Find us on Facebook
More keeppies by Review Summary
Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Closed-Back Headphones by Review Summary ,  Aug 22, 2015

You are considering to buy this product but can not go over hundreds and thousands of reviews? This is just because there are too many of them. Would you like to have review summary with all positives and negatives presented on a single page? Here you are! We have developed a unique algorithm summarizing thousands of user reviews and presenting you with a product report. We hope this report will be useful in your decision. Enjoy!

Top of the page

Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Closed-Back Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 2516 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.7%

Buy on Amazon

Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Adapter5.0   exceptional
Cushion5.0   exceptional
Drum5.0   above average
Treble5.0   above average
Voice5.0   above average
Weight4.9   above average
Durability4.8   above average
Frequency4.8   above average
Amazon4.7   above average
Guitar4.7   average
Comfortable4.6   average
Music4.5   average
Noise4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   above average
Sound4.5   average
Audio4.4   above average
Fit4.4   average
Listening4.4   average
Cable3.8   above average
Speaker3.8   above average
Volume3.7   average
Heavy3.6   average
Loud3.6   below average
Plug3.6   average
iPod3.6   below average
Size3.5   below average
Portable3.4   mediocre
Pain3.3   average
Connection2.7   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"Great sound quality has 1 4 adapter also."
_
"These are very comfortable, with an excellent long cable and it comes with a .25 .125 adapter."
_
"I love that it comes with the adapter for smaller jacks."
_
"The cord terminates in a reinforced 3.5 jack (with a pretty matching adapter included).I have listened to the big brother M50s, and they are indeed a nice pair of phones, but these are the bargain of the century."
_
"I love how the gold-plated 3.5 mm connector with screw-on 6.3 mm adapter is made."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Amazon

Amazon:
"I have been an Amazon customer since 2001, and this is the worst purchase that I have made in all that time."
_
"I was concerned that the fashionable look of the RP-HTX7 was at the expense of sound quality, and, sure enough, this was one of the few times Amazon Reviews have failed me."
_
"I use my mothers account for all our shopping, I came across this a music lover & lemme say..This has got to the best buy Ive had on amazon so far."
_
"For the money (I purchased mine on sale from Amazon for under $50.00), these headphones are wonderful."
_
"I needed something that:-Could be driven from an iPhone-Had some degree of noise cancelling-Sounded good for bass-y stuff-I could buy with a $30 amazon gift cardI'm pretty sure I made the right decision."
_
"These headphones are rated very well on Amazon, maybe I got a dud."
_
"This particular set of headphones looked good in its technical specs, but it also garnered a lot of support from the Internet and had a very appealing price here on Amazon."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Audio

Audio:
"The direct problem of the long cord is the questionable connection that the audio plug has."
_
"I spent some time on Amazon searching out my options, and found the Audio Technica ATH-M30 almost by mistake."
_
"I also wasn't expecting superior audio reproduction at this price, but some of the reviews were encouraging so I settled on these."
_
"I am not an audiophile but I enjoy good audio and I certainly enjoy good music."
_
"The only small complaint is that the 11 feet audio cable is a bit overkill."
_
"They have a good range, but I'm not well rehearsed on audio terminology to explain more."
_
"I do a lot of audio editing and they were comfortable for wearing for long periods of times."
_
"Headphone are heavy and fatiguing to wear, addto that the large 1 4 audio plug which is outdated today."
_
"I recommend these if you want a high-quality audio experience but can't spend more than $40 or so."
_
"The noise cancellation and audio are great, but I want to replace these with something more comfortable."
_
"Excellent audio quality and comfort! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Balance

Balance:
"The volume is very high before any degradation in sound quality or balance of tones."
_
"I guess it balances out the bass and volume problems, but more over to the bad side."
_
"Ive had beats and these are so much better sound quality, beats have so much bass it drowns out the rest of the music and makes the sound very muggy and hard to hear, with these there is a perfect balance so you get a crisp clear but also bassy sound at neccesary points."
_
"The balance between highs and low is fantastic and they're definitely great to listen with, whether it movie, TV show, or music."
_
"However, the sound is super crystal clear and very balance sounding."
_
"The bass is somewhat lacking but otherwise perfectly balances and the design makes it comfortable to wear for hours."
_
"SOUND AND BALANCE IS GREAT."
_
"Keep outside noise to a minimum and they seem to balance out the sounds of my music for a nice full rounded sound."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cable

