Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear|
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- Advanced build quality and engineering
- 40 millimeter drivers with rare earth magnets and copper clad aluminum wire voice coils
- Tuned for enhanced detail, with excellent mid range definition
- Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
- Convenient single side cable exit
- Collapsible for space saving portability
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Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction.
For Studio & Field Recording Use
Tuned for enhanced detail, with excellent mid-range definition.
Offers Excellent Sound Isolation
Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments.
For in the Studio and on the Road
Collapsible for space-saving portability.
Convenient Single-Side Cable Exit
3.0m (9.8’) straight cable for professional applications.
Protective carrying pouch; 6.3 mm (1/4") screw-on adapter
|Application||Tracking, Mixing||Tracking, Mixing||Mixing, Tracking, DJ||Mixing, Tracking, DJ, Personal Listening||Studio, Broadcast, Personal Listening||Mixing, Tracking, FOH, DJ, Mastering, Personal Listening|
|Driver Size||40 mm||40 mm||40 mm||45 mm||45 mm||45 mm|
|Sensitivity||96 dB||95.5 dB||98 dB||98 dB||102 dB||97 dB|
|Maximum Input Power||700 mW||1300 mW||1600 mW||1600 mW||1,600 mW||2000 mW|
|Impedance||47 ohms||47 ohms||35 ohms||38 ohms||38 ohms||35 ohms|
|Frequency Response||15-20,000 Hz||15-20,000 Hz||15-24,000 Hz||15-28,000 Hz||15-28,000 Hz||5-40,000 Hz|
|Earcup Swivel||15° Both Directions||15° Both Directions||15° In / 90° Out||90° Both Directions||No swivel||90° Both Directions|
|Cable||3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit||3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit||Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable||Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable||Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable||Detachable 1.2 m - 3.0 m (3.9' - 9.8') coiled cable, detachable 3.0 m (9.8') straight cable and detachable 1.2 m (3.9') straight cable|
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Blizzard LLC||Amazon.com||Bsd Wholesale|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear||Over Ear||Over Ear||Closed||Over Ear||On Ear|
|Item Dimensions||11.40 x 10.00 x 4.10 inches||11.40 x 10.00 x 4.10 inches||8.66 x 4.33 x 9.84 inches||9.64 x 7.36 x 3.30 inches||1.00 x 1.00 x 1.00 inches||6.70 x 7.90 x 3.90 inches|
|Item Weight||7.80 ounces||6.70 ounces||0.68 lbs||1.28 lbs||0.50 lbs||0.66 lbs|
|Special Features||Model Sealed Dynamic Type||Output Sound Pressure Level 96Db/Mw||Microphone, wireless, Volume-Control||stereo||foldable||Lightweight|
The M-Series ATH-M30x professional monitor headphones combine modern engineering and high-quality materials to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio clarity and sound isolation. Tuned for highly detailed audio, with strong mid-range definition, these versatile monitoring headphones are ideal in a variety of situations. Designed primarily for studio tracking and mixing, they offer added features for increased portability, making them a great choice for field recording.
Critically acclaimed M-Series professional monitor headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go. Contoured earcups seal tight for excellent sound isolation, with minimal bleed. And the pro-grade materials are durable, yet comfortable. Find out why online reviewers, top audio engineers, and cult followers agree, M-Series is an unmatched combination of audio and build-quality that gets the job done. Hour after hour, year after year.
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The M30x is a nicely designed successor to the popular M30 headphones which they are replacing. I really like Audio Technica's styling update for the M30x, giving it a look similar to the iconic M50 and newer M50x headphones. Like the M50 and M50x, the M30x now features a collapsible design for space saving portability. Both of those are welcome changes from the dated looking and clunkier M30. A few months back I purchased a pair of M30 headphones, used them for a couple of weeks before returning them, and then purchased the M50 headphones. The design and feel of the M30x is much improved from the M30.
SPEC COMPARISON BETWEEN ATH-M30x & ATH-M50x:
The M50 and M30 were the most popular headphones in Audio Technica's Professional Studio Monitor Headphone lineup so my guess is that the M50x and M30x will be also so I've written a spec comparison between models.
1. The M30x has a 40mm driver compared to a 45mm driver in the M50x.
2. The M30x has a frequency response of 15-22,000Hz compared to 15-28,000Hz with the M50x.
3. The M30x has a maximum input power of 1300mW at 1kHz compared to 1600mW at 1kHz with the M50x.
4. The M30x has a sensitivity of 96dB compared to 99dB with the M50x.
5. The M30x has an impedance of 47 ohms compared to 38 ohms with the M50x.
6. The M30x weighs 7.8oz compared to 10oz with the M50x.
7. The M30x has a built in cable compared to detachable cables with the M50x. The straight cables are both 9.8'.
With a higher sensitivity, lower impedance, and higher maximum input power the M50x are a little easier to drive, are a little louder, and can handle more power before clipping than the M30x.
