ATH-M20x

Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$49.00
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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • 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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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:

        Do you have a distributor in Canada (CDW) that we can buy this from? I placed a PO with B&H for our Canadian campus in St. Laurent (Montreal) and was told to remove line item because they were not allowed to ship internationally
        Asked on 9/15/2016 by Dennis from Grass Valley, CA

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes we do have a distributor in Canada.

          Canada
          For professional audio products contact:
          Erikson Audio
          Head Office
          21000 Transcanada
          Baie D'Urfé, Québec
          H9X 4B7
          Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-667-3745
          Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 888-9182244
          E-mail: info@eriksonaudio.com
          Web site: www.eriksonaudio.com

          For consumer audio products contact:
          Erikson Consumer
          Head Office
          21000 Transcanada
          Baie D'Urfé, Québec
          Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
          Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
          E-mail: info@eriksonconsumer.com
          Web site: www.eriksonconsumer.com

          Answered on 9/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Can this be connected to a oppo phone...
        Asked on 8/20/2016 by Ronnie

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry.
          Yes the M20x's can be plugged into your phone's headphone input jack using the 3.5mm jack. Keep in mind that if you have a case on your phone you may have to remove the case to plug them in all the way. Since these are technically studio monitoring headphones, the end of the cable is thicker and may not fit through the hole in the case for your phone.

          Answered on 8/24/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
      • Q:

        Hi, I have a pair of ath-m20x headphones. The 3.5 mm jack broke off and would like to know which wire is the ground. ..blue, red or copper (gold?) Thank you.
        Asked on 8/9/2016 by Trevor from Toronto, Canada

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Service Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will be happy to help with this.

          Answered on 8/17/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
      • Q:

        how does it work with iphone4s .i`m afrid it has high impedance.
        Asked on 7/23/2016 by mikky

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          It should work fine. The iPhone has a pretty decent headphone amplifier in it, and It is also a low impedance output design.

          Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
      • 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

        • Staff Reviewer

          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
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