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Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones

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The Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones have high-performance 40mm drivers and an open-back design that delivers the wide-frequency response and...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great with digital systems!

The Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones have high-performance 40mm drivers and an open-back design that delivers the wide-frequency response and extended dynamic range demanded by digital sources. Bass response is exceptionally smooth and full for a modestly priced headphone. The ATH-M2X has soft leatherette ear pads, adjustable headband, and light weight (4 oz.) for extended comfortable listening. Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz, 11-1/2' cable with mini-plug (1/4" adapter included).


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Audio-TechnicaATH-M2X Stereo Headphones
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I like these headphones!

Just got my kid a set of "Dr. Dre Solo Beats HD", well.... we hooked them up to his iphone - - tried every EQ setting -...Read complete review

Just got my kid a set of "Dr. Dre Solo Beats HD", well.... we hooked them up to his iphone - - tried every EQ setting - they were ok.....then got home and I plugged in my ATH-M2X to my home computer (Logictech THX 2.1 - 200 watts - a good sound card that has bass & treble adjustments).
Well I like the Audio Technica's better, they have a better high end response - the Beats have a more mid to bass response like a 250 EQ. We tried both sets of headphones on the home PC and his iphone with the same song playing each time.
The Beats sound ok, but really save your money and go with the Audio Technica's. (You'll be able to hear the Zildjian Cymbals better).

ATH - M2X = Great product for a killer price....

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Odd fit flimsy

I bought these because of the price; they are not expensive, to be fair. However, they don't fit well, they feel like they are flaring away from my head underneath, rather than...Read complete review

I bought these because of the price; they are not expensive, to be fair. However, they don't fit well, they feel like they are flaring away from my head underneath, rather than fitting snugly. I don't have this issue with other headphones (Bose, Sennheiser, AKG). The sound is okay, but muddy. They are flimsy, but I have yet to find out how durable.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like these headphones!

By Mark Medora

from Eastern Sierra California

Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

Just got my kid a set of "Dr. Dre Solo Beats HD", well.... we hooked them up to his iphone - - tried every EQ setting - they were ok.....then got home and I plugged in my ATH-M2X to my home computer (Logictech THX 2.1 - 200 watts - a good sound card that has bass & treble adjustments).
Well I like the Audio Technica's better, they have a better high end response - the Beats have a more mid to bass response like a 250 EQ. We tried both sets of headphones on the home PC and his iphone with the same song playing each time.
The Beats sound ok, but really save your money and go with the Audio Technica's. (You'll be able to hear the Zildjian Cymbals better).

ATH - M2X = Great product for a killer price....

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Instantly blows all other headphone brands I tried!

By Trenton

from Athens, GA, USA

Pros

  • Casual Listening
  • Film/Video Production
  • Gaming
  • Other
  • Seems durable
  • Simple
  • sounds awesome
  • Studio
  • Travel
  • useful long cord

Cons

  • long cord can interfere

Best Uses

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    As soon as I saw these, and put them on, I was like, they ain't gonna be loud or efficient. But, I was dead wrong! These are everything you asked for in a headphone, durability, practicality, sound stage, fun, loud, clean, and the list goes on. But all in all, I tried all other headphone companies, returning them again and again. This one, on the other hand, is a genuine keeper!

    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
    • Casual listening
    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
    • Intermediate
    • How long have you used this product?:
    • Less than a month
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great headphones!

    By Matthew Wygant

    from San Diego, California

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    These are great over heads for the price. I just bought mine today. They fit great and the sound qualitiy is what I expected from Audio Technica. I'm mainly using them for mixing and mastering songs that I record at my mini home studio. Great sound!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Odd fit flimsy

    By Riggsby

    from Sun Diego, CA

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    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    I bought these because of the price; they are not expensive, to be fair. However, they don't fit well, they feel like they are flaring away from my head underneath, rather than fitting snugly. I don't have this issue with other headphones (Bose, Sennheiser, AKG). The sound is okay, but muddy. They are flimsy, but I have yet to find out how durable.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Sound Great

    By studio

    from Illinois

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    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    Sound great, you are not paying much, but a lot for the cost. I use them for recording and they seem to allow for a nice mix when burnt to a cd. Done expect them to last long, I replace them once a year...usually they can be easily fixed with a soldering iron,but its cheaper to buy new ones. I like 'em, I have been using them for years and all of my studio buddies like them too.They are 100 times better than the crap you get by spending maybe $60 or more. Unless you want to spend hundreds get these. If its too muddy then you are eq'd wrong.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    They sounded better in the package.

