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Audio Technica ATH-PRO500MK2BK Professional DJ Monitor Headphones-Red

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  • 53mm high-quality large-diameter drivers deliver extremely wide frequency response
  • Durable elastomer frame
  • Soft elastomer grip for non-slip stability during DJ use Foldable for compact portability
  • Driver: 53mm Free Response: 10, 30,000 Hz: Maximum Input Power: 1,600mW Sensitivity: 106 dB/mW Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Cable: Detachable 1.2m (3.9-Feet ) coiled cable (max. 3.0m/9.8-Feet ), detachable 1.2m (3.9-Feet ) straight cable Connector: 3.5mm (1/8-Inch ) mini stereo, gold-plated
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Color Name: Red
  • Platform: Not Machine Specific
  • Media: Electronics
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

Color Name: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 9.5 x 26 cm ; 590 g
  • Shipping Weight: 644 g
  • Item model number: ATH-PRO500MK2RD
  • ASIN: B005W2EXQI
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 23 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,404 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Color Name:Red

Product Description

Designed with the DJ in mind, Audio-Technica's ATH-PRO500MK2RD headphones deliver amazing sonic performance with 53 mm large-diameter drivers, low-profile acoustic-efficient housings, swiveling earpieces, and compact foldable design. The rugged design offers improved strength and smooth rotation of the earpieces; comes with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight). Also available available in black (ATH-PRO500MK2BK).

From the Manufacturer

Designed with the DJ in mind, Audio-Technica’s ATH-PRO500MK2 headphones deliver amazing sonic performance with 53mm large-diameter drivers, low-profile acoustic-efficient housings, swiveling earpieces, and compact foldable design. The rugged design offers improved strength and smooth rotation of the earpieces; comes with two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight).

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Color: Red
This headphone is an excellent value for anyone looking to upgrade from sub $50 headphones to something that produces good sound but does not really want to spend the high dollars to get something like beats that everybody has. These cost around 100-120 on amazon and ebay and most ship from Japan post or EMS so you wont have to worry about paying the customs and shipping time is pretty quick. I ordered them on a friday and I had them in my hands the following friday. They come all essential accessories that come with expensive headphones like 2 cables (1 straight and 1 coiled), headphone itself, a leatherette (feels like real leather) pouch and 1/8" to 1/4" adapter. the cables are nice, thick and durable with chunky strain reliefs but the straight cable is recessed enough at the end that plugs into a device that it fits fine in my thick 3 layer seidio case for the note 2. They come in 2 colors: black and red. Both colors are understated in a matte finish but I went for red as I have too many black ones. The ear pads are nice and decent pleather but I might want to upgrade down the road. also the headband is stainless steel with plastic reinforcement that connects both of the earcups.

