49points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

43points

Grado PS500

Comparison winner
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Grado PS500
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15 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs Grado PS500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500
49
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
43
points
Grado PS500

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than Grado PS500?

  • 9Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs14Hz
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    100dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 65g lighter
    235gvs300g
  • 13mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs40mm
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
    ?
  • 1m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs2m

Why is Grado PS500 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    29000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?
  • Has removable speakers
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Grado PS500

Buy used:

$570.03

ProductStorePrice
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO PS500e Professional Series Wired O...GRADO PS500e Professional Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$595.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-B...GRADO RS2e Reference Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$495.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO GR10e Wired in Ear Headphones/Earb...GRADO GR10e Wired in Ear Headphones/Earbuds
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$399.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open B...GRADO SR80e Prestige Series Wired Open Back Stereo Headphones
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$99.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO SR60e Prestige Series Wired Open-B...GRADO SR60e Prestige Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$79.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO SR125e Prestige Series Wired Open-...GRADO SR125e Prestige Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$150.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO SR225e Prestige Series Wired Open-...GRADO SR225e Prestige Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$200.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGRADO GS1000e Statement Series Wired Ope...GRADO GS1000e Statement Series Wired Open-Back Stereo Headphones
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$995.00
Grado PS500 AmazonGrado Reference Series RS1e Headphones
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$695.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

300g

4.has an on-ear form
?

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500
5.cable length
?

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Pioneer SE-A1000

6m

3m

2m

6.has a straight plug
?

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

25000Hz

29000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

5Hz

14Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

98dB/mW

4.impedance
?

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

48 Ohms

32 Ohms

5.driver unit size
?

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1060

106mm

53mm

40mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
?

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Grado PS500

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