Cable:
"The cord is super long, which I thought was a benefit at first but, it unfortunately got stuck under my chair and ended up ruining the cord leaving me unable to use them anymore."
_
"The cord is a little long which can become annoying (mine is always in knots) but it gets the job done"
_
"The only downside for me is that the cord is excessively long and not replaceable."
_
"good quality.. the cord is a little long thats the only complaint."
_
"Pretty uncomfortable... cord is way too long."
_
"For home use they have an extremely long cord which makes it easy to plug them into your receiver, but this is kind of a hassle when traveling since you need to bundle the cord up."
_
"Another nice thing, the cord is real long, if they ever wear out they would make a good dog leash."
_
"Comfortable, accurate... and no coiled-up cord to get in my way."
_
"Cord is a little too long for use in my room, but it's great when I'm in the cave at night."
_
"I love how long the cord is."
_
"The cord is nicely wrapped and long."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Comfort

Comfort:
"Comfort: 9Sound Quality: 9Portability: 7 (Only real complaint is that the auxiliary cord is the length of a jump rope and is not replaceable in the instance where your dog gets a hold of the cord."
_
"Comfort: Not that great honestly."
_
"Comfort:These headphones were extremely uncomfortable for me (my hat size is 7 1 8)."
_
"Sound Quality: 6 10Output: 4 10Comfort: 6 10Wouldn't be disappointing if they were $20 but at double the price they're just a little lacking."
_
"Sound quality  5Construction  2Comfort  1Durability  4"
_
"First off, I am writing this review after about 1 or 2 years of owning these headphonesSecond, if you want a small summary of this review, look at the bottomI did not buy these headphones on amazon but rather on ebay (got it for cheaper and used to be around $50)The reason it was cheap because the headphones were used, adding another 6 months to a year of ownershipOverall, I am impressed with these headphones and I still own it to this dayWhen I was looking for headphones, I wanted one where it would be fully durable and comfortableAt the same time, I wanted one that was cheap and affordable without overspending on a pair of beats or somethingHere are my personal ratings out of a 10:Durability 10 10Comfort 8 10Design 9 10Sound 9 10Overall is 9 10-DURABILITY:If I could describe the durability of this headphone, it would be: BEASTThis headphone is really durable..."
_
"Comfort:Even the best sounding headphones absolutely suck if they hurt after only 30 minutes of listening."
_
"Sound quality of the M30s is great...comfort, not so much (for me that is).I will be getting a set of V-Moda M-80s headphones (not the same price range I know)."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The only downside is that they are not comfortable on the ears."
_
"The ear pieces are really comfortable but they keep flipping and it's a little annoying."
_
"It is comfortable designed, but the sound quality is weak, especially using my ipod."
_
"Are there better phones, of course, but anyone who listens to music will have multiple headsets, because there is no perfect pair of anything, but these are wonderful & comfortable."
_
"I have a pair of Sony MDR-XD200 at home which don't sound as good, but they are very light and comfortable to wear."
_
"The only problem is that I couldn't get them comfortable."
_
"great sound and noise blocker while I'm working, comfortable, reasonable price, great service! "
_
"These are comfortable and flexible for durability."
_
"nice clear sound and comfortable for hours."
_
"With a pair of memory foam earpads these become some amazing sounding comfortable headphones."
_
"He loves them and says that they are quite comfortable on his ears."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Connection

Connection:
"The direct problem of the long cord is the questionable connection that the audio plug has."
_
"I have pretty much nothing to add but describe how they finally broke - The metal spring around the plug fell off after about 2 years, and the connection finally broke about 1.5 years after that."
_
"the wire connection to the headphone makes an absurd amount of noise."
_
"The cord connecting headphone to the machine is too bulky, not comfortable if you only uses this in office or at home for simple purpose."
_
"The tension reducer on the connection to my computer is also quite useful as I've had previous headphones that have failed due to stress on the connection."
_
"I bought both this model and the Sennheiser SR120 a wireless headphone that cost over twice as much mostly because I like to be able to list to trance tapes in bed without worrying if the cable is long enough or accidentaqlly damaging the connection if I should fall asleep."
_
"Wire and headphone jack is also of good quality and I never faced any problem with connecting headphone with various phones."
_
"No problem with connections or wires."
_
"The cord length is extreme which is great because I can lie in bed and use them while they're connected to the computer."
_
"The cord is nice and long and the connection to the plug feels very sturdy."
_
"Which is great when you have it connected to your desktop and you're laying on your bed."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Connector

