Audio-Technica ATH-M40X Review (Studio Headphone)

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X

Sound Quality

9.5 /10


8.5 /10


9.0 /10


9.0 /10


9.0 /10

Noise Cancellation

9.2 /10

What We Like

  • Excellent sound quality.
  • Comfortable for longer sessions.
  • Durable
  • Ideal for monitoring purpose.
  • Active noise cancellation.
  • Portable and easy to carry.

What We Don\'t

  • Not bass heavy.
  • Separate case is not there in box.
  • Interchangeable cables are not supported.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X :  Introduction

The newly introduced Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headphones, related to the series of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X, are being appreciated by the music lovers worldwide. The music fans are always looking for cheap solutions to their issues in terms of the music headsets. This new headphone is the answer to their long-standing queries. It may not be as compatible for the sound as compared to the other expensive headphones of its genre in the market. However, ATH-M40X will definitely please the song lovers at large as it is not expensive and is durable for sure. It is supported by two 3.5mm cables which are great to insert in many Xbox games as well. Audio-Technica ahs also other best headphones, AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC7B is active noise cancelling headphone, AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-AD700X  is perfect for audiophiles.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X : Features:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X is a modified design of the previously launched headphone. The previous headphone was available in variety of colors but M40X is available in a single color. These headphones have matte black finish with silvery gray highlights for the Audio-Tenchnica logo. The headphones produce excellent sound and very comfortable to wear for long sessions. pro-grade material makes them durable. They are considered as the ideal headphones for monitoring purpose. 

Noise Cancellation

Ear sealed earbuds are very comfortable to wear and their design countered tightly fit the ear. Due to their design, the noise cancellation and noise isolation feature is very prominent in these earbuds.

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Those who mere disapprove this design on one look are advised to try ATH-M40X for once. These are slightly big in built but this design has been chosen by keeping in view the comfort of the user. Those using the headsets for a long time will agree with the fact that most of the headsets start causing irritation while they are on for a long time. M40X is thoroughly checked before launch. The test was carried for the support function and it was observed that these headsets are really made to provide comfort to the user.

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The ear cups rotate freely and can cause some irritation but after thorough checking it was observed that these headsets are not that much irritating and can be handled easily.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40X: Durability

The design has been made well and the material used in the making of M40X is lasting. Cutting edge technology and robust construction make them durable. The quality of professional grade earbuds and headband provide more durability and comfort.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headsets are designed by keeping in mind the purpose of monitoring. It is not equipped with the Bluetooth mic and remote facility. This pair of headphones is best at serving the purpose of listening to the music. That is why it is supported by the features which are only helpful in listening to the music.

The purpose of supporting the ATH-M40X with two cables is not to support any remote. It was observed that normally not all headphones users love to use the straight cable. Hence a second option of coiled cable is also given with this product. This might have been an old school approach but it has increased the sale of the product.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X: Sound

The biggest difference between the old and new version of this headphone is that the new headset is equipped with the bigger drivers. The size used in the making of the M50x is 40mm.  However, a slightly bigger 45mm size driver has been used in this headset. It does not give much impact to the quality but will definitely increase the quality with the passage of time.

The design has been tested by using various techniques of music and it was observed that the sound quality did not decrease in any of the genre. That is why this headphone has been recommended for the core music lovers.

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headphones are considered as the great pair of headphones for those who are looking for a professional studio monitor headset just for the purpose of monitoring. The market around us is full of the headsets but they generally are too much costly and sometime get out of reach of the pocket. However, this has been kept in mind while making these pairs that one who is looking to resolve his music and monitoring issues only, then he must consider using it. The ATH-M40X will definitely pay you the worth you spent on it. 

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