The company has its share of high-end headphones, but Audio-Technica also makes some of the best cans you can find for $100 or less.
One of our favorite pairs, the bassy Audio-Technica ATH-M40X, is on sale right now, letting you score it for even cheaper.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M40X sits in a nice “sweet spot” on the price and functionality spectrum, nesting between the budget-minded ATH-M30X and the higher-end ATH-M50X.
These are ideal for someone looking for a pair of headphones that are a cut above “cheap” models but aren’t overkill in terms of cost.
The closed-back, over-ear design with leatherette cups is comfortable and blocks out ambient noise (while also ensuring that people around you won’t hear every detail of what you’re listening to at the moment), also making them a solid choice for day-long use.
Our review team ranked the ATH-M40X high among the best sub-$100 headphones on the market, but what these headphones are particularly notable for is their excellent bass response – an area where a lot of affordable cans struggle.