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Audio Technica ATH-M40fs

Extened Frequency Response ATH-M40fs Over Head Studio Headphones

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Audio-Technica's ATH-M40fs offer a flat, extended frequency response for professional studio monitoring. These closed back dynamic precision studio headphones will deliver superior clarity and sound with their large-aperture drivers. Equipped with neodymium magnets for signal transfer efficiency, and 11-foot strain relief cable, these 180 swivel padded headphones are designed for those seeking great monitoring headphones. Its field serviceable features make for easy replacement of cables, earpads and other elements if needed when out in the field. Audio-Technica's ATH-M40fs are superior high-end over the head phones that are a great addition to any professional audio arsenal.

Product Features:
  • Flat, extended frequency response for mixing/monitoring
  • Copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils for lowest mass
  • Field-replaceable cables, drivers and ear pads
  • Closed-back cushioned ear-cup design creates an outstanding seal for maximum isolation
  • Circumaural ear pieces swivel 180 for one-ear monitoring
  • Proprietary 40 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnet systems
  • Adjustable padded headband for comfort during long mixing/recording sessions
  • Sturdy 11-foot strain-relief cable
  • Single-sided cable constructed from litz wire
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 5-28,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 100dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 60 Ohm
  • Cord Length: 11'(3.4 m)
  • Cable Type: OFC litz wire
  • Plug Size: 1/4" (6.3mm)
  • Magnet Material: Neodymium
  • Weight/Mass: 8.8 oz (250g) without cable
  • Speaker Diameter: 1-9/16" (40mm)
  • Max Input Power: 1600mW @ 1kHz
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Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Enclosed-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover
Musical Production / Recording Artists

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

No
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 28,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
100 dB
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
60 Ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Black

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.7
Features
4.0
Design
4.3
Usability
4.7
Delionion

Perry,Iowa

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great sounding

September 17, 2013

I got these headphones to mix, record, and just listen to music. They have a great flat response - no added bass. The fit is good, and comfortable to wear. The only con is they do make my ears hot after a prolonged use.

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Jae

Los Angeles, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
You get what you pay for.

August 16, 2013

PROS -Clean for monitoring sound when I am editing. -Cord is long enough that I can use to monitor audio during production. However, it's usually too long for my purposes so I end up using a twisty tie of some sort to control the length and not have it drag on the ground. CONS -Gets very uncomfortable/hurts the ears very quickly after around 20 minutes. MISC -Had to get an 1/4" to 1/8" adapter to plug into my computer and camera but I knew this before purchasing.

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Luiz

Canada

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Works Perfectly

April 19, 2012

When I received an email from AT asking for me to review the ATHM40fs, I was actually listening to music with them, and listening very clearly, mind you! I'm a beginner at producing, and these certainly serve my purposes, but I am confident that it serves professionals as well. I only wish I would have gotten one with coiled cable, but still, I really shouldn't be complaining.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ATH-M40fs

UPC

042005202003

Weight

1.10lbs

Internal SKU

athm40fs

Internal Product ID

35459

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Audio Technica ATH-M40fs