COMPARING AUDIO TECHNICA's PROFESSIONAL STUDIO MONITOR HEADPHONE LINEUP:
If looking at other models in Audio Technica's lineup, the M20x, M30x, and M40x all have 40mm drivers whereas the M50x has 45mm drivers. All have a frequency response on the low end of 15Hz but as the headphone models get better so do the higher end of the frequency response, 20,000Hz with the M20x up to 28,000Hz with the M50x. The M40x and M50x feature detachable cables whereas the cable in the M20x and M30x is built in to the headphones. The M20x isn't collapsible while all the other models are. When examining sensitivity, impedance, and maximum input power, as the models get better the headphones tend to increase in dB's, become easier to drive with a lower impedance, and are able to handle more power before clipping.
SOUND QUALITY OF M30x & COMPARISON TO M50:
The M30x offers excellent sound quality for its price. The headphones produce a rich, clean, and detailed sound with a good amount of bass. I'm really impressed with the sound they are able to produce.
Having the M50, I was able to do a comparison between the two headphones. Since many reviewers who own both the M50 and M50x headphones state that the two models sound identical, my sound comparison between the M50 and M30x should provide a good comparison in sound between the M30x and newer M50x headphones.
The M50 headphones are a little louder. They produce better bass as a result of the 45mm drivers compared the 40mm drivers in the M30x. The sound from the M50's is also fuller and has better separation. You do get what you pay for but when considering sound to price the M30x offers great bang for your buck.
1. Produce a rich, clean, and detailed sound with good bass.
2. Affordably priced, great bang for your buck.
3. Comfortable to wear.
4. Attractive design and lightweight.
5. Collapsible for space saving portability. When collapsed they are noticeably smaller than my M50's collapsed.
6. Comes with protective carrying pouch and 1/4" adapter for headphone plug. The 3.5mm plug allows the M30x to plug into smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. The 1/4" adapter allows the headphones to plug into receivers, mixers, and other audio equipment.
1. The "L" & "R" indicators for the cans are inside the headband area and are hard to see in dim lit areas. I much prefer their placement on the can swivel mechanism with the M50/M50x. I know its minor especially if you just remember that the cable comes out of the left side but I thought I'd mention it.
The ATH-M30x headphones continue Audio Technica's legacy of producing amazing headphones. At the price point of the M30x, they are very hard to beat. If you are looking for a pair of headphones that sound great, are well built, are portable, and yet are affordably priced as I was, I highly recommend the M30x. If considering other Audio Technica models I recommend spending a little extra money and purchasing the M30x over the M20x. The collapsible design is very nice and the M30x allows almost double the maximum input power than the M20x. If sound quality is your concern over price, the M50x is superior with better bass, separation, and a fuller sound. The build quality is also nicer with the M50x. My M50's feel sturdier, the headband extender feels more durable, and I like the swivel feature of the M50 cans. That's not to take away from the M30x because they are well built headphones for the price.
Hey Audio-Technica...anybody want to explain why they might randomly stop working? I love using them and would be thrilled if I can fix the ones that don't work anymore.
So far- the good. Very lightweight-my last pair was much heavier, its easily portable, decent noise cancelling, although i actually prefer less noise cancelling - those of you who want to hear no external sound may want to look elsewhere. The range is good, lot of mid, not very bassy- nice clear sound.
The bad- well for starters, I prefer headphones with a female jack so you can use your own male/male cord. I find that the cord attachment on either side is the weak point of any headset, so being able to replace the cord is a huge plus to me, but this one is permanent. Thats going to kill the lifespan of the set if, like me, you haul your headphones everywhere. Also, the cord coming to the earcup from the headband is just hanging out in the open where it passes the adjustment point, its not set in to the adjustment mechanism or protected in any way. My BF used them, and when I went to resize them to the smallest size, the free hanging cord got pinched in a loop, which you can actually see on the stock image.
Thats another durability issue. Also, they grip your head very tightly. This is nice so you can look up without them falling off, but if you wear glasses, prepare to have achy ears after a while.
But, i needed a decent <$100 headphones quickly and these fit the bill. They arent great, and I dont expect them to last as long as my old pair, but theyre decent, they were on sale for $40 when I got them. I think I'd be more unhappy if I paid full price.
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Sound quality, design and comfort are all top notch for the price (which at the time I bought these was 55£) Especially the design is a delightful surprise. the cord is thicker than usual, almost rope like in comparison to usual headphone cords. The head band is soft and there is good amount of room for adjusting The Ear muffs are mounted on cylinder-like part which allows the muffs to move around 10-15 degrees around their own Y-axis allowing for nice adjusting to head shape.
The sound quality is, despite all the other points, strongest part of the ATH-M series. There is no headphone in the 40mm size that would leave M30 outside the spotlight. The clarity is best I've ever heard with headphones of this price and the bass is there. I'm not joking you can literally feel the vibrations with less than half the maximum volume.
