ATH-M40x

Professional Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$139.00
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

    Pure. Professional. Performance.

    The M-Series ATH-M40x professional monitor headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. Your studio experience is enhanced with superior sound isolation and swiveling earcups for convenient one-ear monitoring. Engineered with pro-grade materials and robust construction, the M40x excels in professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring.

    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.

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  • Features

    • Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction

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

    • Tuned flat for incredibly accurate sound monitoring across the entire frequency range

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

    • 90į swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring

    • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort

    • Collapsible for space-saving portability

    • Detachable cable (includes 1.2 m - 3.0 m coiled cable and 3.0 m straight cable)

    • For professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilCCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
    Frequency Response15 - 24,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,600 mW at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity98 dB
    Impedance35 ohms
    Weight240 g (8.5 oz), without cable and connector
    CableIncludes two interchangeable cables: detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable
    Accessories IncludedProtective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter



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  • Downloads

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

    ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones 5 5 1 1
    Best headphones in the bang for buck ratio! Audio-Technica's ATH-M40X headphones are my all time favorite headphones. These are the new and improved versions of Audio-Technica's ATH-M40/FS/45 and other older M40 headphones. These are just as comfortable as the ATH-M30s but with nicer padding on the cans and bands and are mostly made with metal and plastic. These come with two cables one 9 foot one for home use and a 4 foot for portable use. These headphones have the best sound quality that can be compared to headphones costing 300 dollars or more. These headphones are flat sounding meaning that all lows, mids and highs are brought out evenly and superbly. These M40Xs bring out all the subtle details in music that most headphones can't produce. An example would be the acoustic guitar in rock bands that no one hears. These are fantastic with every genre and I love the nice studio sound they give with well done detail and separation of all the instrumentations and voices. These, even at the highest painful volumes, create no feedback or distortion. I highly recommend these to everyone who loves music. April 13, 2014
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    how are the bass on these?

    and why is there such a big price difference from the 40x to 50x?
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    Answer: 
    I own the earlier version of the M40. It is most definitely tuned to be quite flat in response compared to the M50's slight V-shape sound signature. And by flat, I mean a real flat EQ. Very nice tool if you need this kind of response for your applications. The M40 is a favorite of my father since he uses it primarily with his guitar.

    The M40 will need EQ if you want to achieve extra bass with the headphone.

    I can't really put a figure on what pieces dictates price...but in the process of stepping up from the M40 and M50, a few things are highlighted:

    -You go from a 40mm driver to 45mm driver. The larger driver can easily hit the lower frequencies with a bit more more pressure as the driver can displace a bit more air. As such, the M50 can actually output low frequency effects with significant presence as you can feel the sound pressure going into your ear...similar in effect of a 10" Subwoofer sweeping through 38Hz-50hz test tones while shattering windows LOL But it's because of this effect that a lot of drummers out there prefer the M50 model.

    - Wider Frequency range but more importantly you go from 98dB to 99dB sensitivity. The M50 are more sensitive and will require less power to achieve the same listening volume.

    All in all, try auditioning them if you're able to.
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    Answer: 
    Bass resonse on the ATH-M40x is comparable to the M50x, but not the same. The ATH-M50x will generally have "slightly" more low-mids. Audio-Technica will not comment on pricing.

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    When the ATH-M40x becomes available, a shorter 3.9' cable will be available to purchase through the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Parts Department at parts@atus.com .

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