KEF M500
Top 16%541 points
Top 16%
Lowest frequency
Number of headphones
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Top 90%
327 headphones
17.5Hz - 25.75Hz
NaN% of all headphonesYes
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lowest frequency
highest frequency
impedance
sound pressure level
weight

KEF M500: 20 facts and highlights

1. highest frequency

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
20000Hz
Sony MDR-Z1R: 120000Hz
152
0

2. lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
20Hz
Sony MH1CBLK: 1Hz
141
0

3. weight

208g
AKG IP2: 3g
122
0

4. 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.
32Ohms
Flips Solo 2 Social: 4Ohms
97
0

5. has sound isolation / passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
KEF M500
48% have it
95
0

6. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
KEF M500
36% have it
86
0

7. sound pressure level

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
103dB/mW
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 130dB/mW
78
0

8. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
KEF M500
73% have it
72
0

9. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
KEF M500
27% have it
69
0

10. 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.
KEF M500
37% have it
63
0

11. 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.
KEF M500
44% have it
61
0

12. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
KEF M500
30% have it
60
0

13. 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.
40mm
Audeze EL-8 Titanium: 100mm
51
0

14. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
KEF M500
32% have it
48
0

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
KEF M500
42% have it
48
0

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
KEF M500
65% have it
44
0

17. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
36
0

18. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.30m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
35
0

19. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
KEF M500
22% have it
33
0

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
KEF M500
88% have it
28
0

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