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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones  

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    Accurate, uncolored sound.

    Audio-Technica ATH-M20 closed-back headphones feature 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils for exceptional clarity, rich bass, and extended high-frequency response. The circumaural, closed-back design on these Audio-Technica headphones ensure superior isolation. Lightweight with an adjustable cushioned headband for maximum comfort. 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo connector and snap-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter. 10' coiled cable with left-side entry.

    Features
    • 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets
    • Copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
    • Exceptional clarity, rich bass, and extended high-frequency response
    • Circumaural, closed-back design ensures superior isolation

    To record, mix, and master right, you gotta hear it right. Your affordable solution has arrived! Order today.

     

    ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones Specifications:

    • Operation Closed-back Impedance: 40 ohms Maximum Input Power: 1,200mW at 1kHz
    • Weight (less cable): 7.1 oz. (230 g)
    • Frequency Response: 30-20,000Hz
    • Sensitivity (1mW): 98dB
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    Audio-TechnicaATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones
     
    3.5

    (based on 18 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good inexpensive headphones

    I've been using these to record and mix with. Great value. These are not the loudest headphones, so if you need a lot of volume, these may not be for you. The...Read complete review

    I've been using these to record and mix with. Great value. These are not the loudest headphones, so if you need a lot of volume, these may not be for you. The mids are a little weak, but the clarity is awesome. They are comfortable and lightweight. It takes some getting used to before getting good mixes with them, but it can be done. Best inexpensive headphones I have owned.

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    Fair

    If you NEED to hear stuff, they work. The sound quality is not that good at all. Muffled. Don't expect the "closed can" to cut any noise out. They...Read complete review

    If you NEED to hear stuff, they work. The sound quality is not that good at all. Muffled. Don't expect the "closed can" to cut any noise out. They don't. In fact, and I'm NOT kidding, I can hear ambient room noise, BETTER with them on than with them off. Speech comes right through them I've had mine for about a year now, and they have held together and are pretty comfortable. I keep seeing people commenting on headphones saying "Don't use these for mixing." Well, Duh. Don't use HEADPHONES for mixing! That's what flat response monitors are for! I use mine as cheap monitor in a high quality home studio, only when I need to mic, because I don't have an isolation booth. They work fine for it, but if you would rather better sound quality while recording, I'd recommend looking at something else. I have a fifty dollar Sony set bought at Kmart with much better sound quality. These are "okay," but better phones are out there for the same price. I only have mine because they came with a Zoom recorder.

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    4.0

    Good for the Money

    By Johno

    from Leon, WV

    About Me Audiophile, Home Musician Recordist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Home Recording
      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

      I have been using the M10 model for some time. When it disappeared, I tried one of these M20's. They are more comfortable to wear, and have the same quiet, isolated sound of the M10's. I am quite satisfied.

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      5.0

      Good inexpensive headphones

      By Reviewer1313

      from Seattle

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        I've been using these to record and mix with. Great value. These are not the loudest headphones, so if you need a lot of volume, these may not be for you. The mids are a little weak, but the clarity is awesome. They are comfortable and lightweight. It takes some getting used to before getting good mixes with them, but it can be done. Best inexpensive headphones I have owned.

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        5.0

        Good Phones

        By dustin wilson

        from Vancouver, WA

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        I got these as part of a bundle. I really didn't expect much after reading all the mediocre reviews and ended up being plesantly surprised. They sound great. At first I heard static when playing my guitar, but I noticed the same static came through my speakers after playing back my recording and what I was hearing was clipping. Some I/O adjustments and they are clear as day. They're not high dollar headphones, but they are sturdy, have a nice long cable and a good clear sound when used as monitors for playing guitar. They very acurately sound the same as my rig aloud, my recordings through my home system and the stereo in my car. May not be good enough for an audiophile, but if you want an affordable set of headphones that feel and sound good, these will do the trick just fine.

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        4.0

        Good...

        By That_guy7

        from Canada

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        These are good headphones but are very average. Whenever I use them with my guitar and amp there is some static, if your just using them to listen to music or other stuff then they're awesome. Also on a side note they won't stay on head that well if you lean forward to adjust your pedals.

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        3.0

        Fair

        By Chris-HFh38

        from New England

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        If you NEED to hear stuff, they work. The sound quality is not that good at all. Muffled. Don't expect the "closed can" to cut any noise out. They don't. In fact, and I'm NOT kidding, I can hear ambient room noise, BETTER with them on than with them off. Speech comes right through them I've had mine for about a year now, and they have held together and are pretty comfortable. I keep seeing people commenting on headphones saying "Don't use these for mixing." Well, Duh. Don't use HEADPHONES for mixing! That's what flat response monitors are for! I use mine as cheap monitor in a high quality home studio, only when I need to mic, because I don't have an isolation booth. They work fine for it, but if you would rather better sound quality while recording, I'd recommend looking at something else. I have a fifty dollar Sony set bought at Kmart with much better sound quality. These are "okay," but better phones are out there for the same price. I only have mine because they came with a Zoom recorder.

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        2.0

        not really that good

        By Jon-AmjNs

        from College Station, TX

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        If you want a cheap pair of cans, go for the M2x instead, they have much much better bass response and the cable is like a mile long. The only thing wrong with them is they are on-ear and not over-ear. Seriously, they sound way better. If you want quality, go for the M40s or M50s.The M20s are a weird compromise between the two and I don't recommend them at all.

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        3.0

        Nothing to brag about

        By Collisc

        from Bellingham, Wash.

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        I got a pair of these for free as a promotional gift. The isolation really isn't bad -- I actually use them for overdubs quite a bit, and they can handle a decent amount of volume. But the sound quality is pretty poor. Even compared to the Sony headphones I bought from Kmart years ago.If you want something cheap for doing some overdubs, these might not be a bad pick. But stay away from them if you plan to do any mixing because they do not sound good. I wouldn't even recommend them for casual listening if you care about audio quality.

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        4.0

        great consumer headphones. NOT pro level.

        By Alias-QfZgl

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        VERY comfortable. Curly cord. Great looks. Solid build.First off, I am a recording engineer and I will NEVER use these headphones for mixing or any type of critical listening. However, they are amazingly comfortable and inexpensive so I recommend them to anyone who wants an extra set of cans. I mostly use them for watching movies or youtube on my laptop. The only time use them in the studio is for the artist to hear themselves for overdubs. I have a separate set of headphones for critical listening. These just came with a package deal so I tried them out and absolutely love them.

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        3.0

        They don't sound that great

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        Got these headphones as part of a package. They sound very poor in comparison to my Sennheiser HD202s. I have to admit, they are super comfortable although. But for the price, I would pick the Sennheisers instead.

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        2.0

        Inconsistent manufacturing?

        By SR-3DE5H

        from Citrus Heights, CA

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Closed-Back Headphones:

        Reading the reviews on these and comparing my own experience... I wonder if any two pairs of these even sound the same. Some people say they completely lack highs. Some say they are too "tinny" and lack lows and low-mids. In my experience, these headphones are horribly dull-sounding. They sound as if a blanket is thrown over them. I can't imagine that anyone would get the impression that these are "tinny" unless their pair is different from mine. My advice... stay away. The Sennheiser HD 212Pro headphones sound far, far better, are consistent, and only cost a little more.

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