Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Review and Specs

Let’s view a model of Japanese audio brand Audio-Technica ATH-M20x that represents over ear closed back headphones with a wired connection type.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x review

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Features

I will start to review Audio-Technica ATH-M20x specs with its impedance that is 47 Ohm. They are quite loud and usable with low impedance devices. The frequency response range is 15Hz-20KHz that provides a decent quality sound at all pitches. The 96 dB sensitivity is great for loud volumes.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x review

Sound

The headphones Audio-Technica delivers a very nice, pleasant and rich sound. The balance of low, middle, and high ranges is harmonious. Every detail is clear and distinct without fatiguing and excessive brightness. Unlike many other headphones they do not put mids backwards on the stage but deliver just the right amount of it. That makes a great critical listening device and a nice choice for neutral listeners of most genres.

Connectivity

The connection is represented with a 3 m/9.8 ft wire. It is detachable. That is safe if you move and it tangles over something or if you wish to change its type/length.

Comfort and design

The headphones are incredibly lightweight with 190 g/6.7 oz. They fit great with an adjustable headband which is also well padded. The large cups are amply padded as well and I find them comfortable to wear for hours. They do fold to carry and store in a smaller size. The design is made in all black and looks a bit plain and plasticky.

Pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x pros and cons

Pros

  • Clear and neutral sound for mixing and recording, warm and balanced ranges
  • Comfortable light weight and fit with soft linings
  • The materials and build look and feel quality, sturdy, and reliable
  • Closed cups isolate ambient noise in a natural way
  • A plug adapter is a great option for different plug types and it holds firmly with a click

Cons

  • I find it not usable for sports, active use, traveling for the bulky design and leaky sound
  • I feel it lacks some control options, like a wheel for volume or buttons for more comfort in use

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Overall
7
10

Common features

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

Model

ATH-M20x

Brand

Audio-Technica

Reviews

5448

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

47

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

190/6.7

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

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