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Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Circumaural Closed-Back Stereo Professional Headphone

B&H # AUATHM30 Mfr # ATH-M30
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The ATH-M30 is a circum-aural, closed back dynamic headphone that delivers exceptional clarity and the sonic accuracy required for mixing. The headphone features 40 mm drivers and is capable of handling high power outputs from headphone amplifiers. A high sensitivity rating means the headphones will function well in noisy environments.

Adjustable cushioned headband and the lightweight design ensures the ATH-M30 will provide maximum comfort while delivering superior isolation.

Around-the-ear, dynamic closed-back design headphone
Exceptional clarity and sonic accuracy for mixing
40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils
1,600 mW of power handling with high SPL capability
Oxygen Free Copper cables with convenient one-side exit
Lightweight with adjustable cushioned headband
Type Circum-aural, closed-back
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance 65 Ohms
Sensitivity 100dB SPL/mW
Maximum Input Power 1600 mW
Connectors Gold plated 1/8" stereo mini-jack, with 1/8" to 1/4" TRS phono adapter
Cable Length 11' (3.4 m)
Weight 7 oz (198.4)
Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Circumaural Closed-Back Stereo Professional Headphone
  • One Year Warranty
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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M30 Headphone
     
    4.1

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (36)
    • Comfortable (35)
    • Great sound (30)
    • Good bass (20)
    • Lightweight (18)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (6)
    • Too much ambient noise (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home audio (32)
    • Music (29)
    • With my computer (29)
    • Relaxing (14)
    • Portable devices (12)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (17), Gear head (10), Experienced (3), School (3)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Sound Quality for The Money

    I'm a casual user with a respect for sound quality and also my budget, but I listen to a lot of music. I have a high end sound system in my car, but...Read complete review

    I'm a casual user with a respect for sound quality and also my budget, but I listen to a lot of music. I have a high end sound system in my car, but when it comes to my home or listening on the go, I needed something that gave me high fidelity sound quality, with good highs AND lows, without being overly bassy AND had to be priced right.I listen to a wide range of music, from acoustic, to electronica, to rap. I was looking for something of professional grade, but also affordable (under $, preferably around $xx to $70) and found glowing reviews for these on many websites. I am replacing Sennheiser HD 202-II which were on the lower end but still gave me what I was looking for, but I was tired of how tight they fit on me. I took a leap based on the reviews and I am very happy I got these Audio Technicas. They are super comfortable for wearing for long periods of time. But more importantly the sound quality is similar to that of headphones costing 3-4 times as much. It sounds so smooth and clean playing all kinds of music. No sharp or unnatural noise, no overly heavy or droney bass, it just sounds like the artists intended.These have super comfy cushions and also don't squeeze your head too tight. They also do a great job of canceling out outside noises.The long, one-sided cord is extra thick and feels like a quality cable. They also give you a 3.5mm adapter plug in case you need to plug it into something like an amp, stereo reciever, etc.. i've personally used it in my computer and also my HTC smartphone and sound quality has been awesome on both.The only thing I would suggest for improvement would be to make them fold-able so I can more easily put them in my bag for travel, but that's not a huge deal.You will not be disappointed with these headphones, I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Average headphones

    A little clunky. They do not fit well on someone with a small head.

    A little clunky. They do not fit well on someone with a small head.

    Reviewed by 51 customers

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    4.0

    Great headphones

    By Sean

    from Lancaster, PA

    About Me Novice Video Producer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Field Headphones
      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

      These headphones have closed backs that do a good job of canceling out noise. They are comfortable, and provide good sound as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good bargain

      By DBL

      from Passaic, NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Working Out

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

        I use the headphones to listen to lectures in the gym. They do a good job blocking out music playing on the gym's audio system. They also stay on my head well, and are comfortable, even though I am very sensitive to ear pressure (for example, I cannot bear using ear buds). Much better bargain than splashing out lots of money on noise-reducing headphones.

