Yamaha CM500 - Headset with Boom Microphone

Yamaha CM500 - Headset with Boom Microphone

Yamaha CM500 - Headset with Boom Microphone

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  • Boom Microphone
  • Circumaural Closed-Back
  • Flexible Headband

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Yamaha CM500 overview

  • 1Description

The Yamaha CM500 is a Circumaural headset that combines a pair of comfortable, noise-attenuating earcups and flexible headband with a full-range, dynamic boom microphone. This headset is designed with quality frequency reproduction and high output in mind, and is an equally viable solution for a variety of applications such as Gaming, DJ performance, Music Labs and other group tutorial settings.

Note: Do not use phantom power. The maximum voltage is 15v which is provided by the included bias adapter.

Circumaural closed-back headset with boom mic for Gaming, DJ's and Music Lab tutorial applications
Comfortable earpads and flexible adjustable headband
Adjustable microphone boom positioning with flexible boom arm
Noise-attenuating earcup design
Full-range headphone sound reproduction and microphone frequency response
UPC: 086792285603
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Yamaha CM500 - Headset with Boom Microphone
  • Bias Adapter
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Yamaha CM500 specs

    Type Circumaural Closed-Back Headset with Boom Microphone
    Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    Microphone Type Dynamic
    Mic Frequency Response 100 Hz - 20 kHz
    Impedance Headset: 120 Ohms
    Microphone: 600 Ohms
    Sensitivity (0 VU) 96 dB/mW
    Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Connectors 1 x 1/4" Stereo Phone Adapter
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Miniplug
    1 x 1/8" Mono Miniplug
    Cable Length 9' (2.74 m)
    Weight 10.6 oz (300.5 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 10.0 x 3.0"

    Yamaha CM500 reviews

    CM500 - Headset with Boom Microphone is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 75.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value, Great Sound At the recommendation of many others I gave the Yamaha CM500 headset a try in conjunction with my Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver (ham radio). Transmit and receive audio quality are great. The mic element provides more than enough gain to fully modulate the signal. The headphones are comfortable after several hours of use - they don't clamp down too tight on my head. I was pleased to see the included 1/4 stereo & mono adapters and the bias voltage battery case should I decide to use my CM500 headset for other applications. The best part about the CM500s is they cost only a third as much as my previous headset from a different manufacturer, making them a tremendous value.
    Date published: 2013-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft as a baby's bottom The headset is so very comfortable. I've worn it for hours at a time and it doesn't pinch my ears like my old headset. It came with two 1/4 adapters, one for the mic (mono) and one for the speakers (stereo). Very nice. As an electret mic, it needs power and so it comes with its own power supply (2 AAA batteries required). This device alone is worth $25 (at least that's how much the last one I bought off an online auction site cost me). The nine foot cord is perfect. I wish it had volume controls for the speakers and an on/off switch for the mic, but I guess you can't have everything. Overall it is an excellent value. I will probably get more.
    Date published: 2012-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent enough for light duty comm/ham us Receive audio is good for voice work and is in stereo so you have dual receive options there. I found the mic fairly easy to use and position, but...I got maybe 3 years use out of mine before it started to break in various ways. That's light duty, a few contests a year and field day. The ear pads are cracking, the mic boom started to loosen and the headband pulled out of one side. Not sure if I'd buy it again. OTOH, you'd have to probably spend $ (or more) to get a good set of aviation cans. You'll like them as long as they last, but you may not like how long they last.
    Date published: 2015-03-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Work great for ham radio, but prone to failures I'm cheap so I bought these instead of one from Heil. They are fragile and don't stand up to abuse. I have three sets so I know what I'm talking about. Two lost sound to the right earpiece. I took them part and fixed them, the strain relief causes the wire to break where it enters the earpiece. On one of those two the microphone stopped working, I am hoping that the failure is at the headset end where I can fix it, and not down at the microphone element where it's hard to figure out how it comes apart. I had to use hot melt glue at the microphone pivot point to stop static, I think it is about to fail. So I love the sound, they are comfortable, but you have to be ready to do maintenance.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough - nice mic audio! I use this headset for amateur radio. Amateurs are very tough critics about microphone audio, but I've received nothing but accolades on this mic. The headset is light weight and comfortable. Sound reduction is adequate for using in a communications environment and the ear cushions wear exceptionally well over time. This is my 2nd pair, I still have the original pair and expect them to expire over my abuse, but the first set (3 years old!) is doing well, despite being dropped many times and my running over the cord with my chair wheels almost continuously.
    Date published: 2012-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought for use with Elecraft K3 Radio After reading all of the great reviews and needing to replace my 20 year old headphones, I went for this one. No regrets at all. The phones are very comfortable and mic produces great audio. Do have to spend some time adjusting the properties of the K3 for best audio but your efforts will be rewarded. Heard two others using the K3/cm500 over the weekend and they too sounded great. One complaint is mechanical sound transfer from the cord to the headphone case, like a tin can and string phone set. Also, these do block out most external sounds which I find a bit of a problem. Would prefer a less isolated feeling when using them. Overall, a great set for amateur radio use.
    Date published: 2010-09-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good headset for the price I bought this headset to use for gaming. It sounds ok , call it a decent headset but for the price i dont think you can find a better one , and has good , clear mic. Btw used it on PC only ... Pros -good price on a headset w/mic (mic is electret not dynamic) -mic sounds clear(on PC) -sounds decent with a good sound card w/ headphone amp. Otherwise not so good -over the ear makes it very comfortable, not too heavy cans -long and strong cord Cons -cans dont squeze your head at all so it just sits there not so good on noise canceling -without an amp it sounds bad no precision on what sound is what
    Date published: 2011-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent With My Eleacraft K3 Ham Xcvr The Yamaha CM500 headset exceded my expetations. The headphones are comfortable and sound reproduction on the K3 is excellent. The mic gets good reports, but not as good as my normal dynamic mic. The output seems higher then my dynamic mic, as I had to crank the mic gain down from 20 to 6. If you are going to use the headset with the K3 the mic and headphones will plug right into the rear panel without any adaptors. I made and adaptor for the mic so that I could plug it in to the front panel. The quarter inch stereo adaptor that comes with CM500 was use to plug into the front panel headphone jack.
    Date published: 2010-02-04
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