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Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x

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Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x (Pre-Owned)

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Designed in
Japan

Flat Sound
Signature

For Studio &
Professionals

Ideal for
Audiophiles

3 Years of
Warranty

Closed-Back
Design

Replaceable
Cables

Needs
Amplification

40mm Dynamic
Drivers

DESCRIPTION

PURE. PROFESSIONAL. PERFORMANCE.

The M-Series ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. Now enhance your studio experience with superior sound isolation and swiveling earcups for convenient one-ear monitoring.

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40MM DRIVERS WITH RARE EARTH MAGNETS AND COPPER-CLAD ALUMINIUM WIRE VOICE COILS

The drivers used in the ATH-M40x are 40mm large and custom made drivers with copper-coated aluminum voice coils and rare-earth magnets. They're fine tuned to deliver a superior sonic experience!

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HITS THAT SWEET SPOT FOR BASS

The M40x 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 - which creates a large sense of scale that’s obviously the exact opposite of cluttered and muddy-sounding audio.

CUTTING-EDGE ENGINEERING AND ROBUST CONSTRUCTION


The M40x, 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.

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90° SWIVELING CLOSED-BACK EARCUPS FOR ONE-EAR MONITORING


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. Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments.

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STRAIGHT AND COILED SINGLE SIDED CABLE OPTIONS


The M40x includes two cable options: 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable and 3.0 m straight 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.

SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
DRIVERS 40mm Drivers
IMPEDANCE 35 Ohms
SENSITIVITY 98dB
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 15Hz - 24,000Hz
MAGNET TYPE Neodymium
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
WIRED CONNECTIVITY 3.5mm Input
MICROPHONE No
COMPATIBILITY Universal
DESIGN & BUILD
WEARING STYLE Over-Ear
CABLE TYPE 1.2-3m Coiled Cable, 3m DJ Cable
WEIGHT 240g
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x Headphone
2. Detachable 3.9 to 9.8' (1.2 to 3 m) Coiled Cable
3. Detachable 9.8' (3 m) Straight Cable
4. 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
5. Carry Pouch
   

COMPARISONS

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₹ 8,999/- ₹ 14,481/-

Audio-Technica - ATH-M50xvs competitors
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₹ 11,299/- ₹ 19,525/-

V-MODA - Crossfade LP2vs competitors
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₹ 9,990/- ₹ 12,990/-

Beyerdynamic - DT 770 Provs competitors
Beyerdynamic - DT 770 Pro Beyerdynamic - DT 770 Pro vs competitors
₹ 11,999/- ₹ 17,050/-

Warranty
Sound Signature
Flat
Flat
Extra-Bass
Flat
Design Closed Back Closed Back Closed Back Closed Back
Wearing Style Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear Over-Ear
Frequency Response 15Hz-24kHz 15Hz-28kHz 5Hz-30kHz 5Hz-35kHz
Cable 3m straight cable 3m straight cable 1.5m straight cable 1.6m straight cable (32Ω)
3m straight cable (80Ω)
3m coiled cable (250Ω)
Replaceable Parts
Impedance 35Ω 38Ω 32Ω 32Ω / 80Ω / 250Ω
Best for Studio Monitoring Studio Monitoring DJ Studio Monitoring/Casual Listening
In The Box 1x Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x Headphone
  1x Detachable 3.9 To 9.8' (1.2 To 3 M) Coiled Cable
   1x Detachable 9.8' (3 M) Straight Cable
   1x 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
   1x Carry Pouch
1x Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones
   1x 3.9 To 9.8' (1.2 To 3 M) Coiled Cable
   1x 9.8' (3 M) Straight Cable
   1x 3.9' (1.2 M) Straight Cable 
  1x 1/4" Screw-On Adapter
   1x Carry Pouch
1x V-MODA - Crossfade LP2 Headphones
   1x Gunmetal Shield Kit With Extra Screws & Screwdriver 
  1x Exoskeleton Case
  Carabiner Clip 
  1x Durable ARAMID Fiber-Reinforced SpeakEasy™ 1-Button Microphone Cable
   1x Durable ARAMID Fiber-Reinforced Reinforced Extended Audio Cable  1x 1/4" Adapter 
  1x Cleaning Cloth
Beyerdynamic - DT 770 Pro Headphone
  1/8" (3.5mm) To 1/4" (6.35mm) Plug Adapter
  Drawstring Bag
Experts Verdict "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
V-Moda refines the sound of its original LP DJ headphones with a refresh that offers customized ear plates, dual 50mm drivers, and a tough backbone enforced under strict military testing.
Cnet
"The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio headphones are a classic that are still relevant thanks to excellent audio performance, a stable fit, and a reasonable price for what you get."
PC Mag

FAQs

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  • WARRANTY AND MEDIA REVIEWS

    3 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Audio-Technica ATH-M40x 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.

    Read more about Audio-Technica's warranty in India.

    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."

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    techspot

    "ATH-M40X is made by the same recipe as the big brother M50x. They are aimed at studio musicians and DJs, but also for ordinary people who want the same sound that is sought after in a studio."

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    head-fi

    "For the price, the ATH-M40x is terrific value. Good, sharp sound that reveals little details in songs. I'm happy rediscovering a lot of my music as it has added new depth to my music library."

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    rtings

    "The Audio-Technica - ATH-M40xfeel robust and durable. They have a mostly plastic design that's dense and able to handle a fair amount of physical stress."

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    Watch the most popular YouTube reviews for the Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 120 reviews
    80%
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    17%
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    2%
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    S
    S.G.
    Fantastic sound ; fragile design

    I had first decided to buy the athm50x. But i saw reviews saying the m40 s we're flatter sounding. Hence i bought it via headphone zone. The packaging was excellent!! The headphone performs well no matter what you throw at it. Pink floyd sounded heavenly in these headphones. Accurate sound reproduction. But i gave this a four star because of its build quality. Its just such a flimsy design and its prone to breakage. Removing the headphones with one hand is a big no no!! The comfort is not the best but good.
    In short if you want to sacrifice portablity and comfort a little for great sound, hands down the best headphone in this price range. Audiophiles.. this one's for you guys :).

    A
    A.M.
    Totally worth it.

    It's amazing to see how good these headphones are. Tight bass, clear flat sound.
    Just wished they included a 1.2m cable or at least they provided a way to purchase those.

    A
    A.S.
    Very good

    I am satisfied with the services of headphone zone. The product which I have got was well packed and brand new. It was delivered before estimated time. Service is very fast. Only I think experts to whom I have talked before buying this headphone could be better.
    They should get more knowledge about the sound and headphones.
    Otherwise headphonezone services are the best.
    I have great experience with headphonezone.
    Thanks.

    T
    T.
    Great piece of art

    I am no studio person or a mixer or a DJ and far away from all technicalities. I am just a general everyday listener who knows what I want from my sound. I like to experiment with my sound and after listening to skull cracking bass from the Sony XBs for a few years I shifted to Sennheiser and then Phillips which makes decent audio equipment. But every time I would watch a review of any headphone, this guy popped up in my search on web and streaming sites, so I decided to give it a go.

    Yes these are flat sounding and its a real joy to listen to them!!! I came from Sennheiser HD429 so the upgrade was pleasant and sound stage wider in comparison. If you are upgrading you will surely notice more meat in your sound. The bass response is tight and ample of it but if you are looking for a bass extension even after the bass beat is over on the track then this should not meet it. Highs are really crisp and if you are coming from warm sounding phones then they may hurt you (depending on ear sensitivity). Vocals get an equal opportunity to perform but are not overly done (I like shining vocals, coz I use my phones for movies mostly - So dialogues). In short, YOU GET WHATEVER IS THERE ON THE TRACK, TO ITS FULL CAPACITY. NOTHING EXTRA ON LOW OR HIGH.
    So if you want to listen to what the recording artist put on track then this one is for you. Look no further, just click "Buy Now". Hope it helps.

    w
    w.h.
    Slightly lacking comfort

    Not much of an enthusiast and these are my first pair. The audio seems great but the comfort can be lacking. I feel the burden between 30 to 40 minutes max.

    K
    K.M.
    No more headphone search

    I bought M40x in HPZ for 8999 may be higher cost. But worth it.
    Sound quality is crisp and clear, it puts an end to my headphone search and made no use of my existing headphones and earphones.
    It will showcase the bad quality of songs clearly and the same if you listen to FLAC or Apple music you will love it. Even prime music is not good for M40x, and plug it to iPhone or Samsung it will take u to different word. Tried with Sony AV receiver and it was loud and clear.
    One word about HPZ is "BEST"

    Completely satisfied with both product and service.

    C
    C.R.
    Very disappointing!

    I have used these for a year now. Also used M50x. I have to say these suck. All the hype on these headphones are nauseating. Sennheiser HD280 Pro are miles ahead of these headphones.
    Yes, I own 280 Pro too.

    Did not buy these headphones from HPZ.

    S
    S.S.M.
    well balanced sound

    Amazing headphones. I own a Hesh 2 wireless too. On my phone I have experienced that hesh 2 gives better bass but spoils the audio for everything else. ATH M40X is extremely good for vocals and feels balanced even when run by a phone without any additional amplifier in place. The bass is not bad, but rather it does not dominate the audio.

    P
    P.
    Fantastic cans for the price

    I'm absolutely blown away by the clarity, Instrument separation offered by the M40x at Its given price point. Lesser than expected sound-stage gives it 4 instead of 5 stars.
    I wouldn't recommend anything over the m40x in this price range.

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