        • Primary Use:
        • Working out
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Headphones for the Price

        By SKM

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Videographer Editor

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Compact

        Best Uses

        • Editing Audio Capturing

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

        Comfortable and lightweight. Good quality audio too! They don't get very compact fro travel though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good value

        By BuddyC

        from Boston,MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

          Solid design for the amateur as myself

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent value as far as I'm concerned.

          By bencarlin

          from Maine

          About Me Adult music listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

            I use these headphones on a regular basis. They had a list of over $[$]and the B&H was $[$]so it's a great value. Sound is very nice with reasonable lower range response. Features I like that aren't always found are the very long durable cord and comfortable ear padding. My cat chewed through the cord on my first pair and I didn't even browse for another model when replacing them.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Decent Product

            By Author Podcaster

            from Saint Paul, MN

            About Me Videosound Editor

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With My Computer

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

              Decent headphones for the price. Not super comfortable, but still nice. I use them for listening to H4n and editing on my computer. Wish they could fold up and be a little more compact.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By estegw

              from Plano, TX

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Bass
              • Great Sound

              Cons

              • Don't Adjust Small Enough

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Relaxing
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

              These headphones are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I like the long cord which is very flexible, and has a strain relief at the connector. They are slightly too large for my wife when adjusted as small as they go, but are just fine for me.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great quality; can become uncomfortable

              By R

              from AZ

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                High sound and build quality for the price. Can be used without an amp though will be a bit quieter due to higher impedance then many other headphones. I noticed some pain in my ears after prolonged use. This is after switching over from xd400s which are extremely comfortable. The discomfort seems to diminish with continued use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                ATH-M30 Headphone by Audio-Technica

                By Theodore

                from Salida, CO

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer
                  • Working
                  • Working Out

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                  These are an excellent pair of headphones!
                  Grab a pair today!
                  I compared the sound quality to "so called" higher end headphones.
                  I prefer the M30's for the comfort and sound quality. I have a large home recording studio, and I love the quality of the rich bass and nice treble these have to offer, not to mention comfort which is very important to me after hours of recording. Noise cancellation is very good even with drums! Comfort is excellent!
                  Perfect for monitoring or just plain listening.
                  What you hear on mastering is what you get on the full master!
                  I will be buying more of the M30's soon to replace other headphones I have accumulted over the years. Best headphones I have used period! For the price and quality, these are awesome and I highly recommend them to anyone who has a home studio, even for a pro studio engineer! I am more than happy with the ATH-M30's! I am not a DJ, but I would highly recommend them for such use. I have been recording for 30 years. Don't let these slip away! All in all, 10 out of 10 stars for these headphones, for excellent monitoring, sound, comfort, noise reduction and comfort! Grab a pair today!!!! No complaints whatsoever! Get a pair today and try them out! You will fall in love with the ATH-M30's!!!!!!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Comfort Reply

                  By audiojoe

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Too Much Ambient Noise

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Relaxing
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                  I've been reading a lot of reviews that these are uncomfortable, which is kind of confusing to me. As a man with a very large head (they had to special order a football helmet for me), I find it quite odd, as these are one of the most comfortable pairs I've worn. I work professionally in audio, and spend many hours wearing headphones, and have never had a problem with the comfort of these phones. I actually find them quite nice to wear, and sometimes forget I'm wearing them. They do have a nice, tight squeeze to the head, but the ear pads are nice, and it's not uncomfortable in any way. The squeeze is nice for anyway looking for good noise cancellation, as I do. I guess if you like your phones to fit loosely, maybe these aren't right, but I've worn a million different pairs which were far more uncomfortable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice Headphones

                  By cccp1989

                  from Cleveland Ohio

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                    This are great headphones for the money. My buddy has beats by dr. Dre studio headphones and we compare them sound wise and his create dipper bass but mine sound much clearer.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Deal

