Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x

Closed-Back Studio Headphone

Sale price₹ 9,499 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 16,520

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In case you receive the Audio-Technica - ATH-M40x with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


Warranty & Services

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.

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Why Audio-Technica is Special


Designed in Japan

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.


Born in 1962

Why we love this Headphone

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.

Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.

If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!

If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.

If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

Great for Studio & Professionals

When you need the best to deliver your best.

This headphone or gear meets the high standards and requirements of a professional and studio environments. Plug these in and focus on doing your best work.

If you see products marked as “🎙️ Great for Studio & Professionals”, you can trust that you're getting precision, reliability, and top-tier performance, perfect for bringing your creative and professional projects to life!

Upgradeable Cable

Not happy with your current cable? Swap it out!

If you're searching for an in-ear monitor with a detachable design, these IEMs fit the bill.

If you see an IEM marked with "🔌 Upgradeable Cable," it means it comes with a detachable cable. You can easily swap or upgrade the cable, allowing for customization or maintenance whenever you desire.

Why it Sounds Amazing


40mm Dynamic Drivers

Balanced Sound Signature

Perfectly Balanced, Accurately Presented.

This headphone or gear delivers a perfectly balanced audio profile, with highs, mids, and lows in sweet equilibrium.

If you see products marked as “⚖️ Balanced Sound Signature”, you’re set to enjoy a well-rounded listening experience where no single element overpowers the others, making your music sound just as the artist intended.

Thick Bass / Kickass Bass

There are some headphones that just knock your socks off with high and impactful bass. There’s only one way to describe it - Kickass.

This headphone or gear is engineered to deliver powerful and thumping bass that adds an extra punch to your music, making every beat come alive.

If you see a product marked with "💣 Kickass Bass", it means this device is perfect for bass enthusiasts for an immersive audio experience that will make your music feel more intense and impactful.

Crisp Vocals & Instruments

Vocals and Instruments sound too good, its like a warm hug.

This headphone or gear excels at delivering clear, clean vocals and instruments, making every sound pop.

If you see products marked as “🍿 Crisp Vocals & Instruments”, prepare for an audio experience where every word and note is perfectly articulated, letting you enjoy your music with pristine clarity and detail.

Sharp & Precise Details

Are you a lover of sharp and precise details in your music?

This headphone or gear delivers meticulous and accurate details in your audio, ideal for those who prioritise precise sound reproduction.

If you see a product marked with "📌 Sharp & Precise Details", it means this device excels in capturing fine nuances and intricacies in your music, ensuring a high level of clarity and fidelity.

Great to Get Pumped Up

Need a musical energy boost? Let's get you pumped up!

This headphone or gear is designed to deliver high-energy, powerful sound that elevates your mood and gets you moving.

If you see a product marked with "💪🏻 Great to Get Pumped Up," it means this device is perfect for energizing your day with dynamic, invigorating audio that keeps you motivated and ready to take on anything.

Needs Amplification

I need more power to thrive.

This headphone or gear shines brightest with a bit of extra power. It’s designed to deliver top-notch performance when paired with an amplifier, giving you that full, rich sound you crave.

If you see a product marked as "🚂 Needs Amplification", it means this device is built to excel with an amp, ensuring you get the most out of your music with enhanced volume and clarity. Perfect for audiophiles who love their sound big and bold.

The M40x has the most distinguished sound separation in the M-Series lineup of Audio-Technica, making them optimal for music creation. They don’t have a coloured bass response as the M50x, allowing them to be used in various professional scenarios. They are stellar when it comes to audio quality and price-to-performance ratio.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


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.



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!



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.


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.



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.



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.

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.

60 Years of Analogue Audio from Japan

Audio-Technica, established in 1962 in Machida, Tokyo, Japan, specializes in designing and manufacturing high-performance audio equipment. Originally known for its phonograph cartridges, the brand now offers a wide range of microphones, headphones, earphones, and wireless systems for both professional and home use. Its products, such as the AT2020 microphone and ATH-M50X headphones, have become industry favorites in recording studios for their quality and durability. Audio-Technica's commitment to excellence has earned it numerous industry awards and made its headphones a standard choice for live sound tours, broadcast studios, and more.

Fun fact: Audio-Technica microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

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"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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"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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"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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"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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Customer Reviews

Based on 184 reviews
Subash Gowtham (Chennai)
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 :).

Akshay M (Bengaluru)
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.

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.

Krishna M (Bengaluru)
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.

waleed hussain (Dubai)
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.

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