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Audio Technica ATH-M40x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 925 reviews of Audio Technica ATH-M40x. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and durability. The price and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio Technica ATH-M40x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 753 user reviews of Audio Technica ATH-M40x from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The price and comfort are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability.

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97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei (

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x HEADPHONES


The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x are decent headphones with outstanding, studio-quality sound. They feel sturdy and are fairly comfortable but offer no control options for your audio. They also only provide passive isolation, which might not be enough to...

Good audio reproduction. ; Sturdy build.

Poor isolation. ; No buttons or audio controls.

Apr, 2016

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Expected More


I bought these mainly to use with my laptop, phone, and iPod touch. While the sound quality of the headphones is fine, both of the audio cables that came with the product had problems that distorted the sound by either distorting the music entirely or...

Sound good ; Portable ; Seem durable ; Detachable cables

Both cables that came with the headphones had problems with them ; Customer service is terrible ; NO short cable ; Coiled cable is extremely heavy

Jun, 2014

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Epic value for money, Insanely true


I did quite a bit of research when I got these. I wanted a true, flat response, and I got exactly that. My main source of info on these was Sonic Sense Pro Audio. They've developed a way to compare the sound of headphones without physically handling...

Balanced, epic sound quality, fantastic value

Would've liked a bit more of a metal build

Oct, 2014

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M40x Full Value and Then Some


Okay, so I ended up picking up the M40x as I needed a headphone that was reasonably priced, would likely sound good (based on having heard an M30 and an M50) and had a long cable for my home cardio workouts. Yes I jump around and make a fool of myself....

Good tonal balance, plastic, but well built, nice long cables

Bass can be a tad wooly, don't like swivle cup feature

Sep, 2014

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Excellent sound quality, good built, affordable. Look no further.


I listen to spotify (reggae, easy listening), use these for netflix also. Perfect for me. Cable detachable, which means if broken you can replace it, sound quality very good - these are flat lined which is to my liking. I compared side by side with...

Jan, 2019

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Good headphones


Good headphones for the price ($129), has very good noise cancelling thanks to the closed-back design and the sound quality is good. It isn't as good as I thought it would be when compared to the HyperX Cloud II. It's definitely better in terms of...

May, 2018

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One of the best headsets I've ever used


I've gone through maybe 30 headsets like this in the last 10 years but these audio technica's are by far the best ones I've ever used. I bought it about a year ago and the headset is still in top condition, and the sound quality is a clear jump up from...

May, 2018

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Awesome headphones. Great sound quality and flat responses too. Lovely to hear the music how it was intended to be heard. Durable also, I've dropped mine quite a few times with no breakages. The two cords provided are great too. Best headphones for the...

Apr, 2018

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Great Headphones.


The Audio Technica ATH-M40x is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to break the bank when buying quality headphones. The sound on these are brilliant and they keep up with the quality of the M50x. The sound is also even better when you use an...

Feb, 2018

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Great sound and quite comfortable


These are one of my first headphones and i absolutely love them. The sound on this is excellent and quite comfy to wear. The base is very good. The cable is quite long so you can easily move around with it.The only negative is that the top of the head...

Feb, 2018

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