Which Audio Technica M Series Headphones Is Right for You?

Audio-Technica has continued to prove that they are one of the top brands for quality headphones, but choosing which one is the best purchase can be a challenge. The company's extensive M series features a lineup of headphones that can consistently deliver a distinctive, clear sound straight to your ears. Here at Photo Savings, we currently offer the brand's M20, M30, M40 and M50 headphones, and while all four are a solid selection for music-listening, there are still some differences that may impact your ultimate purchase decision.

Check out our guide to Audio-Technica's M series below to see which headphones should be your next purchase!


The ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones are an ideal introduction to the critically acclaimed M-Series line. Modern design and high-quality materials combine to deliver a comfortable listening experience, with enhanced audio and effective isolation. Carrying a sleek, modern black design made from high quality materials, this pair delivers a comfortable, enhanced listening experience with effective isolation that is perfect for tracking and mixing. Their long-lasting comfort also allows for lengthy sessions in the studio, or as you're listening on the go.

You can purchase a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M20x at $49.00.


The M-Series ATH-M30x features many of the same qualities as the M20, but also a strong mid-range definition that allows them to be used in a variety of settings. While this pair can be used for tracking and mixing similarly to the M20, it's additional portability makes them a great choice for field recording.

You can purchase a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M30x at $69.00.


The M40x is definitely an upgrade from its previous models in the M series, as it provides incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. This model features superior sound isolation and swiveling ear cups for convenient one-ear monitoring. Engineered with pro-grade materials and robust construction, this pair from Audio-Technica supplies the best professional studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring. The M40 is also collapsible, which helps for saving space and maintaining their quality and durability.

You can purchase a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x at $99.00.


As the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line, the ATH-M50 has been praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers every year since their release. The ATH-M50x professional studio monitor headphones feature the same coveted sonic signature, but also includes detachable cables, large aperture drivers and robust construction.

You can purchase a pair of Audio-Technica ATH-M50x at $149.00.

Regardless of which headphones you select, you can't go wrong with Audio-Technica's M series if you're a studio engineer, casual music listener or pro audio reviewer.Check out our full collection of the brand's headphones here.