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Audio Technica ATH-M20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Audio Technica ATH-M20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the bass quality and durability are overall positive. The comfort and price also get good feedback, whereas the mids quality and portability get mixed comments.

sound, price, comfort, durability, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio Technica ATH-M20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 user reviews of Audio Technica ATH-M20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the bass quality and durability are on the whole positive. The comfort and price are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the mids quality and portability.

sound, price, comfort, durability, bass quality

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

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Quality at an affordable price, with some compromises.


The Audio-Technica ATH-M20's are unbelievable. I say that not because they themselves are incredible headphones; in fact, I find them unbearably (for me) flawed. When I went to my friend's to tr...

Jun, 2011

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User review Audio-Technica ATH-M20 by Marshall92 on Audiofanzine

Oct, 2008

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Very pleased


I got these to replace the third set of broken headphones that were made with the kind of plastic that seems intentionally designed to eventually snap, so the metal rods were the main reason I got them. Very pleased with the audio, durability and...

Extremely comfortable and light, but not too light ; Very good sound quality for the price ; Very good (but not excellent) bass ; Nice long cable


Mar, 2012

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amazing budget headphones


all-around solid headphones, even better given the price

tbf i got these for 30$ elsewhere, half what its going for here. but they would be worth it at either price point. very comfortable; i have slightly big ears and the cans fit comfortably around my ears for HOURS at time. love the adjustable length

its too bad audio-technica dont make a decent headset mic

Jan, 2011

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Audio-Technica ATH-M20 Headphones - If by "Professional" they mean "Crappy", then yes, they are Professional


There seem to be descriptive marketing buzz words that many consumers assume make the product of a higher quality just because the moniker is attached. Does anyone know what "organic" really means? How about "Anti-bacterial"? And in the realm of...

Comfortable, closed back for good sound isolation

Terrible sound even on a consumer level

May, 2006

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