Powerful Sound with Excellent Detail
Hybrid technology allows the Shanling ME500 to combine different types of drivers, fully utilizing their strengths while eliminating any weaknesses. The dynamic driver provides powerful and natural bass and midrange, while a pair of balanced armature drivers adds clarity, speed, and extension for upper mid-range and treble.
Knowles Balanced Armature Drivers
The ME500 is equipped with high-performance balanced armature drivers from renowned company Knowles. Shanling worked directly with Knowles' acoustic team on the implimentation of these drivers to assure perfect integration alongside the dynamic driver for the most coherent sound.
Proprietary Dynamic Driver
Custom made 10mm dynamic driver, with magnetic flux density exceeding 1 tesla thanks to dual-magnet construction. Such a driver offers better energy efficiency and improved transient response. Combined with PE+PEEK nanocomposite diaphragm and special OFC voice coil, it serves perfectly as a dedicated driver for the 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 add unique sound qualities. Together with complex optimization of cavity space, final tuning offers more natural sound with a little bit of extra warmth. The brass shell has multiple layers of coating for a mirror like surface and long lifespan.
Refined Metal Aesthetics
After five-axis CNC machining, cutting, polishing and a few other dozens of precision processes, the 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 a 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 the overall sound cleaner and punchier. Additional application of a TPE sheath significantly reduces the cable's microphonics.
Shaped for Comfort
After a long design process and many fine adjustments, the final highly ergonomic shape fits great in any ear. Combined with the 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.
With drivers responding up to 40,000 Hz, the Shanling ME500 IEM was awarded Hi-Res certification by the Japan Audio Society. It's recommended to use the Shanling Hi-Res certified portable players to experience the full potential of Hi-Res music files.
Universal MMCXX Cable Connector
Replacing a damaged cable or changing the cable to one with different materials couldn't be easier, thanks to the usage of the standard and widely adopted MMCX connectors.
- ME500 Drivers
- Vocal, Soundstage, Bass and Balanced Eartips (S/M/L): 1 set each
- Memory Foam Eartips (S/M/L): 1 set each
- Silver Plated Oxygen Free Copper Cable: 1pcs
- 1*C1 Round case
- 1*Cleaning Tool
- Type: In-ear
- Driver: 10 mm Dynamic + Dual Balanced Armatures
- Plug: 3.5 mm gold plated
- Cable length: 1.3 m
- Wire: oxygen-free copper
- Impedance: 18 Ω
- Sensitivity: 111 ± 3 dB
- Frequency response: 20 - 40,0000 Hz
- Weight: 12.5 g