ATH-M30

Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$119.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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



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  • Overview

    A perfect choice for project studio engineers, home recordists and recording musicians, Audio-Technicaís ATH-M30 dynamic stereo headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and screw-on ľ" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 11' cable with single-side exit.
  • Features


    • Exceptional clarity and sonic accuracy for mixing

    • High power handling for tracking sessions

    • Circumaural design ensures superior isolation

    • 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils

    • Adjustable cushioned headband and lightweight design for maximum comfort

    • OFC litz wire cable, convenient one-side exit

    • Gold-plated 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilCopper-clad aluminum wire
    Frequency Response20-20,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,600 mW at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity100 dB
    Impedance65 ohms
    Weight7.0 oz (200 g) without cable
    Cable11' (3.4 m), OFC litz wire, left-side exit
    Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) with screw-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter



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    ATH-M30 Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones 4.6 5 12 12
    Wired headphones to augment wireless I am very satisfied with the ATH-M30 phones. They work well and sound good plugged into the amplifier or into the computer. Even MP3's sound good. The price is so advantageous compared to the phones the "doctor" ordered! The sound is much better, too. A crisp, linear response lets you adjust the sound to your taste (and ears) May 9, 2014
    We Will See... Just got them recently so I can't comment on the durability, but they produce great sound for the money. They are comfortable and would recommend at this time. We will see how long they last with daily use. May 9, 2014
    What's not to like? These are great headphones. Having worn headphones as part of my daily job since 1967, this babies are light, sound good, and work a long time...even the cord has survived. The earphone pads have finally disintegrated, but they have a lot of miles on them. February 24, 2014
    Excellent budget performers! These headphones are the headphones I mainly use for producing and mixing. Flat and accurate frequency response lets me hear everything I need to hear, the way it is supposed to be heard. I also tend to use these for casual and critical listening on the go. Good isolation and little sound leak allows me to know only I'm hearing the music, and not bothering anyone around me. March 3, 2013
    Low-cost precision. Let me first begin by saying that I use the product through my Xenyx 502 mixer's phono output with only the input from my PC's Aux out looped into the jack via the Aux to Phones button. That being said, these headphones sound very good for their price range. Looks: Black-on-black usual studio-esque looks; this is not a complaint, because I rarely if ever take these into public. This is mainly because of the high driving requirements of these headphones (65 ohm, man!). Portability: None whatsoever, due mostly to the 11.5 foot non-removable cable. Sound: True to the product description, these headphones are flat and unforgiving to the mix; I would not recommend these to any bass-head. That being said I'll also mention that they are very precise for closed-back headphones, and bordering on analytical. They don't leak noise at regular listening volumes, either. Comfort: These would be fine in this department if I didn't wear glasses. They do press down on the back of the frame and the backside of my ear a little much, which makes listening to them for too many hours at a time a little uncomfortable. Other than that they are very well padded. Manual adjustment of the frame may be required if you have a larger head. Durability: These are some of the most durable headphones I've ever used, having used Beats, Sonys, Sennheisers, Bheringers, Philips, etc. The end connector is VERY tough, with a solid metal casing that could probably survive artillery shelling. On that note it would require tin shears to slice the cable. All in all, this is a very good product if you're looking for an affordable solution for a home studio or any home listening experience. December 29, 2012
    POOF! I have never had a pair of headphones to go completely out. I have had shortages in wires but never completely out. December 16, 2012
    Great for transcription I bought these headphones after reading all the good reviews about the "true to life" sound quality they deliver. I am a medical transcriber and have to accurately hear what the doctors say in order to produce error-free transcripts. After using my ATH-M30 headphones for a week, my editor let me know how my transcripts had improved, with fewer errors and no "mis-hears". The audio quality is excellent, with none of the static and background hum that my noise-cancelling headphones produced. I wish I had bought them years ago. December 3, 2012
    Awesome First "Professional" Headphones The M30's deliver a relatively flat response, so your music would sound close to what musicians intended their recordings to sound like. Also, it responds exceptionally well when equalizer settings have been applied to it. For audio quality, it is definitely top notch for this price range. This is my first headphones that are aimed at accurate sound reproduction for studio work, and it really does blow away any of the headsets/headphones that are marketed towards gaming. Even some might even being more expensive than the M30, those gaming products are toys compared to this. On the negative side, the clamping force is a bit tight so it causes discomfort after an hour of use. You may loosen it by bending the head band backwards with care, so that when it springs back the clamping force is less, but the force may be required for good isolation and hence good bass. August 25, 2012
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    Are the earpads replaceable

    My earpads are getting worn out on these great headphones. Are they replacable
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    yes u can u can get them by hitting up A.T or going on ebay and buying them from manufactures
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    Thank you for your inquiry. These are available through our parts department at (330) 686-2600, option 4.
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    I'm wondering if I can detach the cable, for example on a long flight, in order to just have some noise buffering.
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    No, unfourtunately, but a quick google search revealed that many mods have been performed on the ATH-M50 to make the cable removable, and I'm currently looking into the compatibility with the M30.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The term "single-side exit" means that the cable just extends from one ear cup and not both. The cable cannot be detached.
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    ath-m30 headphones issue ,broked jack

    color codes of wires to replace the jack , red= ? blue =? copper = ? please reply as I need these phones to record , thank you.
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    Tip is Blue
    Ring is Red
    Sleev is copper
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    Thank you for your inquiry. We have many customers who use these on iPods. You should be fine.
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    AVS has a client with a number of audio-Technica ATH-M30 headphones. They want a quote for replacement ear pads. Thanks
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will be able to help.
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