Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica - ATH-M30x

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Designed in
Japan

Flat Sound
Signature

For Studio &
Professionals

Ideal for
Audiophiles

3 Years of
Warranty

Needs
Amplification

40mm Dynamic
Drivers

Closed-Back
Design

DESCRIPTION

SOUND AS FLAT AS A PANCAKE

The ATH-M30x is tuned flat for incredibly accurate sound monitoring across the entire frequency range spectrum to produce stupendously clear, clean and most of all, reference sound. You can distinctly hear bright sounding vocals and instrumentals in a single track.

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40MM FINE-TUNED DRIVERS FOR SUPERIOR SONIC EXPERIENCE

The drivers used in the Audio Technica - ATH-M30x are 40mm large and custom made drivers with copper-coated aluminum voice coils and rare-earth magnets. You can distinctly hear bright sounding vocals and instrumentals in a single track.

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DURABLE HARD PLASTIC CONSTRUCTION

The M30x, even though made of plastic, is known for its use of high quality textured matte construction and overall solid durability. The Pro grade material has been used for the ear cups as well as the headband.

CLOSED-BACK CUPS FOR SUPERIOR ISOLATION


The cups literally contour your ears and place them inside an air-tight enclosure that feels plush and comfortable. There is no pressure being placed against your ears as a roomy interior is provided.

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SINGLE SIDED CABLE


The 3m straight single-side cable is designed to make the headphones convenient for studio tracking, mixing and field recording. They are very convenient in terms of usage and make life simple.

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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
DRIVERS 40mm Drivers
IMPEDANCE 47 Ohms
SENSITIVITY 96dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 15Hz - 22,000Hz
MAGNET TYPE Neodymium
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
WIRED CONNECTIVITY 3.5mm Input
MICROPHONE No
COMPATIBILITY Universal
DESIGN & BUILD
WEARING STYLE Over-Ear
CABLE TYPE 3m CCAW Cable
WEIGHT 220g
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Audio-Technica - ATH-M30x Headphone
2. Protective Carrying Pouch

COMPARISONS

Audio-Technica - ATH-M30x vs competitors
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₹ 5,999/- ₹ 7,499/-

Audio-Technica - ATH-M40xvs competitors
Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x vs competitors
₹ 8,499/- ₹ 10,499/-

Grado - SR80evs competitors
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₹ 8,999/- ₹ 9,999/-

Audio-Technica - ATH-M50xvs competitors
Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x Audio-Technica - ATH-M50x vs competitors
₹ 9,999/- ₹ 16,893/-

Warranty
Sound Signature
Flat
Flat
Balanced
Flat
Housing Pro Grade Plastic Pro Grade Plastic Metal Pro Grade Plastic
Wearing Style Over-Ear Over-Ear On-Ear Over-Ear
Design Closed Back Closed Back Open Back Closed Back
Detachable Cable
Best for Studio Monitoring Studio Monitoring Casual Listening Studio Monitoring
Carry Case
Experts Verdict "In the end, Audio Technica ATH M30x are exactly what the budget crowd needs. In other words, a reliable, competitive and comfortable set of headphones that simply work."
techspot
"If you’re looking for an excellent pair of monitoring headphones and don’t want to drop a bunch of cash, these are a great pick. Giving excellent sound quality and comfortable."
Soundguys
"If you’re looking for an excellent pair of monitoring headphones and don’t want to drop a bunch of cash, these are a great pick. Giving excellent sound quality and comfortable."
Soundguys
"Punchy bass and detachable cables. The ATH-M50x are the absolute best headphones one can buy in this price range, and we really don't need to suggest any alternatives."
NDTV

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WARRANTY AND MEDIA REVIEWS

3 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica ATH-M30x comes with a 3 year warranty from Audio-Technica that covers manufacturing defects. You get 1 year manufacturer warranty straight out of the box and can avail an additional 2 year warranty by registering the product. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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techspot

"In the end, Audio Technica ATH M30x are exactly what the budget crowd needs. In other words, a reliable, competitive and comfortable set of headphones that simply work."

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major-hi-fi

"Provide a Solid Value Under $100. As part of the venerable Audio Technica M-series the ATH-M30x’s deliver good clean, clear sound for a very attractive price."

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cnet

"The Audio-Technica ATH-M30 headphones offer good build quality and detailed, natural sound with good bass. They're also very comfortable for that money."

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rtings

"They have slightly larger ear cups that better encompass most listeners ears. They are also not too heavy and don't apply too much pressure to your head."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 71 reviews
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A.D.
An easy recommendation.

