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Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Monitor Headphones

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Promoted 11-24-2016 by persian_mafia at 11:04 AM View Original Post
Update: Deal is back again but now $4 cheaper

BuyDig via eBay has Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Monitor Headphones on sale for $25. Shipping is free. Thanks daisybeetle

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Written by persian_mafia

These headphones are highly rated receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 434 Amazon Reviews. -Corwin

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Edited November 24, 2016 at 01:45 PM by iconian
UPDATE: This offer is back again, now via BuyDig.com via eBay

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Audio-Technica Professional Monitor Headphones [buydig.com] (ATH-M20X) $29

Product Features:
  • Advanced build quality and engineering
  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
  • Convenient single-side cable exit
  • Designed for studio tracking and mixing
Product Specifications:
  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 40 mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Voice Coil: Copper-clad aluminum wire
  • Frequency Response: 15 - 20,000 Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 700 mW at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB
  • Impedance: 47 ohms
  • Weight: 190 g (6.7 oz), without cable and connector
  • able: 3.0 m (9.8'), straight, left-side exit
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The post said: HOW do these compare to the M50, not DO these compare to the M50. One word makes a big difference!

Given the spirit of what was asked, I would also like to know how large the gap in fidelity and quality is.
Wireless and Noise Cancelling are features and do not necessarily mean the headphones are high end.

Audio Technica is a very respected brand and their M50 line is considered among the best "cheap" (under $200) closed headphones available. The M20 is the baby brother and $29 is a good price. But the M line does not come with a microphone and the cord is non-removable on the M20X so folks should keep that in mind before purchasing.
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I use those Monoprice's at work (office/desk job, mostly just to keep outside noise out with music or even just the headphones themselves) and M30x's at home (music, movies, games). That's been my set up for about a year.

I am not an audiophile, but the sound on the M30x's is significantly better, though that's offset a little by how heavy the bass is in the M30x (this is well-known and widely discussed I think). That said, my wife, who has much better ears than I do thoroughly enjoys her Monoprice's (relative to just apple earbuds, etc.).

However, the Monoprice headphones are more comfortable. The pads on the M30x are not quite circumaural and still put a fair amount of pressure on the folds of your ears. I've been using them for a couple hours every night for a year+ and they will still sometimes get uncomfortable after an hour or two. I haven't been able to figure out whether the pads can be replaced (market is much bigger for M40 and M50's) or whether it's even worth it vs. getting nicer headphones.

The Monoprice headphones also collapse for easier packing, etc.

So it depends on what you're looking for. Cheaper headphones for travel/backup: Monoprice all the way. Entry-level headphones for main listening, etc.? Depends on how much you're going to use them. I'd just as soon save up for M40x's.
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How do these compare to the M50?
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How do these compare to the M50?
Not close. Just set the budget and find the best around that price. For the $100 range of closed back, the best two would probably be ATH-M50X and the DT-770.
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Looks kind of like a Sony mdr7506
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Quote from Alexizupinhea View Post :
Not close. Just set the budget and find the best around that price. For the $100 range of closed back, the best two would probably be ATH-M50X and the DT-990.
closed back wouls be DT770 Wink
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and the m30 is $50 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Audio-...s/49141001 [Monetized]
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I heard this brand was good but I was looking for higher end headphones. wireless and noise cancelling. any suggestions?
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I heard this brand was good but I was looking for higher end headphones. wireless and noise cancelling. any suggestions?
go to Bose qc35 or sanheiser m550x or Sony's notice can headphones ... u can't be wrong with any of these 3
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Quote from ghostofposterspast View Post :
How do these compare to the M50?
The post said: HOW do these compare to the M50, not DO these compare to the M50. One word makes a big difference!

Given the spirit of what was asked, I would also like to know how large the gap in fidelity and quality is.
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Quote from michaeljillian824 View Post :
I heard this brand was good but I was looking for higher end headphones. wireless and noise cancelling. any suggestions?
Wireless and Noise Cancelling are features and do not necessarily mean the headphones are high end.

Audio Technica is a very respected brand and their M50 line is considered among the best "cheap" (under $200) closed headphones available. The M20 is the baby brother and $29 is a good price. But the M line does not come with a microphone and the cord is non-removable on the M20X so folks should keep that in mind before purchasing.
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Quote from MoZamboni View Post :
The post said: HOW do these compare to the M50, not DO these compare to the M50. One word makes a big difference!

Given the spirit of what was asked, I would also like to know how large the gap in fidelity and quality is.
I have both the m20x and the m40x (not the m50x, which is purportedly slightly better than the m40x). I would just say that between those two there is definitely a difference, but it's not as big as you think unless comparing side by side. The m40x is less tiring both physically (less clamping) and aurally (has more accurate positional placement). But I do use the m20x every day and at $29 it is a no brainer if that's your price point. It has clear details and excellent sound stage and for shorter listening periods at a time it's perfectly fine.

For more technical measurements, you can look at this site:
http://www.rtings.com/headphones/...11/323/295
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How do they compare to the cheaper Monoprice headphones [monoprice.com] [Monetized] with a detachable cable?
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How do they compare to the cheaper Monoprice headphones [monoprice.com] [Monetized] with a detachable cable?
I use those Monoprice's at work (office/desk job, mostly just to keep outside noise out with music or even just the headphones themselves) and M30x's at home (music, movies, games). That's been my set up for about a year.

I am not an audiophile, but the sound on the M30x's is significantly better, though that's offset a little by how heavy the bass is in the M30x (this is well-known and widely discussed I think). That said, my wife, who has much better ears than I do thoroughly enjoys her Monoprice's (relative to just apple earbuds, etc.).

However, the Monoprice headphones are more comfortable. The pads on the M30x are not quite circumaural and still put a fair amount of pressure on the folds of your ears. I've been using them for a couple hours every night for a year+ and they will still sometimes get uncomfortable after an hour or two. I haven't been able to figure out whether the pads can be replaced (market is much bigger for M40 and M50's) or whether it's even worth it vs. getting nicer headphones.

The Monoprice headphones also collapse for easier packing, etc.

So it depends on what you're looking for. Cheaper headphones for travel/backup: Monoprice all the way. Entry-level headphones for main listening, etc.? Depends on how much you're going to use them. I'd just as soon save up for M40x's.
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Quote from MoZamboni View Post :
The post said: HOW do these compare to the M50, not DO these compare to the M50. One word makes a big difference!

Given the spirit of what was asked, I would also like to know how large the gap in fidelity and quality is.
Many believe the m40s are better than the m50s or m70s sound wise. If these are closer to the m40s my guess is that many would prefer these to the m50s. Build wise at $30 these will be crap compared the more expensive ones, no getting around that.
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