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Review: Klipsch Mode M40 Noise Canceling Headphones

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There is good news for all the audiophiles who always settle with the best. Klipsch has launched a noise-canceling headphone-M40 with dual drivers (40 mm and 15 mm speakers). The company has always created awesome headphones with excellent design and features. Many of them features passive noise cancellation and now they came up with M40 possessing active noise cancellation. This headphone is built from the material used in high-end eyewears combined with cloth cables used in premium hi-fi systems. After seeing its design and features, I can confidently say that this is the most fashion forward and luxurious product from the company.

What is it?

M40 exudes luxury and fashion, offers unmatched comfort with high quality leather cups and playback time of 45 hours on a single battery. Even without the battery power, it continues to work as a high potential stereo headphone. Overall, a device that can provide interrupted listening with excellent sound.

Key features

With active noise reduction, this good-looking device features a mic/button remote. The three buttons remote and mic offers full control of iPhone/iPod models and seamless control of music and phone calls. As I already told you, it has dual drivers- 40mm woofer for the deep bass and dynamic range with active cross over while another 15mm tweeter for clean as well as crisp highs. It has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, input impedance at 1 kHz is 32 ohms and sensitivity at 1mW/15mm is 97.5 db.

If we look at the design, the cable of M40 is covered with high grade cloth while it boasts a smooth bronze and cooper look. Both the cables are detachable and come fitted with a 3.5 mm jack. The illumination button used to turn on/off the noise cancellation is located on the outer side of right ear cup. Dimensions of the product are 18 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm and it weighs 354 g.

What’s innovative

With dual drivers, the headphone offers the highest level of uninterrupted listening. It is build using the high-end materials and looks very attractive.

Price and availability

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The rocking headphone is currently available at a price tag of $349.99.


The headphone uses one AAA battery, so you can buy a rechargeable battery as well as a charger. The four-battery pack will cost you $1.99 and the battery charger comes with a price tag of $17.50. Apart from that, you can buy a headphone storage hook to keep your headphone in style; it will come within $8.

The up side

The stylish headphone has dual drivers that delivers the best sound quality with detailed sound experience. It has ANC that is helpful when you want to listen songs while travelling. The ear cups are very comfortable, you can use it for long time without any difficulty, and the 3.5 mm jack makes it compatible with most of the devices.

The down side

Apart from being expensive and having tangle prone wires, we cannot find any negative part of the headphone. Let us wait for some more time to see if any problem occurs while using it.

Our experience

When we took the headphone in our hand, it looked sturdy and well built. The ear cups lined with an extremely soft material gave an unmatched listening experience. It fit comfortably on our head without a lot of extra pressure. According to us, it can be securely and comfortably used for long period. The ANC of the headphone did a good job when we turned it on. In fact, we were unable to hear anything at all apart from the songs we played. The sound was punchy with a solid bass, mid range frequencies, vocals were well controlled, and the high frequencies were al at right place. We definitely recommend this, if you are looking for a new headphone or just thinking to change your old one.

The bottom line

The headphone is beautifully mastered in every sense of word. High-grade comfortable leather ear cups and active noise cancelling (ANC) up to 45 hours makes it a must buy for every music lover. Even if you remove the batteries, the show will not stop; it can be used as a normal stereo headphone and as you expect from any Klipsch product, sound quality is never compromised. With all these features, I am sure that it will get a decent response from the market.

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