I wanted to get a pair of ATH-M40X after reading all the rave reviews, but went for M30X to save money for my birthday. So, on the big day i ordered pizzas and coke. After passing flat coke to my mortal enemies (teacher and some dumb nuts) and saving the extra cheese pizza for my friends, we decided to party.
Unfortunately, a friend met with an accident (he is alright now), so i called off the plan because I didn't want a hospitalized virgin's evil eye on my birthday and also because i felt bad for him. So, as i was contemplating on the harsh realities of life and pondering incessantly over how i have wasted most of my life chasing material joys albeit watching Johnnh Bravo on Amzon prime. Then the delivery guy came.
i savagely unboxed them with my teeth (or a cutter).On comparing it to my friend's pro 280, M30x are more musical and outright enjoyable. I was under the impression of M30x being a bit muddy and less bassy but i was wrong.
pros-1 have listened to beats solo,sennheiser pro 280(sounds too critical)and Sony xb450 for extended period of time and none of them comes even close to M30x.
2)Lightweight and comfortable.
3) Very cheap for the kind of sound they offer.
Cons-1) High impedance, Get it if your device has a solid DAC and amp. They sound muddy on Oneplus 2 but sound great on HTC 10.
2) Slightly warm sound signature, not a con but putting it out.
3) Sound stage is not expansive. It's not bad by any means.
Summing it up:
1) Highs-8.5/10 (better than the high i was supposed to have at the pub).
2)Mids-9/10
3)Bass-8.5/10 (not boomy like beats but punchy and controlled)
The added functionality of M40X with replaceable cable and lesser impedance to drive are attractive features. If you have the dough then for the M40x.
If you want something under 5k then M30x is your best bet. And don't think that you are compromising on sound quality. These just sound so right! I would pick them over pro280 (which is for 4k on amazon), beats and Sony
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Thu...

Hey Aditya! Your review was fun one to read :) You seem like a crazy Audiophile and that's amazing. We would like to invite you to join our Audiophile community on facebook called The Indian Audiophile Forum. Here, check it out: <a target='_blank' href='https://www.facebook.com/groups/The.Indian.Audiophile.Forum/'>https://www.facebook.com/groups/The.Indian.Audiophile.Forum/</a>
There are a lot of Audiophiles there sharing their gear, their audio files, engaging on hot new releases and simply talking the audiophile lingo.
After reading your review we feel like you can be our Guest Writer as well ;)
Feel free to post your picture on Instagram wearing this headphone with a hashtag #headphonezone and we will feature you :)

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T.R.
A Bass lover's perspective

Before upgrading to a studio monitoring style headphones, I was used to bass heavy headphones and trust me, these headphones won't disappoint you at all if you have already changed your mindset to listening to much more balanced sounding headphones. Lows, mids and highs are nicely balanced . There is enough amount of low end for a bass lover. Though, the mids are a bit muddy in the 400-1 kHz range. Genres like rock might not sound great as you won't enjoy the snares and guitars. But, for those listening to electronic music, these are perfect for the price point. I do some casual DJing too and these can be a little bulky and uncomfortable (not a problem for me). For longer usage, oh man, these things do get sweaty. There is absolutely no sound leakage even at the maximum volume and they do cancel external noise but to some extent. All in all, they can fulfil my purpose of producing electronic music and DJing. And yeah the 15Hz sinewave on these sounds unbelievably crazy.

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M.r.
5 star

Awesome headphones.....ath m30x worth money....thnx headphone zone....received on time....excellent sound....thumbs up....:)

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S.N.
Amazing

This one's a beast for its price. An amazing reference headphone. Thank you Headphone Zone. You help people get an orgasm for their ears.

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A.S.
Absolute Bliss!

I had been using Apple and Creative earphones all my life. And then, I got these.

The difference in listening experience is so huge that you will wonder why you didn't get these headphones so long ago. Its like you have been driving a Maruti 800 and then suddenly, someone handed you a Ferrari. Audio Technica Headphones are that good. With these headphones, you literally feel the music. It's just pure, unadulterated sound.

If you got four grand to spare, buy these headphones. The best buying decision I ever made.

G
G.
Really good

Seriously good they are. In this price range you won't find any better.
You won't hear those cheap booms, but clear music.

a
a.s.
Too Many High Ends

Audio-Technica ATH M30x has too many high ends, it's not a perfect choice for professional mixing and mastering.
Overall it's good.

To each his own, well thanks for writing in honestly. We appreciate it :)

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P.K.
Great Headphones!

I am new to this whole audiophile tech but when I was planning to get a headphone for my pc my friends insisted I get this headphone instead of some cheap gaming headphone.

I have used audio technicas before and knew they have a neutral sound signature and also have superior quality of sound so after much thought I went for this.

As expected, the sound is really good. Its got a neutral sound signature all round. It comes with an adapter so u can plug it into regular 3.5mm jacks. I paired it with a sound blaster dac amp that I had and this headphone is miles ahead of other gaming headsets.

but if you are like me who intends to use it with pc, and maybe even gaming note that this DOES NOT come with any mic (duh thats obvious) and therefore you need to use a separate mic.

So glad to know that you love them:) We look forward to serving you again.

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M.D.
audio technica ATH-M30x

The headphones sit very comfortably on the ears and blocks out all the surrounding sound immediately. The sound quality is good . It does not have a very heavy bass that is found in some headphones .It also comes with a bag to put the headphones in so as not to damage them while traveling. I am extremely happy with the product.