48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

47points

HiFiMAN HE-500

Comparison winner
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HiFiMAN HE-500
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs HiFiMAN HE-500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
HiFiMAN HE-500
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
47
points
HiFiMAN HE-500

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than HiFiMAN HE-500?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs15Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 11dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    100dB/mWvs89dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
    ?
  • 267g lighter
    235gvs502g

Why is HiFiMAN HE-500 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • 25000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    50000Hzvs25000Hz
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    38 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an open-back design
    ?

Price comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

ProductStorePrice
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X walmartAudio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Mon...Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones
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$99.00

HiFiMAN HE-500

Buy used:

$500.00

ProductStorePrice
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonMassdrop X HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic...Massdrop X HIFIMAN HE4XX Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Open-Back Headphones
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$190.95
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHifiman HE-560 Full-Size Planar Magnetic...Hifiman HE-560 Full-Size Planar Magnetic Over-Ear Headphones (Black/Woodgrain)
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$894.73
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE5se Full-Size Over Ear Planar ...HIFIMAN HE5se Full-Size Over Ear Planar Magnetic Audiophile Adjustable Headphone Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$348.83
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone /Android Comfortable Headband Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping Black
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$349.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE400S Over Ear Full-Size Planar...HIFIMAN HE400S Over Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphone
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$229.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magneti...HIFIMAN HE-560 V2 Premium Planar Magnetic Headphones
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$899.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Plana...HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones (Renewed)
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$149.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonMonolith M560 Over Ear Planar Magnetic H...Monolith M560 Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones - Black/Wood With 56mm Driver, Open or Closed Back Design, Comfort Ear Pads For Studio/Professional
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$142.87
HiFiMAN HE-500 AmazonHIFIMAN Ananda Over-Ear Full-Size Planar...HIFIMAN Ananda Over-Ear Full-Size Planar Magnetic Headphones with High Fidelity Design Easy to Drive by iPhone/Android Studio Comfortable Earpads Open-Back Design Easy Cable Swapping
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$849.00
HiFiMAN HE-500 walmartHFMSUNDARA HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full...HFMSUNDARA HIFIMAN SUNDARA Over-ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones (Black)
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$349.00

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
HiFiMAN HE-500
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
HiFiMAN HE-500
3.has a detachable cable
?

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
HiFiMAN HE-500
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

502g

5.travel bag is included
?

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
HiFiMAN HE-500
6.has included ear pads
?

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
HiFiMAN HE-500

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

50000Hz

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

15Hz

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

89dB/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

38 Ohms

5.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
HiFiMAN HE-500

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
HiFiMAN HE-500

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