ATH-PRO500MK2BK (DISCONTINUED)

Professional DJ Monitor Headphones

MSRP* US$179.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview

    Designed with the DJ in mind, Audio-Technica’s ATH-PRO500MK2 headphones deliver amazing sonic performance with 53 mm large-diameter drivers, low-profile acoustic-efficient housings, swiveling earpieces, and compact foldable design. The rugged design offers improved strength and smooth rotation of the earpieces; comes with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight). Also available available in red (ATH-PRO500MK2RD).

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    Available in the following colors:
    Black (ATH-PRO500MK2BK)
    Red (ATH-PRO500MK2RD)
  • Features


    • 53 mm high-quality large-diameter drivers deliver extremely wide frequency response (10-30,000 Hz)

    • Durable elastomer frame

    • Soft elastomer grip for non-slip stability during DJ use

    • Foldable for compact portability

    • Swiveling earpieces (50°/90°) provide versatile positioning for every monitoring preference

    • Easily replaceable detachable cord with screw-in connector

    • Includes 2 detachable cords (one coiled and one straight)

    • Available in black (BK) and red (RD)

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response10 - 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,600 mW
    Sensitivity106 dB
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight290 g
    Connector3.5 mm gold-plated stereo mini-plug
    Accessories IncludedScrew-on 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter, detachable coiled cable (1.2 - 3.0 m), detachable straight cable (1.2 m), pouch



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    Audio-TechnicaATH-PRO500MK2BK Professional DJ Monitor Headphones
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Nice layers of audio but not user-friendly enough.

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    from HK

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Not user-friendly enough to glasses

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500MK2BK Professional DJ Monitor Headphones:

      Nice value for such performance. However, if you are wearing glasses, think twice before buying because it won't fit with most glasses and it will hurts. (At least not with my titanium glasses frame)

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      • Home
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      • Up to a year
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      5.0

      Very good

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      from New York, NY, USA

      Site Member

      Pros

      • Casual Listening
      • Office

      Cons

      • japanese but on the unit itself says made in china

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500MK2BK Professional DJ Monitor Headphones:

        -wore them for 5 hours straight only then my ears started to hurt
        -very deep bass if you IQ it when youre just on your phone, I would suggest getting an amplifier for these
        -ordered them from japan, on the unit itself says made in china

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        • Casual listening
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        • Audiophile
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        • Less than a month
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      • Q & A

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        • Q:

          Are these headphones over-ear or on-ear?
          Asked on 4/18/2016 by tricon

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            They are considered over-the-ear, but have a smaller profile for an over-the-ear headphone.

            If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 4/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Looking for a Headset Cover, What's the headset mounting length & width?
          Asked on 7/14/2015 by Mika

          1 answer

          • A:

            The upholstered section of the headband measures 8-1/8" long x 1-3/8" wide x 5/8" thick.

            Answered on 7/16/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          Are ATH-PRO500MK2 only being produce in China?

          I have search that ATH-PRO500MK2 are made in China?
          Does Audio-Technica has release a version of ATH-PRO500MK2 that is made in Japan?
          Does it mean that even I will buy a ATH-PRO500MK2 in a authorized dealer it is still original even it is made in China?
          Asked on 3/24/2014 by DJKidd

          1 answer

          • A:

            The ATH-PRO500MK2 Professional DJ Monitor Headphones are made in China. However, if purchasing from a dealer located in the United States, the headphones should also ship directly from a United States location, in order to ensure the utmost quality and authenticity.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 3/27/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          I realize the cord is detachable, but is it replaceable?

          Would I be able to purchase a spare 3.5mm-to-3.5mm short cord in case something happens to the stock cord? I like that it's detachable, but I believe it screws in, which presumably implies that not just any 3.5mm auxiliary cord will be compatible with it.
          Asked on 1/26/2014 by InNeedOfVelour from Irvine, CA, USA

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          • A:

            The replacement/spare cables for the ATH-PRO500MK2 and ATH-PRO700MK2 are available through the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Parts Department at parts@atus.com .

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/29/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Could you please direct me toward some velour replacement earpads?

          I would really love to purchase these headphones, but pleather/leather-like material makes my ears overheat. Could you please direct me toward more breathable velour earpads that would fit the Pro500mk2? I also wear glasses, so finding earpads that offer more cushion is a necessity. But I specifically want the Pro500mk2s because of their portability, durability, sound, and price point.
          Asked on 1/25/2014 by InNeedOfVelour from United States

          1 answer

          • A:

            Unfortunately, Velour Ear Pads are not available for Audio-Technica DJ Headphones, such as the PRO500MK2.

            Because of this, you might want to have a look at the following headphones that feature velvet-like fabric earpads:
            - ATH-AD500X
            - ATH-AD700
            - ATH-AD700X
            - ATH-AD900X

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/29/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          how is pro500mk2 clamping compare to pro700mk2?

          hi i just tried pro700mk2 and like its clamping strength. i feel its perfect for me (im 165cm skinny guy with small head). sadly the shop does not have pro500mk2 so i cant try.
          can you confirm 100% that pro500 clamping and headband size is the same as pro700? i have to set the headband to the smallest on pro700 to fit my head.

          pro700 is too expensive for me so i can only afford pro500 but i dont want it to slip on my head if the headband is too big or clamping is weaker than pro700.

          thanks so much.
          Asked on 4/11/2013 by erwinsie from sydney

          1 answer

          • A:

            The headphone-band size on the PRO700MKII is the same for the PRO500MKII. Therefore, the "clamping" will be the same.

            Answered on 4/24/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Just to make sure, are they OVER-the-ear or ON-the-ear

          I want to make sure that they completely cover the ear, not lie on the ear itself
          Asked on 3/25/2013 by asdf

          2 answers

          • A:

            Yes, they are over-ear

            Answered on 5/16/2013 by pro1137 from Sanborn, Cambria, NY 14132, USA
          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes they are over the ear.

            Answered on 4/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          can you replace the ear pads on the pro500mk2 with the ear pads on the pro700mk2?
          Asked on 3/20/2013 by joshheisey

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          • A:

            The ONLY ear-pads that will work with the PRO500MK2 are the stock earpads for the PRO500MK2.

            Therefore, the ear-pads from the PRO700MK2 will NOT work/fit with the PRO500MK2.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 3/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          What's the difference between these and the ATH-PRO700MK2's?

          Will these also be replacing the ATH-PRO700MK2's in the future?
          Asked on 1/17/2013 by Deadace

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. They are completely different headphone. Not only in design but the ATH-Pro700MK2 hs lower frequency response and can has a highr mx input power.

            Answered on 1/23/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Are these headphones strong and comforatable?

          Does the build quality and comfort of these headphones match or compare to that of the ATH-M50's? Can you rate the comfort and the build quality of the ATH-PRO500MK2BK's out of 10 for me?
          Thank you!
          Asked on 1/1/2013 by JonahIsBoss from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The answer to your questions is very subjective. They quality of sound and build are very similar. As to which a user may like best is again subjective.

            Answered on 1/21/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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