Audio Technica ATH M30X

Audio Technica ATH M30X

Audio Technica ATH M30X

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BEST RATING
TV & Video:
4.4
MUSIC: Good7.6/10
CALLS: Poor4.3/10
GAMING: Fair6.6/10
TV: Good7.9/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.9/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Good7.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Fair6.0/10
BUILD QUALITY: Good7.2/10

The Audio Technica ATH M30X are closed-back, over-ear headphones with a focus on very good overall sound quality, making them suitable for listeners who value audio clarity and detail. They have a wired connection and offer good sound isolation, which can be advantageous in a noisy environment, such as air travel. However, the lack of features like a detachable cable, wireless connectivity, and active noise canceling may limit their convenience for some users. They are foldable for portability but do not come with a carrying case. The M30X headphones are not intended for use during exercise, as they are not sweatproof. Additionally, these headphones might not be the best choice for gaming or calls and meetings due to the poor microphone quality and no low latency feature. If you primarily listen to music or watch TV and videos in a stationary setting, these headphones could be a great fit, especially if you're looking for quality on a budget. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Good soundstage and imaging
  • Comfortable fit over ears
  • Durable build quality
  • Suitable for air travel
Cons
  • Poor microphone quality
  • No wireless capability
  • Not optimized for calls
  • Limited gaming suitability

Ratings by Category

TV & Video:
4.4
The Audio Technica ATH M30X headphones are wired, ensuring low latency which is crucial for synchronizing audio with video, and the overall very good sound quality provides an engaging viewing experience. Additionally, they offer good soundstage/imaging, which enhances the perception of spatial cues in audio, making them more immersive for watching TV and videos..
Music:
4.3
I apologize, but I'm currently unable to access the document directly due to a technical limitation. However, I can provide a general response based on what is known about the Audio Technica ATH-M30x. The ATH-M30x headphones are closed-back, contributing to good sound isolation which enhances the listening experience; they are known for their accurate sound reproduction across a wide frequency range, offering clarity which is essential for music enjoyment. However, they lack virtual surround sound and being wired headphones, they do not utilize lossless codecs associated with wireless technology.
Air Travel:
4.1
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.0
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Gaming:
3.6
The Audio Technica ATH M30X headphones are wired, eliminating latency issues which makes them adequate for gaming, but their soundstage is only rated as good, limiting the immersive experience during gameplay. Moreover, the mic quality is considered poor, which could compromise in-game communication with other players.
Portability:
3.5
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$80
Brand
Audio Technica
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.7/10
Phone Calls Score
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4.4/10
Gaming Score
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6.6/10
TV and Video Score
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7.9/10
Exercise Score
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4.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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6/10
Virtual Surround
No

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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7.2/10
Comfort score
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7.4/10
Weight
220 grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Jasper Lastoria | August 2023
"The Audio-Technica ATH-M30x is a great choice for anybody that needs a decent set of over-ear studio monitors. While the frequency response is not totally spot on, it works for basically every situation reasonably well. The sound quality and reasonably good comfort promote its candidacy as a great pick for $69 USD."

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