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Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Precision Studiophones Monitor Headphones

Get superior audiophile sound and transparency with Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs headphones. (133) Read 25 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Audio-Technica's most popular model of monitor headphones, the ATHM40fs, are engineered with 40-plus years of engineering know-how to provide even, wide response for all your mixing and monitoring needs. Their durable construction and field-replaceable parts makes them a workhorse day in and day out.

Extended Response, Enriched Sound

Do you find the low end often obscured by what you're listening on? Worry no more. These studiophile headphones feature a frequency range extending all the way down to 5 Hz -- below the human threshold for hearing -- so even the deepest bass will come through clearly. They also reproduce frequencies all the way up to 28 kHz (again, outside the human hearing range) for sparkling clear high end. Audio-Technica has been improving electro-acoustic design since 1962, and their depth of experience shows in the performance of these headphones. This quality of sound and frequency response will be a great addition to your audio rig, equally capable as an alternate monitoring source in the studio or in live sound mixing applications.

High-Quality Construction

While lesser headphones use basic stranded copper wire, ATHM40fs headphones feature high-quality litz wire cables. Each strand is individually coated and insulated to reduce signal loss and deliver clean, full-range sound throughout the spectrum. The drivers feature neodymium magnets, CCAW voice coils, and 40mm diameter speakers for clear, undiluted tone from your sound source. The dependable construction and accurate sound reproduction is sure to be a valuable part of your studio for years. All components are easily field-replaceable as well, so any damage that occurs to the headphones can be fixed quickly to get you back to the music right away.

Front and Center (Or Simply To a Side)

Do you get distracted during your mixing sessions when outside noise creeps into your ears? These pro-quality cans feature a closed-back profile -- perfect for close listening so you can focus on the mix and nothing else. One feature which sets the ATHM40fs apart from its peers is rotatable earpieces. This is an ideal, easy solution for isolating half of the stereo image. It's a great way to take a quick listen and evaluate the spread of instruments in the mix.

Features:

- Flat frequency response ideal for studio monitoring
- Very high SPL with 1,600 mW of power handling
- Rotating earcups -- monitor with one or both ears
- Large 40mm neodymium drivers
- Field-replaceable ear pads, cables, and even drivers
- 1/4" connector

About Audio-Technica

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.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Audio-Technica products.
- Operation: Closed-back
- Impedance: 60 ohms
- Element: Dynamic
- Maximum Input Power: 1,600 mW
- Driver Diameter: 40 mm
- Weight (without cable): 8.8 oz. (250 g)
- Frequency Response: 5 - 28,000 Hz
- Cable: 11 ft. (3.4 m), left-side entry
- Sensitivity (1 mW): 100 dB
- Connector: 1/4 in. (6.3mm) phone plug
- Magnet Type: Neodymium
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 330-686-2600

Product Description

Audio-Technica's ATH-M40fs 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 180 degrees 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 1/4-inch connector. This field-serviceable model allows elements, cables, and earpads to be replaced in the field if needed.

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
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Outstanding headphones for monitoring audio in video editing."
Sound: Exactly as advertised. Extended response not overly enhanced on either end of the frequency response. With most headphones seeming to overemphasize the bass I needed something with a far more neutral but clean response. Feature: No accessories included. Ease of Use: Plug 'n use Quality: Seems to be made very well. The swivel is unnecessary but I can live with it. Value: I consider it well worth what I paid for it here. Manufacturer Support: No need yet The Wow Factor: Basic black works for me. Overall: My application is in video editing. Needed a clean evaluation of the SmartSound and Scorefitter generated music and a clean way of evaluation voice over narration. This product is so far head and shoulders above anything else I've tried I feel it was exactly what I was looking for. If anything should happen to this headphone set I will look to replace it with another just like it.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Serious Studio Phones At A Less Than Studio Price."
Sound: For the money, these are the most accurate sounding headphones I know of. I use these in the studio for tracking and mixing. If I am unable to use regular monitors, these seem to be the closest phones I have used to the sound of the monitors. Basically flat with no bass coloration. They do make a pair with enhanced bass, but I would not mix with those.Bang for the buck is great. Feature: Good basic phones. Downside is they do not come with an adapter and are 1/4" out of the box. These are primarily used in pro audio, so I can see why they don't include it, but 5.00 at Radio Shack fixes that issue. Ease of Use: Easy to use, good long term wear with little fatigue. Quality: Well put together with quality parts. Should last for a long time. Value: Well worth the price. I have used phones costing 6 times this and not been happy with the results. For studio and general use these are great. Bear in mind they do not "enhance" the sound, just give you the raw basics of what it sounds like, pretty much to a T. Manufacturer Support: Have bought other AT products,and used their support for service. Overall great company to deal with in terms of talking to real humans, and quick turnaroud time on repairs. The Wow Factor: No frills, shiny colors or boxes. Just your basic nerdy headphone looking headphones, but they do their job better than any imported sleek, bright pair I have heard yet, Overall: One of my keepers. Will try to find and buy more so I can have them later in life. Did that with my guitar picks 28 years ago, now I need to with these.
Style of Music: All Hired Gun
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