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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
 
4.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Compact (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best for What I Do!!!!!

I'm a Producer/Songwriter from Chicago, IL and I could've spent hundreds of dollars on a pair of any competing set of studio headphones but I took a chance on Audio-Technica because I love...Read complete review

I'm a Producer/Songwriter from Chicago, IL and I could've spent hundreds of dollars on a pair of any competing set of studio headphones but I took a chance on Audio-Technica because I love your condenser microphones. So when I ended up purchasing the ATH-M40x, I knew they were part of the latest series but didn't expect much in lesser price range.....I ate those words immediately after I took a listen to some of my favorite songs as well as my own mixes. I love the fact that I can be so confident in such a reasonably priced pair of headphones for general listening as well as tracking and mixing to the point where i'm making people that don't make music at all go buy a pair as soon as they hear mine. The 40mm drivers are EVERYTHING, amazing flat response, simplistic design & the included leather carrying bag has been such a big help. I went through a short period where I was creating and mixing tracks with no monitors and all I had was a cheap interface and the ATH-M40x's. As it turns out, when I play my mixes for actual engineers, they're incredibly impressed and always say things like "you know, it sounds perfectly fine just the way it is". These have been my life-line and will continue to be a part of my mobile setup. I will eventually get a pair of M70x's however, I will always keep these at bay just in case. Thank you Audio-Technica and continue to make dope products.

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

avoid it

By dave

from Caracas, VE

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Bulky/Heavy
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

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

      Sound fidelity is good to great, but the headphone body is just poor in every aspect, a complicated folding mechanism flawed and poorly thought, very low reliability and durability in plastic parts and false leather, after a few months of use it just looks like a filthy rag covering your ears, shameful and in poor taste.

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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      Pitch perfect!

      By Bulbul

      from Mumbai, India

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I know it is a monitoring headphone, but could have used a separate cable (HP-SC) with mic. That would have made it a prefect utility.

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          • Up to a year
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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Unusable with one hand.

          By Alex

          from Romania

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • Unusable with one hand

          Best Uses

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

            They have no competition in their price range if sound is what you are looking for, but for me it is very annoying I cannot use them with 1 hand, something always clicks and closes. I think if they had only the 90° swiveling without collapsible ear-pads they had a stronger build, maybe had been cheaper and could have been used with one hand. I consider the collapsing feature rather a design flaw than a benefit considering I travel like 1000 times less then I put them on and off my head.

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            • Over a year
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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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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 10 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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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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