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Audio-TechnicaATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Good audio (38)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Comfortable (32)
  • Versatile (25)

Cons

  • Bulky/heavy (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (55)
  • Amateur recording (48)
  • Professional recording (34)
  • Music (19)
  • Home audio (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12), Business (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Novice (17), Professional musician (12), Audiophile (11), Gear head (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Rediscovered Good quality Audio for cheap.

Best headphones I have owned in my life. The Bose Quietcomfort II sound like cheap buds compared to these. 5-28khz response is out of this world. Now don't go plugthese into your...Read complete review

Best headphones I have owned in my life. The Bose Quietcomfort II sound like cheap buds compared to these. 5-28khz response is out of this world. Now don't go plugthese into your lame ipod player and think quality will justpop out, plug them into a dolby digital computer soundcardwith 24bit or better audio and you will be blown away. Pros: Hear even the friction of strings on violin chords onclassical tracks, these are that good!Very comfortable with no ear pressing, ear goes fully in thechambers.Not as heavy as they look, they are still not going to beyour walk around HPhones for ipod. These are true studioquality sets.Concert hall experience on your home, no kidding!Cable is quite large and robust. 11' (3.4 m)Ears are sealed well from outside noise, convenient in airtravel and noisy office.Cons: Doesn't include a 1/4th to 1/8th stereo adapter so you willneed to buy one if you want it plugged on a computer withsmall mini-jacks or portable players.No volume knob in cable, you need to adjust your player oramp to raise or lower volume.I'm buying another set for studio work. 4 stars in featuresbecause miniplug converter is not included.

Expertise: Video Professional

Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Bose Quiet Comfort II, Labtec, Sony Studio HPhones.

Items I Recommend: 1/4 to 1/8 converter plug.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Quality Headache

The sound quality is exactly what I need for mixing my music via ProTools. It is as flat a response as I require, but...

I've never been accused of...Read complete review

The sound quality is exactly what I need for mixing my music via ProTools. It is as flat a response as I require, but...

I've never been accused of having a big (literally) head so I am not happy with the fact that after I've worn the phones for about 20 minutes they start to hurt and even cause headaches.

I'm hoping that they will stretch out and become more comfortable. But for now I wouldn't recommend them for comfort at all.

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5.0

Amazing

By CX

from Chicago

About Me Recording Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

    I use these in my studio with no problems. They sound great and are comfortable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    They work well

    By The Porchlights

    from Mankato, MN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Editing
      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

      I bought these headphones for editing videos in Adobe Premiere. They work well. They are actually very comfortable in contrast to some of the other reviews.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Nice

      By Max

      from Los Angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Working

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

        Great option for this price point. Slightly more than the ath-35 but well worth it I think as they are more comfortable of longer periods of time. Kinda wish it had an adapter to goto 1/8", I had to get that separately.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Good for the $

        By bruceferrara

        from boston ma

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Portable Devices
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          Nice headphones for general use. They sound fine and can make one happy for casual listening. I gave them away though for I though they are good for the $, they sound a bit congested, not quiet open enough. I ended up spending a few dollars more and am happier with Sennheiser HD280

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          5.0

          Fantastic Headphones for the money!

          By HiFiSpin

          from DOVER, NH

          About Me Engineer, Producer, Songwriter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            Feel good.
            Sound quality is just as good as my more expensive AKG headphones. 1/2 the price.
            They are pretty sturdy.

            I really have no negatives about these headphones. Worth the investment!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works well

            By Adk photog

            from Saranac Lake, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                I'm no expert when it comes to audio gear but these headphones seem to do the job.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                comfortable for short periods

                By koala

                from los ángeles, CA

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Unattractive Design
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                Fits really well. Well made. Have to take breaks when listening for longer periods. The sound is very flat which works well for monitoring.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product!

                By The Real CDK

                from Vermont

                About Me Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  I use these headphones in my home studio and the crisp sound with near zero distortion matched with the snug fitting design make these a great investment with a reasonable price-tag.

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                  5.0

                  excellent head phones!