Connector:
"The cable broke somewhere near the jack, so now music will only come through when I hold the cable at a certain angle."
_
"My only complaint is that the housing around the jack is quite bulky and so I can't plug it into my iPad with the case I'm using."
_
"The jack broke off in my laptop though during the second week from just unplugging it."
_
"I guess it was because something about the phone jack was wrong."
_
"Worked well before the jack broke on it."
_
"Wire way too long but the main problem is the jack (even with the minimum stress comes off)"
_
"The flex wire around the base where you connect the stereo jack is a nice added touch, I've lost many headphones in the past due to that fraying splitting."
_
"Pros:- Exceptional clarity and sonic accuracy for mixing- Circumaural design ensures superior isolation- Gold-plated 1 8 (3.5 mm) stereo connector with strain relief and professional screw-on 1 4 (6.3 mm) adapterCheck out the rest of the list before making your selection: http: boldlist."
_
"Wire and headphone jack is also of good quality and I never faced any problem with connecting headphone with various phones."
_
"cord is strong and unkinked still, and the jack end is well protected and have had no problems."
_
"The cord is long, and the jack as a reinforced spring around the cord for durability."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Control

Control:
"The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't have a volume control to highten the sound that say..an MP3 player's volume runs out of."
_
"Great buy for kids who you do not trust with volume control and horrible purchase for adults wanting good sound to their music."
_
"This makes them good for working in a louder environment (noisy office, not ground control at an airport), but with most circumaural headphones they can't be easily stowed for travel."
_
"However, one of the bad sides to this otherwise decent headphones is that there is the lack of adjustable volume controls."
_
"As the headline says, however, I wish I got Coiled Cables for more cable control :POver all, I really love these headphone! "
_
"it would be nice if they had volume controls built in as well."
_
"Great buy for kids who you do not trust with volume control and horrible purchase for adults wanting good sound to their music."
_
"The only thing I dont like is I miss having volume control on the cord but the amazing sound these have makes up for that."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cord

Cord:
"The main drawback with the headphones is the cord: it's long and the plug is huge."
_
"The only drawback is the cord: it is as big as an adult Anaconda."
_
"It has a metal reinforcer (kind of like a spring) that fits around the cord near the jack which is where I've always had problems as it seems that is the spot where cords to other headphones ear buds start to fray or have to be jiggled just so to get them to continue working."
_
"This is especially useful for smoking (as there's never any wire(s) directly in front of you to get burned) and coats jackets, and also severely reduces the dreaded tangle that often afflicts headphones (doubly so for those with such a long cord).Aside from a few very minor drawbacks (the aforementioned slight comfort issue, as well as the ridiculously long cord), I honestly can't find any real complaints here."
_
"Durable Cord: Thick cord that is also very movable."
_
"Durability cord: They seem very hardy and well built."
_
"to 3.5mm adapter- Long cord- Still working great after 1 yearCONS:- They Squeeze my head!"
_
"This is especially useful for smoking (as there's never any wire(s) directly in front of you to get burned) and coats jackets, and also severely reduces the dreaded tangle that often afflicts headphones (doubly so for those with such a long cord).Aside from a few very minor drawbacks (the aforementioned slight comfort issue, as well as the ridiculously long cord), I honestly can't find any real complaints here."
_
"That is true, although the cups fit over my ears so it doesn't bother me and actually leaves me free to move around without worrying about it falling off - the cord's a nice 11 feet long."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cover

Cover:
"Also, they don't completely cover my giant ears, which gets uncomfortable after a while."
_
"Sound is poor for the price, the output is pretty terrible, noise canceling is non-existent which adds to the output problem and maybe I have dumbo ears but they barely cover my ears."
_
"The only problem was that the thin cover over the foam ear parts wore away and peeled off after a year or two."
_
"They work really well, and cover my ear completely, which was very important because most headphones make my ears hurt, but these don't, I can wear them for hours."
_
"Great headphones, but after a couple of years the cover started chipping off the earpieces."
_
"The ear-pads are very comfortable and almost completely cover my ears."
_
"The sound is clear and covers the range that the human ear can hear."
_
"They sound great and completely cover my ears."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Cushion

Cushion:
"I can wear these for an extended period of time and my ears won't get too sore...size, cushion and design keep it comfortable."
_
"Had these for about a year now & haven't had 1 problem yet besides 1 of the ear cup cushions sliding off after I fell asleep with the on all night...But I woke up the next morning & placed it back on without difficulty...I've bought more expensive headsets that lasted not quite the time these do with durability....To myself they sound the best with my laptop & then second best when plugged up to my Yamaha AV receiver & the sound when plugged to my ipod touch come in around 3rd..Although these aren't high end,their sound quality definitely doesn't disappoint me..."
_
"I can't stand most headphones, but these are nice and fairly comfortable (the band could use a little more cushion) with great sound."
_
"I am not usually a fan of headphones but these do not have a ton of pressure on the sides and the cushions are great."
_
"Soft ear cushions; They are very soft and comfortable for extended wear."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Drum

