In-ear Headphones with Mic & Volume Control

MSRP* $109.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • in ear headphones

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview

    The ATH-CKM500i in-ear headphones’ astoundingly large 12.5 mm drivers provide superior low end performance, while machined brass stabilizers absorb unwanted vibration and provide crystal clear mid and high frequencies. The integrated controller lets you easily answer calls and play/pause music, while the condenser microphone is ideal for voice intelligibility – so you can be heard clearly when you’re talking, and enjoy your music in high resolution when you’re not. ATH-CKM500i is a no-compromise in-ear headphone for the iPhone, iPod and iPad.
  • Features

    • Large 12.5 mm drivers with incredible low end power

    • Controller enables volume control, call answer/end, play/pause music or video clip

    • Machined brass stabilizers absorb unwanted vibration and provide clear mid-high frequencies

    • Condenser microphone, ideal for phone calls

    • Compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad models

    • Available in black, white and red
  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter12.5 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 25,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power200 mW
    Sensitivity105 dB/mW
    Impedance16 ohms
    Weight7.4 g
    Cable1.2 m Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8”) mini-stereo, gold-plated (L-type)
    Accessories IncludedProtective pouch, eartips (XS/S/M/L)
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100-10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional

  • Reviews


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    Audio-TechnicaATH-CKM500i In-ear Headphones with Mic & Volume Control

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    ATH-CKM 500i Defective Product


    from New York, NY, USA

    Site Member


    • good initial sound quality


    • quickly becomes dysfunctional
    • sound affected greatly by movement of headphones
    • volume control and mic don't work

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      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500i In-ear Headphones with Mic & Volume Control:

      I purchased a pair upon recommendation of the brand from a friend. I was satisfied with the sound at first. However, shortly after two to three weeks the volume control and microphone box began to have issues functioning and in one month completely stopped working. At this point, I would have to unplug my earphones to talk on the phone when receiving calls. Because that was an annoyance, I had my headphones sent to be repaired, which I was then informed could not be repaired so I would get a new pair. I thought that the issue was probably just this one pair and continued to believe in the quality of your product.

      After receiving my new pair, once again for the first few weeks, the headphones worked perfectly. However yet again, the volume control and microphone box began to malfunction. However, I was still able to use the microphone to talk this time around so I didn't bother. Then shortly after, the sound began to sound strange when the wires would bounce around. Soon the right earpiece began to have moments where the volume would be very distorted and fluctuate. The left earpiece has since gone from fine to completely dead and is not longer working at all, leaving me with only the distorted sound of the right side.

      Would highly recommend not purchasing this specific pair of headphones, have not used other Audio-Technica products so I have no words for the quality of the others, but this specific product is certainly poorly designed as I have received two poor pairs in a row.

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      • Up to a year
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