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.
At the time I am writing this review, I have only had these things for about one day. However. THESE THINGS ARE AMAZING! They sound great, feel great, and can be used for whatever you want. So far I have used them for mixing, gaming, and listening to music. It works great for all of those things!
EDIT: After about a year I can say that I am still happy with the headphones, although I would definitely recommend saving up for studio monitors, or a better pair of headphones if possible. The sound of these headphones doesn't suck, but definitely won't be applicable in every single situation. If you can't spend anymore, I would stick with these, and use whatever sources of reference you can, car stereo, phone speakers, ear buds, etc.
Best monitor headphones for the price really recommended for music production but don't ever make the mistake of using them for djing, they are kinda fragile and break easily.
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.
Very cool headset, this one do the job to create any kind of music at any level. They give a little thing to travel with it.
Nice quality, all these things, that's cool :D
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.
All in all, the best pair of phones I've ever owned... Which isn't saying much because I previously used Apple EarPods to do production. BUT! They have amazing frequency range and everything is flatmate, so no boosts or ducks.