Line 6 POD HD500X
Line 6 POD HD500X

POD HD500X, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Line 6 in the POD Live series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 6 reviews )
 2 reviews33 %
 3 reviews50 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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  • 11/16/13Line 6 POD HD500X Review

    Line 6 POD HD500X Review - Are you POD-to-date?

    The final exam of the music course I took at the Audiofanzine academy, read as follows: "With a theorem-article of at least 10,000 characters, resolve the equation LINE 6 POD HD500X where X = (new footswitches + powerful DSP)".

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pierresilex's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it does its job! (And more)"

Line 6 POD HD500X
all known effects are present! and everything is editable and this is his forte! and the SPDIF output


if the editor is awesome and inspiring, everything is possible! the use of the device is (physical) is a real bad gas plant in thought and uninviting, not always clear manual also I do not use with the computer ... but hey, I'm a lazy too! I do not like taking my head but it's not insurmountable either!
So 9/10 for "reduced to 7 because the rest editor


the effects are very nice distos of average factory but can be very good things by looking at the beast or downloading sounds on the line 6 site


6 months already ...
yes zoom g 5 a boss gt through Lorraine and so on
this is the best compromise even when the zoom is better usability side and whatever may be said with sounds more than okay!
What is the strength of pod HD 500X is the software that allows us to easily find the sounds you look for is very easy to tweak the choice of the type of amp cab pickups order effects (innumerable) ... and especially the SPDIF output: no deterioration of sound recording, no surprises and that's not nothing !!! I save more input on my sound card already overloaded! for me it is essential Studio
the value for money is a good bit more expensive than zoom but ultimately more pro
for the studio I will keep the unit even if I plan something else to the scene as the amp line 6 spider IV

Sludge02's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good pedal"

Line 6 POD HD500X
aste collection of HD amps winning an incredible authenticity.
Over 100 studio effects and pedals - superimpose up to eight simultaneously.
Speakers and microphones to choose from.
Incomparable flexibility to achieve your sound:
Two signal chains
Multiple routing options
Dynamic DSP releasing more power to the amps and effects
Stereo effects loop can be inserted anywhere in the signal chain
Professional foot switches with LED rings visible
Full range of I / O including USB 2.0 jacks, MIDI, S / PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, a mic preamp built etc..
Guitar input with adjustable impedance.
Programmable MIDI controller: switches and expression pedal can be used to control external MIDI devices.
L6 LINK ™ to integrate and control amplifiers DT and StageSource ® speakers.
VDI connection for integration and control of a James Tyler Variax ® ® guitar.
8 "Set Lists" 64 memories.
512 memories for user presets.
The expression pedal assignable pilot amp and effect settings.
Internal Looper 48 seconds with dedicated foot switch.
Chromatic Tuner.
Tap Tempo footswitch.
Manufacturing professional quality with a bent metal housing, a chrome bar protection and a molded pedal expression.


In terms of use,
very simple for my taste.
Half an hour goes around and attack!
The manual is basic but simple, you can download on the Advanced Line 6 version, but not necessarily required.
Personally I plug it into my amp and simultaneously on my Mac, so I play and edit my presets live!
Only downside, Line 6 could have a command center in full screen.


As for the sound quality,
it is very good for my taste. Now, I'm not fond of ordinary effects! only valid for my taste are those created in the studio but hey you can not have everything!
Overall, the effects are realistic and clean.
Now, my opinion is really subjective because I'm not a fan of pedals and other but I really do not like the distortions that are bland, ugly digital finally what!
I never used but I still wanted to try and I am disappointed.
I use it only for effects and mixing effects such as Delay, Flanger, Uvibe etc etc that are, like, discos, very good quality!
When you do not put effects, amps etc etc ie in direct line, it does not alter the sound of your amp, which is a significant advantage.


I recommend it because it is a very good pedal and most importantly affordable!
The price / quality ratio is excellent.
I would not have been long enough to judge the quality of manufacture.
What I like the most is editing in real time and very simple.

alechat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 POD HD500X
Features: see the Line6 website
Pre-amp effects pedal with Mac / PC interface


This pre-amp pedal is not easy to learn and takes time to program it.
We must take the time to edit their own presets and adjust your guitar to your game and directory.
However, the software interface (POD500X Edit), eases the task. Line 6 will improve and offer full interface.


Significant improvement in modeling, if compared with the first generations of pods ...
I rowed with my XT live, it will be the same with the HD 500X

Modeling is a great tool because it allows access to a range of sounds at a lower cost and a sonic palette without equal.

Could be classified in this preamp excellence because the potential is huge, but it would explain the "neophytes", the principle of each treatment.


^ Very good preamp "but Line 6 will review its software interface and improve its" full screen "and offer factory presets," more realistic ".
The potential is there, but not available ..

For Line 6 musicians from Europe or elsewhere, want to play blues, rock, pop or jazz, .. but with our guitars, without drowning the sound effects too .. !