Let’s take a look at a professional audio device of Japanese brand Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X. These are open back over ear headphones with wired connection for critical listening mosty. However, they may suit audiophiles too if chosen for home use. Let’s look at Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X specs closer.
The frequency response of Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X impresses with 5Hz-25KHz ranges. It has a decent Hi-Fi sensitivity of 100 dB. The impedance is 48 dB.
The brilliant clarity of Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X is impressive with its incredibly broad soundstage and bright imaging that places every sound, voice, and instrument just right, making them sound bright and distinct in harmonious flow with the rest. If you wish to mix , record, or enjoy all the spectre of sounds I would recommend this device without doubts.
Wired connection of the open back headphones is natural for the type for their specific use. The open cups will not allow to use them out so they do not require a wireless option. And 3 m/9.8 ft of cable length allows a pretty well freedom of motion.
Their light weight of 235 g/8.2 oz feels very comfy on the head and is nice for long use without fatigue. The wired headband is comfy adjusted and large cups sit nice on the ears. I find their circle design not as good as oval, but still nice. They cannot be folded, but I suppose this function is not really required for the type.