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These are worth every penny. Audio quality is crisp and with depth across lows and mids, though highs may not translate the best, and audio isolation is top-notch; build quality is fantastic, I personally love the adjustability and snugness of the earcups, though they do become a bit uncomfortable after extended sessions (4+ hours of use); the detachable coiled & straight cables, and additional 3.5-to-6.25mm adapter, are just the cherry on top. Overall, would recommend giving them a shot.
Great sound quality. I wanted these because I was getting too much bleed from my headphones in my mix. There is no bleed at all when recording, so they are definitely doing their job. The sound quality is very good and I am using them for mixing as well. The only negative is that they are a bit tight and I don't feel like wearing them for extended periods of time.
Overall good quality. However, the first pair I ordered the wires in the left ear were playing up. Had to fiddle with the ear piece to make it work, not sure what that says about manufactuing but I ordered a replacement nonetheless.
Sound If you want heavy subby bass, these aren't for you. if you want clear, clean accurate reference headphones, for mixing purposes, they're great and excellent value
Construction the cups are articulated so that they can swivel and turn very easily. That's a great thing if you're a DJ trying to mix and hold over one ear I guess but it's slightly irritating when you just want a well-made, easy to put on your head pair of headphones. That said, the construction feels very good quality.
Comfort I think I have a fairly big head and these do seem to clamp to my head quite tightly, but the padding is generous around the ears and the top head band. So I have worn these a few of times for a couple fo hours straight with no discomfort.
Recording Being closed cup, they are great for recording vocals and we have found no bleed when singing even very closely to a mic
Accessories Came with a nice quality pouch, but you do have to fold the headphones down to get them in. A great thing about these phones though is the interchangeable leads - long straight and shorter curled. I really like the locking plug that attaches to the headphones so you can't accidentally pull it out.
Conclusion For the money these are really good quality headphones and would suit a studio or live situation very well. the folding up design is a very, very minor irritation for me that somebody else would really like. I know nothing about DJing and listen mostly to recorded live acoustic music, rather than digital. Would thoroughly recommend them
Ok I make hard techno and I create everything on headphones and I listen to them loud these headphones can take it The base is so heavy I can feel it in my feet !!! They are strong and the spiral cable is very good I’m always tripping over the lead when creating but not now I’ve had many pairs of headphones and killed them all these are as good as the next ones up and they cost a fair amount more If you want headphones that sound like a 7 k rig in youre head buy these Not to heavy on you head and pretty comfortable over the long hours creating the hardest music on earth I’m impressed I’m really glad I bought these Buy them but watch you’re ears !!!
Having gotten back into my music making/production over the lockdown (after 35yrs dabbling in and out) I decided it was time to get as best a production set up as I could on a strict budget! Initially I was looking at reference monitors in the £200 range and almost decided... and then a mate of mine who is a sound engineer in LA said not to bother, my mixes were pretty good and that I'd need to spend a lot more to get any real benefit! Good advice well received... but this didn't solve the noise issue... ie, my family having to listen to me playing tracks or sections of track over, and over, and over again at high volume! The other downside is that my desktop speakers, although awesome from a Hi-Fi angle, are pretty 'eq'd' and so mixes tended to be a bit wooly when played through other systems... such as the good old car stereo! Rambling now so getting to the point, for me these headphones tick all of the boxes... great sound in general, clear mid's and top's with a more restrained bass response... this allows for the bass to be punchy enough without overpowering which basically makes it a lot easier to balance your music! In summary, my family are happy 'cos they don't have to endure Dad's Rock, and I'm happy because they work really well and I've saved a bunch of cash that I can invest elsewhere!! (ps. nothing gets 5*... but that's just me!) ^_^
I am very impressed with these Audio-Technica ATH-M40X headphones, which I had ordered for my amateur home studio setup as a music lover and aspiring musician. These cans are great value for money while being of impeccable quality. The build quality of these headphones is nice and sturdy: these headphones don't feel flimsy or like a toy, and the materials feel good. The earpads are thick and soft, which makes these cans comfortable to wear unlike some other studio-oriented cans. These also make the sound isolation is great; obviously it does not block out everything (these are not noise-cancelling) but the earpads do muffle a lot of noise around you (I'd say by around 50%).
Good headphones for the price. I'm not an audio expert in any sort of way, I've used them on my pc + a micmod 4.0 from antlion for the last 4 years, for gaming, chatting and music. I am now in search of a suitable replacement as both ear pads and headband have started to disintegrate from the daily usage, and I have found no official ear pads on sale nor a way to replace the headband :\ They are still mechanically sound! Just not very comfortable to wear anymore. Only reason I'm reviewing is in case someone wants to read a review from someone who has used them for a loooong time.
Gotta say, for the price I was expecting a much better product. The build quality is OK, but subpar for £80 imo. Was expecting a lot better sound quality too, my £20 IEM's sound better than these do, although the m40x's do have a better bass response, but that can be expected from over ears vs IEM's. Overall I'm quite disappointed with these, I heard and expected great things, but what I got was an overpriced mediocre product.
The headband seems wide rather than deep for my head, and it's less well padded than my old similarly priced Shures. The result was uncomfortable. The earpads are also only just big enough to go over my ears, not exactly a relaxed fit. Judging the sound fresh out of the box is not going to keep everyone happy, as they probably deserve to be played in a bit, but the flat response is rather spoilt by a particularly centre-tight soundstage, for my liking. Not a lot of breadth to the sound. Not awful, and the stereo 'width' is a personal thing, but certainly not my cup of tea.