Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Review and Specs

The Japanese model of Hi-Fi headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a decent option of closed back over ear headphones of sturdy built and decent sound quality. They are used with a wired connection only and intended for studio and home use. The type of sound will satisfy most listeners. Let’s see Audio-Technica ATH-M40x specs more detailed further.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x review

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Features

The headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M40x have quite a low impedance of 35 Ohm to sound great with players and phones. The frequency response 15Hz-25KHz helps to deliver quality sound at all ranges. The clarity at loud volumes is provided by the sensitivity of 98 dB.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x review

Sound

The soundstage is narrow for the closed cups, but the imaging is decent to distinct instruments and vocals. The balance of ranges is natural. They are not placed backwards or forward overshadowing another one. The natural reproduction of highs, mids, and lows makes them a good choice for all genres and for audio recording/mixing.

Connectivity

The headphones are used with a wired connection only. There are coiled and straight cables in the box plus adapters for various jacks.

Comfort and design

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x headphones are well padded on headband and cups and feel comfy without much pressure. You will be able to adjust the headband for your head size. The cups are large and comfortable. They swivel and fold for a smaller size to carry out or wear on your neck like a DJ. The weight of 240 g/8.4 oz feels very light for a long rest on your head.

Pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x pros and cons

Pros

  • Quality materials and build for reliability in use and pleasant to touch
  • Nice balanced sound for casual listening of all music genres and detailed for recording
  • Comfortable feel on the head for the design with large cups and good padding

Cons

  • Lack of controls and active noise cancelling
  • Bulky, wired design and unstable fit on the head makes them not a good choice for sports and other activities

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Overall
8.2
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Common features

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Model

ATH-M40x

Brand

Audio-Technica

Reviews

5685

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

35

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-24KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

240/8.4

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-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

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