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Shanling ME500 Triple Driver Hybrid In-Ear Headphones (Open box)

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Shanling ME500 – Triple driver hybrid earphones

Over 30 years of Hi-Fi experience
A Masterpiece of Craftsmanship

  • Dual-Magnet Dynamic
  • Driver Dual Balanced Armature Driver
  • Premium Brass Shell
  • Silver Plated Copper Cable
  • Universal MMCX Connectors
  • Metal Carrying Case

Triple Driver Hybrid technology
Powerful Sound Excellent Detail

Dual-magnet 10mm dynamic driver + Knowles dual balanced armature driver

Hybrid technology allows Shanling ME500 to combine different types of drivers, fully utilizing their strengths, while eliminating any weaknesses. That way dynamic driver provides powerful and natural bass and midrange, while pair of balanced armature drivers adds clarity, speed and extension for upper midrange and treble. 

Knowles Balanced Armature drivers

Shanling ME500 is equipped with high-performance balanced armature drivers from renowned company Knowles. Shanling worked directly with Knowles’ acoustics team on implementation of these drivers, to assure perfect integration alongside dynamic driver for the most coherent sound.

Dual Balanced Armature driver
Knowles TWFK-30017

Detailed and Smooth
Midrange and Treble

Proprietary Dynamic Driver

Custom made 10mm dynamic driver, with magnetic flux density exceeding 1 tesla thanks to dual-magnet construction. Such driver offers better energy efficiency and improved transient response. Combined with PE+PEEK nanocomposite diaphragm and special OFC voice coil, it serves as perfect dedicated driver for bass and midrange.

Shiny Brass Shell

High density brass is used not only to provide durable construction, but also to reduce internal harmonic resonance and to add unique sound qualities. Together with complex optimization of cavity space, final tuning offers more natural sound, with little bit of extra warmth.

Brass shell has multiple layers of coating, adding mirror-like surface and guaranteeing very long lifespan.

Refined Metal Aesthetics

After five-axis CNC machining, cutting, polishing and few other dozens of precision metal processes, custom-made curved tempered glass is added to create a unique mix of tough metal and light high-gloss look.

High Quality Hybrid Cable

Octa-core cable uses mix of high-purity oxygen-free copper and silver-plated oxygen-free copper wires, with 18 conductors per wire. This cable effectively improves mid-high performance and detail retrieval, making overall sound cleaner and punchier. Additional application of TPE sheath significantly reduces microphonics of the cable.

* Premium balanced OCC single crystal cable EL1 can be purchase separately

Shaped For Best Comfort

After long design process and many fine adjustments, final highly ergonomic shape fits greatly in any ear. Combined with behind the ear cable construction, Shanling earphones will fit comfortably for long periods of time and securely enough for any activity.

And thanks to passive noise isolation, high-quality Hi-Fi sound can be achieved in any environment. Just a private music session, without any surrounding noise.

With drivers responding up to 40 000 Hz, Shanling ME500 was awarded Hi-Res certification by the Japan Audio Society. It's recommended to use S hanling ME500 with Shanling Hi-Res certified portable players, to experience full potential of Hi-Res music files, offering superior sound compared to standard CD format.

Universal MMCX Cable Connector

Replacing damaged cable or using any cable from premium materials couldn't be easier, all thanks to usage of standard and widely adopted MMCX connectors.

* When replacing cable, be sure to pull straight on connector, otherwise connectors can be damaged.

The Right Eartips

With four different types of sound alternating silicone eartips, coming in three different sizes, everyone will be able to find just the right tips for their ears and sound preferences. And for better comfort and even higher noise isolation, two pairs of memory foam eartips are included. 


  • Type: In-ear
  • Impedance: 18 Ω
  • Driver: 10mm Dynamic + Dual balanced armature
  • Sensitivity: 111 +- 3 dB
  • Plug: 3.5mm gold plated
  • Frequency response: 20 - 40,000 hz
  • Cable length: 1.3m
  • Weight: 12.5 g
  • Cable wire: Silver plated OFC + OFC

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