67points

KEF M500

71points

Panasonic RP-HC800

KEF M500
Comparison winner
Panasonic RP-HC800
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24 facts in comparison

KEF M500 vs Panasonic RP-HC800

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
67
points
KEF M500
71
points
Panasonic RP-HC800

Why is KEF M500 better than Panasonic RP-HC800?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    103dB/mWvs94dB/mW
  • 39g lighter
    208gvs247g
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Why is Panasonic RP-HC800 better than KEF M500?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    19 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 0.2m longer cable
    ?

    1.5mvs1.3m

Price comparison

Design

1.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
Panasonic RP-HC800
2.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
Panasonic RP-HC800
3.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

208g

247g

4.can be folded
?

Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
5.has a tangle free cable
?

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
6.travel bag is included
?

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

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

20000Hz

25000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

20Hz

10Hz

3.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

103dB/mW

94dB/mW

4.has 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
Panasonic RP-HC800
5.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

32 Ohms

19 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise control)
?

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
Panasonic RP-HC800

Power

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
2.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
Panasonic RP-HC800

Features

1.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
Panasonic RP-HC800
2.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

8

1

1

3.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
Panasonic RP-HC800

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