    By voxcortboss

    from Cleveland, OH

    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    Over the last 16 years these are probably my 8th pair of headphones in this price range, not bad. I use headphones for a boombox, guitar amp, preamp and with a digital recorder. The ATH M2X's are the worst headphones I have ever owned. The sound quality is similar to a Thomas Edison's. The earsnugs are removable, which is a useful feature thats rare for this price range but the overall quality is subpar for similar headphones. I'm used to $20 headphones and I tried but after awhile I gave up and used my old headphone(<not plural anymore). There are other options in that price range so I would recommend you pick a different brand until Audio Technica can solve any issues.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Heard much better

    By guitar man

    from Lubbock TX

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    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

    I was quite disappointed especially since they wear the name Audio Technica. I expected much better. They don't fit snug at the bottom of the ears and sound quality is poor. High end and clairity is expecially bad. Either spend more or get another brand.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good quality for the price

    By Desertrat12

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • guitar practice

    Cons

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

        Bought these headphones to practice my electric guitar, since they came with a 1/4" connector that plugged into my amp. The sound quality is very precise and handles as much volume as my ears can tolerate.

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        • Other
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        • Intermediate
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        • Over a year
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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Headphones for a Cheap Price

        By pknicks

        from New York, NY, USA

        Pros

        • Casual Listening

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

            The dynamic range and spaciousness of these phones are amazing. I was very surprised to hear how smooth the treble and bass tone was......the cushioning is extra soft, and the price is right! You cannot go wrong with these at this price!

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Casual listening
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            • Casual Listener
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            • Over a year
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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            a purchase I regret

            By steve-mAx05

            from Chicago, IL

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

            This is probably the most disappointing piece of musical equipment I've ever purchased. The sound through the headphones is very muddy due to far to much bass. In addition to using the ATH-M2X headphone with a digital 8 track, I tried them on my cd player. My cheap headphones that came with my discman produced a much more accurate reproduction of the recorded music.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Sound, Low Price

            By Music_Period

            from Fayetteville, North Carolina

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

            The quality of these headphones is surprisingly good, though they are inexpensive. These "cheap" headphones are not by any means "cheap" sounding. Though some people prefer the more expensive versions of everything, if you can deal with not paying under $$ for some headphones, these are a steal.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not up to AT standards

            By soundguy63

            from Graham, NC

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            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

            I feel these phones have poor sound. The bass is muddy and sounds overhyped because of the lack of top end response. The midrange is also very unclear. The phones don't pivot to fit, they only move up and down. I find them uncomfortable.

             
            3.0

            Ok for price - main issue is they don't hold tight enough

            By Lanstrad

            from Montreal, Canada

            About Me Audiophile

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

              Based on reputation of Audio-Technica, i purchased this headset for my wife for use on iPhone and at gym. However, this headphone does not fit tight (even with no movement...) and without holding them tight with your 2 hands for holding in place without slipping, but also for optimal sound, frequencies and cut on environmental noise, you can't really enjoy these headphones. That being said, that may depend on head shapes, but at least 3 of us had same issues here...

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              yes is a good product and a good price.

              By Pancho

              from Manhattan, New York.

              About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

              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

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

                I said is a good product and a good price.

                • Primary Use:
                • Traveling
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                woooo sweet headphones bro woooooooo

                By BigDaddyHuggyBooBoo

                from Kalamazoo, MI

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                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

                The long cord is a necessity for recording, but I stepped on the first cord so much I destroyed the wire. So I bought two more pairs of these because I like them. Comes with an adapter too. I play both drums and guitar and I need to move around while recording.

                 
                5.0

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                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M2X Stereo Headphones:

                This is a wonderful piece of equipment for all of your musical needs, The cord is so long. It's awesome. Im only 13 but even i can see that this a quality item. It is very affordable, which is nice for the average musician. Everybody go buy these audio-technica headphones! Rock on.

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