37points

Grado GR8

52points

KEF M500

Grado GR8
KEF M500
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17 facts in comparison

Grado GR8 vs KEF M500

Grado GR8
KEF M500

Why is Grado GR8 better than KEF M500?

  • 15dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • 199g lighter
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    9gvs208g
  • Has an in-ear form
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Why is KEF M500 better than Grado GR8?

  • Has a detachable cable
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  • 88 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs120 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Can be folded
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  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • Has a tangle free cable
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  • Has an on-ear form
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Price comparison

Design

1.has a detachable cable
Grado GR8
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

9g

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
Grado GR8
KEF M500
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
4.travel bag is included
Grado GR8
KEF M500
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
5.has an in-ear form
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
KEF M500
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

20000Hz

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
Grado GR8
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

118dB/mW

103dB/mW

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

120 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
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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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