Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed-Back Headphones


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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed-Back Headphones

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.


  • 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


In their user reviews, many commended the ATH-M30x for having excellent sound quality considering their price. These headphones produce a detailed, rich and clean sound with a good amount of bass and tend to provide decent external isolation. In regards to design and build, they have good quality construction, are light-weight, and comfortable. Their clamping force is said to be comfortable even while wearing it for longer periods of time. They produce good results when used for studio tracking. These headphones are easily folded and have a bag that's included for portability purposes.


Some users mentioned that the frequency response is not completely flat saying the bass and mids tend to be emphasized however this isn't generally an issue for monitoring while tracking/recording. They are no generally recommend for mixing.


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