Originally Posted by TripBitShooter
Would you mind describing in detail the differences between the m80 and the M40x in great detail? To know as much as possible would be good as the M40x is SGD 110 cheaper than the m80 in singapore.
Here is my review of the M40X: http://www.head-fi.org/t/712635/audio-technica-ath-m40x-the-little-brother-that-could
As per differences between the two headphones there are many, not the least of these is that the M80 is a wonderfully compact on-ear phone versus the M40x being a large over-ear phone not primarily meant for listening on-the-go. In some ways, it may not be totally fair to compare them, because the mobile-centric on-ear phone has certain design disadvantages an over-ear headphone does not. The M40X has much greater treble and bass extension, there is much better instrument separation without being analytical. The M80 has a mid-bass hump and lower treble bump. The M40X is more even, but has a touch of a mid treble spike and very mild bass emphasis. The M40X has a larger soundstage. The M80 has a beautiful and functional semi-hard case with two cables, one with phone functionality. The M40X comes with a soft pouch and two cables. Both are long cables, one straight and one coiled. Neither cable has phone functions. I think it comes down to your purpose for the headphone purchase. If it is to be mobile, the M80 is the way to go. If you won't be using it while moving, the M40X would be my recommendation. I hope that helps.
Edited by H T T - 4/18/14 at 6:59am