May 20, 2020
The Japanese model of Hi-Fi headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a decent option of closed back ove...Read More
What can I say having tested the closed type over ear headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M40x vs Sennheiser HD 280 PRO is that in spite of being very close in type and features still they leave a lot to compare. Being wired they are not the best choice for active use out and in motion still both have a great chance to become your favorite critical or fun listening device.
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has a lover impedance of 35 Ohm vs 64 Ohm of Sennheiser HD 280 PRO, but the frequency response of the second is better at lower range, 15Hz-24KHz vs 8Hz-25KHz. Again, the sensitivity of Sennheiser beats Audio-Technica in 113 vs 98 dB.
There is no active noise cancelling in both the headphones but being closed they isolate sound pretty well. Closed back makes the sound stage limited.
What makes both headphones great for critical listening and sensitive ears, it reproduces music flat, I mean, the way it is recorded, without overwhelming trebles and punching bass or recessed mids. Everything is clear and neutral the way it should be.
Both have no buttons to control audio.
I find Audio-Technica really comfortable. Even having a large head and wearing glasses do not make any troubles or feel tight unlike with Sennheiser. Both have large and super soft earpads, very nice and pleasant to touch, well-fitting and comfy.
They are very convenient with the cups able to fold and adjustable headband. The cups swivel, which makes them easy to adjust individually.
The Audio Technica ATH-M40x is really light with its 240 g of weight, while Sennheiser headphones are also quite airy with their weight of 285 g.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M40x price