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Audio-Technica - ATH-M30x (Unboxed)

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  • The Short Story

    For Studio &

    Flat Sound

    40mm Dynamic



    1 Year of

    Designed in

  • The Long Story



    Sonic Performance by 40mm aperture driver

    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. 

    Detailed Sound

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




  • Specifications

    DRIVERS 40mm Drivers
    IMPEDANCE 47 Ohms
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 15Hz - 22,000Hz
    MAGNET TYPE Neodymium
    CABLE TYPE 3m CCAW Cable
    WEIGHT 220g
    WHAT YOU WILL GET Audio-Technica - ATH-M30x Headphone
    Protective Carrying Pouch
    Protective Carrying Pouch
    WHAT YOU WILL NOT GET Original Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Packaging


    Don’t sweat it, This Audio-Technica product is covered by a 1 Year manufacturer's warranty.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
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).
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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5 star

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

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.

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.

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.

A great sounding Budget headphones for monitoring

I bought this little monster in one of the drop deals, as I wanted to replace my ailing Sony MDX headphone which had been great up until now when paired with the Behringer UCA202 DAC.
The headphones sounded quite deep when listening with my same setup. However UCA202 is not a very low impedance output amp (50 ohms). So there is a bit of loss in oomph when compared to using the Sony headphones; since this is a 16 ohm driver.

But this is as neutral sounding headphone that you can get for this price range. Vocals shine very well, bass is not very overpowering and to my liking. The treble is well present, and no noticable sibilance at all.

But the folding mechanism can be a bit cumbersome to untangle at times, and the ear cups can get very sweaty too depending upon which part of country you reside in.

The 2 additional audio cables (3m and 1.5m coiled ones) are welcome additions. It makes the headphones driver cable connection unbreakable. The failure most likely will occur on the connecting cords and can be easily replaceable.

Sound stage is not very wide and probably not very comparable to an open back headphone like Grado SR60E which remains my personal favorite for their unique sound signature too. Yet, this headphone has marvelous details for a closed back headphone. You could feel some fatigue if you wear it for long, especially if you have long ears.

Sound - 9/10
Mechanical Design - 8/10
Sound stage - 8/10
Sound Signature - As neutral as you can get at this price range

I will definitely recommend this headphone if you want one for mixing and monitoring, and it pairs well well with my Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone too.

A great product and a fantastic service from Headphone zone.