off soon. How long were they cracked before one of them broke off, I don't know, as I never suspected them to do so and wasn't checking for cracks in the plastic. If I had seen the cracks before the one side broke off, there isn't anything I could have done to prevent it anyway. I never dropped them, nor abused them, and always hung them on a hook to protect them, as I really loved them until they broke. Audio Technica's Customer service was very quick to respond to my request to buy the broken parts, but wanted me to ship them to them for repair. With MY cost for 'return' shipping, plus their repair cost, I might as well go for a new pair and keep the broken one for spare parts. That said, I would not buy these again however, as I would not want to go through the disappointment again of the plastic breaking into two pieces. If I didn't use them much, they might have lasted forever, but as I use them on a daily basis in the studio, it was just a matter of time before the plastic cracks, breaks off, and they no longer can be used. A perfect example of "a chain being only as strong as its weakest link". Audio Technica will kindly offer to repair them, though spending the time to fix the poor engineering might be time better spent. As I really liked them before they broke, I had recommended them to several of my sound engineering buddies as a good inexpensive investment. Hopefully they didn't buy them, as I don't want to be responsible when their's eventually snap into two pieces like mine sadly did.

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5.0

best headphones ive ever used

By Anonymous

from Anonymous

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

    I've always wanted the athM50x but when I saw these, I couldn't pass them up, The sound on these is unreal, the sound stage is so wide that when you watch a movie with surround sound, it feels like you are in the movie. These headphones are great value for money

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    • Over a year
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    1.0

    Sounded good until . . .

    By Sleezy Boy

    from San Jose, Costa Rica

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

      I would give these a 5 star rating if they didn't break from a flawed design and became useless. They do have great sound for their inexpensive price. But . . . where the ear pieces swivel, the plastic has way too much stress on it (poor engineering) and will crack and break off in time, rendering them useless. With mine, one side broke off completely and the other side is cracked in the same identical spot. If I could still use them, it too would break off soon. How long were they cracked before one of them broke off, I don't know, as I never suspected them to do so and wasn't checking for cracks in the plastic. If I had seen the cracks before the one side broke off, there isn't anything I could have done to prevent it anyway. I never dropped them, nor abused them, and always hung them on a hook to protect them, as I really loved them until they broke. Audio Technica's Customer service was very quick to respond to my request to buy the broken parts, but wanted me to ship them to them for repair. With MY cost for 'return' shipping, plus their repair cost, I might as well go for a new pair and keep the broken one for spare parts. That said, I would not buy these again however, as I would not want to go through the disappointment again of the plastic breaking into two pieces. If I didn't use them much, they might have lasted forever, but as I use them on a daily basis in the studio, it was just a matter of time before the plastic cracks, breaks off, and they no longer can be used. A perfect example of "a chain being only as strong as its weakest link". Audio Technica will kindly offer to repair them, though spending the time to fix the poor engineering might be time better spent. As I really liked them before they broke, I had recommended them to several of my sound engineering buddies as a good inexpensive investment. Hopefully they didn't buy them, as I don't want to be responsible when their's eventually snap into two pieces like mine sadly did.

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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      love them!

      By Brughuis

      from Deventer, NL

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • nice design!

      Cons

      • hard to set the hinges in the right position

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

        every genre sounds very good with it.
        Metal music is very nice previewed:
        You can even hear the bassist!
        its the very best i ever had

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        • Over a year
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        (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good Sound Extremely Uncomfortable

        By Victoria

        from Canada

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

          I loved the sound of these headphones in store, but they are so uncomfortable that I have given up using them. I have tried to stretch them out by stretching the ear cups over a box and leaving them for five days, but they are still so tight that they literally induce salivation in my mouth. I have a small head. For $160 (what I paid for them in store) they are completely not worth any of the money. I cannot use these headphones anymore and I will not purchase anything from Audio Technica going forward. Very sad, the sound quality is phenomenal and I had looked forward to using them.

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          • Less than a month
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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing clarity

          By Irategenius

          from New York

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

              The clarity of the sound is amazing

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                4.0

                floppy but sound is great

                By mib2000

                from syracuse ny

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact

                Cons

                • very floppy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

                  To be fair I just got a pair yesterday. They sound great but the only thing I can stand so far is they are very FLOPPY. Its like rearranging a rubix cube every time I take them off and put um back on. They want to collapse and the ear cup flip inside out and its annoying. There should be added resistance to how they flip around or at least an adjustable knob so they dont flip flop.

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                  • Less than a month
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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  1 year of use and still great

                  By Alec the Schoolboy

                  from Laval, QC, Canada

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Great Sound For Price
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Can Brake Easily
                  • Fragile

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

                  I use the ATH-M40x mostly for music and youtube and it works great for both. I can sometimes be scared to use it because of the folding mechanism.

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                  • Over a year
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                  (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  They're OK

                  By DJ

                  from Pensacola, FL.

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

                    I bought these headphones for use as a DJ to replace my old pair from another company. I've been using them for just over a week and decided it's time for a review. I'm impressed with the build quality. My old pair of headphones are a little larger than these so to me these are fairly compact and sleek for over ear headphones. The headband is metal and maybe a little stiff giving a firm clamp force that was a little achy to wear at first but now I don't notice it. The headband and ear pads are soft and cushy but feel durable. I don't anticipate the material to flake off like my old headphones. The ear cups and the yokes connecting them to the headband are plastic. The yokes may be an issue, only time will tell.

                    I'm sorry to say there are two things I don't like about these headphones. First, I'm not a fan of swiveling ear cups. It's nice that you can hang the headphones around your neck with the cups swiveled out away from your chin but putting them back on your head can be difficult because they can fold into weird positions if you're not careful. Second, the sound quality is lacking in detail/treble. These are my first pair of "flat" headphones. The bass and mid range are well represented but the high frequency is subdued. As a result the sound is muddy, lacking detail. This can be corrected with a graphic EQ program on my laptop but not on most stand alone devices like my DJ mixer.

                    These are OK and I can make use of them but I'm continuing my search for headphones more suited to my needs.

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                    • Less than a month
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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy them again and have recommended peers to also.

                    By Zak-Black

                    from Devon

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

                        I use these headphones to mix all of my music before going into studio to final mix, they are incredibly reliable and have found no faults in the quality. I have compared these to the more expensive ATH-M50X model, and for almost half the price the ATH-M40X headphones take the upper hand due to their Flat Frequancy response that the M50X's don't have!

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                        • Up to a year
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                        4.0

                        Awesome Quality Sound

                        By Trunk Slammer

                        from Mobile, al

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Well Balanced Sound

                        Cons

                        • Not Comfortable For Long

                        Best Uses

                        • Ipad

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Closed-Back Dynamic Monitor Headphones:

                        Exceptional sound quality. Uncolored and open

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery and service always dependable. Long time purchaser never a mistake or a problem.

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