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M-Audio Debuts Studiophile Q40 Headphones

M-Audio announces the Studiophile Q40 ($179.95) closed-back dynamic headphones. This new product represents the company’s entrée into the headphone market.

The Studiophile Q40 headphones use professional-grade dynamic drivers that promise full-range specs and stunning sonic detail. The extra-large drivers measure 40 millimeters in diameter to offer superior low-frequency extension. The combination of vented diaphragms made of low-mass treated mylar, neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum voice coils are said to deliver efficient performance for enhanced bass. These elements come together in M-Audio’s custom enclosure, which has been specially tuned to further extend low frequencies.

The Studiophile Q40 headphones feature sealed backings and comfortable ear cups that completely surround the ears for excellent isolation from outside noise.

The Studiophile Q40 headphones are designed to closely emulate the experience of listening to full-sized reference monitors in a professional studio environment. The headphones promise exceptional imaging and a wide soundstage for accurate mixing.

M-Audio’s new headphones are built for durability and extended wear, including lightweight construction, comfortable earpads, and a sturdy frame that is also collapsible for easy travel and mobile studio use. The included storage bag protects the headphones from dust and damage.

The Studiophile Q40 headphones feature a detachable 3-meter cable with 1/8-inch plugs on each end. A 1/4-to-1/8-inch adapter is also included.

In addition to a 10-20k Hz frequency response, the Studiophile Q40 headphones feature a sensitivity of 116dB SPL (1mW IEC318) and rated impedance of 64 Ω. Weight without cable is .5 pounds.

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