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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Black

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The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica ref... Read More

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The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica refreshed their entire line of closed-back studio headphones for a redesigned feel. The high-performance ATH-M40x professional 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.

Features
  • 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
  • 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 1.2m-3m coiled cable and 3m straight cable)
  • For professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring
Specifications
  • Model#: ATH-M40x
    Collapsible: Yes
    Swivel amount: 15º In / 90º Out
    Detachable Cable: Yes
    Cable Type: Straight, Coiled
    Accessories: Screw-on 1/4" Adapter, Pouch
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Audio-TechnicaATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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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

 

Great but can break easily

It's a really great product. It's a bit pricey in my country but it was worth it. The sound is very accurate. I would not call myself an audiophile but the sound is...Read complete review

It's a really great product. It's a bit pricey in my country but it was worth it. The sound is very accurate. I would not call myself an audiophile but the sound is really great. My only problem was that the hinge got broken but I got it repaired from a 3rd party service who just used some soldering iron. The ath-m40x was my first good pair since I'm only 13.

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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 Professional Studio 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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    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 Professional Studio 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 Professional Studio 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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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good for melody, not so much for Bass...

            By Young Scrimmage

            from Quad Cities

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bass Poor
            • Odd Folding Mechanism

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            Its great for melody but the audio/bass is not fully there though unfortunately. Do not highly recommend if you are a producer for rap/edm or anything that needs bass boost.

             
            3.0

            Not recommended for e-drums

            By e-drummer

            from North Salt Lake, Utah

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Casual listening

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            An employee at Guitar Center recommended Audio Technica after I explained I needed some headphones to go with my e-drums. At first, I was impressed with the sound. That said, I like to have the volume really high from my drums and the background song and it has only been a few weeks and I have already blew this headphones. Now the bass is very low and Its hard to hear the background song and hearing your own drum playing (especially the bass). I would not recommend this pair if you like to play loud.

            (1 of 1 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 Professional Studio 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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            3.0

            They're OK

            By DJ

            from Pensacola, FL.

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio 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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              (1 of 2 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

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio 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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                  3.0

                  Great but can break easily

                  By imthesmallkid

                  from Philippines

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    It's a really great product. It's a bit pricey in my country but it was worth it. The sound is very accurate. I would not call myself an audiophile but the sound is really great. My only problem was that the hinge got broken but I got it repaired from a 3rd party service who just used some soldering iron. The ath-m40x was my first good pair since I'm only 13.

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                    • Up to a year
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                    5.0

                    M40x

                    By Dr13mm00er

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    They give you equal sound from highs to mids and lows.A great flat sounding headphones.A must get I use with my edrum kit awesome . Great for listening to your tone`s on your phone or ipod or computer.

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