These headphones are essentially the cheaper and smaller version of the ath pro700mk2 which go for $150-250. Coming from cheap headphones, I was blown away by the sound quality coming from these cans. They are suppose to be bass head headphones but unlike beats they work perfectly with other genres so the mids and highs sound good as well. They let the whole sound spectrum shine. The clarity is also very good. However, the ath m50 is an overall better headphone but it is mainly suited for home use as the plug is too thick and heavy for use thick with thick case.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa8335abc) out of 5 stars 70 reviews
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa81b99b4) out of 5 stars If you are planning to get a pair. GET IT. Oct. 11 2013
By ceeelotee - Published on Amazon.com
Color: Red Verified Purchase
This is my first review on any kind of products that I've bought in the past. The ATH-PRO500MK2 has met all my needs and desires. I bought a pair of M50 after reading and watching countless reviews on them. I ended up returning my M50 because I felt like I wanted a little more bass response. I tumbled across these, and I thought they look better and has a decent size. It has detachable cable, and it comes with 2 cables (coiled/straight). The red finish on this headphone looks way better in person. Even though, the ear cups are smaller than the M50, they are still very comfortable. My first reaction when I listened to PRO500MK2 was overwhelming joy. The bass is just how I like it, not too much; therefore, you can still hear all the mids and highs clearly. It was a better experience than I had with the M50. At one time, I could not decide which one I should buy between PRO500 and M50. AFter I've tried both, I can assure you that if you are looking for a pair headphone to listen to music, then the PRO500MK2 is a better option for you than the M50. I bought mine from a seller from Japan, and the shipping took about a week.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa86ac8a0) out of 5 stars Pro500MK2 vs. M-50s Nov. 8 2013
By Kevin Mahaffey - Published on Amazon.com
Color: Red Verified Purchase
Yes, the bass is definitely more present (louder) than it is with the M-50s. Unfortunately, compared to the M-50s, the mids and highs on this headphone are definitely compromised. They aren't terrible, but they aren't as good as the fabulous M-50s. I would say that the M-50s have a much better open, airy, and realistic feel to them. For those of you that care mostly about the lower end of the sound spectrum, this is a great choice. For those of you that are interested in overall quality of sound, this is not the right headphone to buy.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa80d942c) out of 5 stars Lovely Sound & design ! Dec 8 2012
By Christian Jansen - Published on Amazon.com
Color: Red Verified Purchase
Now, the Pro500MK2 isn't for flat studio monitoring...its meant for deep bass tracking for DJ's...the mid & Highs are all there though even though the bass tone is heavier..... its 53mm drivers are more than enough for basic tracking or mobile music listening, overall for the price & looks..Its a good BUY !
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa8579384) out of 5 stars CRISSSSSSSSSSSP! Oct. 15 2013
By GP - Published on Amazon.com
Color: Red Verified Purchase
If your thinking about getting these then don't even think again...BUY and BUY now. All the pro reviews you have seen all over the net about these Pro500mk2 cans are not lieing. They are sooooo crisp, punchy and so so balanced. I was looking at the ATH-M50's but they only come with the coiled chunky cord thats ideal for PC productions, while these bad boys come with both a coiled and a straight cord which is real handy. The design is also real lovely, even better than what is seen in the pics,with the leather super soft on the head band...just smell that leather mmmm-mmmm delightful haha. The sound ohhhh my god the sound of these, OOOOOOOOOO-Weeeeeeee, for a pair of headies under $200, it is insanely good. You will hear music like never before. Be ready to become lost in this sweetness.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa87ba09c) out of 5 stars The Best Headphones I've Used to this Point - The Journey Continues Feb. 21 2015
By Michael J. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Color: Red Verified Purchase
First, I will start this off by saying that I am a proud bass head. I'm new to the headphone game (over the past 2 years) and I've owned these for about 1 year. These were my second entry into a mid tier headphone (the first were the Sony MDR-V55). I decided on these over the M50x (which I now own, that will keep you reading) because of reviews I read here. Since I'm not an audiophile, it's taken me awhile to develop a good opinion on these. I've since compared these to the M50X and others I've bought. So this is a well thought out review. Ok, now that we have that over let's get to my review.

The fit and finish:
In short, these headphones are built like a tank. I feel as though they will still here after a nuclear holocaust. They are constructed of a quality herd plastic build. They are light enough to still be comfortable yet sturdy enough to fell like you don't have to baby them. No metal. So if you want that then pay more money.

Good firm clamping pressure, as DJ headphone should be. It doesn't bother me, but if you are sensitive to this then I suggest you buy something else. When I first bought them the ear pads were hard, hot and horrible. I couldn't keep these on my head for more than an hours without discomfort. This was one of the main reasons I subsequently bought the M50X. Then I bought these:


WOW! What a huge difference they make. Not only to the comfort but the sound also. I can wear these longer now with no issues. but I still prefer the M50X overall for comfort. But these are now a closer option.

Sound Quality:
First, I listen to my music mainly through Spotify at 320 kbps from my computer then that goes through a DAC and into a Sony receiver (so there is a fair amount of power here). I also listen to some FLAC files from time to time through my Sony receiver also and my DAC is the Fiio E18 so I can go mobile when I connect this to my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Since buying these I have subsequently purchased the V-Moda Crossfade LP's, Sol Republic Tracks V8 and the Ath-M50x. I'm moving up the headphone chain as I try to find where my point of diminishing returns. My music preferences are R&B, Hip Hop, EDM, Jazz, Neo Soul, Pop and some rock.

My thing is that I am in search of clean deep bass that extends into the sub bass and doesn't interfere with the mids or highs. In short, at this point I don't think any of these headphones completely meet what I want. But the Pro500MK2's keep me coming back to them. They are the pair of headphones I keep coming back to. The M50X are a better all around choice but I want BASS. Deep clean bass and the pro500mk2's are the closest that I've found. If I could combine these and the M50x they would be a lot better. Both of them can handle massive amounts of power. The M50X do better in the mids and highs. They are much more clean and crisp with vocals and instruments. But as I stated earlier, I can see why a lot of people prefer them. But again, I'm a bass head. I value the other ranges but sometimes I got to have that thump and vibration. This is what keeps me coming back to the pro500mk2's. If I'm watching a movie or any source that doesn't need deep bass to enhance it I will always reach for the M50X. The M50X have a wider sound stage also. But when it comes to a more authoritative bass it's the pro500mk2's all day, everyday.

I haven't found my perfect set of headphones yet. Depending on my genre, source, environment and mood I switch between different headphones but the pro500m2's are my most frequent choice. I'm about step my game up to the either the V-Moda M100's, Denon AH-D600 or the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Over Ears. I am on a journey to find something that meets all my needs. It may not exist but so far these best fit the bill.

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