Audio-Technica ATH-M20 High Quality Stereo Headphones
Too much ambient noise.
Not too good for sound details.
Unbelievably low priced, best for home studios
Audio–technica certainly was able to produce a pair of high quality stereo headphones for musicians with any budget. This amazing piece of equipment is a best buy, valued at 29.00 GBP on average; it offers the best value for money and sound range capable of competing with higher end headphones. The company is known to produce items with price well below its true worth, so don’t let the price tag mislead you as the product has much more value to it than anticipated. The ATH-M20 is a closed-back headphone, equipped with a comfortable pair of adjustable cups. Its inner cushioning helps to snug around the ears without being painfully irritating throughout the long hours of studio or practice sessions. The ATH-M20 comes in a sleek black look and are best fit for home studio owners or musicians looking for closed-back headphone monitors.
Audio-technica has a good reputation with rich bass producing headphones, the ATH-M20 is one of them. Its smooth frequency response keeps your listening pleasant regardless of how long you’ve been listening to something. It is perfect for home studio and stereo as the sound is the warm and rich in nature making the music well-defined. The output is neat, the lows aren’t that powerful but the highs are clear and the clarity is decent enough to be considered for home recordings. However, for professional producers it might not be as detailed with the sound clarity as they desire.
The ATH-M20 is considered a multi-purpose pair of headphones. With a little sharper focus and transparency, it has moved up a grade when compared to its competitors. It comes with spring coiled cable that can be stretched and so it doesn’t cluster up the space. It’s not a burden on the pocket and so there’s nothing to regret about after buying it. A best buy for music fans who like to catch up to the details of the music they listen to and home studio producers or musicians to use as monitors during their jams and practice!
Good value for the money. I bought them for my daughter to use with her dvd player in the car. Quality looks good and they have worked as expected so far.
They feel like they will last a good long time, if taken care of, but still susceptible to punishment, as most of the headphone is made of snap-together plastic.
Using for video and audio recording of live bands. Comfortable with a good sound and cancels enough crowd noise that I can adjust recording levels. Plenty of coiled cord to maneuver.
I mostly use them for watching movies or YouTube on my laptop. The only time use them in the studio is for the artist to hear themselves for overdubs. I have a separate set of headphones for critical listening.
- TYPE: Closed-back dynamic
- DRIVER DIAMETER: 40 mm
- MAGNET: Neodymium
- VOICE COIL: Copper-clad aluminum wire
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 30 – 20,000 Hz
- MAXIMUM INPUT POWER: 1,200 mW at 1 kHz
- SENSITIVITY: 98 dB
- IMPEDANCE: 40 ohms
- WEIGHT: 230 g without cable
- CABLE: 3.0 m coiled, left-side exit
- CONNECTOR: 1/8″ (3.5 mm) stereo mini-plug, snap-on 1/4″ (6.3 mm) adapter