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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Audio Technica ATH M40X offers superior sound quality and soundstage, which makes them ideal for an immersive music experience. They are a solid choice if you focus on sound fidelity for studio work or critical listening and don't require a microphone, as they don't have one built-in. However, they lack wireless connectivity and active noise cancelling, making them less versatile for travel or exercise. On the other hand, the Soundcore Space One has active noise cancelling and wireless capabilities, which are useful for commuting or in noisy environments. They are also optimized for both Android and Apple devices and include an integrated microphone, making them better suited for calls, meetings, or mixed-use scenarios. Additionally, they provide app-based customization for sound and controls, which the Audio Technica lacks. If portability, noise isolation, and modern features are more important than the highest sound quality, the Soundcore Space One may be the better option despite being somewhat more expensive. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Audio Technica ATH M40X
  • Very good for music
  • Good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
Advantages of the Soundcore Space One
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
ATH M40X
Space One
4.8
The Audio Technica ATH M40X is good for gaming, while the Soundcore Space One is poor.

Phone Calls

3.3
ATH M40X
Space One
4.2
The Soundcore Space One and Audio Technica ATH M40X are both poor for phone calls, though the Soundcore Space One is somewhat better.

TV and Video

8.7
ATH M40X
Space One
5.3
The Audio Technica ATH M40X is very good for TV and video, while the Soundcore Space One is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
ATH M40X
Space One
8.0
The Soundcore Space One is very good for noise reduction, while the Audio Technica ATH M40X is poor.

Battery

N/A
ATH M40X
Space One
30.0 Hours
The Audio Technica ATH M40X does not have a battery. The Soundcore Space One has 30 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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Music

8.1
ATH M40X
Space One
7.8
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Audio Technica ATH M40X to be very good for music, while the Soundcore Space One is good.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.1
ATH M40X
Space One
4.7
The Audio Technica ATH M40X and Soundcore Space One are both poor for podcasts and audiobooks.

Cost

$99
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Space One
$99
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The Audio Technica ATH M40X has a price of $99 and the Soundcore Space One costs $99.

Build Quality

8.2
ATH M40X
Space One
8.0
The Audio Technica ATH M40X and Soundcore Space One both have very good build quality.

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How the Audio Technica ATH M40X and the Soundcore Space One compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Audio Technica ATH M40XSoundcore Space One
Audio Technica ATH M40XSoundcore Space One

GENERAL

Price
$99
$99
Brand
Audio TechnicaSoundcore
Release Date
January 1, 2014May 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.1/107.9/10
Phone Calls Score
3.3/104.2/10
Gaming Score
7.1/104.9/10
TV and Video Score
8.8/105.3/10
Exercise Score
4.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A30 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/108/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A4.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.2/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
245 Grams263 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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Soundguys

Lily Katz | August 2023
"If you were to pick one headset to fill all of your needs, the ATH-M40x is a great buy with its sub-$100 price tag, pleasant sound quality, and accessories. Whether you need to use it for live monitoring, a midnight editing session, or to underscore a campus walk, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is a great companion."

Soundcore Space One

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PC Magazine

Tim Gideon | September 2023
"The Anker Soundcore Space One noise-cancelling headphones are stylish, comfortable, and affordable. They offer better active noise cancellation than we expect for the price, and their sculpted audio impresses thanks to the adjustable EQ and support for the hi-res LDAC codec. Overall, they’re an excellent value and well worth your attention if you're on a budget."

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About Audio Technica

Audio Technica is a 60-year-old, Japan-based, professional audio equipment manufacturer. They started off making phonograph cartridges and have expanded their scope of products ever since to include extremely popular models of microphones and headphones. They have been the official audio equipment supplier of several editions of the Summer and Winter Olympics and every edition of the Grammy Awards since 1998.

About Soundcore

Soundcore is a sub-brand belonging to Anker Innovations. Starting in 2014, initially marketing wireless, Bluetooth, speakers, Anker now offers an array of, budget-friendly, wireless earbuds and headphones that directly compete, especially in the Active Noise Canceling field, with other brands several times as expensive.

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