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Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones

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The Musicians Gear MG40 Stereo Headphones feature a lightweight and comfortable design. These full-frequency headphones collapse for easy transport a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Headphones for everyday use.

The Musicians Gear MG40 Stereo Headphones feature a lightweight and comfortable design. These full-frequency headphones collapse for easy transport and storage. The MG40 headphones are fully adjustable and have an attached 8' cable with a 3.5 mm stereo jack. A 1/4" stereo adapter is included.

FEATURES
Type
  • Ear coupling: Over-ear (circumaural)
  • Primary application: Studio monitor
  • Secondary application: General listening
  • Operating principle: Closed
Audio
  • Frequency response (TX): 18Hz - 20kHz
  • SPL: 102dB
  • Driver diameter: 40mm
  • THD: < .5 %
  • Noise cancelling: No
Comfort
  • Weight: 7-1/8 oz.
Cable
  • Style: Straight
  • Length: 9.85'. (3m)
  • Connector: 3.5mm with adaptor
  • Built-in mic: No

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Musician's GearMG40 Headphones
 
3.9

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (59)
  • Comfortable (55)
  • Good value (54)
  • Compact (50)
  • Great sound (34)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (21)
  • Poor value (9)
  • Poor sound (6)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Falls off/out of ear (3)

Best Uses

  • Home audio (40)
  • Music (39)
  • With my computer (37)
  • Portable devices (28)
  • Relaxing (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (27), Audiophile (21), Traveler (9), Musician (5), School (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (32), Travel (5), Working out (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent general listening/budget monitor

I got these free with an Impulse controller. They're pretty good budget phones. I have a sony pair that were the same price that I never touch now! The MG40's just fit...Read complete review

I got these free with an Impulse controller. They're pretty good budget phones. I have a sony pair that were the same price that I never touch now! The MG40's just fit so much better.

They fold up to save space when not in use and this feature is both good and bad. Good because they store easily. Bad because when hanging around the neck (I frequently do this when I'm recording) the hinge in the headband will grab and pull the hairs on my neck!

The speakers both flip around 180deg for easy one-ear monitoring which is nice. Also, the cord is quite long for plenty of freedom...(also kind of good/bad cause i'd run it over with my chair until I started being more mindful of it.)

Overall They're good and worth the asking price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

work alright for me

I think for the price the head phone will work just fine. the 8' cord is a plus. it seem that they could be a little better made. I used these for playing...Read complete review

I think for the price the head phone will work just fine. the 8' cord is a plus. it seem that they could be a little better made. I used these for playing guitar late at night and my cds and they work great for that and the fact that they come with the 1/8 plug with 1/4 adaptor plug is one of the thing I like, allowing the head phone to be more adaptable for more option.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They work

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

    Bought for my son that can't stop watching videos and playing games on his computer. We have had them for over a month, no issues. Sound good and he likes them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    work alright for me

    By fishmark1

    from south houston

    About Me Gear Head

    See all my reviews

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Good sound
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling

    Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

    I think for the price the head phone will work just fine. the 8' cord is a plus. it seem that they could be a little better made. I used these for playing guitar late at night and my cds and they work great for that and the fact that they come with the 1/8 plug with 1/4 adaptor plug is one of the thing I like, allowing the head phone to be more adaptable for more option.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent general listening/budget monitor

    By Mofoya

    from Tx

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

    I got these free with an Impulse controller. They're pretty good budget phones. I have a sony pair that were the same price that I never touch now! The MG40's just fit so much better.

    They fold up to save space when not in use and this feature is both good and bad. Good because they store easily. Bad because when hanging around the neck (I frequently do this when I'm recording) the hinge in the headband will grab and pull the hairs on my neck!

    The speakers both flip around 180deg for easy one-ear monitoring which is nice. Also, the cord is quite long for plenty of freedom...(also kind of good/bad cause i'd run it over with my chair until I started being more mindful of it.)

    Overall They're good and worth the asking price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    well worth the price

    By mick

    from pa

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

      great deal of the day

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good value and good sound....................

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

        I purchased these to replace a pair of inexpensive Sony headphones which had broken several times. I can't comment on the durability of these yet as I haven't had them long but the appear to be built a bit better.

        I use them for general listening of music tracks and videos. Soundwise they're very comparable to the Sony they replaced and for my needs that's all I was after. For the price I'm quite pleased with them.

