Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X Review and Specs

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X review

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Features

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X review

Sound

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.

Connectivity

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.

Comfort and design

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.

Pros and cons

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X pros and cons

Pros

  • Very light and comfortable fit with large and soft cups and airy adjustable headband
  • High fidelity of sound at all ranges for professional use and audiophiles
  • Breathable open cups allow to wear them for hours and provide a very spacious soundstage
  • Detachable cable is safe to use in case it tangles over something in movement

Cons

  • No carry case and unfoldable cups to carry and store it safely and in a smaller size
  • The music leaks a lot and it does not block any noise from the surroundings for its open type enclosure

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Overall
7

Common features

Product

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

Model

ATH-AD500X

Brand

Audio-Technica

Reviews

1484

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

open back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

53/2

Impedance, Ohm

48

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-25KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

100

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

235/8.2

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

300/9.8

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

has not

Bluetooth version

has not

aptX

has not

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

has not

Bluetooth profiles

has not

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

has not

Battery life, hrs

has not

Charging time, hrs

has not

Charging port

has not

Charging cable

has not

Speed charge

has not

Battery free listening mode

has not

Battery level indicator

has not

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

has not

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

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