Professional monitor headphones
Our take on the Audio-Technica ATH-M20x by Crutchfield's David Brown
Great value for musicians and listeners
Audio-Technica's M-series headphones are favorites among recording musicians and music lovers for their great sound, comfort, and affordable prices. The ATH-M20x headphones are ideal for the studio — their closed-back design keeps sound from leaking into live mics, while their over-the-ear fit and thick padding keeps them comfortable during long sessions. The large 40mm drivers are tuned for enhanced low-frequency response, so you get a little extra bass thump in addition to their smooth midrange and high frequencies. You don't have to be a recording professional to appreciate the sound of these headphones — especially given their budget-friendly price.
Swiveling earcups and an extra-long cable
The 'M20x headphones feature earcups that rotate and swivel. They help provide a great fit in addition to allowing single-ear use for recording. The extra-long cable 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 two-year warranty means you won't have to treat these durable headphones with kid gloves.
- over-the-ear, closed-back design offers noise isolation for studio recording
- 40mm dynamic drivers are tuned for enhanced bass response
- 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
- frequency response: 15-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 96 dB
- impedance: 47 ohms
- weight: 6.7 oz.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Over-ear headphones with attached 123" straight cord (3.5mm plug)
- Snap-on 1/4" Plug adapter (installed)
- Purchase Registration Card
- Disposal guidelines
Needed to replace my 10-yr-old computer headphones and this audio-technica ATH-M20x fit the bill qualitywise and pricewise.
charles, Hagatna, GU
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.293" x 4.011|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||15-20k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones features a closed-back, over-the-ear design for excellent sound isolation in loud environments. The sturdy ATH-M20x is designed for use for studio or field recording.
Drivers: The 40mm drivers are made with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, and are tuned for enhanced low frequency performance.
Cable: The ATH-M20x has a single cable exit on the left ear cup. The attached straight cable is over 10 feet in length (123"), and terminated with a 3.5mm mini plug that can be used with most portable devices. A snap-on 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter is included for those times when you're listening to home or professional components with a full-sized headphone jack.
- Frequency Response: 15Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 96dB
- Maximum Input Power: 700mW at 1 kHz
- Impedance: 47 ohms
- Dimensions: Width=3.293" Height=4.011" Depth=1.81"
- Cable Length: 123" (10'-3")
- Weight: 9.3 ounces (w/1/4" adapter)
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Why did you buy this?
I truly enjoy listening to music. And I enjoy hearing my music through headphones. Although I currently own a few, the reviews on where good. So thought I'd add these to my collection. [ Ronald Anthony Jul 31, 2018 ]
Your representative recommended them for my mother who cannot wear IEMs. [ Gretchen May 09, 2018 ]
I picked these h- phones for their low end response. [ Jimmy Apr 02, 2018 ]
Know brand name, plus good reviews [ Ronald L. Mar 22, 2018 ]
Never owned closed-back headphones before. Need some now. Seemed like good price/performance combination to learn about such a product [ HANS Feb 18, 2018 ]
Audio Technic name, 5 star rating price Jim [ James A. Feb 17, 2018 ]
Price and customer reviews. [ Mitchell Feb 16, 2018 ]
They are gift to my Wife she needed a good set of headphones for her job. She has been working with the local radio station as a Sales Rep. for about 10 years now and recently started working on air for the morning talk show. This is her Valentine"s day present. [ JACK Feb 11, 2018 ]
Good price and good reviews. [ ann Jan 24, 2018 ]
Looked like they would go over the ear with my hearing aids in place. [ Robert Jan 22, 2018 ]
I chose these due to the good reviews and the budget-friendly value. [ Robert Dec 21, 2017 ]
Needed a new pair of headphones [ Michael Dec 16, 2017 ]
my grandson needs them, and on the ear headphones, "Hurt my ears, Grandpa" [ Lee Nov 24, 2017 ]
Long cord with 1/4 " plug [ dave Nov 16, 2017 ]
good reviews, reasonable price [ Garry Nov 07, 2017 ]
recommended by friend [ Travis Oct 10, 2017 ]
I was willing to try an open-box product with good reviews. [ Greg Jul 06, 2017 ]
For good program monitoring [ Scott Apr 13, 2017 ]
the reviews and past experience with Crutchfield over 25 years ago. [ Brenda Mar 15, 2017 ]
Comfortable and sounds great. [ Caleb Jul 27, 2016 ]
the reviews [ Casimir Jul 26, 2016 ]
Price & Reviews [ Joseph Dec 28, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
I recentlyy ppurchased a set of these headphones and am very pleased with their performance. My main listening position is laying on my bed and with these phones I have been able to do this in comfort. The ear cups fit comfortably, however you will be limited to a side to side head ovement of about 45 degrees before the ear cups come into contact with the pillow but will remain in a suitable listening position. great Headphones, well worth the money. Hope this helps you out in your decision as to whether to buy a set or not. Rick O [ Rick Nov 29, 2017 ]
Yrs [ Travis Nov 29, 2017 ]
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