Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs Sennheiser HD 200 Pro

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x review
vs
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro review

I have compared two pairs of headphones of various brands — Sennheiser HD 200 Pro vs Audio-Technica ATH-M30x. They both are closed back and wired. The wearing style of these devices is over-ear. Let's see what is especially different between them.

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Features

One of the main features of any headphones is sensitivity. Audio-Technica ATH-M30x has 96 dB, while the appliance made by Sennheiser has 108 dB. However, the first one has a wider frequency response — 15 Hz – 22 kHz compared to Sennheiser HD 200 Pro that has a range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz. Speaking of impedance, the headphones by Audio-Technica have 47 Ohm, while the other ones have 32 Ohm.

Sound

The sound of Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is super clear and it is not overwhelmed by the bass at all. It sounds reasonably flat and the music is not overly colored.

The headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M30x provide a very rich and detailed sound, also they have great bass. With this appliance, you get amazing clarity and well-balanced sound. I've realized that the treble response here is well defined.

Comfort and design

One of the biggest benefits of Audio-Technica ATH-M30x vs Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is the fact that it folds. There is no significant difference between their weight, as the first headphones weigh 220 g and the second ones — 184 g.

You can control the height of the adjustable headband. It is covered by soft material and there is a lot of room for adjusting. Both devices come with a detachable cable. The length of the wire of Audio-Technica ATH-M30x and Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is 3 m and 2 m respectively. The first one might be too long for some users.

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x pros and cons

Pros

  • Lightweight and very attractive design
  • Quite good noise canceling
  • The wire is incredibly thick in comparison to all other headphones

Cons

  • The "L" and "R" indicators are located inside the headband area and it makes them difficult to see when you do not have enough light
  • Too tight to wear

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro pros and cons

Pros

  • Flexible material that let you have maximum comfort
  • Very light, that makes them suitable for long listening sessions
  • Ideally suitable for podcasters, producers, gamers, audiophiles, and anyone who has a profession that involves audio

Cons

  • The ear cups do not fit well
  • Not portable

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
7
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro
7
10
7
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Common

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro

Model

ATH-M30x
HD 200 Pro

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sennheiser

Reviews

3009
174

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

47
32

Frequency response, Hz

15Hz-22KHz
20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.1

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

96
108

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

220/7.7
184/6.4

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
200/6.5

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
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
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro
Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
Sennheiser HD 200 Pro

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7Audio-Technica ATH-M30x
  • 7Sennheiser HD 200 Pro

The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M30x price