Technically M30 comes quite close to M50, the design is slightly different but the numbers are quite close. M30 rocks an 40mm element while M50 is driven with 45mm one this translates to around 6k kHz and better Decibels to watts ratio to M50 favor while M30 has slightly higher decibels but requires more energy to reach its best performance.
However, considering the price of M50 is almost double of M30 at best M30 is definitely choice for home user who is looking for the studio quality.
When compared with the ATH-M50X headphones, I actually think these sound better. The M50Xs sounded muddy compared to the crisper sound of the smaller speakers. Plus, these are half the price of the M50Xs.
- Have survived the test of time (I've been using these every working day for the past year straight.
- They sound better than the M50Xs that are twice the price
- They sit really well on your head
- Very comfortable!
- Look very nice
- The lack of removable or interchangeable cable is a big downside as..
- The cable is really, really long. I had to wrap the cable up with a hair bobble to keep it manageable.
- The headphones have started to 'squeek' a little when I move them, but seeing as I only move them from my bag to my head this isn't that big of a deal.
- Heavy lack of low base-y tones. When listening to songs through other headphones, I realize I don't really hear 'the full song experience'
Overall these are great. The reason for 4 stars is the cable length. I should have read up on the length on the AT website, as the Amazon store page doesn't mention it.
I believe the M40Xs come with the same size driver (40mm) so they should, in theory, sound the same. Plus they have the swap-able cables. If I had to buy again I would buy the ATH-M40X over the ATH-M30X.
I swapped the ear pads with my spare pair that came with the Hyper x2, Ahhhh. I can't describe how much better it feels not being skewered laterally with your own glasses. The pads fitted perfectly.
Not a bad set for £35, just not a good one.
Quindi, sessioni di videogioco, ascolti musicali, ascolti film e lavoro.
Non ci sono dubbi, queste sono le migliori cuffie stereo che potete comprare nella fascia di prezzo tra i 60 e i 100€
- Il suono esce veramente molto naturale e squillante
- I materiali sono veramente di qualità
- Il peso non è eccessivo
- Il comfort non ha pari, almeno per me. Non ho la testa molto grande, ma ad esempio delle Sennheiser da 20€ e le Razer Kraken da 100€ mi hanno SEMPRE fatto venire il mal di testa nelle prime settimane di utilizzo, queste dopo 5 ore di gioco non le sentivo più.
- La scatola è veramente dettagliata e fatta bene.
- Viene venduta assieme all'adattatore jack più grande del 3,5mm A VITE, quindi avvitabile sul jack default delle cuffie. E insieme alla borsa da trasporto in similpelle con i loghi di Audio Technica fatta veramente bene.
- Il cavo ha un buon passo ed è al tatto molto soffice e resistente.
- Il sistema di isolamento del suono è spaziale. Quando le indossi e usi a massimo volume fuori non si sente assolutamente nulla e la stessa cosa da dentro. Sono talmente fatte bene che quando le cuffie sono appoggiate l'una all'altra senza nessuno che le indossa, non si sente nulla anche a massimo volume.
- Il design non mi fa impazzire particolarmente, stavo per essere depistato dalle immagini su Amazon, ma devo dire che se le si indossa per andare fuori casa non sono troppo flashy o con design da gaming e fai la figura dello scemo fuori. (Le immagini di Amazon non le rendono giustizia in ogni caso)
- Quando si tolgono dopo l'utilizzo capita che la stretta è talmente forte che se non si fa attenzione parte un driver o l'altro e vanno a colpire (non con troppa forza tale da romperle) su l'altro driver.
- Il cavo per i miei gusti personali è un po' troppo lungo, decisamente troppo lungo se si vuole uscire di casa con le cuffie.
- Gli alti sono molto squillanti, mentre i medi e i bassi rimangono un po' indietro. Quindi perfette per uso musicale di genere rock o metal o comunque generi che si appoggiano molto agli alti. Ma in generale è una questione di preferenze e a me non dispiace.
Non ci sono veramente dubbi che abbia fatto un acquisto veramente molto buono. Sono rimasto soddisfattissimo. Queste sono cuffie da listino che stanno sui 90€ comunque, su Amazon stanno a 65€ ma non lasciatevi ingannare perché non sono "cuffie da 50 euro", sono veramente professionali e lo studio dietro si nota al primo utilizzo. Io le consiglio vivamente se non volete spendere troppo su un paio di cuffie, secondo me, queste cuffie non hanno equali in questa fascia di prezzo.
Se invece volete spendere un po' di più, le M40X hanno un driver leggermente più grande, se non mi sbaglio da 40mm a 45mm, si dovrebbe notare una piccola differenza, ma soprattutto hanno il cavo estraibile dalle cuffie, il che rende il trasporto molto più semplice data la lunghezza immensa dello stesso.