Drum:
"Also, they could be a bit louder as we use them to play drums with, but for everyday listening they are fantastic."
_
"I use these for my Roland TD-12KX electric drum set, I love the extra long cable."
_
"They are so good that i have used them to record drums and many of my friends were amazed by the quality that you get for the price."
_
"I mostly listen to rock and rap so there isn't much diversity in the songs when I have my music player on shuffle but once in a while a techno or drum & bass song will sneak in there and it will remind me of how nice these pair of headphones sound."
_
"Everything sound great - guitars, drums and violins."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Durability

Durability:
"I have a lot of broken headphones though, so I splurged on a pair of these for durability's sake."
_
"These are comfortable and flexible for durability."
_
"The main thing I'm happy about with this pair of headphones is durability."
_
"Amazing quality, and durability."
_
"Had these for about a year now & haven't had 1 problem yet besides 1 of the ear cup cushions sliding off after I fell asleep with the on all night...But I woke up the next morning & placed it back on without difficulty...I've bought more expensive headsets that lasted not quite the time these do with durability....To myself they sound the best with my laptop & then second best when plugged up to my Yamaha AV receiver & the sound when plugged to my ipod touch come in around 3rd..Although these aren't high end,their sound quality definitely doesn't disappoint me..."
_
"Excellent sound and durability."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Fit

Fit:
"Kind of uncomfortable, but they fit Brainwavs memory foam earpads."
_
"I am frustrated however because they fit like on ear headphones and rest on your ears."
_
"While the sound and fit are excellent, I absolutely hate the cord."
_
"I just don't want the issue of not being able to fit them in my computer to ruin the experience."
_
"I would have rated it five stars, but these are very uncomfortable, they fit perfectly on my head and I am thirteen, but these can be adjusted."
_
"My only complaint is they fit too tight (I don't have a big head 7 1 4)."
_
"Comfort: 3 5Although they fit my head securely, they do make my ears sore after moderate use (~2 hours).All in all, these are an excellent set of headphones around a $40 - $50 price point."
_
"After wearing them long enough and stretching them out daily they fit well and the sound quality is solid for the price."
_
"Comes with the 1 4 adaptor that screws on so I can switch out between the 1 8 and 1 4 plugs, has great sound, and fits great, and has soft pads."
_
"A little snug fitting but the audio quality is good and the price is good."
_
"I am no expert, but after using the little earphones that fit in your ear, I think these sound great! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Frequency

Frequency:
"No, it was the sound quality or charity, not comfort or frequency."
_
"The sound is great and I can hear all the bass in music and low frequency effects in the movies I watch, which makes my experience so much better."
_
"I bought these originally to practice and write music on my synth and midi-keyboard without disturbing the roommates and they are perfect for that since you can hear such a range of frequencies at good quality."
_
"This unit has nice low and high frequency performance."
_
"Frequencies are clear."
_
"Midrange is good, but higher frequencies are slightly muted."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Gaming

Gaming:
"Headphones have a great sound and quality, but beware it will take a while for your ears to adapt if you have been using a gaming headset or anything along those lines."
_
"These are NOT good for music or gaming, so do not waste your money hoping for that."
_
"I do like them since they don't squeeze my ears but not as comfortable as the gaming headphones my son has."
_
"I was looking for a good set of headphones for gaming and jumped on these while they were on sale."
_
"They are great for listening to mp3s, gaming."
_
"I am really into gaming and these headphones make everything sound great!"
_
"Great for gaming."
_
"My principle need was for computer listening (music, and gaming)....for only a little more you could get a nice pair of sennheiser 518s and be blown out of the water."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Guitar

Guitar:
"I ordered these when the Fender headphones that came with my bass guitar broke."
_
"Perfect for a guitar amp."
_
"Perfect set of headphones, Use these with my electric guitar."
_
"I use these with my electric guitar to play after the kids are asleep, great for that!"
_
"Since my neighbors love my guitar so much I felt that I needed something like this."
_
"Great for playing guitar."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Heavy

