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Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go.

The Audio Technica 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.

Other features include 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.

  • 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
  • 90° 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

  • Type Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter 40 mm
  • Magnet Neodymium
  • Voice Coil CCAW (Copper-clad aluminum wire)
  • Frequency Response: 15 - 24,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity 98 dB
  • Impedance 35 ohms
  • Weight 240 g (8.5 oz), without cable and connector
  • Cable: Includes 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: Protective carrying pouch, 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter

Order your Audio Technica ATH-M40x Headphones from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

    ATH-M40x Headphones
    1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') Coiled cable
    3.0 m (9.8') Straight cable
    6.3 mm (1/4") Screw-on adapter
    Protective carrying pouch

I would buy this for a friend!!!!


Things that are great about it 1. They are extremely comfortable 2. Durability 3. Foldable Things that are bad about it is 1. It comes with only 2 cables


Boynton Beach,Florida


One of The best Sound experience for 100$


Very well built, great and balanced Sound,all ranges are equal and present,The transport bag helps a lot and The cables are Very good also

André motta

São Paulo,brazil


RIP Headphone


I've already sent this product back for repair twice and I think I broke it for the third time. Normal usage, never dropped it, still damaged in the same spot. The overall shipping cost almost reached the value of the headphone: I'm done.




Best headphones I've ever had for the price.


I've had these headphones for about a year and a half. I use them daily for several hours at a time, but I tend to leave them at the office and don't travel with them often so the potential of them breaking is probably lessened than most users. Regardless though, they're incredibly comfortable and have really great clarity. I'd strongly recommend them to anybody looking for decent headphones who doesn't want to break the bank.


Decorah, IA


works for me


I'm a 60's - 70's classic rock kinda listener and like my music & live albums... loud. Lost my Stax a long time ago & figured I would give these a try. Not disappointed.


Windsor, CT


avoid it


Sound fidelity is good to great, but the headphone body is just poor in every aspect, a complicated folding mechanism flawed and poorly thought, very low reliability and durability in plastic parts and false leather, after a few months of use it just looks like a filthy rag covering your ears, shameful and in poor taste.


Caracas, VE


Pitch perfect!


I know it is a monitoring headphone, but could have used a separate cable (HP-SC) with mic. That would have made it a prefect utility.


Mumbai, India


Great Sound, But Need A Pad Swap


These are a fantastic pair of headphones. Pretty clear sound. I use them a lot for vocal tracking and mix referencing. Not completely neutral in sound, but nothing is harsh or too much. The only thing I would recommend is an ear pad swap. The stock pads are horrible and don't feel good at all. Basically uncomfortable in stock form. I went with ZMF Cowhide pads and they feel amazing. Comfort is fixed with new pads.




Unusable with one hand.


They have no competition in their price range if sound is what you are looking for, but for me it is very annoying I cannot use them with 1 hand, something always clicks and closes. I think if they had only the 90° swiveling without collapsible ear-pads they had a stronger build, maybe had been cheaper and could have been used with one hand. I consider the collapsing feature rather a design flaw than a benefit considering I travel like 1000 times less then I put them on and off my head.




best headphones ive ever used


I've always wanted the athM50x but when I saw these, I couldn't pass them up, The sound on these is unreal, the sound stage is so wide that when you watch a movie with surround sound, it feels like you are in the movie. These headphones are great value for money




ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones

4.2 41


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Usage Studio
Series M
Model ATH-M40x
Weight 8.5 ozs (without cable and connector)
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