Summary: I purchased the headphones for my recording studio. They were highly recommended from a few websites, for vocals recordings. The headphones pads are cheaply made and have major sound leakage when recording vocals. Need thicker padding to cover the drivers and cord, after a few hours, my ear lobe started to hurt. And I have pretty small ears!! I will be returning them back to Wal-Mart.
Conclusion: When I received an email from AT asking for me to review the ATHM40fs, I was actually listening to music with them, and listening very clearly, mind you! I'm a beginner at producing, and these certainly serve my purposes, but I am confident that it serves professionals as well. I only wish I would have gotten one with coiled cable, but still, I really shouldn't be complaining.
Summary: My budget friendly sound setup consists of a pair of Cerwin Vega front speakers and Boston Acoustics rears connected to an Onkyo receiver with a Dayton sub. While they produce a fuller sound, the ATM40s offer a far cleaner and detailed sound. For the price, you would be extremely hard pressed to find a better sounding pair of monitor headphones that perform this beautifully.
Pros: Physical attributes: - Very good padding around the ears and top of the head - Pretty lightweight - Good cord length 10-11ft - Reinforced 1/4in connector spring - Rotating earpieces - Easily adjustable headband length - Extremely comfortable Performance: - Amazing mid-ranges and highs, great bass when powered properly. - Very clean and rich sound
Cons: - Regarding appearance, the dull plastic parts of the headphones spoil an otherwise pleasing picture - Does not come with a 1/4in female to 1/8in adapter for mp3 players, computers, etc. However, stereo adapters are very inexpensive. - Packaging: not much offered inside the box other tha