Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones review

On the Audio-Technica website, the PRO500MK2 is classified as a DJ headphone, just like its predecessor, the PRO500. The manufacturer notes the convenient design of the headphones, swivel cups, as well as the possibility of replacing the cable with another one.

A word of caution: since I'm not a sound specialist, but I still listen to music, I assume that I'm not the only one who listens, but does not understand the topic at least a little well. On the other hand, I can talk about the subjective impressions of the "noob" from certain headphones, and, probably, for people like me, to whom a bear stepped on their ear in childhood, some information will be useful.

Design, construction, materials

The headphones look massive, they feel the same on the head. The weight of the ATH PRO500MK2 is almost 300 grams, so it's definitely not possible to call them light. The model is produced in two colors: classic black and bright red. In the second case, the outer side of the cups is red, as well as plastic in the design. The ear pads and headband remain black.

Leatherette headband, on the outside there is a large inscription "audio-technica" and the company logo. The guides are made of metal, there are notches for fixing in one of the positions. The cups have a swivel design (up to 90 degrees in each direction) and rotate 180 degrees.

The kit includes two cables: twisted, with the ability to stretch it to a length of up to three meters, as well as a straight one. I used a straight cable, it is short (1.2 m), but it is just right for listening to music on a smartphone while traveling.

The build quality is good - dense, reliable plastic, no thin or flimsy parts in the design. Headphones fold, you can turn the cups with the ear cushions out and bend inward, to the headband. It will turn out to be half the size of the structure than when unfolded.

Comfort to wear

Headband and headband in leatherette ear cushions, fine mesh inside. On the head, the headphones sit normally, but I can’t call them really comfortable. Firstly, the headband is very large and designed for people with a wide skull, otherwise I don’t know how to describe it. I have the headband of these headphones, when I put them on, it literally touches the top of my head, and that's it, the rest of its area hangs in the air. It turns out that from above the emphasis is literally on a square centimeter, and the main pressure falls on the ears themselves, and this is inconvenient, because the headphones weigh, as I said, almost 300 grams. Secondly, the ear pads put a lot of pressure on your head. After 1-2 hours of wearing these headphones, or even earlier, the head gets very tired.

Large ear cushions provide good passive sound isolation: even if you just put on headphones and do not turn on the music, external noise will become quieter.

An important point - I will compare the sound of these headphones with those that I use daily - Marshall Major. These are good headphones with a simple but decent sound, as kind people who understand sound explained to me. I like them both in design and lightness (relatively) and universal sound: no raised high or low frequencies, normal volume, no extraneous noise and hiss over the entire volume range. In a word, a pleasant and simple sound, in my village ear.

The Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones sound more interesting, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, but the sound in them is deeper, or something. If you try, you can discern more details of the sound, and even if you do not listen hard, the sound still seems to be more spacious and clear than in the Marshall Major. Again - there is no pronounced bass or high frequencies, everything is in moderation, that is, the sound is balanced. I listened to ATH PRO500MK2 on Meizu MX2 and HTC One smartphones, in both cases I was satisfied with both the maximum volume and the sound quality in general.

Conclusion

The cost of headphones in RuNet varies greatly from store to store. If you believe the information from Yandex.Market, you can buy ATH PRO500MK2 for both 7,000-8,000 rubles, and for a more sane 4,500-5,000 rubles. In my opinion, 5,000 rubles is an acceptable price for good sound, good sound insulation, reliable in general /a> headphone design. Of the shortcomings, I want to note only one - not the most convenient location on the head, but this is a subjective moment, besides, you will probably measure the headphones before buying, and if the PRO500MK2 sit comfortably on your head, they are definitely worth a closer look. Because in other respects they are very worthy.

Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones review

On the Audio-Technica website, the PRO500MK2 is classified as a DJ headphone, just like its predecessor, the PRO500. The manufacturer notes the convenient design of the headphones, swivel cups, as well as the possibility of replacing the cable with another one.

A word of caution: since I'm not a sound specialist, but I still listen to music, I assume that I'm not the only one who listens, but does not understand the topic at least a little well. On the other hand, I can talk about the subjective impressions of the "noob" from certain headphones, and, probably, for people like me, to whom a bear stepped on their ear in childhood, some information will be useful.

Design, construction, materials

The headphones look massive, they feel the same on the head. The weight of the ATH PRO500MK2 is almost 300 grams, so it's definitely not possible to call them light. The model is produced in two colors: classic black and bright red. In the second case, the outer side of the cups is red, as well as plastic in the design. The ear pads and headband remain black.

Leatherette headband, on the outside there is a large inscription "audio-technica" and the company logo. The guides are made of metal, there are notches for fixing in one of the positions. The cups have a swivel design (up to 90 degrees in each direction) and rotate 180 degrees.

The kit includes two cables: twisted, with the ability to stretch it to a length of up to three meters, as well as a straight one. I used a straight cable, it is short (1.2 m), but it is just right for listening to music on a smartphone while traveling.

The build quality is good - dense, reliable plastic, no thin or flimsy parts in the design. Headphones fold, you can turn the cups with the ear cushions out and bend inward, to the headband. It will turn out to be half the size of the structure than when unfolded.

