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Audio-TechnicaATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones
 
4.1

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (53)
  • Good value (40)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Great sound (30)
  • Durable (25)

Cons

  • Too much ambient noise (5)
  • Poor sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Home audio (24)
  • Music (21)
  • With my computer (21)
  • Portable devices (15)
  • Working (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (9), Personal (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (19), Audiophile (14), School (5), Teenagers (4), Traveler (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Low budget - good value

Usable, comfortable and lightweight. The cable is very handy - the spiral design helps to avoid the constant mess with the long wire while having a cable long enough.
The headphone is...Read complete review

Usable, comfortable and lightweight. The cable is very handy - the spiral design helps to avoid the constant mess with the long wire while having a cable long enough.
The headphone is pretty good for home studios, though sounds on average level, not more then that. Considering its price, I'd say it gives a good value for money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wiring inside the headsets is weak

I bought two of these headsets for a small college TV station I run in Southern Calif. about 1 year ago. These two headsets have both gone bad. They get used often during...Read complete review

I bought two of these headsets for a small college TV station I run in Southern Calif. about 1 year ago. These two headsets have both gone bad. They get used often during the week. I've given these to my repair guy and he says the wiring inside the sets is weak and not capable of being fixed. I won't buy them again. The ATH-M30s are much better. They are still working.

Reviewed by 55 customers

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3.0

Works well for the price

By DakotaKid

from Rochester, MI

About Me Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Too Much Ambient Noise

Best Uses

  • Location Audio
  • Portable Devices

Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

Came as part of a Zoom bundle. For casual sound monitoring, they are adequate.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Great performance

By Butch_M

from Lock Haven, PA

About Me Journalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

    Came as part of the Podcast kit. Was unsure of the quality when considering the price, though these headphones really do get the job done with a very comfortable fit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    BUENA CALIDAD!!

    By ChM

    from TORRANCE

    About Me College Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

      RECOMENDABLE PARA HOME-STUDIO

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Sergical

      from Covington, Ky

      About Me College Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

        These are some great headphones for monitor your audio for film or music.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great value - super comfy

        By Colin the Video Editor

        from Bloomington, IN

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

          These are a great set of headphones, especially if you're on a budget. They're very comfy, and the cord is extra-long, so you don't feel tied down. The padded headpiece is a great addition too. They aren't noise-cancelling, but they are great for blocking out most of the fairly noisy office around us.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect match for Zoom H4n

          By Noel

          from Roseville, CA

          About Me Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Dslr Video

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

            Good quality headphones for monitoring my Zoom H4n while shooting DSLR video.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Basic, no frills

            By prkrprkr

            from Rochester Hills, MI

            About Me Professional Photog

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Location Audio
              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

              These came bundled with a Zoom H4N, and work well for monitoring location sound. I have two pair of Sony professional headphones, and these are on a par with the Sonys.
              The cord is long enough to get in front of the camera to check audio levels for talking head interviews without pulling the camera off the tripod -- a plus. They also come with a mini-jack to 1/4" adapter for use with standard headphone outputs in the studio.
              Comfortable, and the price was right.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Awesome for field recording

              By Lamoureaux

              from Lakewood, CO

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Portable Devices

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                These headphones make for great field recoding headphones. They fit snug to the ear and remain comfortable. I have always been a fan of Audio-Technica headphones and use them for mixing amongst other things so these just add to the list of good performance and durability.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great mid-level cans

                By Shooter

                from NYC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                    Can't beat the price or general performance for monitoring in the field. Sure, you use something much better for mixing music and true studio work, but for standard, less critical conditions where you just want something that works to wrap around a neck or throw into a gear bag, they are perfect.

                     
                    3.0

                    Good field headphones

                    By BomaJiko

                    from Syracuse NY

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                        Using for video and audio recording of live bands. Comfortable with a good sound and cancels enough crowd noise that I can adjust recording levels. Plenty of coiled cord to maneuver.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        my impression

                        By jm

                        from michigan

                        About Me Ameture Cine

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Value
                        • Lightweight
                        • Like The Coiled Cable

                        Cons

                        • No Good 4 Isolating Noise
                        • Noise Isolating

                        Best Uses

                        • Monitoring On A Budget

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                        3 stars for being nutral. these are my first pair of monitoring headphones, so don't have anything to compare it to. for monitoring they are decent: flat sounding and acurate to what it is recorded on the recorder. but for listening to music on a mp3 player or computer, the highs are too high, and vocals and highs distort quite easy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Decent headphones

                        By Kellenito

                        from Kalamazoo

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Bass
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction
                        • Uncomfortable

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Working

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                        Sound quality is great, the comfort factor leaves something to be desired however...

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Awesome! Came with B&H H4N kit!

                        By marquet

                        from nyc, ny

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • Not Storable

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices
                        • Working

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                        SO glad I got the kit, I never would have thought to listen to recording, and i feel so professional walking around with these around my neck on film sets! Great to use when editing too!

                        Kinda bulky, I usually wear around neck when traveling too, bc they won't fit in equipment bag and dont collapse.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great sound.

                        By Andre Luiz Photo

                        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable Devices
                          • Working

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                          high quality.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Comfortable, good sound

                          By Mr. Drummer Man

                          from Cheyenne, WY

                          About Me Gear Head

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Too Much Ambient Noise

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                          I use these headphones for playing my electronic drums. I agree with other reviews saying these aren't the greatest things since sliced bread, but are pretty amazing for the price! I'm very happy with the sound quality, the construction quality, comfort, and length of cord. They don't cancel out noise very well, as I can still hear the monotone thumping of my sticks hitting the nylon drum heads and rubber cymbals. But I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a smokin' deal on a good set of headphones.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great sound and refined Quality

                          By Andre braga

                          from RJ, Brazil

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable Devices
                            • Working
                            • Working Out

                            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                            Good volume level with no distorsion, great price... Yes I recomend,,,!!!

                            • Primary Use:
                            • Working out
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent!

                            By BR the PD

                            from Minnesota

                            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                              Use these headphones for on-air monitoring and production at a small town radio station. Great product for very reasonable price.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              good sound

                              By Ruth the Freelancer

                              from Boston Ma

                              About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Durable
                              • Good Value
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                                  I use this for field recording with my ZOOM.

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Traveling
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Headphone!

                                  By Jake

                                  from Florida

                                  About Me Teenager

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Much Ambient Noise

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • Portable Devices

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                                  Great for checking audio on my Zoom H1!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Low cost

                                  By Clayton

                                  from Southern ILL

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Much Ambient Noise

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones:

                                    I bought these headphones for listening to my audio while filming hunts. They "work", but that's about all I can say. I wish I would've spent more for a higher quality pair. You get what you pay for.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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