Audio-Technica ATH-M40x gaming headset performance benchmarks

In terms of sound quality, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is one of the best sounding headsets with very clear and crisp sound. 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. The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is not suitable for those who want the best convenience and sound experience while watching tv. 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. For gaming, the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is not up to par with other similar headsets. Sound leakage is worse that other competitors.

 Audio-Technica ATH-M40x gaming headset performance benchmarks
Model Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
Travel-Friendly / Outside Noise Isolation 2.8 / 5.0
Critical Listening / Sound Quality 3.8 / 5.0
Gaming Quality 2.9 / 5.0
Office Environment Sound Isolation 3.0 / 5.0
Comfort and Stability while doing Sports 2.9 / 5.0
Watching TV Sound Experience 3.0 / 5.0
Price $ 99.0
Year 2014
Microphone No
Wireless No
Battery Life 0.0 Hours
Ear Breathability 3.1 / 5.0
Comfort 3.8 / 5.0
Controls 0.0 / 5.0
Noise Handling 0.0 / 5.0
Microphone Quality 0.0 / 5.0


ATH-M40x Base/Dock

Dock ChargingN/A
Line InN/A
Line OutN/A
Optical InputN/A
PC CompatibleN/A
PS4 CompatibleN/A
Power SupplyN/A
RCA InputN/A
USB InputN/A
Xbox One CompatibleN/A

ATH-M40x Bass

High-Bass2.37 dB
Low-Bass-0.13 dB
Low-Frequency Extension20.89 Hz
Mid-Bass1.66 dB
Std. Err.1.88 dB

ATH-M40x Battery

Audio while chargingN/A
Battery LifeN/A
Battery TypeN/A
Charge TimeN/A
Passive PlaybackN/A
Power Saving FeatureN/A

ATH-M40x Bluetooth

Bluetooth VersionN/A
Multi-Device PairingN/A
NFC PairingN/A

ATH-M40x Breathability

Avg.Temp.Difference6.5 C

ATH-M40x Cable

Connection1/8" TRS
Length10.11 ft

ATH-M40x Case


ATH-M40x Comfort

Clamping Force1.1 lbs
Weight0.55 lbs

ATH-M40x Controls

Additional ButtonsN/A
Call/Music ControlNo
Channel MixingN/A
Ease of useN/A
Microphone ControlN/A
Noise Canceling ControlN/A
Volume ControlNo

ATH-M40x Frequency Response Consistency

Avg. Std. Deviation0.62 dB

ATH-M40x Latency

Default Latency0 ms
aptX LatencyN/A
aptX(LL) LatencyN/A

ATH-M40x Leakage

Overall Leakage @ 1ft43.12 dB

ATH-M40x Mid

High-Mid0.26 dB
Low-Mid-2.41 dB
Mid-Mid-1.98 dB
Std. Err.1.93 dB

ATH-M40x Noise Handling


ATH-M40x Noise Isolation

Bass-0.09 dB
Mid-9.09 dB
Overall Attenuation-11.21 dB
Self-Noise0 dB
Treble-25.22 dB

ATH-M40x Portability

H3.54 "
L5.12 "
Transmitter requiredN/A
Volume111.2 Cu. Inches
W6.50 "

ATH-M40x Recording Quality

FR Std. Dev.N/A
Weighted THDN/A

ATH-M40x Soundstage

Correlated Crosstalk-0.4 dB
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)1.56 dB
PRTF Distance7.21 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)4.72 dB

ATH-M40x Total Harmonic Distortion

Weighted THD @ 10015.783
Weighted THD @ 902.942

ATH-M40x Treble

High-Treble1.94 dB
Low-Treble-0.98 dB
Mid-Treble-0.42 dB
Std. Err.2.92 dB

ATH-M40x Wired

Analog AudioYes
OS CompatibilityNot OS specific
PC CompatibleAudio Only
PS4 CompatibleAudio Only
USB AudioNo
Xbox One CompatibleAudio Only

ATH-M40x Wireless Range

Line of Sight RangeN/A
Obstructed RangeN/A

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Critics Reviews

Since the ATH-M40x were built with Sound monitoring in mind, it lacks the most common Bluetooth connectivity, mic and remote accessibility features shared by other models or headphones in its class. The M-Series ATH-M40x studio monitoring headphones were designed for one thing: listening to music. Audio-Technica has provided information on how ...

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