ATH-M20x

Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$69.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
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  • Overview

    Pure. Professional. Performance.

    The ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are a great introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line. Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation. An excellent choice for tracking and mixing.

    More About the M-Series Headphones
    Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.

    VISIT THE M-SERIES HEADPHONES MICROSITE
  • Features

    • Advanced build quality and engineering

    • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils

    • Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance

    • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments

    • Convenient single-side cable exit

    • Designed for studio tracking and mixing
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilCopper-clad aluminum wire
    Frequency Response15 - 20,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power700 mW at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity96 dB
    Impedance47 ohms
    Weight190 g (6.7 oz), without cable and connector
    Cable3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit
    Accessory Included6.3 mm (1/4") snap-on adapter



    Conditions
  • Downloads

    M-Series Headphones Brochure (pdf 3.11 M)
    Studio Headphones Microsite
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    5.0

    Affordable, high quality headphones

    By 

    from Kaunas, Lithuania

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Musician, Office Worker

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Very Little "coloration"

    Cons

    • Cord Too Long
    • Lacks Ergonomic Features
    • Non-removable Cord

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones:

    I use these headphones when walking to work and at the office. At home I have a 6 year-old pair of ATH-M40fs, which still sound amazing.

    The listening experience is very pleasurable. I hate "mega bass boost x-treme" coloration in the sound, therefore the ATH-Mxx series has been my go-to headphone for personal use and my main recommendation for aspiring audio enthusiasts.

    Any genre of music sounds great with these. I listen to a plethora of musical genres - from extreme metal to folk. Regardless of the genre, any well-mixed/recorded album will sound great.

    I have yet to use them in a recording context, but comparing them to my ATH-M40fs, they should fit in just right. Slightly more pronounced low frequencies, but not too much.

    At home I use them with an external headphone amp and at work/walking to work, from a computer sound card or my phone jack. It doesn't lack power with regular devices and with my amp it can handle very high volumes while maintaining clarity.

    Ergonomically, I wish I had gone for the m40x headphones, since the additional swivel and detachable cable are a value that you don't account for until you see it's value.

    Due to the long cable, i have to bunch the cable together when walking. Otherwise, great headphones for a great price.

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    • Other
    • How long have you used this product?:
    • Up to a year
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    you can buy this product under $50

    By 

    from tamilnadu,india

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones:

      it is very good to use , but its ear buds are getting heat for long use, bass lovers kindly avoid it , u can get reasonable bass and good mid sounds and awsome high freq sounds other than that it has good design for this price, don't compare with rest of the m-series headsets ,it has also a affordable price ,headbands are made up of some good material. finally it is very cool and mainly for professional monitering purpose first understand that and buy if u have professional use or else u can go for any other audiotechnica models

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    • Q & A

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      • Q:

        Can it make your singing better ?
        Asked on 5/28/2016 by Skills from Louisville, Ky

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Some headphones can make any recording sound better. This will generally be true of any Professional Monitor Series headphones, including the ATH-M20x. However, M-Series headphones were designed for accurate sonic reproduction, so they could also tell you how your mixes could be improved. In-and-of themselves, they will not make your singing better or worse; they will, however, give you an accurate depiction of how they will sound/translate into your mixes. If (your) recordings are complete and already sound good, then M-Series headphones have the potential to make that good recording sound even better.

          If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Thanks!

          Answered on 6/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        I want headphones I can use to listen to music while mowing the lawn with a noisy ride mower. Will the isolation on these headphones be good enough?
        Asked on 4/21/2016 by Connor

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          While these headphones are not active noise-cancelling headphones, they will still isolate sound simply because they cover your entire ear. I cannot say for certain how much sound it would isolate though. You may be better off looking into our noise-cancelling line of headphones.

          Answered on 5/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
      • Q:

        How compatible are these with hearing aid users.
        Asked on 4/14/2016 by Bob

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. These are over the ear headphones, so the would work best for this type of hearing aids

          Best for: in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC), behind-the-ear (BTE), receiver-in-canal (RIC)

          Can also be used for: completely-in-canal (CIC), invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

          Answered on 4/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        does it have any other colour than black
        Asked on 2/28/2016 by suvidh

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The only color for the ATH-M20x headphones is black.

          Answered on 3/1/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        How do you make the housing swivel? I don't want to accidentally break it
        ATH-M20x
        Asked on 2/28/2016 by FreeVonDoo

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

          Answered on 3/1/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        Does this headset have a microphone?
        Asked on 2/4/2016 by headphone from India

        1 answer

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          A:

          The ATH-M20x along with all of the M-Series headphones do not have an inline mic.

          Answered on 2/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
      • Q:

        Will this work perfectly with Samsung Galaxy s3 smartphone?
        Asked on 1/15/2016 by Sumit

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          The ATH-M20x will work with a Samsung Galaxy S3, using the headphones 3.5mm connection.

          If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Thanks!

          Answered on 1/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        I want to purchase m20x. I am using Lenovo phone..will it be compatible with the M20x?
        Asked on 1/1/2016 by Guha from New jersey

        1 answer

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          A:

          The ATH-M20x will connect to a mobile phone for headphone audio.

          If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
          audio-solutions@atus.com

          Thanks!

          Answered on 1/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
      • Q:

        In the m20x..is there a special version which features a shorter cable?
        Asked on 12/28/2015 by Nyth fury

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No there is one cable length for the ATH-M20x headphones.

          Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
      • Q:

        My ATH-M20x appears to have nothing that indicates which side is for the left ear and which for the right. Or are there L and R indicators, but I have not found them?
        Asked on 11/26/2015 by buzz

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, the "L" and "R" are located on the inside of the plastic casing on the ends of the headband.

          Answered on 12/1/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
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