Summary: The sound is very flat. i thought these headphones were for enhanced bass. Iwanted bass, these didn't supply.
Very comfortable fit.
11 foot long cable
Great for "studio"
light for its size
single sided cable
soft and comfortable padding
everything is flat which might be good if you wanted
11 foot long cable
1/4 inch plug
Bass is not there, very flat
not recommended/ideal for portable players
Isn't very loud.
Summary: I bought these headphones for the "enhanced bass" but was dissapointed. I'm not an audiophile or musician. I just want a pair of headphones that don't skimp on bass. I prefer the more fleshed-out sound heavier bass provides. Unfortunately I found these headphones to be the exact opposite! The sound was thin and brassy. (I only use them hooked up to my stereo.) Compared to the Sennheisers I've owned, these Audio Technica ATH-D40fs were downright nasal sounding.
Summary: Looking for something to replace my ipod headphones. I almost got the ath-m40fs, due to the great reviews until someone mentioned that d40fs has enhanced bass so I cancelled my order and got this instead. I was hesitant, because very few reviews were done on this model, but went ahead anyways. If you intend to use this with your portable player, like an ipod, you will need to purchase an adapter to go over the 1/4 plug.
Summary: I've listened on $600 studio reference headphones (in an actual studio) and have a keen appreciation for great quality.
These headphones have been a great joy to use. Their sonic quality is excellent, mid-tones are clear and the high's are articulate. The cups are comfortable and by themselves do a wonderful job of blocking exterior noise.
Excerpt: I think the bass response is not as good as a good ... certainly it is a headphone, but I am sometimes obliged to work to remove my bass on monitors ... Otherwise c east of the audio technica, I do not know the long term, but they are well made and good quality overall!
Excerpt: Super headphones for musicians. They cash in the power and they Manir boostent bass is very practical for drummers and bassists. But the recovery plastic dsintgre after 5 years. It's boring for everyone to have p'tites skins of black plastic on the hair and ears. They are a bit expensive. I do not intend to buy.
Excerpt: Покупал эти наушники примерно 2002 году. Слушал около 10 наушников: senheisener, sony и др. (в этой ценовой категории). Ни одни наушники не произвели впечатления, в частности басов. Если Вы не слушаете тяжелую музыку, то смысла нет в покупке этих наушников. В этих наушниках выделены басы. Наушники почти идеальны для прослушивания тяжелой музыки (Death metall, trash metall и т.п.). На данный момент времени 2013 год, лично я доволен качеством звука и сборки.
Pros: выраженные басы, цена.
Cons: очень тонкое покрытие ушей и обода. Через 3 года пришлось содрать все до поролона.
Summary: Искал специально закрытые наушники для дома. Качественно собраны. Звук приятный и насыщенный во всем диапазоне. Сравнивал с Sennheizer 215, AKG этой ценовой категории, в итоге выбор пал на D40fs. Покупкой остался полностью доволен.
Pros: К качеству звука никаких претензий. Качество сборки.