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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

Professional monitor headphones

36 Reviews | 1 question - 5 answers

Overview

Our take on the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

We don't see many over-the-ear headphones at this price point. Of those, few sound as good as the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones. With large 40mm drivers tuned to deliver fine detail with a particular emphasis on those crucial midrange frequencies, these 'phones are great for tracking and mixing vocals as well as guitars and keyboards. For everyday music listening, they'll give your music a nice fat sound that's well-balanced in the highs and lows. Thick padding on the earcups and headband offers comfort that doesn't disappear after just a couple of tracks.

Impressive performance from affordable studio headphones

We don't see many over-the-ear headphones at this price point. Of those, few sound as good as the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x headphones. With large 40mm drivers tuned to deliver fine detail with a particular emphasis on those crucial midrange frequencies, these 'phones are great for tracking and mixing vocals as well as guitars and keyboards. For everyday music listening, they'll give your music a nice fat sound that's well-balanced in the highs and lows. Thick padding on the earcups and headband offers comfort that doesn't disappear after just a couple of tracks.

Swiveling, folding earcups and an extra-long cable

The 'M30x headphones feature an extra-long cable that connects to a single earcup, so you can easily maneuver in the studio. A 1/4" adapter is included for plugging into pro gear or your home stereo. The earcups rotate and swivel, allowing for a great fit in addition to single-ear use for recording. These headphones also collapse into a compact form factor so you can stow them in the included carry pouch.

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design offers noise isolation for studio recording
  • 40mm dynamic drivers are tuned for strong midrange definition
  • 118" single-sided straight 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: 15-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 96 dB
  • impedance: 47 ohms
  • weight: 7.8 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

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

Very good headset unit. good response in the range of audible frequencies and good head room. Also quite comfortable.

Jesus, Anasco, PR

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Features and Specs

General
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.204" x 4.021
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control No
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 15-22k Hz
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance 47 Ohms
Weight 7.8 ounces
Cord Length 125"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones features a closed-back, over-the-ear design for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. The sturdy ATH-M30x is designed for use for studio or field recording. The ear cups fold inward for storage in the included vinyl storage pouch.

Drivers: The 40mm drivers are made with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, and are tuned for enhanced detail and excellent midrange definition.

Cable: The ATH-M30x has a single cable exit on the left ear cup. The attached straight cable is over 10 feet in length (125"), and terminated with 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 - 22kHz
  • Sensitivity: 96dB
  • Maximum Input Power: 1300mW at 1 kHz
  • Impedance: 47 ohms
  • Dimensions: Width=3.204" Height=4.021" Depth=1.82"
  • Cable Length: 125" (10'-5")
  • Weight: 7.8 ounces (w/o cable); 9.2 ounces (w/cable)

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Why did you buy this?

.Affordable with good reviews. [ Harry  Oct 26, 2018 ]
reasonable price [ Ernesto L. de  Aug 15, 2018 ]
The quality and the price is hard to beat. [ Joseph  Jul 09, 2018 ]
Primarily because of the price and knowing I can return them if they aren't satisfactory. [ David  Jun 13, 2018 ]
Online reviews from a variety of sources lead me to choosing these headphones. [ Justin  Jun 02, 2018 ]
Can't beat the standard. [ Matthew  May 23, 2018 ]
Price was right. [ JOHN A  Apr 12, 2018 ]
The price and reviews are phenomenal. For the price point and quality with the accessories, you can't go wrong. [ William  Apr 10, 2018 ]
Product quality, value, reviews, hopefully fits the needs of what I need them for. [ JAMISON P  Mar 03, 2018 ]
I wanted decent but inexpensive over-the-ear headphones to use at work. I have been using the similar Audio-Technica ATH-M40x at home for a few years, and have been happy with them. Based on the comparison between the two models, the ATH-M30x seemed like a good choice which would give me similar performance at a reduced price. [ Samir  Feb 23, 2018 ]
I choose this because of all the good reviews. I'm buying this for my husband for Christmas. I don't know anything about headphones so I went by the reviews. The wireless headphones I bought for him a couple years ago from Crutchfield have been great. I have confidence in you. [ Patricia  Dec 10, 2017 ]
recommended by crutchfield [ Frank  Jul 18, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Says there's good sound. Price range and scratch and dent discount [ matt  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Good reputation and reasonable cost for a headphone system. [ Franz  Jan 16, 2017 ]
The Audio-Technica name speaks for itself. [ WHITNEY R  Nov 19, 2016 ]
Good name, low price [ Raymond  Oct 08, 2016 ]
Previously bought Audio Technica from Crutchfield. [ Robert  Sep 23, 2016 ]
needed headphones that hook to my home theater receiver with good sound and long chord. love audio-technia products. [ david  Sep 02, 2016 ]
Gaming [ Kaden  Apr 15, 2016 ]
Good reviews on the Internet [ Jerry  Jan 10, 2016 ]
I needed a good set of headphones at an affordable price. [ JUDITH  Dec 14, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

Yes,very nice head phones, great sound [ paul  Nov 30, 2015 ]
Yes, very well. [ Kent  Nov 30, 2015 ]
I do not have an IPHONE but they work fine in my IPOD. I would assume they would work well in an IPHONE since the audio drivers are probably identical. [ WILLIAM J  Nov 29, 2015 ]
I think so. My son uses it this way [ CHAD  Nov 29, 2015 ]
I think so. My son has used it they way [ CHAD  Nov 29, 2015 ]
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