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Mid-size Open-back Dynamic Stereo Headphones

U.S. Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Engineered for digital program materials, the ATH-M2X open-back dynamic stereo headphones are equipped with high-performance drivers and low-mass diaphragms for maximized power handling capability. They provide a clean, linear low end response, and include an 11.5' cable with 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug and 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone plug adapter.
  • Features

    • Specifically designed for digital program materials

    • High-performance drivers and low-mass diaphragms

    • Maximized power handling capability

    • Clean, linear low end response

    • 11.5' cable with 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug

    • 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone plug adapter included

  • Specifications

    TypeOpen-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power100 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB
    Impedance32 ohms
    Weight4.0 oz (115 g)
    Cable11.5' (3.5 m)
    Connector3.5 mm stereo mini-plug
    Accessory Included1/4" (6.3 mm) plug adapter

  • Reviews

    Instantly blows all other headphone brands I tried!


    As soon as I saw these, and put them on, I was like, they ain't gonna be loud or efficient. But, I was dead wrong! These are everything you asked for in a headphone, durability, practicality, sound stage, fun, loud, clean, and the list goes on. But all in all, I tried all other headphone companies, returning them again and again. This one, on the other hand, is a genuine keeper!

    Athens, GA, USA

    Very good quality for the price


    Bought these headphones to practice my electric guitar, since they came with a 1/4" connector that plugged into my amp. The sound quality is very precise and handles as much volume as my ears can tolerate.


    Great Headphones for a Cheap Price


    The dynamic range and spaciousness of these phones are amazing. I was very surprised to hear how smooth the treble and bass tone was......the cushioning is extra soft, and the price is right! You cannot go wrong with these at this price!

    New York, NY, USA

    ATH-M2X Mid-size Open-back Dynamic Stereo Headphones

    4.3 3


  • Q & A

    How do I register my new ATHM2X headphones for warranty? Purchased 02-01-18 at Guitar Center at 1280 Willow Pass Rd. #A, Concord, CA 94520

    Betsy and Hugo

    Thank you for your inquiry. You only need your proof of purchase to claim warranty repair.


    By "Open Back" do you mean it lets in ambient sound? I want to hear surrounding sounds while listening. I need to be connected to the world for warnings on trails, etc.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the ear cup is not enclosed so it does let in ambient sound.


    Spectrum analysis/graph I was wondering if there was a spectrum analysis graph for these headphones. I'm not sure if that is the correct term for what I'm looking for, but I basically want to see how these are "EQ'd". Are they flat, mid-heavy, Bass-heavy, Treble-heavy, etc.? Thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. We do not provide frequency response graphs for our headphones.


    Does the ATH-M2X have replacement parts. My half-circle shaped connector part broke.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.


    Those look exacly like Onkyo DP 380 from 25 years ago. Are they as good as Onkyo protoplast ? Seriously I'm a happy owner of DP380 for few years now and I have never found headphones which would rank even close to them in terms of sound quality and durability; given the size and mobility. I will buy ATH - M2X just to check if the ear cups fit to my DP380... (25years) Could somebody , please tell me the size of those headphones ? Also I'm very interested if Audiotechnika has been working together with Onkyo on this one !


    Thank you for your inquiry. Audio-Technica did not manufacture the Onkyo DP380. They do look a little similar, but there are some distinct differences (M2X have round earcups, DP380 have oval). Additionally, there would be no way for us to test which one "sound better". The only published specifications can be found on the ATH-M2X product page, listed below:


    What's the series number of this product?


    There is no series with this product.


    Does this product have replacement ear piece covers for multiple users? Use is for training computers where audio is also use. Headsets are needed to keep the program noise from disturbing surrounding people.


    Replacement pads are available via the Audio-technica parts department at (330) 686-2600 option 4, then option 2. The part number is 135405910.