Audeze partners with recording engineer and producer Manny Marroquin to release the MM-500 open back headphones, the first entry in the Signature series aimed at music professionals.

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 3rd, 2022 - Audeze, the leading audio technology brand and premium headphone manufacturer, today announces the first headphone in a new series of powerful audio tools aimed at creators and audio professionals, the Manny Marroquin Signature series. The MM-500 is the first headphone to debut and was developed at Audeze with recently announced head of professional products Manny Marroquin. Based around core Audeze audio technologies and Marroquin’s years of industry experience, the Manny Marroquin Signature Series is designed to deliver uncompromising results for working professionals.

The MM-500 embodies Marroquin’s years of work with top recording artists and sets new standards for accuracy, reliability and comfort. The MM-500 is designed with performance along with reliability in mind and the versatility to work with a wide range of studio equipment. The MM-500 headphone provides studio-quality sound featuring Audeze’s 90MM planar magnetic drivers, and professional durability with carefully chosen premium materials and construction. MM-500 also features a new chassis design for comfort over long sessions. The MM-500 is built to perform both inside and outside the studio, with low impedance and high sensitivity that makes it easy to drive from any console, interface or laptop.

Audeze MM-500 Key Features:
  • Studio tested and refined by top recording artists at famous Larrabee Studios
  • Carefully tuned for accuracy across the entire frequency spectrum to deliver mixes that translate well
  • Audeze’s Uniforce™ diaphragms, Fazor™ waveguides and Fluxor™ Magnets provide incredible clarity with industry-leading low distortion, and high efficiency to perform well with a wide range of equipment
  • Durable, lightweight chassis with suspension headband and upgraded earpads for better bass response and comfortable use during long sessions

"Our work with Manny strives to create the most advanced, reliable, and comfortable tools for professionals" stated Audeze CEO Sankar Thiagasamudram. "The MM-500 delivers consistent performance that studio professionals can count on," he added.

"The MM-500’s are as vital in my studio as any other piece of equipment," stated Manny Marroquin. "Finally I can work on the balance between my 808’s/bass/kicks," he added.

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