Heavy:
"Extremely painful to wear for over 2 hours and I'm a heavy gamer so I play a lot."
_
"The only thing negative I have to say is that they're a bit heavy, but after I have them on for 10 minutes or so, I don't even notice that."
_
"A nice mid to cheap range headphone that is comfortable to wear and gives good sound quality, not to heavy and easy to adjust."
_
"Negatives: Very heavy."
_
"I feel they are a bit heavy and not all day comfortable."
_
"The headphones themselves are still in excellent condition after 3 years of moderate - heavy use, although the earpads began to flake roughly 8 months ago, leaving pieces of black material everywhere."
_
"They have great sound and are not too heavy or cumbersome."
_
"-ProsBest sound I have ever heard coming from headphonesBeats my Turtle Beaches easilyCheap and has a long cordComes with adapterThick cord for heavy duty use-ConsDoesnt fit my ears very well, but you cant really account for everybody."
_
"The bass is so heavy, high notes sound so good... the sound quality of these headphones simply cannot be beaten at this price."
_
"The Input jack is very well constructed and very heavy duty."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Listening

Listening:
"Kids were involved on a road trip with them plugged into the rear console for listening to a movie but still disappointing."
_
"Cord was a little to long though and after a while it got uncomfortable when listening to music for long periods of time"
_
"Nothing more annoying than listening to music or a movie or even the phone, and hear CRACK CRACK or silence."
_
"It is completely the wrong product for listening on an airplane as it does not protect you from the noise of the airplane and cabin."
_
"Ok for the money, not too comfortable if you're listening for a while and sound quality is descent coming from my macbook but I'm sure would sound better if I had a separate headphone amp or DAC."
_
"Earbuds ruin hearing and are uncomfortable ...bought these to use while listening to meditation and music CD's..l am pleased with fit and quality of sound"
_
"Used occasionally for listening to music and they are respectable and comfortable enough for my taste."
_
"Perfect for practicing as well as listening to music."
_
"Besides that, the cable is quality and more than lengthy (almost annoyingly so).Again, would NOT advise for casual listening, but great for at home, accurate sonic listening."
_
"Just to be clear, these are monitor headphones meant for accurate listening."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Loud

Loud:
"She said they are loud enough and she hasnt had any problems with them since she go them"
_
"Now this could have been my fault - like to listen to music kind of loud."
_
"They sound tinny and washed out, aren't as loud, and the seals on the head aren't as good, so ambient noise blocking is only mediocre."
_
"I couldn't get them comfortable or to sound loud & full, they seemed quiet & subdued, no matter what I played."
_
"Not very loud, but great sound."
_
"My only complaint is that I have an old and tiny mp3 player so it doesn't have enough juice to turn the volume up very loud, but that is hardly the fault of the headphones."
_
"My favorite cans, beautiful sound and loud."
_
"Overall nice sound, but not quite loud enough for some stuff like flying."
_
"Loud metal industrial music, perfect."
_
"Really good a noise canceling if you are listening to them loud enough."
_
"Everything is so clear and loud with great bass as well as highs."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Music

Music:
"The cable broke somewhere near the jack, so now music will only come through when I hold the cable at a certain angle."
_
"Are there better phones, of course, but anyone who listens to music will have multiple headsets, because there is no perfect pair of anything, but these are wonderful & comfortable."
_
"Now this could have been my fault - like to listen to music kind of loud."
_
"Cord was a little to long though and after a while it got uncomfortable when listening to music for long periods of time"
_
"The Sonys let too much outside sound in, background noises, pet sounds, all the junk that keeps you from really enjoying your music."
_
"I record electronic dance music in my home studio and unfortunately, my cat had chewed through the wire of my much more expensive, professional headphones."
_
"If you're looking for quality headphones (whether for film music editing or otherwise), these are a great investment."
_
"Used occasionally for listening to music and they are respectable and comfortable enough for my taste."
_
"The music from my iPod touch now sounds remarkable rich."
_
"Perfect for practicing as well as listening to music."
_
"He wanted these to help muffle the sound, and to hear nice music while he works."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Noise

Noise:
"Not good at all at blocking external noise."
_
"the wire connection to the headphone makes an absurd amount of noise."
_
"Very good just not as good as keeping out the outside noise as I would have likes."
_
"They do not block out the engine noise of the plane (dull whirring) but I was unable to hear conversations from people around me and had to take them off to hear what the person in the next seat was saying to me."
_
"Sound is poor for the price, the output is pretty terrible, noise canceling is non-existent which adds to the output problem and maybe I have dumbo ears but they barely cover my ears."
_
"Also I find them to be uncomfortable and the noise cancellation is not that great .The padding around them are not that durable."
_
"great sound and noise blocker while I'm working, comfortable, reasonable price, great service! "
_
"the best for this price, noise cancellation, fair enough for me."
_
"They do not cancel out all noise, just about 60%, and the sound quality is very good, it also has a good bass without it being overpowering."
_
"They were a bit more expensive than I was hoping for, but after a lot of research, I realized I wasn't going to get quality headphones for less than $50.These headphones aren't entirely noise-cancelling, but the quality of the sound is spectacular, and they do cancel out quite a bit of background noise."
_
"They block out most background noise and are incredibly comfortable."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Pain

