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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Professional monitor headphones

Item # 901M40X

If you're a musician or a DJ, you probably spend plenty on gear.

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About the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Great sound even a musician can afford

If you're a musician or a DJ, you probably spend plenty on gear. Fortunately, you don't have to spend much to get a great pair of headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones offer accurate sound without forcing you to make tough financial decisions. These durable headphones are tuned for a flat response, so you get sound that's well-balanced across a wide frequency range with plenty of detail. They're great for tracking and mixing in the studio, spinning tunes at a club, or simply relaxing with music at home or on the road. They come with detachable straight and coiled cables, as well as a 1/4" adapter for plugging into pro gear or home stereos.

Great sound even a musician can afford

If you're a musician or a DJ, you probably spend plenty on gear. Fortunately, you don't have to spend much to get a great pair of headphones. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones offer accurate sound without forcing you to make tough financial decisions. These durable headphones are tuned for a flat response, so you get sound that's well-balanced across a wide frequency range with plenty of detail. They're great for tracking and mixing in the studio, spinning tunes at a club, or simply relaxing with music at home or on the road. They come with detachable straight and coiled cables, as well as a 1/4" adapter for plugging into pro gear or home stereos.

Solid construction for everyday use

Working musicians and DJs need headphones that are tough. The 'M40x headphones are well built with premium materials that keep these headphones from self-destructing after just a few recording sessions. They're also very comfortable, with thick padding on the headband and earcups and a swiveling design that helps them conform to your head. The earcups can rotate a full 90 degrees, so you can use them for single-ear monitoring in the studio or the club.

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Product highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design offers noise isolation for studio recording
  • 40mm dynamic drivers are tuned for flat, accurate response
  • includes two detachable cables (with twist-lock 2.5mm sub-mini terminals at the headphone):
    • 118" straight cable with miniplug connector
    • 47" to 118" coiled cable with miniplug connector
  • 1/4" adapter included for connecting to pro gear
  • earcups swivel and rotate for single-ear use
  • folding design for compact storage
  • carry pouch included
  • frequency response: 15-24,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • impedance: 35 ohms
  • weight: 8.5 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # ATH-M40X
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What's in the box:

  • Over-ear headphones
  • 47"-118" Coiled cable (3.5mm plug)
  • 125" straight cord (3.5mm plug)
  • Screw-on 1/4" Plug adapter (installed)
  • Storage pouch
  • Instructions
  • Purchase Registration Card
  • Disposal guidelines

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Features & specs

General
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.321" x 3.927
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 15-24k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance 35 Ohms
Weight 8.5 ounces
Cord Length 125"+116"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones feature a closed-back, over-the-ear design for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. The sturdy ATH-M40x is designed for use for studio recording or mixing, as well as DJ-ing. The ear cups swivel 90° for one-ear monitoring, and fold inward for storage in the included vinyl storage pouch.

Drivers: The 40mm drivers are made with rare earth (neodymium) magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, and are tuned flat for accurate sound monitoring over a wide frequency range. The professional-grade ear pads and headband pads offer comfort for many hours of continuous use.

Cable: The ATH-M40x has a single cable exit on the left ear cup with two detachable cables. The straight cable is over 10 feet in length (125"), while the coiled cord extends from 3.9' to 9.8'. Both cables have twist-lock 2.5mm sub-mini terminals at the headphone, and a 3.5mm mini plug that can be used with most portable devices. A screw-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter is included for those times when you're listening to home or professional components with a full-size headphone jack.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 15Hz - 24kHz
  • Sensitivity: 98dB
  • Maximum Input Power: 1600mW at 1 kHz
  • Impedance: 35 ohms
  • Dimensions: Width=3.321" Height=3.927" Depth=1.955"
  • Cable Length: 125" (straight), 47"-118" (coiled)
  • Weight: 8.5 ounces (w/o cable); 10.9 ounces (w/coiled cable)

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These headphones have a good reputation for use with digital pianos. They are said to be tuned "flat"/neutral, and that is what I am seeking for those late night practice sessions. [ Paul  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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I compared the 40x to the 50x and read reviews on utube and made my decision also with the help of my advisor Carson. [ Nancy  Jul 04, 2018 ]
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Recommended by audiophiliac friend [ Tom  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Great price for an affordable pair of closed back cans. [ New User  Jul 31, 2017 ]
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Did a ton of research online. [ Anthony  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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internet research. [ Warren  Dec 16, 2016 ]
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Great brand and price. The specs are outstanding! [ John  Dec 11, 2016 ]
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Due to technical specifications suitable for Pro Audio applications. [ Carlos  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Have a few pairs of the 50s in the studio. Figured this would be a good general, rugged set for general listening at my desk, and less expensive than using the 50s in the studio for tracking, where they could get beat up. Better to lose a 100$ pair of cans to a crazed drummer or singer, as opposed to a $170 pair........ [ FRANK  Nov 14, 2016 ]
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A-T has been in the business a lot of years, I bought phonograph needles from this company in the 1970's. I trust them to manufacture high quality products, I'm expecting a high quality product. B Caruso [ Baladsino  Oct 29, 2016 ]
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Its the top 10 Best Headphones Under 100. [ Amos  Jun 17, 2016 ]
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I have always liked A-T products, this unit had many good reviews, and the price was right!. [ Dominic  Jan 16, 2016 ]
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these headphones have great reviews and are excellent quality for the price [ Christopher  Dec 06, 2015 ]
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