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Audeze MM-500

Conceived and refined in one of the world’s most acclaimed studios, Audeze’s MM-500 is a purpose-built tool that was designed to deliver mixes that consistently translate & capture the emotion that the artist intended to convey. Lighter than the Audeze LCD-X, the MM-500’s sleek & sturdy chassis offers all-day comfort. Be sure to pair it with a top-of-the line amp like our GS-X Mini to hear MM-500 at its best!

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Finally, a headphone I can mix records on!

Manny Marroquin, 11-time Grammy Winner

Our Take

The Audeze MM-500 was the very same headphone that was used to mix Kendrick Lamar's #1 album, "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers", at Larrabee Studios! It's hand-crafted in their Southern California workshop to provide years of reliable comfort in a package that calls out to be held, admired, and listened to. Featuring extra-plush premium leather earpads to help evenly distribute weight, an adjustable spring steel headband, and a machined aluminum structure, the MM-500 feels substantial yet lightweight. The MM-500's planar magnetic drivers provide realism that audio professionals like Manny "can't live without", which is quite an impressive feat. With lightning-fast transients, an accurate frequency response, and trusted mix translation (powered by Audeze's patented innovations), the MM-500 produces unparalleled audio quality that other headphones can only dream of.

Compatible with virtually all audio interfaces or consoles, and designed to deliver mixes that consistently translate well, the MM-500 removes your room from the equation by giving you studio-quality sound anywhere! The MM-500 is built to suit the requirements of long daily listening sessions under almost any condition. World-class studio monitor? Check. Quick reference on the go? No problem. Deep, late-night listening sessions? Done. With its ease of drive, comfortable fit, and trustworthy sound, you can count on the MM-500 to deliver in every situation. You need to hear everything at its most natural and pure state – exactly when you need it – anywhere, anytime. Manny knows the importance of headphone listening in today’s world. With its ability to go from the studio to stage, cafe to beachfront, canal to jetway, etc., the MM-500 is the reference to the soundtrack of your life. Offering studio-quality sound, always within reach, the MM-500 is truly the next level of performance in pro audio. Whether stepping up from your own LCD-X or another brand, MM-500 will be as much a part of your life as your favorite pair of sneakers.

What's Included

• MM-500 headphone

• Braided headphone cable

• Standard travel case

• Certificate of authenticity and warranty cards


• Style: Open-back

• Transducer Type: Planar Magnetic

• Transducer Size: 90mm

• Max SPL: >130dB

• Frequency Response: 5Hz - 50kHz

• THD: <0.1% @ 100dB SPL, 1kHz

• Sensitivity: 100 dB/1mW

• Impedance: 18 ohms

• Weight: 495 grams



About Audeze

The planar-magnetic driver design used by Audeze moves a large ultra-thin driver between magnet arrays, capable of great air movement. This helps create the signature powerful bass that Audeze headphones have become known for, in addition to a natural, extended treble.