48points

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X

70points

KEF M500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
Comparison winner
KEF M500
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Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X vs KEF M500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
48
points
Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
70
points
KEF M500

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X better than KEF M500?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 13mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    53mmvs40mm
  • 1.7m longer cable
    ?

    3mvs1.3m
  • Has a straight plug
    ?

Why is KEF M500 better than Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    103dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs48 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 27g lighter
    208gvs235g
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

235g

208g

5.travel bag is included
?

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
6.can be folded
?

Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

Best

Sony MDR-Z1

120000Hz

25000Hz

20000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

5Hz

20Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

100dB/mW

103dB/mW

4.has passive noise reduction
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500
5.impedance
?

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

48 Ohms

32 Ohms

6.driver unit size
?

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Monoprice Monolith M1060

106mm

53mm

40mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X
KEF M500

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