                  By phantasm777

                  from south holland, il.

                  About Me Audiophile, Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Highs Lows Bass
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    I replaced my old jvc headphones which are great, with these. I was very surprised at how great the quality is for the price. I did a lot of researching trying to find a good HP that doesn't cost a lot. this is it! I use these mostly for home studio recording and it grabs the highs, mids and lows as good or better than my old expensive pair of jvc headphones. highly recommend, no complaints!

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

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                    5.0

                    Powerful but tight bass, sparkling highs

                    By Lee Michael Logan

                    from Grants Pass, OR

                    About Me Age 57, Audiophile, Gear Head

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Won't Last

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    I now have purchased 8 of these over time - for use in home studio. They work superbly for about 4 months then lose the bass end.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very comfortable with good sound quality

                    By Hambonehead

                    from Kansas

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    It has been hard for me to find a reasonably priced set of cans with sound this good. I need headphones I can wear for extended periods of time and these fit the bill. Very happy with good service from B&H.

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                    5.0

                    Nice for music and hdtracks

                    By ohiosean

                    from Columbus, OH

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer
                      • Working

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      I have these hooked to my soundblaster Zx sound card in a windows 7 pc. I have been listning to various lossless from hdtracks. I was using a pair of Grado SR60 and notice an improvement in overall detail. They are easy on the head, not too tight or heavy. I enjoy them and have no complaints or regreats about buying them. B&H as usual is top noch. Had them shipped out quickly and arrived without incident.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      You would be stupid not to buy

                      By Moose

                      from Annapolis, MD

                      About Me College Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Long cord

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      I use this product in my dorm room to cancel out all other noise that distract me when I do homework.

                      They are extremely comfortable and provide very clear sound.

                      The cord is a little long for my taste but it does come in handy every once in a while.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Traveling
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Real Studio Monitors

                      By Chuckmatic

                      from Spokangeles, WA

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                          Excellent flat response curve is what one would expect from real studio monitor phones. Also very good at blocking external noise. Don't forget to buy adapter for 3.5mm jack for use on MP3 or PC.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          BEST HEADPHONES FOR THE STUDIO!!!

                          By THE GENT 219

                          from INDIANA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                            RECORDING MUSIC FOR 15 YEARS AND THESE ARE THE BEST HEAHPHONES FOR THE PRICE!! GOING TO BUY TWO MORE FOR SURE!!GREAT SOUND!!

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                            5.0

                            Great buy

                            By lakewoodmusic

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                              Generally very flat. Great for mixing in low noise environments on account of not being great at noise cancellation. I find them comfortable though I've read some people don't.I'm rating them a five because it's not fair to compare them against a 300 dollar pair of head phones. They're budget mixing phones and in my opinion, one of the best.

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                              5.0

                              Great for monitoring

                              By Kyle McCarley

                              from Reseda, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                I absolutely love these headphones. I already had one pair and decided to buy a 5 pack for group recording sessions, and all of them have the exact same, pristine audio quality. No bleed getting into microphones, and their flat frequency response range tells you exactly what's being recorded without trying to dress it up as something it's not. For the price-per-pair and the quality of the cans, you can't find a better deal.

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By Remy

                                from Henderson, NV

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long cord
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                  I've had other headphones but, none of them have been as comfortable as these to wear for long peroids of time. Have not had any problems so far.

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                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what i had hoped for

                                  By Charlie

                                  from Grand Rapids, MI

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • General listening
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                    I got these as a gift for my fiance and was really nervous about the sound and quality. He can be very picky.. Turns out these are exactly what he was looking for (within our budget, haha). nice flat response. wonderful quality for the price. Thinking about ordering a second pair.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good monitoring headphones at a great pr

                                    By Seenoland

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good noise cancelling
                                    • Good sound
                                    • Long cord

                                    Cons

                                    • a little heavy
                                    • Could Use 35mm Adapter

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Monitoring Camera
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                                    I use the headphones to monitor my HD cameras. I have Sony studio monitor headphones and purchased these when I added another camera. Very pleased with the sound and noise cancelling.

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