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Audio Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones

The Audio Technica ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are a great introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line.


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Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation. An excellent choice for tracking and mixing. 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.

  • Advanced build quality and engineering
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single-side cable exit
  • Designed for studio tracking and mixing

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 40 mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Voice Coil: Copper-clad aluminum wire
  • Frequency Response: 15 - 20,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 700 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Impedance: 47 ohms
  • Weight: 190 g (6.7 oz), without cable and connector
  • Cable: 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit
  • Accessory: 6.3 mm (1/4") snap-on adapter

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Hard to beat for the price


These headphones were everything I had hoped they would be. They are comfortable to wear for long periods of time, they provide great sound quality and they are stylish to top it all of off. My only complaint would be that the cord is a little long, but that could be a "pro" for you depending on your intended use. That being said, this is easy to fix if you simply coil up part of the cord and tie it together.


Appleton, WI


Great headphones for price.


The ATH-M20x's are great value for performance over-ear headphones. They have a great neutral sound. Furthermore, I can wear them for 3+ hours without them feeling uncomfortable. Also, they sport a high quality cable and jack that has not failed or faltered for over 2 1/2 years of continuous use. They do have their down sides though. One being that in practice, the cord is usually to long. And when ran through an amp they sometimes cant get as loud as my drums or they distort low frequencies at loud volumes. The latter complaint is probably due to its decibel limitations. On a final note I would recommend this product to people who need a great sound on a budget.


Montezuma, IN


Long Term Reliability


I've used these headphones in-studio for voiceover and mixing since approximately 2004. For the price, they have provided excellent service. For any product these days, 13 years a long run. One of the best features has been the lack of tension pressure. It is something I feel is an important consideration, particularly when you have to wear them for extended periods of time. I have a pair of noise-cancelling Bose headphones for travel, and after an hour, it feels like I've be in a vacuum with a vice on my head. That's not the case with the M20s. I sometimes wear them for hours (while writing in the studio) without even realizing I am still wearing them. While it is time to replace them, I'm confident I'll stick with Audio-Technica.


British Columbia


Great Product. Quality is superb for the price paid


Ordered the product from SamAsh.com and received within 24 hrs. Delivery service is superb! The product was packaged extremely well. Package contained the headset itself only. Simple to setup, provided you have a standard audio jack out. Worked out of the box. Sound is VERY good. I have not experienced any hissing or audio distortions. I use it with ableton and Logic and cable is long enough for monitoring at the studio. Overall the headset works as advertised.


Miami, FL


Worthy junior to the ATH-M'X0' Lineup


This was my work earphone which I generally use while at the desk, its not heavy on the head but its not that convenient for travelling. The Sound Quality is great for this price and the padding helps to block most of the outside noise. The 47 Ohm impedance requires a good playback device for the crystal clear sound but it generally worked with all the devices I tried. The sound stage is quite wide for a closed back headphone and its clear in its entire range. The frequency response is mostly flat with slight bass emphasis but doesn't overdo it!




I love it,its amazing for the price


Its so minnimal and strong on the looks,and its perfect in the audio performance.i like it,it has nothing too flashy,its just focused on performance and quality




"5 Stars Great Sound!" Specially for the price.


Great, Given a 1-100 scale of the best I've ever heard and the worst, I give these a 95% I've listened to music all my life from more sources than I could count or remember. I've been around live bands since I was 17 and I'm now 53. I have an extensive computer and gaming history as well. I've been recording and mixing musing for a couple of years now, and I've listened to many low, mid, high and very high end(expensive) head sets. I'm the ATH-M20x in my studio, Rockville Recording Studios. I and all the other musicians really like them. I recommend them highly for almost anything not requiring an open back type headphone, but for the garage band, home studio and startup studios on budgets, these are a must.


South Fork, PA


Affordable, high quality headphones


I use these headphones when walking to work and at the office. At home I have a 6 year-old pair of ATH-M40fs, which still sound amazing. The listening experience is very pleasurable. I hate "mega bass boost x-treme" coloration in the sound, therefore the ATH-Mxx series has been my go-to headphone for personal use and my main recommendation for aspiring audio enthusiasts. Any genre of music sounds great with these. I listen to a plethora of musical genres - from extreme metal to folk. Regardless of the genre, any well-mixed/recorded album will sound great. I have yet to use them in a recording context, but comparing them to my ATH-M40fs, they should fit in just right. Slightly more pronounced low frequencies, but not too much. At home I use them with an external headphone amp and at work/walking to work, from a computer sound card or my phone jack. It doesn't lack power with regular devices and with my amp it can handle very high volumes while maintaining clarity. Ergonomically, I wish I had gone for the m40x headphones, since the additional swivel and detachable cable are a value that you don't account for until you see it's value. Due to the long cable, i have to bunch the cable together when walking. Otherwise, great headphones for a great price.

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Kaunas, Lithuania


you can buy this product under $50


it is very good to use , but its ear buds are getting heat for long use, bass lovers kindly avoid it , u can get reasonable bass and good mid sounds and awsome high freq sounds other than that it has good design for this price, don't compare with rest of the m-series headsets ,it has also a affordable price ,headbands are made up of some good material. finally it is very cool and mainly for professional monitering purpose first understand that and buy if u have professional use or else u can go for any other audiotechnica models

praveen pahoehoe



ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones

4.6 9


Fit Over Ear
Type Closed
Usage DJ ,  Studio ,  Audiophile
Information not available

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