updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu November 8, 2007
M-Audio ships headphones
M-Audio today announced its entry into the headphone market with the Studiophile Q40 closed-back dynamic headphones. The Studiophile Q40 headphones make use of professional-grade dynamic drivers -- which measure 40 millimeters in diameter -- that deliver full-range specs and sonic detail, according to the company. A combination of vented diaphragms made of low-mass treated mylar, neodymium magnets, and copper-clad aluminum voice coils are designed to deliver efficient performance for enhanced bass. The new headphones are already available for $180.
The Studiophile Q40 headphones feature sealed backings with ear cups that completely surround the ears for improved noise isolation that enables users to hear more detail at lower volumes, which protects hearing while tracking, mixing or listening in any noisy environment.
Designed to closely emulate the experience of listening to full-sized reference monitors in a professional studio environment, the headphones aim to provide exceptional imaging and a wide sound stage for accurate mixing--without the hassle of worrying about speaker placement or room acoustics.
"With the Studiophile Q40, we've taken everything we've learned from building our popular reference monitors and created exactly what people expect from M-Audio--top quality and easy mobility," said Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. "The Q40 headphones are ideal for tracking and mixing, as well as simply enjoying music."
M-Audio's new headphones are built for durability and extended wear with lightweight construction, featuring a sturdy collapsible frame for easy travel and mobile studio use. An included storage bag also offers protection from dust.
The Studiophile Q40 headphones feature a detachable 3-meter cable with 1/8-inch plugs on each end. Users can replace this cable when it fails, and a 1/4-to-1/8-inch adapter is also included.
In addition to the 10Hz - 20kHz frequency response, the Studiophile Q40 headphones feature a sensitivity of 116dB SPL (1mW IEC318) and rated impedance of 64 ohms.