The ATH-M40x are closed back, over the ear headphones with an almost flat sound signature. These headphones may fit the bill if you are looking for a fun listening experience, but these work best for monitoring or mixing audio, where accuracy is key.
These headphones are closed back so they have great passive isolation. Also, considering that these can be folded to a compact size, these headphones make great options as on the go headphones.
These headphones also come with two cables which can be quite handy.
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Pro Will last you a lot of use as these headphones are made with great quality materials
The M40xs feel solid and are known to be quite durable. The plastics used in these headphones are high quality, and that these headphones do not easily flex or make creaks, which reinforces a sense of solidity and quality in how these are made.
Pro Great for studio use as these have a fairly neutral sound signature
The M40x offers a fairly neutral sound signature. Bass is much more controlled instead of powerful, while there is a slight elevation on the highs, resulting in extra energy and detail up top. These offer a nice middle ground between a fun sound and a more reference/analytical sound signature. This sound quality makes the headphones quite versatile as music enjoyment headphones or studio use cans.
Pro Can be used in noisy environments as these have great sound isolation
With these headphones, the noise coming from the environment can be significantly reduced. The over-ear, closed back design along with the thick pleather ear pads will allow users to focus in on the music. This quality makes the headphones great for travel and also for mixing or monitoring use.
Pro Comes with two detachable cables
The M40xs come with a straight cable and a coiled cable, making them useful in the studio and while walking.
Con Incompatible with cables from other brands
These headphones are only compatible with Audio Technica cables.