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Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones  

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Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones are closed-back dynamic stereo headphones that deliver exceptional clarity. The ATH-M30 headph...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Sonic accuracy for mixing plus high power handling for tracking sessions.

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones are closed-back dynamic stereo headphones that deliver exceptional clarity. The ATH-M30 headphones have 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils. Insulated earcups provide superior isolation while the adjustable cushioned headband keeps your head in comfort. 11' ultra-flexible litz wire cable. Gold-plated stereo 1/8" connector with strain-relief spring and professional screw-on 1/4" adapter. Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones give you 20-20,000Hz frequency response.

FEATURES
  • Closed-back dynamic stereo headphones
  • 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets
  • Insulated ear cups for superior isolation
  • Adjustable cushioned headband
  • Sturdy, ultra-flexible litz wire 11' cable
  • Gold-plated stereo 1/8" connector with strain-relief spring

You've got a lot invested in your monitors, but you rely on your phones just as much. Make 'em good ones. Order now.

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Audio-TechnicaATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones
 
4.5

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (22)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Durable (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (19)
    • Amateur recording (14)
    • Professional recording (10)
    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent headphones

    I don't usually write reviews, but the reviews I read on these headphones really helped me decide on these cans over a few other ATH models and I wanted to contribute to the stream...Read complete review

    I don't usually write reviews, but the reviews I read on these headphones really helped me decide on these cans over a few other ATH models and I wanted to contribute to the stream and help others with their purchases.

    These headphones sound awesome. Excellent response and a full range of frequencies. I prefer the ATH-M40fs for mixing as they are a bit drier and a bit more accurate. The bass response on the M30s is awesome, but a little bumped up for mixing accurately. The M40fs are a bit flatter, and worth extra 20 if that's what you are looking for.

    Other than that, these headphones sound amazing and are excellent for tracking (which is what I bought them for) as well as listening to music or anything else. They sound so much better than I thought they would. Very, very pleased.

    Thanks to all who reviewed this item prior to my purchasing them - you saved me a lot of headache going through others. : )

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible

    Well, seeing as I got these free with something else I ordered on here, I can't say that I really lost too much. I've used these a few times only when I've absolutely...Read complete review

    Well, seeing as I got these free with something else I ordered on here, I can't say that I really lost too much. I've used these a few times only when I've absolutely needed a pair of headphones and all I can say is that they in no way accurately reproduce the sounds they are supposed to. Pretty much the only intelligble frequencies are stuff in the midrange; little to no high end and only very boxy bass. And, for the price, they really aren't that great a value. Dish out a little over one hundred bucks and you can have a great set of headphones (the Sennheiser HD 280). My suggestion: if you're trying to find a good set of studio phones, look elsewhere.

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    5.0

    Great value. Good sound.

    By Yesterday's Wine

    from Southeastern KY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

      Great value for the money. Using in my home studio. Won't mix with them but great for recording.

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      5.0

      Great for listening and tracking

      By Bings

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blocks Out A Lot Of Noise
      • Clear Sound
      • Comfy
      • Great Feel For Tracking
      • Great sounding
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Neutral Sounding

      Best Uses

      • Music listening
      • Tracking

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

      These headphones are super comfy and give me a great sound in my ears for listening to music or just getting into stuff for recording sessions. You need this sound in your ears to motivate you to play your best. I also use them at work to drown out the people around me quite successfully.

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      5.0

      great buy for the price

      By Dominique

      from Louisiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

        Great sound quality, light, comfortable for an unbeatable price. Very satisfied so far. Will findout on durability as time goes on.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        not good

        By melhadden

        from waterford, ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

        worst pair of headphones I ever put on my head. do not buy

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        5.0

        Superb Sound!

        By OKen

        from Gainesville VA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

          Grand Set. Crisp clear sound, great reference output.

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          5.0

          For console gaming

          By Rebtor88

          from OKC

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

              I bought these to use while playing xbox. I had some cheap uncomfortable headphones so I decided to upgrade. So far these are fantastic. The sound while playing is great. I wear these more than listening through the speakers. The pads are comfortable so far for extended gaming sessions.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent headphones

              By G

              from NY NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

                I don't usually write reviews, but the reviews I read on these headphones really helped me decide on these cans over a few other ATH models and I wanted to contribute to the stream and help others with their purchases.

                These headphones sound awesome. Excellent response and a full range of frequencies. I prefer the ATH-M40fs for mixing as they are a bit drier and a bit more accurate. The bass response on the M30s is awesome, but a little bumped up for mixing accurately. The M40fs are a bit flatter, and worth extra 20 if that's what you are looking for.

                Other than that, these headphones sound amazing and are excellent for tracking (which is what I bought them for) as well as listening to music or anything else. They sound so much better than I thought they would. Very, very pleased.

                Thanks to all who reviewed this item prior to my purchasing them - you saved me a lot of headache going through others. : )

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Big Bang for the buck

                By sgmeadows

                from Tallahassee,Fl.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

                  A great value for the money.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Much better than ATH-M45

                  By Rufus

                  from Mississippi

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

                    I originally bought the Audio Technica M45, assuming they'd be a step closer to the almighty M50. They sounded terribly thin and flat. Perhaps there is a professional studio application for that - like hearing how your mix sounds in the worst case playback scenario.

                    So I exchanged them for the M30, and am now a satisfied customer. The M30 delivers plenty of dynamic range with distinct sound separation. The bass is not gratuitously pumped up - but it is definitely there.

                    At MSRP, I'm sure you could find more/better options. But with Musician's Friend pricing, the M30 is hard to beat.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AT Headphones

                    By MattyG

                    from Millville, NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Monitor Headphones:

                      Sound great, nice and clear, no loss in any of the frequencies. We use them in a live church worship setting. Cord is plenty long enough to walk between our mixing console and recording equipment.

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