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Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Headphones

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  • closed back headphones

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Audio-Technica’s ATH-A500x closed-back dynamic headphones deliver audiophile-quality acoustic performance with superb clarity and fidelity. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture 53 mm drivers for high-fidelity playback. Equipped with Audio-Technica’s innovative self-adjusting wing support mechanism, the headphones offer long hours of remarkably comfortable listening.
  • Features

    • Rich and balanced acoustic qualities from newly designed 53mm drivers

    • Soft ear-fit design eliminates pressure on the ears, providing long listening comfort

    • 3D Wing Support Housing vibration-proof mechanism gives comfortable support for a better listening experience

    • D.A.D.S. structure delivers deep, impactful bass

    • Gold-plated stereo 1/8” (3.5 mm) connector with 1/4” (6.3mm) adapter

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance48 ohms
    Weight290 g
    Cable3.0 m (9.8')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    I intend to use them for gaming, as well as listening to music. The thing is, i would listen to music in public environments as well, so a closed headphone would be nice, but the soundstage wouldnt be the same. So i'm deciding if i should get the closed or the open version, i mostly listen to classic rock and all kinds of metal, would the open version be that much affected by outer sounds? would much of it leak so other would hear it? Is the soundstage affected that much in the closed version? Those doubts are here mostly because i'm yet to see a review on the closed version.


    Thank you for your inquiry. There would be sound leakage with the open back headphone.


    The design of these headphones is identical to the model ATX-A900S?


    To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area. Thanks!


    I lost one of the pads for the two-part head band that rests on top of your head. Where can I get a spare? How much will this cost?


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    How light are they on top of your head?


    Thank you for your inquiry. These weigh 290 g.


    Does sound bleed out on high volume? I listen to a lot of trance and house music.


    Due to the low clamping pressure of the A500X and the prominent low frequency energy (bass) often found in this type music, yes the sound may bleed out at high volumes. A more suitable model may be the ATH-PRO700MK2 Professional DJ Monitor Headphone. While not as lightweight and comfortable as the A500X, the higher clamping pressure keeps more sound in (and more backgroung noise out). The PRO700MK2 are also tuned with heavy bass reproduction at high voumes in mind. The A500X are more neutral sounding.


    How big are the "ear cup" openings?


    Thank you for your inquiry. They are 2.12" X 2".


    Not large enough for over-ear comfort.