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Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Headphones - $69.74

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[Amazon.ca] Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Professional Headphones - $69.74

Great set of headphones.

Lowest they have been in a few years. They were $69 in 2015.

https://www.amazon.ca/Audio-Technica-AT ... B00HVLUQW8?
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ordered from amazon, was looking for a sub 100 dollar pair of headphones. With the Prime next day delivery, it was right for me. thanks OP
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Must resist. Really wanted the M40's . Anybody have experience with both?
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Had these for some time. For people who are planning to use this as a "portable" set, note that the cable is pretty long.
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1point8t wrote: Must resist. Really wanted the M40's . Anybody have experience with both?
I tried the entire line (up to the m50x), the m40x is the one to get imo. The jump from the m20x/m30x to the m40x is pretty big, m40x to m50x is pretty much just a little more bass and slightly better but heavier construction.
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that is an insane deal... my brother had these i think. tried em out, and for the first time in my life i knew sound quality.
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KevinC268 wrote: I tried the entire line (up to the m50x), the m40x is the one to get imo. The jump from the m20x/m30x to the m40x is pretty big, m40x to m50x is pretty much just a little more bass and slightly better but heavier construction.
M40x is great but it is noticeable jump. I have M50x and I see it used in recording studios for headphone mixes.

Any of the headphones in this line up is well worth it anyways. It all comes down to your budget. I owned a M30x too and I was pretty satisfied with it.

At this price, its really a steal.
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kevindurant1 wrote: M40x is great but it is noticeable jump. I have M50x and I see it used in recording studios for headphone mixes.

Any of the headphones in this line up is well worth it anyways. It all comes down to your budget. I owned a M30x too and I was pretty satisfied with it.

At this price, its really a steal.
What if I wanted headphones to watch movies that have DST-HD/Dolby HD? Would the M40x give me a more cinematic experience than the M30x?
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alkizmo wrote: What if I wanted headphones to watch movies that have DST-HD/Dolby HD? Would the M40x give me a more cinematic experience than the M30x?
Are you talking about surround sound?.

It should be similar or the same(depending on how the audio was mixed in the movie). Headphones have stereo outputs. It cannot have surround sound. It will take the "stereo out" mix within the DTS.

It would be better to choose stereo option of the movie if you are going to use headphones. Generally speaking, It will be a little more clearer and it is more efficient in fooling your ears because it was mixed that way from the beginning.

Anyways M40x wont give you a more "cinematic experience" than M30x but it will have a little better quality in your overall listening experience.

For this price though. I would take M30x.
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Unlike with the M30x, the M40x and 50x have detachable cables so you can (i) easily replace the cable if it gets damaged, (ii) use different lengths and (iii) go with either coiled or non-coiled cables.
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Sorcerer wrote: Unlike with the M30x, the M40x and 50x have detachable cables so you can (i) easily replace the cable if it gets damaged, (ii) use different lengths and (iii) go with either coiled or non-coiled cables.
For this reason alone, I wouldn't consider the M30s.
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Sorcerer wrote: Unlike with the M30x, the M40x and 50x have detachable cables so you can (i) easily replace the cable if it gets damaged, (ii) use different lengths and (iii) go with either coiled or non-coiled cables.
Masernaut wrote: For this reason alone, I wouldn't consider the M30s.
Damn i was tempted but this point is too important to ignore
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kevindurant1 wrote: M40x is great but it is noticeable jump. I have M50x and I see it used in recording studios for headphone mixes.

Any of the headphones in this line up is well worth it anyways. It all comes down to your budget. I owned a M30x too and I was pretty satisfied with it.

At this price, its really a steal.
I think the m40x would actually be better for studio mixing since they are tuned a little flatter, the overall sound quality isnt much different though. I recommend listening to them both, most people seem to prefer the slightly boosted bass of the m50x. You can also make the m40x sound more like the m50x with a little eq tweaking, the rock preset on ios sounds about right if I remember correctly.
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kevindurant1 wrote: Anyways M40x wont give you a more "cinematic experience" than M30x but it will have a little better quality in your overall listening experience.

For this price though. I would take M30x.
I wasn't expecting surround sound with headphones, I have a good set of speakers but I need headphones to listen to movies and music that can still feel like powerful cinematic audio (Think THX intro).

I could get brand new M40x for 120$, how's that price vs getting M30x in value?
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alkizmo wrote: I wasn't expecting surround sound with headphones, I have a good set of speakers but I need headphones to listen to movies and music that can still feel like powerful cinematic audio (Think THX intro).

I could get brand new M40x for 120$, how's that price vs getting M30x in value?
That's a good value, the m40x sound quite a lot better than the m30x.

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