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Open-air Dynamic Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
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  • Overview

    The ATH-AD500 has been discontinued and replaced with the ATH-AD500X. Click here for information on the ATH-AD500X.

    Designed for incredibly comfortable listening. With a lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and magnesium frame structure, these open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, offering a completely natural listening experience. The self-adjusting wing support automatically adjusts to your head size. A straight cord at the left earpiece terminates to a mini plug with included " adapter.
  • Features

    • Remarkably natural sound, with deep, resonating bass and outstanding vocal projection

    • Open-air headphones produce no sense of pressure on the ears, resulting in a completely natural sensation

    • Lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing and magnesium frame structure

    • Large-aperture 53 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems and CCAW voice coils for superior sound reproduction

    • Self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Housing provides comfortable support for a more enjoyable listening experience

    • Extremely comfortable velvet ear pads

    • OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable

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

  • Specifications

    TypeOpen-air Dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Voice CoilCopper-clad aluminum wire
    Frequency Response10 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power500 mW
    Sensitivity99 dB/mW at 1 kHz
    Impedance66 ohms
    Weight260 g
    Cable3.0 m (Single) (OFC)
    Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 1/4" (6.3 mm) adapter

  • Reviews

    Amazing headphones


    I've had these headphones for over a year and I've loved them since day one. the only problem with them is that their a bit flimsy but if you take care of them that shouldn't be a problem.

    New Braunfels, TX, USA

    Extremely poor durability


    I had these headphones for a total of 5 days before they fell on the ground and BROKE. The sound is great and they are very light weight but they cant take a 2 foot drop.


    Best buy for this price range.


    Best for vocal song and party song. Work well with gaming and movie as well. Just the treble performance a little bit weaker, but this doesn't affect must.



    3.7 3


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