Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed-Back Headphones


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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed-Back Headphones

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The ATH-M30x first appeared on our recommended list for Closed-Back Headphones Under $100 from March 2016 until August 2018. Then in January 2021 its ratings were high enough to go back on that list where it remains today.

It was also on our recommended list for Studio Headphones Under $100 from May 2017 until January 2020. It went back on the list in January 2021 and has remained there since.


The ATH-M30x are another affordable pair from Audio-Technica's M-series range.

They have a strong mid-range definition tuned for detailed audio monitoring. In terms of build, their circumaural design provides good sound isolation in loud environments.

Their collapsible design provides space-saving portability and makes them ideal for field recording.

The 40mm neodymium magnet drivers deliver accurate frequency response important for tracking or mixing.

These headphones produce a detailed, rich and clean sound with a good amount of bass and tend to provide decent external isolation and work well for tracking in the studio.

These headphones are a good choice if you want comfortable headphones for studio tracking.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 40 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 15 - 22,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 1,300 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Impedance: 47 Ohms
  • Weight: 7.8 oz
  • Cable: 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit