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Yamaha CM500
6.6 out of 10

Yamaha CM500

Combining closed-ear, noise-reducing headphones with a sensitive Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Yamaha CM500

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Overall 10
10

Use with Elecraft K3 ham transceiver

George K5KG, B&H Photo
20 July 2015
  • Excerpt: The Yamaha CM500 headset is ideal to use with the Elecraft K3. It is plug-n-play, and the audio quality on both transmit and receive is excellent. And you can't beat the price, especially when compared with the Heil headsets.
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Overall 4
4.0

Acceptable...ok at best

OLNYNico, B&H Photo
8 July 2015
  • Excerpt: I purchased these items because they were recommended to me by the sales person. a great deal of echo, very cumbersome and for the money not even close to doing the job....not even satisfied if they were half the price.
  • Cons: Bulky/Heavy, Limited Functions, Poor Sound Quality, Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 10
10

THE headset for ham radio

SV2NRU, B&H Photo
3 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought the headset for my Icom 7400 radio. Works great. Excelent speakers and a very good mic. I think they are better than the heilsound and much cheaper. The quality is not good but still a great headset for the price.
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Overall 10
10

Great Headset/Boom Mic

Rick, B&H Photo
16 April 2015
  • Excerpt: The headset has replaced my high dollar Heil headset. Both headsets work fine although, the Heil weighs a ton and gets hard to wear after a little time. The Yamaha headset is light weight and has great audio both receive and transmit. regards, Rick
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

ymmv --my .02 cents worth

K7ABV, eHam.net
24 March 2015
  • Summary: On my 4th pair of CM-500's since 2011, use them off and on with the Yaesu FTDX-5000, FT1000D and FT-1000MK5..the microphone went bad on 3 sets...seems the pivot point is where they might break down...tricky to fix, so I didn't mess with it...I use W2ENY adapter , works great..
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Overall 10
10

Great Mic-Headset for the $$

NT5Q, eHam.net
23 March 2015
  • Summary: I needed a mic-headset combination for portable use and field day. I use it with my K3 and TS480 and get great reports. I bought the W2ENY adapter for the 8 pin connection to the K3 and one for the TS480. Headset is very comfortable over long periods (think field day) and easy to carry in the RV.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent enough for light duty comm/ham us

norcal jim, B&H Photo
5 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Receive audio is good for voice work and is in stereo so you have dual receive options there. I found the mic fairly easy to use and position, but...I got maybe 3 years use out of mine before it started to break in various ways. That's light duty, a few contests a year and field day.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Breaks Easily
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Overall 10
10

Nice and comfortable

tony, B&H Photo
16 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Works great with the Elecraft K3 and KX3
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Works great with the IC7600

N1GMV, eHam.net
14 January 2015
  • Summary: What can I say, it is a condenser microphone and a comfy set of headphones that go completely around your ears. I use the same audio levels on my radio as I do with the Icom microphone, didn't have to change a thing.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Audio, High Output Electret, Extremely Comfortable

N2UJN, eHam.net
15 November 2014
  • Summary: I own and use an FT-1000MP. Although the MP does not have an equalizer, the 1000MP does, with EDSP, have five different transmit "EDSP" microphone settings. These settings are: OFF, 1, 2, 3, 4. OFF is pass through of the audio from the microphone, same as EDSP off.
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