ATH-PRO500MK2RD

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-PRO500MK2RD 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 black (ATH-PRO500MK2BK).

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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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    5.0

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    5.0

    Great product

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    from Ohio, USA

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    Pros

    • Casual Listening
    • Durable
    • Gaming
    • Great Sound
    • Look Awesome
    • Office

    Cons

    • need breaking in

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500MK2RD Professional DJ Monitor Headphones:

      I bought this pair after my ATH-M40s broke down. These are really great. I've had them for about 3 months now. Fantastic quality, awesome looking, I absolutely love the fact that the cords are detachable now. One thing you should know is that these are a little more snug on your head than the ATH-M40s. These take about a week of wearing to break in... so don't freak out if they feel a little tight when you first get them. Overall these are great headphones. I would definitely recommend them.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Office
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      • Intermediate
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      • Up to a year
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      5.0

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      from Toronto, ON, Canada

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      Pros

      • Casual Listening
      • Dj
      • Gaming
      • Studio

      Cons

      • a little too tight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500MK2RD Professional DJ Monitor Headphones:

        I bought my Pro500mk2 in Taiwan for a very good price and has been using it for 2 years now. the sound quality is amazing and i can hear even the most quiet sound in the music i listen to. i highly recommend this headphone if you dont have the money for a M50s or Pro700mk2

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Casual listening
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        • Audiophile
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        • Over a year
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        • Q:

          Can I buy online the replacement cables and earpads for the ath-pro500mk2? and where?

          I want to buy these headphones but I am worried about not find parts to replace for example the cable of possible damage and also the earpads, I searched a lot but found nothing (at least in the US), so where can I buy online the parts for this headphones?
          Thanks in advance!
          Asked on 2/22/2015 by JohnC

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          • A:

            You may obtain replacements at Parts@atus.com

            Answered on 2/26/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
        • Q:

          What are the key differences between the pro500mk2 and the pro700mk2?

          Is the 700 considerably more bassy? Also, are the earpads bigger on the 700 than the 500?
          I love my bassy music but am not sure whether it is worth me choosing the 700 over the 500. Does the 500 still have strong bass? I am not producing, just using mainly for day to day listening.
          Asked on 1/11/2014 by CPowell

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          • A:

            The primary difference is the size of the earcup. Sonically they are similar. However, I would say that the PRO500MK2 have slightly more mids, and the PRO700MK2 has slightly more bass. Both, however, sound very good and are sonically balanced well.

            You might also find the following video from our UK division, helpful:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp3vRyrcAQ

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Are there any safe headphone amps for these headphones?

          i have these headphones and love them to death i was just wondering if one would benefit any from a headphone amplifier and if so what would be the recommended specs for an amp, so as not to damage the headphones?
          Asked on 1/3/2014 by niko93 from Bloomington, IN, USA

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          • A:

            With any current-model Audio-Technica headphones, it is not a requirement to use/purchase a headphone amplifier to be used in addition to your playback device. However, if you prefer the sound of a dedicated headphone amplifier, that shouldn’t be a problem either.

            Overall, it is your call to use (or not to use) a headphone amplifier. It depends on what you prefer. Since Audio-Technica does not manufacture any headphone amplifiers for United States markets, if you would like any further recommendations, you would need to ask a HiFi dealer that sells headphone amplifiers.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Best bang for the buck?

          I listen to a lot of bass music, but I also have a good amount of music that has very little bass as well. I have narrowed my choices down to two headphones: the ATH-PRO500MK2RD and the ATH-M50RD. I want a well balanced headphone that is leaning towards bass. Both these headphones are within my price range so as soon as I get an opinion or two I'll have come to a decision!
          Asked on 12/4/2013 by Cameron

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          • A:

            The ATH-PRO500MK2RD are DJ headphones, that have an extended bass-frequency response, and a much tighter fit for DJ's. The ATH-M50 are a more balanced Studio-Monitoring headphone that has adequate bass response, and might be considered more comfortable for extended use periods.

            To describe the difference between the two headphones, the Audio-Technica UK division made a video, linked below. Although the video features the PRO700MK2, the application is exactly the same.
            - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp3vRyrcAQ

            Hopefully the above information will help you make a more informed decision when selecting which headphones to purchase.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 12/12/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Are the ATH-PRO500MK2 completely around the ear?

          These Headphones don't look to be completely on the ear, but the specifications say they are. in fact. circumaural.
          Asked on 11/9/2013 by Vignesh from India

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          • A:

            These headphones will be considered on-the-ear headphones. If you would like a DJ headphone that has bigger ear cups, check out the ATH-PRO700MK2.

            I see that you are located in India. Please contact http://www.audio-technica.com.sg/ for more information.

            Thanks!

            Answered on 11/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Is an amplifier necessary for use with iphone or ipod?
          Asked on 10/7/2013 by bsmith6226

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          • A:

            An amplifier is not necessary.

            Answered on 10/7/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          It is Comfortable for a music with genre like jazz, Audiophile,and Rock?

          i was wondering if the ATH-PRO500MK2RD are good for listening to a music with genre's like Jazz, Rock, or Audiophile
          Asked on 4/18/2013 by Adji from Indonesia

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          • A:

            Generally speaking, I would not recommend this DJ Headphone (PRO500MK2) for your application. I would more-so recommend the ATH-M50 for the styles of music you mentioned.

            Here are a few videos that you might find helpful:
            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp3vRyrcAQ
            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et_PWifUd1w

            Thanks!

            Answered on 4/25/2013 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Where can I find replacement cables for the ath-pro500mk2?

          Just in case the cables do wear out where can I pick them up?
          Asked on 2/16/2013 by NickWong

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

            Answered on 2/18/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          open or close? ATH-PRO500MK2RD

          hi im new with headphones, just wondering if this model is open or close type (you mentioned dynamic). (i know open and close but i dont know about dynamic)
          Asked on 2/5/2013 by erwinsie from sydney

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. They are closed back headphones.

            Answered on 2/15/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          i was wondering if the ATH-PRO500MK2RD are good for listening to dubstep for long periods of time. also, do the earcups go all the way over the ear?
          Asked on 1/31/2013 by joshheisey

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          • A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. These would be great for dubstep. These are over they ear style.

            Answered on 2/4/2013 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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