LucidSound LS31 Wireless
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

LucidSound LS31 Wireless
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x Difference
Model LucidSound LS31 Wireless Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 3.0 / 5.0 2.8 / 5.0 0.2 (7%)
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.6 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0.25 (7%)
Gaming Quality 3.9 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 1 (26%)
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.3 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.3 (9%)
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 3.1 / 5.0 2.9 / 5.0 0.2 (6%)
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.6 / 5.0 3.0 / 5.0 0.55 (15%)
Price $ 92.5 $ 99.0 6.5 (7%)
Year 2018 2014 4 (0%)
Microphone Yes No
Wireless Yes No
Battery Life 6.6 Hours 0.0 Hours 6.6 (100%)
Ear Breathability 3.2 / 5.0 3.1 / 5.0 0.1 (3%)
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 0 (0%)
Controls 3.3 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 3.3 (100%)
Noise Handling 4.3 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 4.25 (100%)
Microphone Quality 4.1 / 5.0 0.0 / 5.0 4.05 (100%)

LucidSound LS31 Wireless

For gaming, the LucidSound LS31 Wireless has excellent support and feature set that enables superb gaming experience. The LucidSound LS31 Wireless has excellent noise cancelling capability. The wireless support in LucidSound LS31 Wireless is very convenient. The LucidSound LS31 Wireless is great for watching TV and is very convenient while enabling immersive sound experience. The LucidSound LS31 Wireless is a relatively new headset. In terms of sound quality, the LucidSound LS31 Wireless is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. The LucidSound LS31 Wireless suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the LucidSound LS31 Wireless is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is not up to par with other similar headsets. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x suffers in terms of outside noise isolation and is not convenient for travel and commution in loud environments. For the sports and fitness enthusiasts,the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is not recommended as it lacks in comfort and stability while doing sports. In terms of recording quality and voice chat usage, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x performs reasonably well against the competition. In terms of noise cancelling, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x has underwhelming sound performance and below average noise handling. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv.

LucidSound LS31 Wireless vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Specifications Comparison

Base/Dock

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Dock ChargingNoN/A
Line InNoN/A
Line OutNoN/A
Optical InputYesN/A
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneN/A
Power SupplyUSBN/A
RCA InputNoN/A
TypeWireless USB DongleN/A
USB InputYesN/A
Xbox One CompatibleAudio OnlyN/A

Bass

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
High-Bass5.65 dB2.37 dB
Low-Bass-1.23 dB-0.13 dB
Low-Frequency Extension24.84 Hz20.89 Hz
Mid-Bass4.5 dB1.66 dB
Std. Err.4.14 dB1.88 dB

Battery

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Audio while chargingYesN/A
Battery Life16.9 hrsN/A
Battery TypeRechargableN/A
Charge Time3.2 hrsN/A
Passive PlaybackYesN/A
Power Saving FeatureNoN/A

Bluetooth

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Bluetooth VersionN/AN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/AN/A
NFC PairingN/AN/A

Breathability

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Avg.Temp.Difference5.7 C6.5 C

Cable

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Connection1/8" TRRS1/8" TRS
DetachableYesYes
Length4.1 ft10.11 ft

Case

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
HN/AN/A
LN/AN/A
TypeN/APouch
VolumeN/AN/A
WN/AN/A

Comfort

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Clamping Force0.9 lbs1.1 lbs
Weight0.8 lbs0.55 lbs

Controls

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Additional ButtonsPresetsN/A
Call/Music ControlNoNo
Channel MixingAdjustableN/A
Ease of useOkayN/A
FeedbackGoodN/A
Microphone ControlYesN/A
Noise Canceling ControlN/AN/A
Talk-ThroughN/AN/A
Volume ControlYesNo

Frequency Response Consistency

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Avg. Std. Deviation0.44 dB0.62 dB

Latency

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Default Latency31 ms0 ms
aptX LatencyN/AN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/AN/A

Leakage

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Overall Leakage @ 1ft41.92 dB43.12 dB

Mid

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
High-Mid-0.63 dB0.26 dB
Low-Mid4.23 dB-2.41 dB
Mid-Mid0.06 dB-1.98 dB
Std. Err.2.89 dB1.93 dB

Noise Handling

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
SpNR35.14 dBN/A

Noise Isolation

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Bass0.17 dB-0.09 dB
Mid-2.29 dB-9.09 dB
Overall Attenuation-9.83 dB-11.21 dB
Self-Noise20.84 dB0 dB
Treble-27.26 dB-25.22 dB

Portability

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
H3.7 "3.54 "
L8.0 "5.12 "
Transmitter requiredN/AN/A
Volume231 Cu. Inches111.2 Cu. Inches
W7.8 "6.50 "

Recording Quality

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
FR Std. Dev.0.98 dBN/A
Gain26.98 dBN/A
HFE4695.06 HzN/A
LFE24.13 HzN/A
Weighted THD3.656N/A

Soundstage

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Correlated Crosstalk0.0 dB-0.4 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)2.84 dB1.56 dB
PRTF Distance9.71 dB7.21 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)5.01 dB4.72 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Weighted THD @ 1002.17615.783
Weighted THD @ 901.9162.942

Treble

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
High-Treble-3.89 dB1.94 dB
Low-Treble-5.64 dB-0.98 dB
Mid-Treble-0.65 dB-0.42 dB
Std. Err.4.86 dB2.92 dB

Wired

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Analog AudioYesYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specificNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only
USB AudioNoNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio + MicrophoneAudio Only

Wireless Range

LS31 Wireless ATH-M40x
Line of Sight Range99 ftN/A
Obstructed Range47 ftN/A

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