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15 Hz - 24 kHz
Black / Silver
Active Noise Cancelling
Sensitivity at 1 V RMS
- 103 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Tuxedo
They sound good and are comfortable. There's not much else that can be said about them. If I had more money, I would've gotten a pair of M50x's.
- 57 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build White Ryzen Build
Great Headphones, light and comfy. Sound quality is superb
- 31 points
- 48 months ago
from completed build HR1 Home Recording PC (Mini-ITX)
The M40s are in my opinion the most neutral sounding of Audio-Technica's M-series, which is generally what you want for mixing. I previously had the ATH-M20s.
- 31 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build FinalBuild 2019-2021
My M40x have been with me for many years, and they're not changing. This was the one area were the theme of the build would not be applicable. I'm so not changing them for a Corsair headset. 4 stars, as the pads are bad, and usually need replacing. Replaced them with Brainwavz Angled Ear Pads, and sound incredible... sadly, the ear pads have started to peel after about two years of use.
- 20 points
- 24 months ago
from completed build Years in the Making
Awesome audio quality and sound isolation. No frills.
- 18 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build --Sugoi Satan--
The little brother of the M50x and still plenty wonderful. I've owned the same pair for a couple years now and they have always made me happy. Great sound for listening to high-quality audio but also crystal clear for gaming and chatting.
- 14 points
- 42 months ago
from completed build Red-Themed Mini ITX Gaming Setup
The sound quality of these headphones are amazing, especially for the price I got them for. They are comfortable, and block out a big portion of the sound.
- 13 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build My Midnight Sleeper Build!
Find me better headphones. I'll wait.
- 13 points
- 7 months ago
from completed build Mute 1.0 - My Ryzen Ultra Silent Build w/ Meshify C
Earpads aren't great and I found the headband to be irritating. Had to replace the pads and add a soft headband cover
- 10 points
- 40 months ago
But It! Can't beat the price for these amazing headphones.