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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great sound

        By Jim G

        from South Carolina

        About Me Amateur Recording, Experienced Musician

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

        The headset came with the purchase of an Allen & Heath ZED-10FX 10-Channel USB Mixer with Effects. The sound quality is great. My only criticism is that the headphones are not all that sturdy. I accidentally dropped them on the floor and they came apart in several pieces. However, the good news it that they didn't break, but could be easily snapped back together.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product despite budget pricetag

        By coop2

        from Eau Claire WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

            Ordered this for my mother, an audio book addict. She loves the sound quality and extra long cord allows her to move about without removing the headphones. So much pleasure for so little $$.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Suprisingly good

            By Dhub

            from NM

            About Me Gear Head

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

            I own 10 or so sets of headphones. For the money these are pretty impressive. They fold up small for travel but probably wouldn't last long being stuffed into packs. They seem a bit delicate in construction and have a thin cord. The sound is pretty decent and they are very comfortable, for me anyway, everyone's head is shaped different. I've been trying them out in my home studio and I can wear them for over an hour without noticing any discomfort. If I see them on sale again I'd probably get another set.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic Value

            By Blueridge

            from Virginia

            About Me Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • With My Computer
              • Working Out

              Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

              For the price, these are an outstanding value. They are somewhat cheaply made and are by no means audiophile quality, but they sound good enough for working out with music and with proper care, I suspect I will get a few years use from them.

              • Primary Use:
              • Working out
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great pillow headphones!

              By leo

              from nashville

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about MG40 Headphones:

              mg40 headphones were easy to use, lightweight and compact. the headphones have good frequency response to them( they sound good) mostly i like to wear them in bed while on the internet and the cup pads not hurt my ears resting on my pillows, which is a big plus. i recommend them to anyone. great price to top it off! thanks.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good headphones for the price

              Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

              I like these headphones mostly because they are light weight and comfortable for listening to music on my laptop and guitar amplifiers. Not the most durable having thin wires that can easily break if pulled hard but for the price they are a great value.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Seem to work good so far.

              By Guitpicker4me

              from Clifton Park NY

              About Me Audiophile

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • The cord is kind of flimsy

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

              Good for using in home studio.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good sound

              By Johnny Neo

              from Columbus, GA

              About Me Audiophile, Caregiver For Elderly, Late night TV watcher

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing

                Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                I not only use this headset with my music at night, but I also have plugged it in to the audio of my TV so that I can watch TV at night without having to keep the volume low so the sleeping/resting elderly person is not disturbed at night. I love it!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By slo-blu

                from VA

                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                See all my reviews

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                  Great value, great quality, and great price on the SDOTD.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Good sound for SDOTD prices but lacking in durability

                  By BXR

                  from Moscow, VA

                  About Me Gear Head

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                    Actually quite nice for a cheap headset used for gaming -- with one major caveat. BOTH sides broke with casual usage (likely including a few drops 2.5'(?) to a wood floor). Had to drill the plastic on both sides and insert metal pivots to still use them. So perhaps 3.5 stars overall, since their is functional repairability (so far) for the defaults.

                    Would certainly not use them for mixing. I'm not hearing any major coloration but I suspect there are likely some frequencies with levels that are too low dB (likely somewhere in the lower mids).

                    I would buy them again if the SDOTD price was about half -- now that I know what to expect -- but just for use in a limited range of applications.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Good

                    By Spasetrucker

                    from MO

                    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                      Great value if you're not rich.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      Great Price, average sound

                      By Dr. Samurai

                      from Bradenton, FL

                      About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

                      See all my reviews

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                        I've been looking for a pair of non-over-ear headphones to wear at the office. I don't like over-ear headphones at work where I can't hear if people are asking me something. These were a great price point so i figured I'd give them a try. They do the job, but the headphones they are replacing were a bit more expensive and did have better sound. The mids are a bit lacking I'd say and not enough clarity in the high end to make them worthy of 5 stars. But I know I'm asking a lot for a product in this price range. Don't look for Dr. Dre Beats Wireless quality, but if you need something inexpensive, these serve their purpose well enough.

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

                        Very nice would tell my buds to get them!

                        By Straper

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • Cord Too Short

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                        Use them to play with my practice amp

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        3.0

                        Ok For Studio Use

                        By Taylor Guy

                        from East Coast

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head, Musician

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Midrange Rich

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices
                        • Studio Use
                        • Working Out
                        • Yard Work

                        Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                        These headphones are lightweight and inexpensive. If you're looking for something to use with other musicians in the studio and you're afraid to hand out your expensive headphones, these are the ones to get. The MG40 headphones don't have the best sound quality - but what do you expect for the low price? I have a home studio and noticed they produce a lot of midrange energy, which means you probably don't want to use them for critical mixing/mastering efforts. The headband isn't padded, so if you're used to a pad against your head, these may not offer the best comfort. This model would also be appropriate for use out in the yard.
                        As long as you understand these aren't top of the line headphones, they aren't a bad deal.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        Not what I expected, and terrible return policy

                        By Eric

                        from Wilmington NC

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction
                          • Poor Sound
                          • Poor Value
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Musician's Gear MG40 Headphones:

                            These were listed under the 'studio' headphones and clearly not. I purchased at Muscians friend as they advertise 'hassle free' returns, thinking I could get a better look at them in person and return if I didn't like. However, they way over charge you for the 'free shipping' on returns plus the cost to re-ship ended up being 3/4 of the original product cost! I would not order from MF again, unless I knew it was a product I wanted as returns are expensive!!! Not 'hassle free' at all!!!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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