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 ...
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.
Apart from lacking in very low end (just the nature of the diaphragm, not a flaw in design) these headphones are amazing. They're very comfortable, sound good, and have flexible features. I highly recommend them for general usage (I do sound design as well as some mixing with them).
The m40x's are supposed to be even flatter than the m-50's. I've been using them as my second pair of headphones for a while now and i have no complaints. They sound great and the build quality is good. I like the detachable cable. I bought these for clients to use then they come over and record.
Personally, I think the m50x is overrated. I've tried both side by side and actually prefer the m40. The m50 has a slightly higher end. Since these are primarily used for recording, that probably makes it sound better the recording artist. They sound too excited to me.
I prefer the flatter response of these headphones. Moreover, I just needed some decent closed back for recording. These are cheaper and sound better to me.
When my 50's broke I checked out these because of the following link. Glad I made the move. My wife loves them and actually tries to use them whenever possible; she likes the fact that they are smaller. As far as sound quality, I don't feel as though I'm missing the 50's.
Been using these for about a month now, and to be honest it has been doing it's job pretty well. It's generally a plastic construction however it's built pretty robust. I was about to go for the M50x's but after using these, I would say the M50x's are pretty overrated. These are much more affordable with little to no differences in audio quality compared to the M50x's. Definitely would recommend this.
These headphones are a definite must for studio work. Their accurate sound representation and driver size allow for you to really mix in those low-frequencies that you wouldn't hear on your typical daily set of headphones. The comfort is also great, with some slight ear pains from time to time, but no major issue. All in all, a excellent set of headphones.