Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-back Monitoring Headphones

Closed-back Circumaural Headphones with 40mm Neodymium Magnet Drivers, Straight Cable, and 1/4" Adapter
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High-value Headphone Proposition

Looking for outstanding value in monitor headphones? Sweetwater has a great suggestion: the Audio-Technica ATH-M20x. These 'phones feature 40mm neodymium magnet drivers that deliver the accurate frequency response and solid bass you need to make sound decisions when you're recording or mixing. The closed-back design of the ATH-M20x gives you superior isolation with minimal bleed - out or in. Also, the circumaural earpads give you cushy comfort during long sessions. Factor in their small price tag, and the Audio-Technica ATH-M20x headphones are a total no-brainer.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Headphones Features at a Glance:
  • Robust build quality and advanced technology
  • 15Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • 40mm drivers with rare earth neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
  • Tuned for enhanced low-frequency performance
  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent isolation in loud environments
  • Optimized for studio tracking and mixing
Audio-Technica's ATH-M20x headphones: superior accuracy, comfort, and value!

Additional Media

Headphones Buying Guide
Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Open/Closed Closed
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Driver Size 40mm
Frequency Response 15Hz-20kHz
Impedance 47 ohms
Cable Type Straight
Cable Length 9.8'
Plug Size 1/8" (1/4" Adapter Included)
Weight 0.42 lbs. (without cable and connector)
Manufacturer Part Number ATH-M20x

Customer Reviews

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Best for the money.

Really great headphones for the money, on par with my Sennheiser's but half the cost. They're really comfortable and provide great sound for mixing.
Music background: Gigging/session

Great headphones.

Used primarily for Bass guitar practice and they seem to handle the lows very well.
Music background: Bass Guitar

The Best Bang for the Buck!

I was simply amazed by the sound quality of these headphone I will be looking to purchase another pair soon! Thanks to Chris Lewis of Sweetwater!
Music background: Musician

Great Value

Very comfortable, clear and well balanced, could use these all day. Just the thing when you have a neighbor calling the Sheriff at Mid-day and you're on a tight budget.

Best value for money - Best in its class

Used for 7months and counting...I am extremely satisfied with these.The headphone is an excellent piece in terms of its build quality and sound clarity. I already own and have used extensively Sennheiser HD201 and HD202 II models. I was looking for an upgrade which I did to my expectations.The headphones are much louder when used with both PC and my iPod shuffle (as compared to HD201). My main purpose for choosing this product was music mixing and monitoring, and they do excellent job there. Every detail is reproduced as it should be, be it in any frequency range. Bass is crisp, not too boomy, mids and highs are crystal clear with no feel whatsoever of any part being attenuated. Yes, in almost every second song I heard, which I used to hear with HD201, I could find some of other place which was unheard before. The soundstage of these cans is much better than both the sennheiser cans.The ear cups are large and even big ears fit in very comfortably (as compared to HD202 ||, which is said to be over the ear, but is not so comfortable for long use).In out-of-home conditions, if it is bit hot, then I found bit of sweating in ears after use of half an hour or so, but in cold of AC/fan, these were extremely comfortable with no heat inside. I used them for 3 hrs at a stretch, multiple times, with no sign of discomfort on my head.These perform great in canceling the external sounds. In my office it becomes quite noisy at times, due to peers discussing something. I wearing this headphone, sometimes don't even realize if someone is around!Although very minimal yet there is some sound leakage from these headphones, which can be heard if I record my vocals using a good quality mic. But this leakage is not at all disturbing or annoying.Build quality is great too. Even after being dropped many times, they are still in same shape, no marks what so ever. Also I keep them loose in my backpack while traveling and they are good to go.In summary, :Build quality : Very goodComfort for long usage : Very goodSound Clarity : ExcellentSound stage : GoodNoise cancellation : GoodSound Leakage: GoodSo overall this is the best in its class producing true sound which any sound mixing/mastering engineer can rely upon.
Music background: Mixing/Mastering
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