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ATH-A500X - [Discontinued]

High-Fidelity Closed-Back Headphones

  • Rich and balanced acoustic qualities from newly designed 53mm drivers
  • Soft ear-fit design eliminates pressure on the ears
  • 3D Wing Support Housing vibration-proof mechanism gives comfortable support
  • D.A.D.S. structure delivers deep resonating bass
  • Offer long hours of remarkably comfortable listening

£150.00 (inc. VAT)



first model in the art monitor series

Audio-Technica's ATH-A500X closed-back dynamic headphones deliver audiophile-quality performance with a clear sound and a wide range. The headphones feature proprietary large-aperture 53mm drivers for high-fidelity playback. Equipped with Audio-Technica's innovative self-adjusting wing support mechanism, the headphones offer long hours of remarkably comfortable listening.

  • Rich and balanced acoustic qualities from newly designed 53mm drivers
  • Soft ear-fit design eliminates pressure on the ears, providing long listening comfort
  • 3D Wing Support vibration-proof mechanism gives comfortable support for a better listening experience
  • D.A.D.S. structure delivers deep resonating bass
  • Gold-plated stereo 1/8” (3.5mm) connector with 1/4” (6.3mm) adapter


The earpads are covered with supple, soft and robust leather. By increasing the grip, the earpads maintain perfect airtightness, so as to limit any sound leakage. This allows you to benefit from powerful and deep bass reproduction.

"exclusiVE d.a.d.s. SYSTEM”

The ATH-A500X headphones feature the Double Air Damping System, which is featured across the entire range of Audio-Technica Art Monitor headphones, to improve bass reproduction.

“3D wing system HEADBAND”

The 3D Wing System comprises the the small removable wings that are found across the range of our HiFi headphones. No adjustment is necessary, the headset adapts itself to any shape as soon as it is positioned on the head, and removes any feeling of pressure felt with a classic shaped headband.


outstanding Isolation

The large earpads perfectly cover the ears to deliver rich sound and exceptional isolation from outside noise.

d.a.d.s. system

Exclusive Double Air Damping System developed by Audio-Technica that enhances the reproduction of low frequencies.


The 3D Wings structure allows ATH-A500X to adapt to different head shapes for optimum user comfort, making the headphones feel weightless.


The ATH-A500X has a connection cable made from OFC (oxygen-free copper) treated for improved conduction which avoids any sound alteration

Type Closed-back Dynamic, Double Air Damping System
Driver Diameter 53mm
Frequency Response 5 - 30,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 500 mW
Sensitivity 100 dB/mW
Impedance 48 ohms
Weight 290g
Cable 3.0m
Connector 3.5 mm gold-plated stereo plug
Accessories Included Detachable 1/4” (6.3 mm) adapter


High-Fidelity Closed-Back Headphones

Name Filetype Filesize
ATH-A500X User Manual PDF 419 KB
ATH-A500X Specifications PDF 579 KB
ATH-A500X Declaration of Conformity PDF 50 KB

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Trusted by industry professionals

Trusted by industry professionals

Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.

It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.


50 Years of Devotion to music

50 Years of Devotion to music

For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.

Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.


A Legacy in Innovation

A Legacy in Innovation

Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.

Its expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.

A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.


A Passion for Listening

A Passion for Listening

Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today.

Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.

Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.


Two Year Limited Warranty

Two Year Limited Warranty

All Audio-Technica products come with a two year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.

All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica Europe are guaranteed for two years from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.

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