SteelSeries Arctis 5 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

SteelSeries Arctis 5
vs
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

What are the main differences between the SteelSeries Arctis 5 vs Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and which headphones is better for you considering specs and features? Arctis 5 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 vs 8.2 out of 10 for ATH-M40x.

Advantages SteelSeries Arctis 5 over Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

  • Built-in control buttons
  • In-line control buttons

Advantages Audio-Technica ATH-M40x over SteelSeries Arctis 5

  • Better low limit of frequency response: 15Hz vs 20Hz
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 24KHz vs 20KHz
  • Less weight: 8.4oz vs 12.5oz
  • Foldable design

Common strengths

  • Identical sensitivity 98dB
  • Detachable cable
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
SteelSeries Arctis 5
7
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
8.2
7
10
8
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Common

Product

SteelSeries Arctis 5
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Model

Arctis 5
ATH-M40x

Brand

SteelSeries
Audio-Technica

Reviews

13972
6655

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5
40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

32
35

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz
15Hz-24KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

98
98

Magnet type

neodymium
neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

355/12.5
240/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8
300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

volume, microphone volume, microphone on/off, ChatMix Dial

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not
has not

Bluetooth version

has not
has not

aptX

has not
has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not
has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not
has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not
has not

Battery life, hrs

has not
has not

Charging time, hrs

has not
has not

Charging port

has not
has not

Charging cable

has not
has not

Speed charge

has not
has not

Battery free listening mode

has not
has not

Battery level indicator

has not
has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

DTS Headphone:X

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not
has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

SteelSeries Arctis 5
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x
SteelSeries Arctis 5
Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Headphones CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 8.2
  • 7SteelSeries Arctis 5
  • 8.2Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

The Audio-Technica ATH-M40x is better headphones in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica ATH-M40x price