35points

Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5

52points

KEF M500

Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
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19 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5 vs KEF M500

Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5 better than KEF M500?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
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    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 198g lighter
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    10gvs208g
  • Has an in-ear form
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  • Has an earbud form
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Why is KEF M500 better than Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5?

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • 3dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    103dB/mWvs100dB/mW
  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 32mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs8mm
  • Can be folded
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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Price comparison

KEF M500

ProductStorePrice
KEF M500 AmazonKEF Porsche Design SPACE ONE Over-Ear No...KEF Porsche Design SPACE ONE Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones
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$175.00
KEF M500 AmazonKEF M400BL Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones - Bla...KEF M400BL Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones - Black
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$160.00

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
2.weight

10g

208g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
4.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
6.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
KEF M500
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

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

22000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
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

100dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

16 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.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
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
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
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
Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5
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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