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KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
Top 32%887 points
Top 32%
Top 53%617 points
Top 53%
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
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KEF M500 vs Bose QuietComfort 15: 22 facts in comparison

1. weight

68g lighter.
208g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
140g

2. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
45% have it

3. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
36% have it

4. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
69% have it

5. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
39% have it

6. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
24% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
31% have it

8. can be used as a headset

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
44% have it

9. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
47% have it

10. 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.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
76% have it

11. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
14% have it

12. 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.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
40% have it

13. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
64% have it

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
Bose QuietComfort 15
31% have it

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
43% have it

16. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
50% have it

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
1

18. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
82% have it

19. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.68m

20. 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
Bose QuietComfort 15
23% have it

21. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
6% have it

22. has removable speakers

This modularity allows you to integrate the speakers into hoodies or snowboard helmets.
KEF M500
Bose QuietComfort 15
1% have it

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