Pain:
"I also slammed the headphone on my table a couple hundred times and it still works (maybe not slammed, but kinda dropped it on my table)And the cable head connecting to the aux is all metal with a small metal coil making it nearly impossible to break-COMFORT:Previously, I mentioned that I was looking for headphones that felt comfortableI learned later, by experience, that this headphone is not really meant for long term use (especially if you have a large head)After like a few hours, your ears start to hurt if you leave the headphone on for too longMy solution:The headphone has an adjustable metal frame where you could pull the sides up or downAfter experiencing the ear pain, I pulled the sides down so the headphone kinda slouchesThis fixed my problem of ear pain after long term use-DESIGN:The design is very modern and sleekAlso I like using black colored accessories for my computer setup for some reasonThe padding and the headband are really comfortableA minor issue is that the earmuff tends to wear out after having it for a while, showing the fabric partI ripped off the small pieces of what remained-SOUND:I'm not an audiophile, so I don't know anything about highs or lowsBut the sound quality is very clear and crispI played a few bass songs and it still sounds nice without ruining the musicOne thing to point it, the headphone is not fully isolatedIf I had to base the isolation off of percentages, it would be about 60%...I normally still kinda hear outside noises, like my sister is talking while I play musicOf course, you could adjust the volume but I still hear somethingOverall, I love this headphoneIt's cheap, durable, and great qualityHeres a SMALL SUMMARY of what I like and the minor problems I had:-Very durable, cheap for its price-Sound is clear and crisp, but the headphone is not fully isolated-Comfortable, but experienced ear pains from long use until I stretched the headphones out-Nice design, but some wear and tear on the headbands"
_
"With closed-back headphones the skull bridge can often put excessive pressure on the ears, adding to the discomfort and pain."
_
"My only problem with it is that the cord is much longer than I'm used to and it can be a pain storing it."
_
"The ear pads are comfortable, a little tight but unless you have huge Dumbo ears like President Obama you shouldn't feel any pain or discomfort for watching the average length movie."
_
"Good sounding, but ears ache of pain if worn more than an hour at a time."
_
"Its been about 2 weeks since i got these, and im just now getting use to it, but the pain of the first two weeks is deffinatly something to note, as its not discomfort, its actual pain."
_
"The cord is very long which can be great and a pain at times."
_
"I was concerned that the eleven foot cable would be a pain, but it turned out to useful; it 's amazing how much I have to walk around while recording or listening."
_
"The ear pads flip over very easily, which makes them kind of a pain to just slip on quickly."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Plastic

Plastic:
"The plastic is pretty cheap and they not very durable either."
_
"I was tempted to buy more expensive headphones but I'm very content with these, the sound, the fit, and the durability (although I WILL say that the plastic Y shaped part, the part that has the L and R, has always worried me that if I dropped them that it could break at that point, but that hasn't happened)The cord is durable (I've accidentally ran it over with my office chair more than once! )"
_
"The plastic headband was also inconvenient because it consistently cracked."
_
"Sure, the plastic could be nicer, but for the price, I don't think you could get more comfort and better sound quality."
_
"They do have a metal extension running through the band instead of a plastic one, so that's nice."
_
"Just like the M50x, they use metal in the headband instead of plastic, and they have a nice metal coil around the end of the cable that looks like it'll hold up well."
_
"I was tempted to buy more expensive headphones but I'm very content with these, the sound, the fit, and the durability (although I WILL say that the plastic Y shaped part, the part that has the L and R, has always worried me that if I dropped them that it could break at that point, but that hasn't happened)The cord is durable (I've accidentally ran it over with my office chair more than once! )"
_
"The cable is nice and thick, the plastic is tough, and the headband is made of metal on the inside."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Plug

