71points

KEF M500

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

KEF M500
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KEF M500 vs Philips SHB8750NC

KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC
71
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92
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Why is KEF M500 better than Philips SHB8750NC?

  • 18g lighter
    208gvs226g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than KEF M500?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • 2dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    105dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

4.weight

208g

226g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

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

6.has a tangle free cable
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

10Hz

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.sound pressure level

103dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.has a neodymium magnet
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
KEF M500
Philips SHB8750NC

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

4.number of microphones

1

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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