September 19, 2022
"The Audeze MM-500 is probably one of the most rounded headphones releases the company has launched to date. By that I mean it’s going to appeal to a much wider audience beyond the pro-audio user with an enjoyable, high-energy tuning that works wonders with my own preferences such as hard rock, and a design aesthetic that is simply gorgeous to hold and look at. I still have some slight issues with the fitting but it does up the game a bit more from the LCD-5 with the plusher pads and bendy spring steel headband which shapes over time. If Audeze can also find a way to widen the stock cable jack options to balanced or 4.4mm then that would be a nice bonus also.The LCD-5 is still the technical master and I point you to that if you want this type of tuning with an even higher level of resolution. For sheer enjoyability, though the MM-500 makes the grade for me and at a very reasonable price for such an excellent performance also."