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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500
6.9 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500

Newly designed 53 mm drivers with CCAW voice coils reproduce Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-AD500

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Overall 10
10

audiophile sound, 1/4 price

Samuel M., Newegg
9 September 2013
  • Summary: These headphones are open-backed, which helps with audio quality and perceived soundstage, but it also allows more sound to leak from the backs, and in quiet rooms (i.e. a library) it might be noticeable to other people in the vicinity.
  • Pros: first and foremost, the sound quality of these headphones is absolutely fantastic, and while in the world of headphones costing $1000 or more it would be decent, with its price tag of under $200 it's one of the best values on audio equipment that I've ever seen. It's also comfortable and very lig...
  • Cons: the cable is a bit long, and the one I got had a bit of a kink in it just below the earcup because of the packaging, but in all this is just nitpicking.
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Overall 10
10

Great range of natural sound

Nate V., Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Summary: Since they are so comfortable the size doesn't really matter. If they were leather I could see them sticking to my face if I was warm and that would begin to annoy me. The design is unique also. I would recommend them if you were to be using them for home or DJing.
  • Pros: The ear covers are the most comfortable thing I've worn in headphones with the velvet covers. They wear like mittens. The sound range is pretty vast and natural. I've tested them on classical to rock to electronica to trip-hop and they perform mid-high on all of them. They make you enjoy your mus...
  • Cons: Due to the open-air / open back I can't travel with them. If I were a DJ or just planning on using them in my home I would see no problem. They are 53mm drivers/muffs so it tends to cover a large portion of my not-the-biggest head.
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Overall 10
10

Good sound for the price

Chase C., Newegg
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Don't spend more on recognized brands or consumerish stuff without first checking out the specs! These are awesome!
  • Pros: For the price I paid at a unfortunately non-newegg site I could not get anything better! These things produce great sound with a broad sound stage.
  • Cons: I am not counting off on the headphones for this, but newegg had the incorrect pics listed for this item. I emailed them about it and they quickly corrected this issue. The other negative is that newegg was not the cheapest which hurts me as I love to support quality merchants.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Nathan Lin a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
16 December 2010
  • Summary: I was looking for a pair for casual listening. (Since I have ADAM as my working monitor speaker and also Sennheiser HD280pro) But for the price I spent (about USD $100) I find this pair gives out a very natural sound comparing to my HD280.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Good for gaming"

Baljit, Mighty Ape
7 June 2015
  • Summary: I bought them for gaming and they do good job at it. Bought them on sale for $110, well worth the money.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Pretty good"

Phillip, Mighty Ape
7 May 2015
  • Summary: Not what I expected but have good quality sound and are very comfortable
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

VIRAF, Amazon
17 October 2007
  • Summary: Good value for money. This headphone sounds better than ones costing twice the price.
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Overall 10
10

Absolutely love them. Brilliant to watch movies on Blurays

Surendra bhat B N, Amazon
17 October 2007
  • Summary: I did compare reviews of this one and its elder siblings AD700X and AD900X which were available in India. Elder brothers have same characteristics except they have lower impedance, meaning they may not need a headphone amp to drive them.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yandex
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: По истину достойные наушники! Оценка 5.0 на Ямаркете стоит не просто так! Эх, если бы не цена!
  • Pros: 1. Звук! Вызывает зависимость! Создается впечатление как будто слушаешь 5.1 систему, а не наушники. ; 2. Посадка. Очень удобные и легкие. ; 3. Нет изолированности от внешнего мира за счет открытой конструкции. ; 4. Очень приятные амбушюры. Не потеют уши. ; 5. Универсальность. Можно слушать абсолю...
  • Cons: 1. Самый огромный недостаток это новая цена! Крайне рекомендую к покупке по старому курсу - 5000р, и не рекомендую по новой цене. Своих денег не стоят абсолютно! ; 2. Не такие премиальные материалы как у старших моделей.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Быков Константин, Yandex
20 November 2015
  • Excerpt: Достоинства и недостатки - описал выше. Из особенностей: весьма слышны извне, и это следует обязательно учитывать при выборе. SBZ их "раскачала" за пару суток беспрерывного воспроизведения всевозможных треков, на среднем уровне громкости - а был полон решимости вернуть обратно, если ситуация не...
  • Pros: Комфортно "сидят" на голове, почти не ощущаются. Для большого размера годны. Уши не потеют. Звук оправдывает стоимость.
  • Cons: Иногда "цепляет" за волосы одним из держателей, при съёме с головы. Для того, чтобы услышать вменяемый звук - придётся часов 50 "гонять", это правда. Кабель - немягкий, "пружинит"; но - лёгкий.
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