53points

AKG K 550

71points

KEF M500

AKG K 550
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AKG K 550 vs KEF M500

AKG K 550
KEF M500
AKG K 550
KEF M500
53
points
71
points

Why is AKG K 550 better than KEF M500?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is KEF M500 better than AKG K 550?

  • 97g lighter
    208gvs305g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
KEF M500

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K 550
KEF M500

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 550
KEF M500

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

305g

208g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 550
KEF M500

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
AKG K 550
KEF M500

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
KEF M500

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

114dB/mW

103dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
KEF M500

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
KEF M500

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 550
KEF M500

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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