Comfort to wear

Headband and headband in leatherette ear cushions, fine mesh inside. On the head, the headphones sit normally, but I can’t call them really comfortable. Firstly, the headband is very large and designed for people with a wide skull, otherwise I don’t know how to describe it. I have the headband of these headphones, when I put them on, it literally touches the top of my head, and that's it, the rest of its area hangs in the air. It turns out that from above the emphasis is literally on a square centimeter, and the main pressure falls on the ears themselves, and this is inconvenient, because the headphones weigh, as I said, almost 300 grams. Secondly, the ear pads put a lot of pressure on your head. After 1-2 hours of wearing these headphones, or even earlier, the head gets very tired.

Large ear cushions provide good passive sound isolation: even if you just put on headphones and do not turn on the music, external noise will become quieter.

An important point - I will compare the sound of these headphones with those that I use daily - Marshall Major. These are good headphones with a simple but decent sound, as kind people who understand sound explained to me. I like them both in design and lightness (relatively) and universal sound: no raised high or low frequencies, normal volume, no extraneous noise and hiss over the entire volume range. In a word, a pleasant and simple sound, in my village ear.

The Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones sound more interesting, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, but the sound in them is deeper, or something. If you try, you can discern more details of the sound, and even if you do not listen hard, the sound still seems to be more spacious and clear than in the Marshall Major. Again - there is no pronounced bass or high frequencies, everything is in moderation, that is, the sound is balanced. I listened to ATH PRO500MK2 on Meizu MX2 and HTC One smartphones, in both cases I was satisfied with both the maximum volume and the sound quality in general.

Conclusion

The cost of headphones in RuNet varies greatly from store to store. If you believe the information from Yandex.Market, you can buy ATH PRO500MK2 for both 7,000-8,000 rubles, and for a more sane 4,500-5,000 rubles. In my opinion, 5,000 rubles is an acceptable price for good sound, good sound insulation, reliable in general /a> headphone design. Of the shortcomings, I want to note only one - not the most convenient location on the head, but this is a subjective moment, besides, you will probably measure the headphones before buying, and if the PRO500MK2 sit comfortably on your head, they are definitely worth a closer look. Because in other respects they are very worthy.

Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones review

On the Audio-Technica website, the PRO500MK2 is classified as a DJ headphone, just like its predecessor, the PRO500. The manufacturer notes the convenient design of the headphones, swivel cups, as well as the possibility of replacing the cable with another one.

A word of caution: since I'm not a sound specialist, but I still listen to music, I assume that I'm not the only one who listens, but does not understand the topic at least a little well. On the other hand, I can talk about the subjective impressions of the "noob" from certain headphones, and, probably, for people like me, to whom a bear stepped on their ear in childhood, some information will be useful.

Design, construction, materials

The headphones look massive, they feel the same on the head. The weight of the ATH PRO500MK2 is almost 300 grams, so it's definitely not possible to call them light. The model is produced in two colors: classic black and bright red. In the second case, the outer side of the cups is red, as well as plastic in the design. The ear pads and headband remain black.

Leatherette headband, on the outside there is a large inscription "audio-technica" and the company logo. The guides are made of metal, there are notches for fixing in one of the positions. The cups have a swivel design (up to 90 degrees in each direction) and rotate 180 degrees.

The kit includes two cables: twisted, with the ability to stretch it to a length of up to three meters, as well as a straight one. I used a straight cable, it is short (1.2 m), but it is just right for listening to music on a smartphone while traveling.

The build quality is good - dense, reliable plastic, no thin or flimsy parts in the design. Headphones fold, you can turn the cups with the ear cushions out and bend inward, to the headband. It will turn out to be half the size of the structure than when unfolded.

Comfort to wear

Headband and headband in leatherette ear cushions, fine mesh inside. On the head, the headphones sit normally, but I can’t call them really comfortable. Firstly, the headband is very large and designed for people with a wide skull, otherwise I don’t know how to describe it. I have the headband of these headphones, when I put them on, it literally touches the top of my head, and that's it, the rest of its area hangs in the air. It turns out that from above the emphasis is literally on a square centimeter, and the main pressure falls on the ears themselves, and this is inconvenient, because the headphones weigh, as I said, almost 300 grams. Secondly, the ear pads put a lot of pressure on your head. After 1-2 hours of wearing these headphones, or even earlier, the head gets very tired.

Large ear cushions provide good passive sound isolation: even if you just put on headphones and do not turn on the music, external noise will become quieter.

An important point - I will compare the sound of these headphones with those that I use daily - Marshall Major. These are good headphones with a simple but decent sound, as kind people who understand sound explained to me. I like them both in design and lightness (relatively) and universal sound: no raised high or low frequencies, normal volume, no extraneous noise and hiss over the entire volume range. In a word, a pleasant and simple sound, in my village ear.

The Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones sound more interesting, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, but the sound in them is deeper, or something. If you try, you can discern more details of the sound, and even if you do not listen hard, the sound still seems to be more spacious and clear than in the Marshall Major. Again - there is no pronounced bass or high frequencies, everything is in moderation, that is, the sound is balanced. I listened to ATH PRO500MK2 on Meizu MX2 and HTC One smartphones, in both cases I was satisfied with both the maximum volume and the sound quality in general.

