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Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones  

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        Highly affordable closed-back studio headphones in a lightweight design with cushioned earcups.

        Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Professional Monitor Headphones deliver exceptional clarity and natural frequency response that make them ideal for professional mixing and monitoring. The ATH-M10 headphones' comfortable lightweight design and closed-back around-the-ear cups provide acoustic isolation and long-wearing comfort.

        Features

        • Closed-back circumaural cushioned earcup design provides maximum isolation
        • Clear, accurate response for mixing and monitoring
        • 40mm drivers for a natural, balanced frequency response
        • Dual-sided straight cable terminates to mini-plug with snap-on 1/4" adapter
        • Adjustable headband for long-wearing comfort

        Comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective, the ATH-M10 is a wise choice for your ears and budget.

         

        ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones Specifications:

        • Type: closed-back dynamic
        • Driver diameter: 40mm
        • Frequency response: 30-20,000Hz
        • Maximum input Power: 500 mW at 1kHz
        • Sensitivity: 100dB
        • Impedance: 40Ω
        • Weight: 210g (7.4oz.), without cable
        • Cable: 3.0m (10')
        • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug
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        Audio-TechnicaATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones
         
        4.2

        (based on 10 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (6)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (2)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (1)

        • 2 Stars

           

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great for phone mixing

        The lack of emphasized bass is what sold me on these. The first time I listened through them, to a commercial mix, I was surprized at how much different they sounded to what...Read complete review

        The lack of emphasized bass is what sold me on these. The first time I listened through them, to a commercial mix, I was surprized at how much different they sounded to what I was used to (Sony phones with bass enhancement). I knew I needed some flatter-response phones, and was turned on to these through a friend. For the price, my mixes sound worlds better than before. I don't have to worry (as much) that the bass will sound great in the phones, and be practically non-existant on someone's home stereo system, or a set of monitors. Love them for the price.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Should Have Paid More Attention...

        Totally wasted my money on these. Adjusted down to the smallest size, they still slipped down off my ears. After an hour of readjusting them every few minutes, I decided to return...Read complete review

        Totally wasted my money on these. Adjusted down to the smallest size, they still slipped down off my ears. After an hour of readjusting them every few minutes, I decided to return them. Of course, within minutes of making that decision, they slid off of my couch arm, and now on earpiece is completely snapped. I ran out to grab another set that retails for $10 less. I should have done that in thefirst place!
        There is better quality out there @ the same price. They're broken already! Plus, I can't imagine the head that these are sized for.
        Plastic headband broke after a 2 foot fall onto a carpeted floor.
        I bought a (on sale) pair by Sony- the sound quality is better and the phones seem sturdier.

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        5.0

        Great headphones for the price!

        By banjoman93

        from Ohio

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          I have been using these headphones heavily since I got them and so far they haven't disappointed me yet. They work great for home recording studios, events, laptops, etc. They also come with an adapter that allows it to be placed into a larger inputs. There is a slight buzz when nothing is playing through the speakers but once it starts, the buzz clears up. So far, these were definately work the investment.

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          3.0

          sort of ok

          By stormy monday

          from on the boat in florida

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          These headphones are ok. I just think the sound level is to muted for my tastes.

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          4.0

          closed back headphones

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          For the price these headphones fit my budget perfectly. They sound really good and cup the ear very well. My only complaint is the headband. Its adjustment feature is very loose. It can fall out of adjustment easily. Also, the band is large on the smallest setting. If you have a small head, you might want something else.
          it is what it is. headphones.
          seems fine. we'll see
          great

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          has a better sound than I expected

          By Craig W

          from Kansas City, MO

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          I am very pleased because these headphones exceeded my expectations. I use them in my home studio.
          These headphones are comfortable and cancel out other sound well. I use them in my basement jam room, home studio.
          They have a better sound than I expected, as I have previously owned headphones in this price range. I have not had any quality issues, but have only owned them a short time.
          I shopped thoroughly through the options before buying these headphones. I was hoping that I could pick a quality pair without actually hearing them first. I must have been lucky or smart (its lucky, trust me) because they sound better than others I have owned in this price range.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Should Have Paid More Attention...

