51points

Audio-Technica ATH-M30

65points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Audio-Technica ATH-M30
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Audio-Technica ATH-M30 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M30 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M40x?

  • 40g lighter
    200gvs240g

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M40x better than Audio-Technica ATH-M30?

  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
    35 Ohmsvs65 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a coiled cord

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

200g

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

24000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

15Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

100dB/mW

98dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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