Audio-Technica M2 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System - (Discontinued)

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85 out of 100. Incorporating 50+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$599
Audio-Technica M2M
Audio-Technica M2M

Audio-Technica is known for producing reasonably priced audio equipment that both hobbyists and professionals appreciate and the M2 is an excellent example. Among their lineup, the Audio-Technica M2 sits in the sweet-spot where price is accessible for beginners while quality is good enough for experienced users, which in turn allows it to maintain its high ratings.

This bundle includes the M2L transmitter with 100 user selectable UHF frequencies, and the M2R receiver which lets you mix two independent signals right at the receiver pack. This configuration gives direct control to the performer, ideal for bands who don't have a team of techs to mix their sound for them. Other features include three rubber eartip sizes and the ability to use up to 10 complete M2 systems simultaneously in one venue.

Specifications:

  • Earphones: EP3
  • Frequency Range: 575MHz-608MHz
  • Number of Frequencies: 100
  • Transmitter Input: 1 x XLR, 1x 1/4"
  • Transmitter Output: 1 x XLR, 1x 1/4"
  • Receiver Output: 1 x 1/8", XLR
  • Receiver Power: 2 x AA Batteries
  • Earphone Type: Buds
  • Earphone Freq Response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Earphone Cable Length: 9.8"

Pros

Users and experts agree that the Audio-Technica M2 sounds great and performs well within expectations. Many customer reviewers commented that it has a lot of headroom, while the wireless range is good enough for the usual stage sizes. Some experienced users appreciate the M2's expanded input/output options. Most of the positive feedback came from vocalists, but other musicians also chimed in with their recommendations and high ratings.

Cons

Some users reported that ear buds feel cheap and flimsy, and recommended the use of 3rd party earphones. To be more specific, one bassist recommended the use of headphones to better hear the low-end thump of their instrument.

Overall

Unfortunately Audio-Technica have discontinued the M2 so we suggest that you look at our recommended list in our guide to Wireless In-Ear Monitor Systems.