56points

KEF M500

62points

Panasonic RP-HC800

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
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23 facts in comparison

KEF M500 vs Panasonic RP-HC800

KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
56
points
KEF M500
62
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 an on-ear form
    ?

Why is Panasonic RP-HC800 better than KEF M500?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has active noise cancellation (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    19 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • 0.2m longer cable
    ?

    1.5mvs1.3m

Price comparison

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
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.
2.has a detachable cable
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
3.weight

208g

247g

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.
4.can be folded
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
5.travel bag is included
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
6.has a tangle free cable
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

25000Hz

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
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
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.
5.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

94dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

19 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.

Power

1.has a removable battery
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has an in-line control panel
KEF M500
Panasonic RP-HC800
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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