Plug:
"For home use they have an extremely long cord which makes it easy to plug them into your receiver, but this is kind of a hassle when traveling since you need to bundle the cord up."
_
"If the plug is disturbed in the slightest manner, there is a variety of problems that comes from that; the sound can disappear from either of the headphones, static starts accompanying the sound, the highs and lows proportionally become distorted, etc."
_
"I have pretty much nothing to add but describe how they finally broke - The metal spring around the plug fell off after about 2 years, and the connection finally broke about 1.5 years after that."
_
"They have a flimsy wire and plug on the end while these have a thick, long cord with a gold tipped plug."
_
"Nice cord though with a metal spring at the plug end, unfortunately it is loose and you have to scoot it back down from time to time and please note, at the time of this review the headphones were owned for less than 24 hours."
_
"Unfortunately, these do not plug in to my newer generation iPod nano."
_
"Headphone are heavy and fatiguing to wear, addto that the large 1 4 audio plug which is outdated today."
_
"It has nice soft ear pads, and it sounds great, very clear, it has a good quality 3.5 mm plug and its very light weight however the ear pads are starting to peel, (I've had them over a year) and they have a kind of cheap feel to them because of the plastic parts so you tend to be extra careful not to rough it up, additionally i cannot wear for long periods as my ears start to hurt but it do have some big ears so that might be the major factor there, overall its a nice product."
_
"Comes with the 1 4 adaptor that screws on so I can switch out between the 1 8 and 1 4 plugs, has great sound, and fits great, and has soft pads."
_
"For home use they have an extremely long cord which makes it easy to plug them into your receiver, but this is kind of a hassle when traveling since you need to bundle the cord up."
_
"And very nice plug adaptors that screw on and feel like a REAL plug."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Portable

Portable:
"Not very portable, as the long cord can snag on things and that can be annoying at times If I don't have half of it rolled up and tied off."
_
"The cable is quite long at 11 feet as they are for the studio meaning these are not easy portable headphones."
_
"In summary, if one thing can be improved to avoid similar problem happen to others will be to add a remark to the product description that ATH-M30's higher impedance may not work well with some laptop and portable audio devices."
_
"I regret not having paid much attention to the 11 foot cord - it is very bothersome, annoying, and frustrating...it always dangles, definitely not for portable use...Anyways, the overall sound quality is...how should I say this...respectable, but lacks in some aspects."
_
"I wouldn't recommend these for portable use regular listening, as the bass is not powerful whatsoever, they don't fold up, and the cord is 11.5 feet long."
_
"If you intend to use these as portable headphones, you may run into some problems."
_
"The cord is about 10 feet long, which is great for studio monitoring, but if you're looking for something more portable, you might want to look elsewhere"
_
"I recommend these to anyone using portable devices,tablets and laptops."
_
"These headphones ruuuule I've had them for twice as long now as any other pair I've owned, they're comfortable and portable because they sort of collapse in and get smaller when you take them off (in a good way)."
_
"I highly recommend using them with a small portable headphone amp."
_
"Really good at noise canceling in a room (such as when a portable room heater kicks on) and the sound quality is very good."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Powerful

Powerful:
"Sounds really nice when watching my movies...powerful bass...very decent sound stage.."
_
"The sound is great with powerful bass, they block quite a bit of environmental sounds, they have a very long cable which allows me to route them through the back of my desk from my computer, and they seem to be very sturdy, but if I can't wear them for more than 1 2 hour, what's the point?"
_
"The M30s have a well balanced sound stage with powerful bass that doesn't overpower and muddy out the mids and highs."
_
"They are light, the cord is very sturdy (the cord broke on my Sennheiser hd 203), the sound is very crisp, with bass response that is clear and powerful but not muddy."
_
"These are a great pair of cans, clear sound, powerful bass."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Price

Price:
"Try them, compared them with anything in their price range (and out of it) and see what you've been missing out on."
_
"Nice sound for the money, not that comfortable though after 30 minutes of wear"
_
"For the price and the intent of these headphones I was severely disappointed that these headphones would be manufactured so small."
_
"Not amazing, but very good for the price."
_
"Obviously these aren't going to be the greatest headphones, but they beat anything else at the price."
_
"These headphones have been in the sound room of my church for a few years now and it took me until today to notice that they were the little brother to the m50.I always knew they sounded so nice, but it was confusing because they felt like cheap $10 headphones."
_
"They have a great sound at a even greater price."
_
"Amazing sound for the price."
_
"Great headphones at a good price! "
_
"The sound on them is simply amazing for its price."
_
"great sound and noise blocker while I'm working, comfortable, reasonable price, great service! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is decent for the price but anyone who is not 65+ years of age will need an amplifier because the loudness is not this headphones best quality whatsoever."
_
"You get what you pay for and these were not the best quality."
_
"good quality.. the cord is a little long thats the only complaint."
_
"the sound is good but not great because of the muted quality they have."
_
"The sound is not as good quality as the description would have you believe."
_
"I had tried cheaper headphones and were constantly disappointed by the sound quality but also the build quality."
_
"Great sound quality and isolation."
_
"They do not cancel out all noise, just about 60%, and the sound quality is very good, it also has a good bass without it being overpowering."
_
"The headphones are of great quality."
_
"These headphones are really great quality."
_
"They were a bit more expensive than I was hoping for, but after a lot of research, I realized I wasn't going to get quality headphones for less than $50.These headphones aren't entirely noise-cancelling, but the quality of the sound is spectacular, and they do cancel out quite a bit of background noise."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Size

