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Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2

Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2

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These were a fantastic pair right up until they got stolen. Sush a shame. But I do recommend buying a pair of replacement earcups due to the fact that these headphones are not really "over ear" as advertised. Once broken in, I couldn't go back.
Nazimul
I don't think they are advertised as "over ear" anywhere; they are clearly "on ear" headphones.
I'll start with Massdrop service: They sent the product 48 hours after the offer ends and it got here today, 21 days later. It's by far the quickest I got something I ordered. The product came very well packaged and without any problems. and probably the best thing about the service: I got those for 10$ cheaper than they are on amazon (including shipping) to a country that everything costs 100% more.
The headphones them-self are quite awesome, its my first pair of high quality headphones so I can't really judge. The sound is amazing when listening to those headphones on my pc but just ok when using my phone (still much better then all of my other options). they have pretty major con though, they are not the most comfortable headphones ever but they are more than bearable.
ofekaza
If you want better quality from your phone, check the bit-rate/quality of the songs. If you want good quality then make sure the songs are at least 320 kb/sec, if they are less than that then high quality headphones are not a good investment. My suggestion would be to buy CDs and import the songs to your computer without compressing the music at all.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in tomorrow. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 3/12 or sooner if something comes up.
Hello guys, I have just joined the pool . This is my first time using this service, anyone knows how long will it take to get the item in middle east since shipping?
I bought these in the last drop, and I would recommend them to desktop users, but not so much mobile users. I found that a laptop, desktop, iPhone 4S, and Nexus 4 were all able to drive them well enough, but they leak too much sound for louder listening in an environment with people who might get annoyed. The sound is great, but at times vocals can feel muffled. Also, if you plan on listening to music for more than 5 hours, either get replacement earpads, or don't but these headphones.
Yeah! I am the 25th person!
Can't figure it out from the pictures provided here nor on the manufacturers website info... are these on ear or around the ear type of headphones?
Mathew
Around
Mathew
I found that they were on-ear, but just barely. If you have smaller ears, they will probably be over-ear.
I do not recommend those headphones from longevity point of view, I've had the pro500 for several years and the fake leather around the speakers has cracked a lot, also the thin leather layer covering the soft top section is peeling off and I often look as if I had dandruff on my hair...
Are they on ear?
Got these in last thursday and I'm very impressed! Glad to get these at such a great deal!
Mine arrived today, got a COD :( always sucky. It ended up being tied up at customs for 8 days, definitely the longest delay I've ever experienced. It was delivered 12 days after it was shipped from mass Drop and 26 days after "purchase" for future googlers.
So I ended up paying $70 USD for the headphones, $15 USD for shipping and a $22 CAD Charge-On-Delivery. About $128 Canadian total. You can find the red version of these headphones on amazon.ca for $130, and the black version for around $180.
Overall not a bad experience (this was my first massdrop by the way) but I think I'll be waiting until MassDrop has a Canadian-based shipping method before I order anything again.
By the way, you might want to specify on the description page that the price is in USD, I assumed it was CAD since there was a little Canadian flag below it next to the shipping price.
Edit: The headphones themselves sound great, I'm no audiophile but definitely the best I've ever heard. And they are on-ear for me, so not what really what I was looking for...
I know you're trying to save us money but a tracking option for international orders would be nice.
Great headphones in terms of quality/price! Thanks Massdrop
Please never tell ups to transfer a package to usps they have been avoiding delivery because of a small patch of ice in front of my door.
So mine was shipped from New Jersey and is coming to Canada, it's been "Item has arrived in Canada and was sent for further processing." according to Canada Post for 6 days now. Is that unusual? I don't get much shipped from the USA...
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I hope so, 8 days and counting so far. Maybe I'll call Canada Post tomorrow and see if they can tell me anything useful.
Also has your's been delivered? Did you get hit with a COD?
DanTheMuffinMan
Mine has not been delivered yet. I expect it will be sometime this week though. Good luck!
Is the tracking number the same as the transaction ID?
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page (https://www.massdrop.com/transactions).
Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 2/13. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 2/16 or sooner if something comes up.
HassanS
December 16? Oh no! Just kidding, unless you really meant December. Seems like we should be expecting them around next week without delays then. Can't wait, thanks for the drop!
Marlo
Sorry about that nice catch.
Corrected!
-Hassan
So any word on what's going on with the drop, as it is 2/11
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Audio-Technica ATH-Pro500MK2 shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will send the bulk shipment to our fulfillment center where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 2/11 or sooner.
I've been wanting to get the M50X but at this price, this one looks better. However, there must be differences between the two versions. Can someone give me a quick run down/recommendation? I like listening to a variety of genres, though I do mostly listen to Drum and Bass if that makes any differences.
Marlo
This one has a more defined bass and the design varies a little
when is shipping expected?
How's the soundstage and overall quality for gaming?
I got my pair from the previous drop, got them about a week and a half ago. There seems to be a strange thing with the AUX cable. Whenever I plug the "thin" end of it into the headphones, sound gets faded, only the left monitor works or there is no sound at all. I am yet to try using another cable, and so the cable itself might be flawed. Is this suppose to happen, it has a "thick" end for a purpose, and it will not work with other AUX cables? or is my pair flawed?
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@gravatos @JoshTRZ That was my problem! feeling a bit stupid now I actually wondered if it is a flawed pair or if I'm missing something. Thanks!
LordBiscuit
I find (and generally use if i'm feeling lazy) that the non-threaded end of the short cable does work if inserted into the headphones firmly, although you obviously can't do that with the coiled one.
How are these compared to the grado 80e
TeckItUp
So I have the old Grado 80 that I have had forever. I know the 80e's are supposed to have much better bass and be a bit more laid back. That said these are VERY different than my Grados. My Grados are still my favorite for overall listening. I love the Grado soundstage and clarity. These things are for a different kind of music (bass heavy). It would be like comparing Beats vs Grado. So understanding they are different headphones, I would say that these are pretty good for what they do. I bought them a long time ago for $120 and have always felt like I got good value. Sooo at $70 they are great! I would NEVER give up my Grados. But I enjoy listening to these if I am in a bass mood or if I need a closed back headphone.
twilson
Can you use grado 80es for gameing and stuff like that
How do these sound compared to the grado 80e I know one is open back and one is closed back
I have not been charged for mine yet how come? Also any amp/dac recommendations for these?
than
You get charged for them when it ends then they will ship them to you also
Over-ear or on-ear?
Rafaelgetter
they say its over ear but i just recieved mine and to be honest it wont fit a baby's ear. Its pretty much on ear mate. Youll have to swap out the pads.
BigV95
Thank you so much!
A red one from Amazon is $79.99 & FREE Shipping......(Japan Import)