          By Gloria Torain

          from San Diego, CA

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          Totally wasted my money on these. Adjusted down to the smallest size, they still slipped down off my ears. After an hour of readjusting them every few minutes, I decided to return them. Of course, within minutes of making that decision, they slid off of my couch arm, and now on earpiece is completely snapped. I ran out to grab another set that retails for $10 less. I should have done that in thefirst place!
          There is better quality out there @ the same price. They're broken already! Plus, I can't imagine the head that these are sized for.
          Plastic headband broke after a 2 foot fall onto a carpeted floor.
          I bought a (on sale) pair by Sony- the sound quality is better and the phones seem sturdier.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for phone mixing

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          The lack of emphasized bass is what sold me on these. The first time I listened through them, to a commercial mix, I was surprized at how much different they sounded to what I was used to (Sony phones with bass enhancement). I knew I needed some flatter-response phones, and was turned on to these through a friend. For the price, my mixes sound worlds better than before. I don't have to worry (as much) that the bass will sound great in the phones, and be practically non-existant on someone's home stereo system, or a set of monitors. Love them for the price.

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          5.0

          They are great, but not for everything

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          For the price, hell yeah, these headphones are great. They're very simple so you don't need to worry about breaking anything. They're just good, solid headphones. Sound-wise, I have mixed feelings about it. Some guy wrote a review here that said these headphones have no low end and let me say he is RIGHT. I listened to music on my iPod and the loss of bass was very obvious. I messed around with all EQ settings on my iPod (including Treble reducer, Hip Hop, Bass Booster) and not much changed. If you want that pumpin, booming bass, don't get these. However, the midrange on these headphones are pretty good. Treble good as well, but treble is something most headphones get right anyway. Perfectly fine to casual usage, but if you want some good, studio headphones (for recording, mixing, ... basically anything) I don't think you should get these. Hell, my crappy Sony in-ear headphones are better for recording, because of the low end it has.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oustanding budget friendly headphone

          By bluesmanwithastrat

          from Marceline, MO

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          I ordered these headphones 2 days ago, and received them ahead of schedule. I plugged them into an acer apsire 5610 laptop, listened to youtube SRV Lenny, Riviera Paradise, some Clapton HQ stuff, and then some of my own recordings made with Cakewalk Pro Audio 9. I think the sound reproduction is great. With the laptop, I have not distorted these headphones as of yet. I have a bad left ear from loud rifles (like there are any quiet ones), and I'm actually able to hear the sound in the left with these headphones.I have owned many headphones, budget friendly, over the years As well, I had great pair of Tascam Studio Headphones from 1994, that were not cheap. The suffered the fate of a 3yr old not being watched. So far, these headphones seem on par with my old trusty Tascam's, if not better in bass and mid reprodution.I'm waiting for my new Fender Mustang III amp, to give her the full test. I bought these headphones to use with that amp, and my home studio for silent practice when the kids are sleeping.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ArtRiGhT

          By ArtRiGhT

          from Ottawa Canada

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          1: Take a quick look at the specs and the build and these headphones definitely cover the bill. 2: They are very comfortable. exceptionally clean bottom end3: Well focused midrange and liquid smooth top end. You definitely know where the instruments are. In today's music of metal and hard rock I really don't think that one of the paramount conditions of the metal music is to justify the location of the drummer's bass foot pedal as associated with the hit hat, if you follow my drift. You can however feel where the singer is compared to the jazz pianist and the location of the two if not three microphones their using to produce a visual reference of how the room was set up for the recording of the disc.4: The top end is where these headphones really excel. They are not harsh nor do they make your hands clammy and sweaty to the touch because you feel your having a freight train brake at 90 miles per hour on a rusted track sprayed with WD-40, for effect. 5: These headphones do fit into the category of "studio quality" due ti the fact they are so well focused in the mid-range field. Plus at these prices you'd be a fool to not to buy them.6: "Studio" is a term that is so loosely used today and these headphones do fit into that category.7: Now someone who writes a review based on the fact that they have heard about is as accurate as a Irish Terrier having a bowel movement from the Space Shuttle and aiming it towards John Boehner's home. (hope you get my drift)8: I like them, the price is good, it well packaged and they sound terrific for the coin you have to shell out.9: Hope that sums it up and BTW they do the job.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Okay for reference. Not much else.

          By Jared

          from San Francisco, CA

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M10 Closed Back Studio Headphones:

          Got these so my drummer could hear guitars while recording. They work great for that. Handle loud volume well, with clear output. Mids are full and sweet.Problem is they have zero low-end. I mix through monitors but wouldn't even consider trying to mix with these. Not even just a little. No low end. Because of that, they're not even good for just listening to your music collection.But, if you want a comfy pair of studio phones, they do the trick. Super long cord too.

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