Size:
"My only other complaint is the film on the cushioning has deteriorated, and leaves small bits of black film whenever I wear them."
_
"For the price and the intent of these headphones I was severely disappointed that these headphones would be manufactured so small."
_
"Not the best choice for children or folks with small heads, but still okay."
_
"The only small complaint is that the 11 feet audio cable is a bit overkill."
_
"However, I didn't give them 5 stars because of three small things:1) I hate that little wire the protrudes from the side."
_
"Unfortunately the hole for the ears to fit in is just a bit too small and after about an hour of use...causes pain."
_
"I can wear these for an extended period of time and my ears won't get too sore...size, cushion and design keep it comfortable."
_
"Works great after 1.5 years but it is slightly too small for my ears."
_
"LOVE these....but, I am not keen to small details in technology differences."
_
"The small comfort issue is overshadowed by their sound quality and price."
_
"They just need a little more power to run well (small amp)."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Sound

Sound:
"Unfortunately, there's pretty significant sound leakage, which can be distracting to others in a quiet environment."
_
"Great sound, but slightly uncomfortable after long periods of wear."
_
"The sound is great... what I don't like so much is they make my ears hot... perhaps they seal up to the side of my head too well... there is little to no breathable-ness to these (I know that sounds weird, but its been my experience... like if i watch a movie... i find them uncomfortable to wear for that long of time... my ears get warm and sweaty.)"
_
"Nice sound for the money, not that comfortable though after 30 minutes of wear"
_
"the sound is good but not great because of the muted quality they have."
_
"The sound is not as good quality as the description would have you believe."
_
"They have a great sound at a even greater price."
_
"Amazing sound for the price."
_
"Have these for a few years now and they still sound great and have held up"
_
"The sound on them is simply amazing for its price."
_
"great sound and noise blocker while I'm working, comfortable, reasonable price, great service! "
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Surround

Surround:
"I use them to watch movies when my son is sleeping and I'm not able to turn up the surround system."
_
"Good surround sound the only disadvantage is that it the wire length."
_
"I considered surround sound or even a sound bar, but that would be hard to set up in my bedroom and is expensive."
_
"But, those headphone surrounds are comfortable, and great at sealing in music, and blocking background noise!"
_
"Pretty good noise cancellation and excellent surround sound."
_
"I'm happy with the surround sound effect I get when immersed in these headphones."
_
"Good surround sound the only disadvantage is that it the wire length."
_
"Perhaps even more impressive was the clarity of the treble and the surround sound qualities that are both maintained very well even at high volume."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Treble

Treble:
"Excellent bass and treble without overdoing either."
_
"Not too bassy and treble is good."
_
"Not being too technical, the sound is moderate in frequency without any imbalances between bass and treble; nothing extraordinarily bad or good about the sound quality."
_
"bass hits you like you are in a completely new world..with all the bass, mids and treble neatly balanced you can hear crystal clear sound of each instrument being played in the song...."
_
"Excellent response in bass in treble and respectable durability."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Voice

Voice:
"great voice! "
_
"The sound is very good, voices are very clear and it has a nice long cable that is not coiled."
_
"I love when our speaker has a nice voice because I will just sit and listen through these phones, but of course the quality is bottlenecked by a discontinued Audio Technica gooseneck mic about double the price of these."
_
"Perfect for my setups at Church for the voice and also for the instruments and vocalists."
_
"I feel they'd be adequate for listening to the nightly news, spoken voice, but not music."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon

Weight

Weight:
"Well made, sturdy, comfortable, lightweight, and just really hard to describe in terms of sound quality."
_
"It has nice soft ear pads, and it sounds great, very clear, it has a good quality 3.5 mm plug and its very light weight however the ear pads are starting to peel, (I've had them over a year) and they have a kind of cheap feel to them because of the plastic parts so you tend to be extra careful not to rough it up, additionally i cannot wear for long periods as my ears start to hurt but it do have some big ears so that might be the major factor there, overall its a nice product."
_
"These headphones are lightweight, extremely comfortable and provide very clear sound."
_
"They are also quite light weight which is really nice, while not feeling too cheap."
_
"They are fairly light weight and have a good flat response for a low to mid priced headphone."
_
"Let's face it those headphones are not profesional grade for that you will have to spend a lot more money, but for home use they are perfect; lightweight, nice fitting,and good response to listen to the sounds from your computer or mp3 player."
_

Back to top         Buy on Amazon
Comments: