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Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS

Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS
alaScore 74

361 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on

price, sound, comfort, reliability, bass quality

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio Technica Ath-M40 Flat Response Studio HeadphonesAudio-Technica ATH M40fs - Headphones ( ear-cup )

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on

sound, comfort, price, portability, usability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio-Technica ATHM40FS Precision Studio HeadphonesAudio Technica ATHM40FS Precision Studio HeadphonesAudio Technica Replacement Ear Pads (Pair) for ATH-M40fs Headphones

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Good for most things


Well priced and super comfortable. You can really wear these for hours and it won't hurt your head ; Sound is usually pretty good but in some circumstances the sound can be a bit muddy. Nothing unexpected for a headset this price though. If you're just...

Bass is weak loose and disappointing, if you listen to songs with a lot of bass I suggest going with something else, these won't cut it for you


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Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs


Make sure you have a 6.3" to 3.5mm converter if you need it.

Great quality, even after 2 years. Comfortable too ; I use them for audio mixing, and I couldn't be happier with the performance of these headphones

Headband is starting to wear quite badly, almost all of the vinyl has come off ; shines

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They're nice for a little awhile...


While the sound is quite good they are just uncomfortable for longer than an hour and give a low to mild neck fatigue. The cord seemed to bring this items downfall (well and comfort).

For a short time these headphones are comfortable. Good sound quality. Good isolation

They are bit weighty. After about an hour your ear will hurt a lot. The cord isn't secured well and after a short time the position the cord was in would effect if the left earphone played at all. Your ear will get very hot

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It Is Awesome! ”


The Audio Technica Headphones are very nice because it has a nice sound into it. The headphones are also studio headphones that you can use it for the studio with the music loud and clear also it can distract you because once you put them on you will...

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These seem pretty nice


I think these are probably the nicest pair of headphones I have ever owned. I can hear many details in audio recordings that I could not hear previously. I had read up a bit before buying and I have to say what I read on these headphones was accurate.

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all I can say is.... HOLY COW


I am a self proclaimed audiophile and all around music lover. I listen to everything from electronica to classical. I have been a sennheiser lover for years. In my eyes no one made a better set of cans. After being tired of hearing everything...

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs


These headphones are spectacularly good.

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Unheard of


I'm a 18 year old guitarist / musician who happens to love knowing that the equipment I use is doing my music justice. And honestly for the price, this pair of headphones is amazing for everything I love to do. When creating, playing, or even just...

Awesome sound quality, good price, Amazing

To be as honest, there isn't really any cons to these headphones

Consumer review by:

Great Phones, Great Price.


Very comfortable, excellent sound without any accentuation of lows or highs, smooth response, detailed sound. Just very nice phones - I use mine every day at work for 3-6 hours and no ear fatigue at all for me. The price was killer, and I especially...

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umm .. yes


pro: superb sound and very comfort ..but most of all is PRICE !! you save $90con: didn't come with 3.5 mm jack.


Product Specifications

Audio-Technica has been dedicated to advancing the art and technology of electro-acoustic design and manufacturing since 1962. From a beginning in state-of-the-art phono cartridges, A-T has expanded over the years into high-performance headphones, microphones, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. In each new area the goal has been to create innovative, problem-solving products. The results of these engineering and production efforts can be seen in the effective use of A-T products in a broad spectrum of applications. Audio-Technica microphones, for example, are found in daily use in major broadcast and recording studios, and relied upon by top touring musicians. A-T mics are chosen for important installations and major events, such as the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer and the Olympics. Whether in the home, or in schools and universities, boardrooms, council chambers or places of worship, Audio-Technica products are providing superior performance and exceptional value worldwide. PRODUCT FEATURES: Flat, extended frequency response for mixing/monitoring; Field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads; 1,600 mW of power handling, high SPL capability; 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils; OFC litz wire cables, convenient one-side exit; Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural/Monaural
Product Type:Headphone/Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 28000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Mono/Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Audio-Technica ATH/Plantronics M

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty