Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Reviews
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 ... read more
Trusted musician and artist reviews for Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
Based on 25 Reviews
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).
Great headphones, and even cheaper than the m-50's
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.
Good, entry level headphones for mixing. They have a pretty flat frequency response and are great for recording too. If you have the money, I would personally save up for a better pair of headphones or studio monitors, but if you are starting out, or in need of a pair of headphones for reference or recording, get these.
Better than M50x
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.
These Should Be The M50x'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.
Great Response and Comfort.
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.