                    By Dj

                    from Nashville

                    About Me Audiophile, Musician Singersongwrite

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                      Heavy on the bass, a few db drop in the mids, and level on the highs. Great for listening, a little colored for mixing. I like the construction, weight, and fit.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Inexpensive and Unimpressive

                      By Eric

                      from New York

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cheap
                      • Good Bass
                      • Insulated

                      Cons

                      • Bland Middle
                      • Tight Fit
                      • Weak highs

                      Best Uses

                      • Pop Music

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                      I bought these on account of rave reviews from Cnet. Frankly, given the credibility of Cnet, I was surprised by how unimpressive these phones are. They are way too bass heavy. Highs are barely audible and its mid-range is just bland. Readers should know that I listen, primarily, to classical and these phones might work better with pop, but I can only speak from my experience. I also found them to be a little tight, but they are also quite insulating from street noise. I walked them along 34th St. and could hear only the loudest ambient sounds.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Headphones

                      By Bizzleman

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Relaxing
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                        These AT headphones are really satisfying. They give you the bang for the buck and they're very comfortable. Highly recommend them to anyone with a limited budget looking for quality headphones.

                        Share this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Sound Quality for The Money

                        By JerseyGuy

                        from Greenville, SC

                        About Me Gear Head, Young professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Quality

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Fold
                        • Does not fold

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                        I'm a casual user with a respect for sound quality and also my budget, but I listen to a lot of music. I have a high end sound system in my car, but when it comes to my home or listening on the go, I needed something that gave me high fidelity sound quality, with good highs AND lows, without being overly bassy AND had to be priced right.I listen to a wide range of music, from acoustic, to electronica, to rap. I was looking for something of professional grade, but also affordable (under $, preferably around $xx to $70) and found glowing reviews for these on many websites. I am replacing Sennheiser HD 202-II which were on the lower end but still gave me what I was looking for, but I was tired of how tight they fit on me. I took a leap based on the reviews and I am very happy I got these Audio Technicas. They are super comfortable for wearing for long periods of time. But more importantly the sound quality is similar to that of headphones costing 3-4 times as much. It sounds so smooth and clean playing all kinds of music. No sharp or unnatural noise, no overly heavy or droney bass, it just sounds like the artists intended.These have super comfy cushions and also don't squeeze your head too tight. They also do a great job of canceling out outside noises.The long, one-sided cord is extra thick and feels like a quality cable. They also give you a 3.5mm adapter plug in case you need to plug it into something like an amp, stereo reciever, etc.. i've personally used it in my computer and also my HTC smartphone and sound quality has been awesome on both.The only thing I would suggest for improvement would be to make them fold-able so I can more easily put them in my bag for travel, but that's not a huge deal.You will not be disappointed with these headphones, I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        They sound fine for the price

                        By Deltwalrus

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                        • Cord Does Not Coil
                        • Cord Is Far Too Long

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                        You get what you pay for, these are fine headphones for the price. You won't find premium build quality or ultra-high end sound, but they do the job and were a good bargain.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Headphones

                        By ArtisticWC

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Indie Filmmaker

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                        I love these headphones. The sound is crisp and the bass really comes through well. They also do a good job of reducing room/outside noise. Trust me, I couldn't hear my wife or my crying baby...it was awesome.The only negative I have is that they become a bit tight and a little uncomfortable but its not that bad.I'm not a sound engineer but I would definitely recommend these.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Exactly as promised

                        By Iggy

                        from Rochester MN

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                          Use it at home to listen from my Computer

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          4.0

                          good value

                          By chris

                          from new york, ny

                          About Me Gear Head

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                          • Too Much Ambient Noise
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                          these are very good cheap headphones for flat sounding music. Cord is very long but the cans feel uncomfortable after wearing for 1-2 hours straight.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Hurt your ears

                          By spp

                          from nyc

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Headphone:

                              After extended use when editing, they really hurt your ears. They push hard on them and make them sore.

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                              • No

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