67points

KEF M500

62points

Sennheiser HDR 170

Comparison winner
KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170
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21 facts in comparison

KEF M500 vs Sennheiser HDR 170

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170
67
points
KEF M500
62
points
Sennheiser HDR 170

Why is KEF M500 better than Sennheiser HDR 170?

  • 20g lighter
    208gvs228g
  • Can be folded
    ?
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Travel bag is included
    ?
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Has an L-shaped plug
    ?
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Why is Sennheiser HDR 170 better than KEF M500?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    21000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    18Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    110dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • Control panel placed on a device
    ?
  • Has a removable battery
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.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
Sennheiser HDR 170
2.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
Sennheiser HDR 170
3.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
Sennheiser HDR 170
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

208g

228g

5.can be folded
?

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

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170
6.has a tangle free cable
?

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170

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

21000Hz

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

18Hz

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

110dB/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
Sennheiser HDR 170
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

32 Ohms

6.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
Sennheiser HDR 170

Power

1.has a removable battery
?

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

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170
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
Sennheiser HDR 170

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

KEF M500
Sennheiser HDR 170
2.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
Sennheiser HDR 170

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