Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Closed Back Dynamic Stereo Monitor Headphones
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- Exceptional clarity and sonic accuracy for mixing
- High power handling for tracking sessions
- Circumaural design ensures superior isolation
- 40 mm diameter drivers, neodymium magnets and ccaw voice coils
- Adjustable cushioned headband and lightweight design for maximum comfort
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A perfect choice for project studio engineers, home recordists and recording musicians, Audio-Technica’s ATH-M30 dynamic stereo headphones offer the highest level of sonic accuracy in a design engineered to provide maximum comfort for hours of listening. The headphones' low-profile, closed-back design provides exceptional clarity and superior isolation in high-volume listening situations. Features include: neodymium magnet structure; lightweight, adjustable cushioned headband; gold-plated stereo 1/8" (3.5 mm) connector with strain relief and screw-on ¼" (6.3 mm) adapter; ultra-flexible 11' cable with single-side exit.
Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Circumaural Closed-Back Stereo Professional Headphone
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I've been holding off writing review for a few months because I wanted to give them a good testing period to see what they were like to live with, and I can report that I'm still as happy with them now as I was when they arrived.
I've used them as monitor headphones within my video editing set up in a studio environment and out on location during video production. But I'm also using them as my casual headphones for listing to my music and online videos.
The set has a decent cable length long enough to allow me movement when working, but also short enough not to become too much of a hindrance when using them casually. The cable feels quality too, nice and thick and terminated in a pleasingly heavy metal jack plug, gold plated of course.
I'm no audiophile, but I know there a many reviews online describing the precise details of the head phones sound quality, all I can say is that the detail and depth of the sound produced by these far surpasses anything else I own. I would also like to highlight the isolating qualities of these headphones, ok they're not as effective as Beyer headsets that I've used, but for the price and portability, these certainly hold their corner.
I have read other people's concerns about the protruding wires above the ear cups that connect across the head band, however unless you're planning to drag them through something similar to a thorn bush, I fail to see how they could be damaged in regular use, mine have been shoved and crammed into many bags and have suffered no ill effects.
In conclusion, quality, comfortable, reliable and affordable.
So how about the sound? Rich thick bass, detailed mid and treble. Great for rock, dance, trance, jazz, classical or whatever is your fancy. Makes listening a joy, very happy with them.
Suitable for studio/mixing work? Not for me.: not enough isolation from the room, not a flat enough response, not enough low end bass. That's not to say they are useless in this capacity, just not quite what you need.
Should I have spent more/less? For £50 ish they are neither expensive or cheap. I don't think I would spend any less and for use every day at work I wouldn't want to spend more. Spot on.
Comfort can be subjective. I say this because they compress your ears, which is great for sound isolation but can be quite unpleasant if you have big ears. In that case i would recommend something more open in terms of design like the Sennheiser HD 518.
Sound quality is simply amazing. You can clearly hear every instrument separately. Highs and mids are splendid. Bass is strong but you can only hear it, not feel it. It won't make your ears vibrate or anything like that. Still, it will make you hear new sounds in your favourite songs. Even songs like dubstep, it's a pleasure to hear in these headphones cause, unlike most headphones, voice is clear and vivid and so is the bass.
If you like music as much as i do, these headphones will be just the beginning. You will be so satisfied that eventually you will be wanting to escalate the sound quality and jump to new headphones like the ATH-M50.
Amazing headphones to start in the world of true sound quality.
They look good too!
The only issue I have is that I cannot use them for too long, because they start to hurt my ears. I am not sure if this is too do with the way my head is formed, but if I use them for more than three hours continuously, my ears start to hurt. A quick fix is to remove them for half an hour or so, then I can listen to them for another three hours (approximately).
In addition, the spring that is on the cord at the end (where the 3.5mm headphone jack is) has come off my pair, due to it being a bit weakly attached I think.
But really, these are really minor issues, so I have no issue recommending these to anyone. I really don't think there is anything better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
nice and comfortable if you have a small head and most headphones are too big and dont sit well..Published 7 months ago by Estevao
Great quality audio.
Only complaint is that these headphones are over-ear to keep out noise, but they still feel like on-ear headphones.
Great headphones at a reasonable price, far better sound quality than I've previously experienced. Fairly durable - it's more worthwhile getting one of these than ten inferior... Read morePublished 14 months ago by D O
Brilliant headphones and great value thanks. The long lead is just what I needed as well.Published 15 months ago by Mr T D Price
I bought it from right here about 4 years ago and it is unbelievable how durable it is.. despite the fact that i dont even handle it with care.. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alen
I bought this product a year ago and it's still going strong, the headphones itself are extremely loud and being hard of hearing really helped in that regard the only thing I would... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Velerious
Perfect. Exactly what i was looking for and rapid delivery as promised!Published 19 months ago by thomas j cheater
Not the best headphones I've had in this price range, but work well for my application of keyboard practice.
The long lead is a bonus for me
These seem very well made, fit snugly but not, so far, too tight. They are not ideal for outside/portable use such as commuting [which is my main usage] as the sound seems more... Read morePublished 24 months ago by dave russell