NAMM 2014: Audio-Technica expands M-Series

Audio-Technica (NAMM Booth 6740 [Hall A]) has updated its M-Series line of professional monitor headphones – the new ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x, ATH-M40x, and ATH-M50x make their debut at NAMM 2014.

The new ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x, and ATH-M40x take cues from the sound and design of the company’s ATH-M50 professional monitor headphones. The ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x, and ATH-M40x all feature 40mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminium voice coils, as well as a circumaural design. The ATH-M50x (featuring 45mm drivers) has the exact same sonic signature as the original ATH-M50 and adds refined ear-pads and three detachable cables.

The high-performance ATH-M40x professional headphones are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. The studio experience is enhanced with great sound isolation, swivelling ear-cups, and ear-pad and headband material. The headphones are collapsible and come with two detachable cables (a 1.2m-3m coiled cable and 3m straight cable).

The ATH-M50x features the exact same coveted sonic signature as the original ATH-M50, with the addition of refined ear-pads and three detachable cables (a 1.2m-3m coiled cable, 3m straight cable, and 1.2m straight cable). The M50x provides large aperture drivers and sound isolating ear-cups.