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KEF M500

KEF M500
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KEF M500 review: specs and price

KEF M500
KEF M500
71
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Why is KEF M500 better than the average?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs33.15 Ohms
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs30.88mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
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

208g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a tangle free cable
KEF M500

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

4.can be folded
KEF M500

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

5.has included ear pads
KEF M500

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
KEF M500

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

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
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

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

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
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
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
KEF M500

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

2.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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