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Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones Black

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Affordable monitor headphones great for tracking and mixing.

The ATH-Mx Series headphones are a reliable source for monitoring in home and professional studio environments. Because of the increased demand due to the popularity of the ATH-M50, Audio-Technica refreshed the entire line of these closed-back studio headphones for a redesigned feel. The ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are a great introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line. Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation. An excellent choice for tracking and mixing.

FEATURES
  • 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
  • Convenient single-side cable exit
  • Designed for studio tracking and mixing

Monitor your mix like a pro with the redesigned M-Series.

SPECIFICATIONS
Type
  • Ear coupling: Over ear
  • Operating principle: Closed-back
  • Primary application: Studio monitoring
  • Secondary application: Everday use
Audio
  • Frequency response: 15Hz-20kHz
  • SPL: Not specified
  • Driver size: 40 mm
  • Noise cancelling: Not specified
Other
  • Weight: 6.7 oz.
  • Cable type: Straight
  • Cable Length: 9.8 ft.
  • Connector: 1/8 in. with 1/4 in. adapter
  • Built-in mic: Not specified
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Not specified
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Audio-TechnicaATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Home audio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I wanted

By bourbonman

from Palm Coast, Fl

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Makes My Keyboard Sound

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

    It does what I expected

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good for the price

    By Tremolux66

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Computer Audio

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

      I bought these for my own use for computer-based digital audio/video monitoring and playback, and general computer use. At work we use Sennheiser 280s, which sound better, block outside noise much better, and are sturdier, BUT they weigh more and cost twice as much. This headphone balances decent sound and comfort with a more affordable price (especially when it's my money). The straight cord on these headphones is nice, too; I find that coiled cords tend to get in my way.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good cost-benefit ratio

      By Victor

      from Tempe, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Comes with P2 plug and a P10 adapter
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No spare cushion parts
      • Poor isolation

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Live monitoring

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

      I bought this headphone because I wanted a (not expensive) closed back phone to connect on my mobile when I'll be doing some exercises and also for monitoring rehearsals - usually I use a Westone UM Pro 20 In-Ear Monitors, but sometimes I need to put and take them off several times during rehearsal, and in-ears can hurt your ears.

      It's a good headphone for its price. With this in mind, I'll point some good and bad points. I missed a little bit of low and (mainly) high frequencies, but the medium frequencies are flat and the "phone's sound" sounds reasonably open, which is a good thing. Even being a big monitor for daily use, regular smartphones are able to feed it. The cushions got a little bit hot if you use the phone for a long period. I got a little bit disappointed about its isolation, it could be better.

      If Audio-Technica could improve the cushion and isolation, and include a detachable cable with a long and a short length cable option for the same price, the ATH-M20x would be a best seller without a doubt.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good quality for the price.

      By Jvan

      from Brawley Ca.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

        I am writing this to say that I liked them. I have only had the head phones for a week now, they sound good and fit well. It was worth the money.

         
        5.0

        Great quality Sound

        By Michael C.

        from Greensburg, Kentucky

        About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Recording personell

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer
          • Working
          • Working Out

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

          I use this product when I am recording or mixing or editing music works great.

          • Primary Use:
          • Traveling
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          These things are great and sound wonderful. -1 for comfort.

          By Struce

          from Ohio

          About Me audio engineer, Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • studio monitoring

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

            These things are great for the value. I actually like the long cord because i dont have to connect an extension cable. The only con is that they do get a little uncomfortable around the ear after wearing them for a while.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great headphones for the price

            By Kevin

            from Springfield,Illinois

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Working

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

              Kevin

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good

              By Ky

              from Ny

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                  Good sound, good price.

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice for the money

                  By Therman

                  from Olympia Washington

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    Very good for older tape to digital eq-ing

                     
                    5.0

                    GreT item

                    By Smalls

                    from Maryland

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                    Great item if you are just starting out in the music business. Very clear in sound.

                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this piano

                    By Drummer1

                    from Wichita Falls, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                      Wonderful piano with a small foot print.
                      The sound is great, well made and apealling to the eye.

                       
                      5.0

                      Good quality for the price

                      By XpressB1

                      from San Jacinto CA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Closed-Back Professional Studio Monitor Headphones:

                        I use these studio headphones to help with my mixing and mastering

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