65points

KEF M500

94points

Sony WH-1000XM3

KEF M500
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Sony WH-1000XM3
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42 facts in comparison

KEF M500 vs Sony WH-1000XM3

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
65
points
KEF M500
94
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is KEF M500 better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • 15 Ohms lower impedance
    ?

    32 Ohmsvs47 Ohms
  • 47g lighter
    208gvs255g
  • Has a tangle free cable
    ?
  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • 0.1m longer cable
    ?

    1.3mvs1.2m
  • Has an on-ear form
    ?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than KEF M500?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 16Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 1.5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    104.5dB/mWvs103dB/mW
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise control)
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
    ?
  • Can be used as a headset
    ?
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?

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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
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Skullcandy Sesh

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

208g

255g

6.travel bag is included
?

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

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3

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

40000Hz

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

4Hz

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

104.5dB/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
Sony WH-1000XM3
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

47 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
Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a removable battery
?

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.Has USB Type-C
?

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

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3

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 apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.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
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.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

3

4.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
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has voice prompts
?

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

KEF M500
Sony WH-1000XM3

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