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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Professional Studio Monitor Stereo Headphones

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  • Closed-back dynamic stereo headphones deliver exceptional clarity
  • Rich bass response with extended high end
  • 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Circumaural design ensures superior isolation
  • Adjustable cushioned headband and lightweight design for maximum comfort
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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Professional Studio Monitor Stereo Headphones + Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter/ Swivel Mount, 360° Flexible Gooseneck Holder + On Stage Stands MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 7 x 3.8 inches ; 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00012F7G4
  • Item model number: AUD ATHM20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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Audio Technica

ATH-M20 Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones

ATH-M20 Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones

ATH-M20 Key Features:

  • Closed-back dynamic stereo headphones deliver exceptional clarity
  • Rich bass response with extended high end
  • 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Circumaural design ensures superior isolation
  • Adjustable cushioned headband and lightweight design for maximum comfort
  • 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo connector and snap-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter
  • Ultra-flexible 10' coiled cable with left-side entry

Audio-Technica's ATH-M20 dynamic stereo headphones offer exceptional clarity and maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: 40 mm drivers, each with a neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and snap-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 10" coiled cable with single-side exit.

Specifications

Type: Closed-back dynamic
Driver Diameter: 40 mm
Magnet: Neodymium
Frequency Response: 30 - 20,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 1,200 mW at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 98 dB
Impedance: 40 ohms
Weight: 7.1 oz (230 g) without cable
Cable: 10' (3.0 m), coiled, left-side exit
Connector: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug, snap-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

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Product Description

Audio-Technica's ATH-M20 dynamic stereo headphones offer exceptional clarity and maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: 40 mm drivers, each with a neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and snap-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 10" coiled cable with single-side exit.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Good sound quality.
X. Barnes
Sure you can buy more expensive headphones, but these will definitely get the job done.
D. H. Titus
They are very comfortable, and sound great!
tj

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Not an expert on May 5, 2009
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I've had these for about a month and so far I'm pretty happy with them. When I tried them on at first I noticed the all around comfort when wearing them. I wear glasses so it was important for me to be able to wear the headphones for extended periods of time without any discomfort and these are great in this regard. When it comes to the sound I find that these headphones do a good job with what I need, good bass and volume reach.

I also have to agree with others who have written that these in no way offer any type of major sound isolation, so if you need headphones for use in a greatly noisy environment I suggest you look for something else.

The one issue I did have with them is that they are a bit big for me even on their smallest setting and they slide down to my face when I look down to the floor to pick something up. For the price I paid though ($26) I'm willing to put up with this minor issue.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By kev on April 4, 2011
I got these a couple years ago and they have been reliable, if a bit heavy. The seam has started to break a bit on the headband, but I have definitely gotten plenty of use out of them. I highly recommend these if you want some comfortable cans for use at home. They are not very portable.

The company replaced the jack for free for me when it came off, EXCELLENT customer service!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Average musician on April 1, 2012
I use these headphones as studio monitors in my home reording studio. These are THE BEST headphones you can possibly buy for the $35 Amazon is currently selling them for. I have also used them for casual listening on my mp3 player and they work great for that also. The sound is clear and the highs are crisp. If you're looking for bumping head rattling bass, these are not for you, bass is however clear and has good definition.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jerrod D. Spring on May 2, 2009
I researched quite a bit of headphones. My brothers have the higher 30 models, but I bought these before I knew that. I can't tell a large difference in sound quality between these and the $20+ models. I like my cord better, it is a coiled cord, 10ft long uncoiled, but stays about 6 ft long while completely coiled. I play guitar on these, and they do have some noticeable breakup in the mids and lows at HIGH volumes. I just like to push them... If you're reading this wondering if these will work; THEY WILL, go ahead an buy them! 1 yr warranty as well
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Benny Green on March 5, 2012
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These work great for the use I have, that is, editing music and making CD's on my PC. The physical quality and sound quality are both entirely adequate for this.
To address problems others have mentioned:
The volume is adequate. You have to realize that most Windows sound cards have two places to adjust the volume, both on the input and output. I run both at about half to get the right level in the headphones.
They don't block all outside sounds. Actually I do want to hear if my wife is yelling or the dog is barking. If you want complete isolation you will probably want the active noise-cancelling 'phones that cost a lot more.
Ben
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. H. Titus on March 9, 2006
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You just cannot beat the price on these cans. I use them for studio monitoring, mostly warn by the drummers who record with me. The headphones sound clean and clear, with a nice warm low end. Sure you can buy more expensive headphones, but these will definitely get the job done.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Ten Brink on August 21, 2010
bought these 5 years ago and just recently they have started to wear out a bit (meaning sometimes the quality craps out if the cord is in a certain position). Note that I took these everywhere from working riding or skating around and to use at DJ Gigs.
love the quality and the comfort and I will be buying a new pair soon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ANAF on April 6, 2014
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I got these for my mom, so she could use them with her iPad and Sansa player I got and filled up with her favorite music. However, I did burn them in and listen to them just to see what they sounded like. The cans I will be comparing them to are the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) ATH-M50s. Now, is that fair? Of course not, but it's what I use myself, like many other "budget Audiophiles". Quick review:

Highs: as to be expected, the highs are more tinny sounding and not as clear. These are much cheaper headphones, so go figure.

Mids: the mids are less recessed than the M50s, which are known to have that issue, however they are not as clear. Again, go figure.

Lows: it's surprising how close these come to the M50s in this department - the bass is there and it is fairly clear

Volume: these headphones would not be suitable for me (aside from the sound quality) simply because they're quiet in comparison to the higher end ATH headphones. However, she doesn't like to listen to music loud so for her, they're perfect. I will note that they aren't as quiet as everyone is making them out to be, and with a small headphone amp you could boost them and make them sound better in the process.

Soundstage: this is where these headphones really shine and why I'm giving them a five star rating - the soundstage is pretty much equal to the M50s. Really, really, really good.

Comfort: just as comfortable as the higher end ones.

Anyways, yeah. You get what you pay for, but looking at competitors, I'd say that by far these are best for the price. These were 24 dollars for me and 30 when not on sale - that makes the competing headphones things like the Sennheiser HD-202s.
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