69points

KEF M500

88points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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KEF M500 vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sony WH-1000XM3

KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is KEF M500 better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Weight
    208gvs221.1,255g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than KEF M500 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than KEF M500 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,2
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 an over-the-ear form
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

3.has a detachable cable
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

4.weight

208g

221.1g

255g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

6.has a tangle free cable
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

18Hz

4Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

113dB/mW

104.5dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

18 Ohms

47 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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.

4.Has WiFi
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

2

3

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
KEF M500
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony WH-1000XM3

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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