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7.2 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

Nice and comfortable

tony, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • 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
2 weeks ago
  • 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. I got my headphones from Amazon and went with the K6VHF's 8 Pin Icom adapter from Ebay to connect it to the radio.
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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. Two low cut, higher frequency microphone outputs, EDSP 1, 2 can be used for contesting. Additionally, two high cut, lower frequency, filtered, 3, 4 can be used for ragchew.
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Overall 10
10

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K7XDX, eHam.net
4 September 2014
  • Summary: I looked around a bit an ran into the Yamaha CM500 headset. Easy to wear for long sessions. Not heavy. I get excellent reports over and over with nothing added into my Icom 756 pro III. I often get feedback from others that it sounds much better than the dedicated communications headsets. Nice balanced sound without that hard to listen to edge of others. I turn the compression on when I want to punch through.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value - excellent mic and headset

K2GAV, eHam.net
13 August 2014
  • Summary: I purchased one of these for my Elecraft KX3 on the recommendation of a user of both during an on-air conversation. I thought his audio sounded very good. I paid about $55 total for this headset. I used it with the KX-3 and an adapter and it works great. I made my own adapter for a Kenwood TS-990 and I love using it with a foot switch for PTT.
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Overall 10
10

COMFORTABLE - great for the price

W2EG, eHam.net
15 July 2014
  • Summary: I like to do a bit of contesting and so wear the headphones for hours at a time. These are among the VERY few phones I've tried that are comfortable for EXTENDED wear. I got mine for less than $50 and have used them for several years now without a lick of trouble. The mic works fine with my K3. (I must say that I do not do a lot of SSB work.
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Overall 8
8.0

OK, I guess... good enough but uninspiring overall

K8JHR, eHam.net
14 July 2014
  • Summary: I am a headset junkie and while the Yamaha CM-500 is good enough, I don't agree it is worthy of all the fuss and acolades it gets, especially with a $60 price tag. This a a reasonably well made, comfortable, and durable enough headset for the price, although I have had to repair my friend's set with a new microphone boom, and another friend's set died in the middle of the CQ WW 160 phone contest... but it is not an outstanding performer in any way.
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Overall 10
10

Bang for your buck , go with it ......+++++++......

rsbanker77, Ebay
6 July 2014
  • Summary: Talked to another ham on 40 meters , and I was impressed when he told me what his mic was . So I bought one myself. I have been getting good reports. Works well on my kenwood 570. My receive seems to be good also. Can not go wrong with this item. Price was right to.
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Overall 6
6.0

The mic is an electret - needs power

StudioDesigner, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: A good product - but not what I needed. I bought one for the dynamic mic (no phantom power needed with those), but this mic does not work without phantom power. Otherwise, well made, comfy.
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Overall 10
10

Headset tests

W5VIN, eHam.net
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I had purchased a Heil Pro 6 and it seemed uncomfortable after extended use. On a tip from AC0C I bought the Yamaha CM500. I purchased an adapter from W2ENY on ebay for the Yaesu 8 pin mic connector on my FT-2000. The audio was too hot so I added a 30K ohm resistor on pin 8, the center pin and that made the audio drive easy to adjust. During on the air testing I received one negative comment from a Heil lover in a roundtable.
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