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The Audio Technica M-Series ATH-M30x professional monitor headphones combine modern engineering and high-quality materials to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio clarity and sound isolation.

The Audio Technica critically acclaimed ATH M-30X 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.

Tuned for highly detailed audio, with strong mid-range definition, these versatile ATH M-30X monitoring headphones are ideal in a variety of situations. Designed primarily for studio tracking and mixing, they offer added features for increased portability, making them a great choice for field recording.

  • Advanced build quality and engineering
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced detail, with excellent mid-range definition
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single-side cable exit
  • Collapsible for space-saving portability
  • Designed to excel for studio tracking, mixing and field recording

  • Type Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter 40 mm
  • Magnet Neodymium
  • Voice Coil Copper-clad aluminum wire
  • Frequency Response 15 - 22,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power 1,300 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity 96 dB
  • Impedance 47 ohms
  • Weight 220 g (7.8 oz), without cable and connector
  • Cable 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit
  • Accessories: Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter

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Things You Will Get:

    ATH M-30X Headphones
    Protective Carrying Pouch
    6.3 mm (1/4") Screw-on Adapter

Cans that can..


Just what I expected, great value, comfortable, light weight, great sound. I use them for practice when I don't want to disturb people. If your super picky you probably what something a little more pricey, but if your on a budget and looking for a good set of cans, try these.

Ray Ray

St. Louis Mo.


I really like these phones, even they're discontinued.


These phones are amazing! It has balanced mids and highs. Bass is very well controlled, it has a little of lack of bass, but I love it sound profile. Sure there are better phones, but it's a cost x benefit I recommend for people, even it's discontinued.

Marcos Gomes

São Paulo, SP


Perfect for Monitoring!


Had this pair for over a year and still holding strong on audio quality!



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.


St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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)


Chicago, IL, USA

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.



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.


Sanborn, Cambria, NY 14132, USA

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.


Biloxi, MS, USA



I have never had a pair of headphones to go completely out. I have had shortages in wires but never completely out.


Akron, Ohio

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.


New Bedford, MA

ATH M-30X Professional Monitor Headphones

4.7 15


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Usage Studio
Series M
Model M-30X
Weight 7.8 ozs. (without cable and connector)
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