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Audio-Technica ATH-M40FS Professional Studio Monitor Precision Headphones

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  • Extended-response, precision studiophones
  • Flat, extended frequency response for mixing and monitoring
  • Pro features include field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads
  • Loud with 1,600 mW of power handling and high SPL capability
  • Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring
  • 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 3.8 x 10.1 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002D03ZW
  • Item model number: ATHM40FS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (551 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #508 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Audio Technica

ATH-M40fs Precision Studiophones

ATH-M40fs Precision Studiophones

ATH-M40fs Key Features:

  • Flat, extended frequency response for mixing/monitoring
  • Field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads
  • 1,600 mW of power handling, high SPL capability
  • 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils
  • OFC litz wire cables, convenient one-side exit
  • Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring

Audio-Technica’s premium professional studiophones offer a flat, extended frequency response for professional studio monitoring. Superior components provide very high SPL capabilities while maintaining exceptional clarity of sound. Exterior design features include sturdy strain-relief cable and comfortable circumaural earpieces that can be rotated 180º to permit one-ear monitoring. The studiophones utilize 40-millimeter drives with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils for lowest mass. They are equipped with an 11-foot cable terminated in a standard ¼-inch connector. This field-serviceable model allows elements, cables, and earpads to be replaced in the field if needed.

Specifications

Type: Closed-back dynamic
Driver Diameter: 40 mm
Magnet: Neodymium
Voice Coil: Copper-clad aluminum wire
Frequency Response: 5 - 28,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power: 1,600 mW at 1 kHz
Sensitivity: 100 dB
Impedance: 60 ohms
Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g) without cable
Cable: 11' (3.4 m) (OFC litz wire, left-side exit)
Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone plug

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Product Description

Audio-Technica has been dedicated to advancing the art and technology of electro-acoustic design and manufacturing since 1962. From a beginning in state-of-the-art phono cartridges, A-T has expanded over the years into high-performance headphones, microphones, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. In each new area the goal has been to create innovative, problem-solving products. The results of these engineering and production efforts can be seen in the effective use of A-T products in a broad spectrum of applications. Audio-Technica microphones, for example, are found in daily use in major broadcast and recording studios, and relied upon by top touring musicians. A-T mics are chosen for important installations and major events, such as the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Super Bowl, World Cup Soccer and the Olympics. Whether in the home, in schools and universities, boardrooms, council chambers or places of worship, Audio-Technica products are providing superior performance and exceptional value worldwide. Product features: flat, extended frequency response for mixing/monitoring; field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads; 1,600 mw of power handling, high SPL capability; 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils; OFC litz wire cables, convenient one-side exit; Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very comfortable with great sound quality.
styx
So while the frequency responsive sounds like it is almost perfectly flat those that prefer more bass or treble will need some EQ adjustments.
SuperMR2
Overall I highly recommend this pair to anyone looking to break into quality headphones on a nice budget.
Eric Fisher

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272 of 281 people found the following review helpful By Teresa D. Martin on November 27, 2007
First things first. These are not for kids who wanna listen to all their hardcore screamo death metal at earsplitting volumes. These are not for people who have a 1000 watt sub in their car. These are not for people who take music casually.

These are for recording.

I don't claim to be an expert on what good headphones sound like. I've never had the money to try some 500 dollar audiophile phones. I am a very active musician; I run a studio in my bedroom and my bands practice room. I've been recording in my bedroom for about four years. I use Adobe Audition 2 as my main recording software.

The Audio-Technica ATH M40fs headphones are THE BEST headphones I have ever heard. I'm sure they're not the best in the world. They're just the best I've used, and I'm pretty sure they're the best for the price.

With these headphones I can hear subtleties and nuances that I never believed possible. I can hear breath noise on the flute intro to Yanni's Deliverance. I can hear the bass on Dreamgirl by Dave Matthews without it beng muddy. I can hear the rumbling lows on the intro to The Battle from the Chronicles of Narnia Soundtrack. These headphones are not bassy, nor are they harsh on the mids, they're not overly trebly either. They are very flat as far as I can tell. I love that I can hear all the different parts to music without any of them being over-emphasized.

The downfall to these phones is that they let you hear ALL of the flaws in your own music; it's kind of depressing. If you want to sound like an amazing pro musician just by buying a new pair of headphones...look elsewhere, if you want to hear your mistakes so you can improve, and don't wanna spend a month's paycheck...then these are for you.
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372 of 387 people found the following review helpful By WolfMama on August 24, 2008
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First of all right out of the package they look expensive. They do not look cheaply made and the matte black coloring and shape of these headphones is pleasing to the eye.

From the top down:

The headband is approximately two inches wide and covered even on the top with some type of soft to the touch material. The underside of the headband is very well padded and the padding extends almost down to the hinge where the earpieces are connected to the headpiece. The padding is nice and squishy, but not so much that you can feel the hardness underneath. The thickness of the padding is approximately 3/4 of an inch thick.

These earphones are very light, I've been wearing them all day with no neck fatigue, or headache from too much pressure around the ears.

The tension of the headband is enough to hold the earphones on my head, but they rest comfortably without pressure around my ears.

The hinges where the earpieces meet the body are made from some type of heavy duty, hard plastic(I don't know the technical name for it). The hinges are nice and thick. They look well made and able to take a lot of use.

The earpieces:

The shape is sort of an elongated oval. They are lined all the way around by padding that is approximately 3/4 of an inch thick, and one inch wide, and they're covered by the same velvety soft material as the headband padding. This padding feels wonderful against the skin. The padding that touches the skin is flattened to fit against the head better, giving these headphones excellent sound squelching qualities.

The inside of each earpiece is oval in shape and the inside depth is between 1/2 and inch and 3/4 of an inch.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By who is AEK on October 7, 2010
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September 24th, 2010. It's my 19th birthday, and with me being addicted to having quality headphones, I instantly decided to blow half the money I just received on headphones. I'm on Amazon looking up many types of headphones, and I found these for 1/3 of their original cost. "WOW! Amazing deal! Buy now!!!".....

Four days later, I realized I didn't get exactly what I wanted. These are STUDIO headphones....in other words, not meant for my little iPod that can't push out a lot of sound, or my Macbook which can push out a little more. They're also not meant to be heavy in bass like my JVC headphones that I got for $20. I was thinking, "Lower bass response = me feeling A LOT more bass!!! :D". I was wrong. Instead of feeling like my ears are attached to.....ahem....I got headphones that expose EVERYTHING!

I seriously can't believe a mistake turned into something I'll never live without. I went from headphones that were LOUD and punchy to headphones that aren't as loud, but are so amazingly clear....you just have to hear for yourself. I've played some songs over 100 times, and the first time playing them through these headphones made me realize, "I never heard THAT part of the song, before". And the funny thing is, sometimes I won't like the new sound I heard. The bass....I can't find the words to explain it. Like I said before, you don't FEEL it...but at the same time, you kind of do because of how amazingly clear these headphones are. With my JVC headphones, I couldn't understand what some of the songs were saying. Not a problem with these. Even mumbles in some rap songs are understood....which is good and bad. Good because I know what they're talking about.
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