Conclusion

The cost of headphones in RuNet varies greatly from store to store. If you believe the information from Yandex.Market, you can buy ATH PRO500MK2 for both 7,000-8,000 rubles, and for a more sane 4,500-5,000 rubles. In my opinion, 5,000 rubles is an acceptable price for good sound, good noise isolation, reliable in general /a> headphone design. Of the shortcomings, I want to note only one - not the most convenient location on the head, but this is a subjective moment, besides, you will probably measure the headphones before buying, and if the PRO500MK2 sit comfortably on your head, they are definitely worth a closer look. Because in other respects they are very worthy.

Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones review

On the Audio-Technica website, the PRO500MK2 is classified as a DJ headphone, just like its predecessor, the PRO500. The manufacturer notes the convenient design of the headphones, swivel cups, as well as the possibility of replacing the cable with another one.

A word of caution: since I'm not a sound specialist, but I still listen to music, I assume that I'm not the only one who listens, but does not understand the topic at least a little well. On the other hand, I can talk about the subjective impressions of the "noob" from certain headphones, and, probably, for people like me, to whom a bear stepped on their ear in childhood, some information will be useful.

Design, construction, materials

The headphones look massive, they feel the same on the head. The weight of the ATH PRO500MK2 is almost 300 grams, so it's definitely not possible to call them light. The model is produced in two colors: classic black and bright red. In the second case, the outer side of the cups is red, as well as plastic in the design. The ear pads and headband remain black.

Leatherette headband, on the outside there is a large inscription "audio-technica" and the company logo. The guides are made of metal, there are notches for fixing in one of the positions. The cups have a swivel design (up to 90 degrees in each direction) and rotate 180 degrees.

The kit includes two cables: twisted, with the ability to stretch it to a length of up to three meters, as well as a straight one. I used a straight cable, it is short (1.2 m), but it is just right for listening to music on a smartphone while traveling.

The build quality is good - dense, reliable plastic, no thin or flimsy parts in the design. Headphones fold, you can turn the cups with the ear cushions out and bend inward, to the headband. It will turn out to be half the size of the structure than when unfolded.

Comfort to wear

Headband and headband in leatherette ear cushions, fine mesh inside. On the head, the headphones sit normally, but I can’t call them really comfortable. Firstly, the headband is very large and designed for people with a wide skull, otherwise I don’t know how to describe it. I have the headband of these headphones, when I put them on, it literally touches the top of my head, and that's it, the rest of its area hangs in the air. It turns out that from above the emphasis is literally on a square centimeter, and the main pressure falls on the ears themselves, and this is inconvenient, because the headphones weigh, as I said, almost 300 grams. Secondly, the ear pads put a lot of pressure on your head. After 1-2 hours of wearing these headphones, or even earlier, the head gets very tired.

Large ear cushions provide good passive sound isolation: even if you just put on headphones and do not turn on the music, external noise will become quieter.

An important point - I will compare the sound of these headphones with those that I use daily - Marshall Major. These are good headphones with a simple but decent sound, as kind people who understand sound explained to me. I like them both in design and lightness (relatively) and universal sound: no raised high or low frequencies, normal volume, no extraneous noise and hiss over the entire volume range. In a word, a pleasant and simple sound, in my village ear.

The Audio-Technica PRO500MK2 headphones sound more interesting, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, but the sound in them is deeper, or something. If you try, you can discern more details of the sound, and even if you do not listen hard, the sound still seems to be more spacious and clear than in the Marshall Major. Again - there is no pronounced bass or high frequencies, everything is in moderation, that is, the sound is balanced. I listened to ATH PRO500MK2 on Meizu MX2 and HTC One smartphones, in both cases I was satisfied with both the maximum volume and the sound quality in general.

Conclusion

The cost of headphones in RuNet varies greatly from store to store. If you believe the information from Yandex.Market, you can buy ATH PRO500MK2 for both 7,000-8,000 rubles, and for a more sane 4,500-5,000 rubles. In my opinion, 5,000 rubles is an acceptable price for good sound, good noise isolation, and a generally reliable headphone design. Of the shortcomings, I want to note only one - not the most convenient location on the head, but this is a subjective moment, besides, you will probably measure the headphones before buying, and if the PRO500MK2 sit comfortably on your head, they are definitely worth a closer look. Because in other respects they are very worthy.

The cost of headphones in Runet varies greatly from store to store. If you believe the information from Yandex.Market, you can buy ATH PRO500MK2 for both 7,000-8,000 rubles, and for a more sane 4,500-5,000 rubles. In my opinion, 5,000 rubles is an acceptable price for good sound, good sound insulation, and generally reliable headphone design. Of the shortcomings, I want to note only one - not the most convenient location on the head, but this is a subjective moment, besides, you will probably measure the headphones before buying, and if the PRO500MK2 sit comfortably on your head, they are definitely worth a closer look. Because in other respects they are very worthy.