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Audeze MM-500 Planar Magnetic Headphone Kit with Headphone Amplifier

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Audeze MM-500 Planar Magnetic Headphone Kit with Headphone Amplifier
Key Features
  • For Mixing, Mastering, Reference Hi-Fi
  • Neodymium Planar Magnetic Transducers
  • Open Circumaural Design
  • 5 Hz to 50 kHz Frequency Response
Are you looking for a professional headphone monitoring system? Check out this B&H Kit, which combines the Audeze MM-500 Planar Magnetic Headphones with the Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier to create a complete monitoring system with remarkable quality.
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Are you looking for a professional headphone monitoring system? Check out this B&H Kit, which combines the Audeze MM-500 Planar Magnetic Headphones with the Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier to create a complete monitoring system with remarkable quality.

Audeze MM-500 Planar Magnetic Headphones

Professional audio engineers, sound designers, and producers in search of a pair of headphones that will deliver mixes that consistently translate should look no further than the Audeze MM-500, a pair of high-performance reference planar magnetic headphones, designed for professional mixing, mastering, and reference level personal Hi-Fi listening.

Designed in collaboration with award-winning producer/mixer Manny Marroquin, the M-500 were conceived and refined in one of the world’s most acclaimed studios. Not only do the MM-500 consistently translates to all playback systems, but they recreate the captured emotion the artist intended. The headphones are lighter than the LCD-X and feature a sleek and study chassis that's designed for all-day comfort.

At a Glance
  • Specifically designed to deliver mixes that consistently translate well
  • Like near-field monitors, they remove your room from the equation and give you studio-quality sound anywhere
  • Durable, lightweight chassis featuring machined aluminum and spring steel
  • Compatible with virtually all audio interfaces or consoles
  • Designed in collaboration with award-winning producer/mixer Manny Marroquin
A Serious Tool for Every Situation
The MM-500 is designed to suit the requirements of long daily listening sessions under almost any condition. With its ease of drive, comfortable fit, and trustworthy sound, you can count on the MM-500 to deliver in every situation.
Elegance, Comfort, and Durability
Featuring extra-plush premium leather earpads, an adjustable spring steel headband, and a machined aluminum structure, the MM-500 feels substantial, yet lightweight. Just like the flagship headphones, the MM-500 is hand-crafted in Audeze's Southern California workshop to provide years of reliable comfort in a package that calls out to be held, admired, and listened to.
The Lifestyle of Headphone Listening
You need to hear everything at its most natural and pure—exactly when you need it—anywhere, anytime. Manny knows the importance of headphone listening in today's world: studio to stage, cafe to beachfront, canal to jetway, the MM-500 is the reference to the soundtrack of your life.
Elevate Your Professional Audio Game
Offering studio-quality sound, always within reach, the MM-500 is truly the next level of performance in pro audio. Whether you're stepping up from the LCD-X or from another brand, the MM-500 will be as much a part of your life as your favorite pair of sneakers.
Award-Winning Audeze Technology
The MM-500's planar magnetic drivers provide realism that audio professionals like Manny "can't live without." With lightning-fast transients, 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.
Planar Magnetic Technology
Planar magnetic technology differs from traditional dynamic cone designs by suspending a thin lightweight diaphragm within a parallel plane comprised of an array of magnets. The diaphragm is much lighter when compared to a traditional dynamic cone and has a printed circuit spread across a thin film substrate on the surface of the diaphragm as opposed to a cone attached to a voice coil. When the audio signal from the amplifier reaches the circuit, it magnetizes the diaphragm within the field and produces sound.
The benefits of a planar magnetic design include faster transient response due to the lighter diaphragm, a wide frequency with low distortion, better heat dissipation, fewer moving parts for greater durability without the kind of sonic degradation for which cones are susceptible, and better amplifier compatibility because the circuit functions as an almost entirely restive load.
Neodymium Magnets
The magnetic structure creates a uniform magnetic field across the diaphragm without the need for additional ferromagnetic material traditionally found in other planar headphones to remove magnetic interference, reduce harmonic distortion, and lower overall weight. The headphones also feature Audeze's patent-pending Fazor elements that guide and manage the flow of sound through the earcups for a more enveloping sound stage and improved frequency extension.
UPC: 819343014694
Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier

The RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier from Rupert Neve Designs is a dedicated 24V reference-quality headphone amplifier that has a specifically-calibrated +4 dBu balanced line input, an unbalanced RCA input, and a 1/8" stereo mini-jack input, housed in a rugged VESA-mountable steel chassis.

The headphone amplifier is based on the output circuit in the popular 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer and has wide-open sonic performance with the ability to drive any pair of headphones up to 600 Ohms. The RNHP allows you to perform, mix, and enjoy your music with a new level of clarity. The 24V power supply is also included.

Precision Sound
Wide-open, extremely detailed sound quality allows you to get the most out of your headphones
Dedicated Power
High-power, high-headroom design can effortlessly drive high-impedance (up to 600 Ohms) headphones even during the loudest, most dynamic tracking sessions
Reliable Translation
The near-zero output impedance (.01 Ohm at 1 kHz), direct-coupled amplifier design provides for excellent translation with any pair of headphones
Precision Stereo Potentiometer
The highly damped stereo potentiometer is designed to give you precise level control and maintain perfect left-right balance
Professional Line Input
The calibrated +4 dBu line input is selected with the "A" switch. The combo jack accepts either XLR or TRS inputs for balanced professional devices
RCA Input
The unbalanced RCA input is calibrated for -10 dBV signals and is selected with the "B" switch. The RCA jack is commonly used with home stereo devices or prosumer equipment
1/8" Input
Stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) input is specifically calibrated to work with mobile devices like smartphones, computers, and digital cameras
VESA Mount
The VESA 100 compatible mount enables you to mount the RNHP wherever it needs to be. Common mounts are pole-mount arm for mic stands, pivoting multi-arm desk mount, and wall / surface mount for securing upside-down under a table, music stand, or other studio furniture
Steel Clamshell Chassis
The RNHP's rugged, solid-steel chassis is built to a high industrial standard with an overhang to protect the connectors and main level control from glancing blows, as well as shock-absorbing rubberized feet
24 VDC Input
The RNHP can be powered using either the included 6W power supply or a 24V, 0.25A min battery (sold separately)
UPC: 752423657346

Audeze MM-500 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Number of Headphone ChannelsSingle Channel
Headphone Output Power300 mW RMS into 44 Ohms (1 kHz)
230 mW RMS into 16 Ohms (1 kHz)
175 mW RMS into 150 Ohms (1 kHz)
Frequency Response10 Hz to 120 kHz ±0.2 dB
Maximum Input LevelXLR Inputs:
+22.8 dBu (1 kHz)
RCA Inputs:
+14.7 dBu (1 kHz)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
+3.3 dBu (1 kHz)
0.08 Ohms (1 kHz, 0 dBu Input)
NoiseXLR Inputs:
-101.9 dBV (44-Ohm Load, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
RCA Inputs:
-100.9 dBV (44-Ohm Load, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
-88.8 dBV (44-Ohm Load, 22 Hz to 22 kHz)
AC/DC Power Adapter24 VDC at 0.25 A (Included)
Dimensions6.5 x 4.6 x 1.9" / 16.5 x 11.7 x 4.8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 6.8 x 3.35"

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