42points
28points

Audio-Technica ATH-M30

50points
43points

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

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

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

  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    100dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • 40g lighter
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    200gvs240g
  • 0.4m longer cable
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    3.4mvs3m

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

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

Audio-Technica ATH-M30

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$119.99

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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

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$94.00
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$99.00

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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
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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

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
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Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.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.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

24000Hz

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

65 Ohms

35 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M30
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.

Connectivity

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

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