Sony MDR-1000XBeats by Dre ExecutiveKEF M500
Top 14%1,140 points
Top 14%
Top 56%590 points
Top 56%
Top 36%857 points
Top 36%
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
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KEF M500
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Top specs and features

Sony MDR-1000X vs Beats by Dre Executive vs KEF M500: 24 facts in comparison

1. weight

275g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
340g
208g

2. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
48% have it

3. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
33% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
73% have it

5. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
25% have it

6. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
38% have it

7. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
31% have it

8. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
44% have it

9. can be used as a headset

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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
36% have it

10. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
42% have it

11. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
75% have it

12. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
32% have it

13. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
53% have it

14. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
16% have it

16. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
14% have it

17. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
64% have it

18. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
13% have it

19. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
8% have it

20. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
22% have it

21. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
87% have it

22. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
8% have it

23. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
6% have it

24. 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.
Sony MDR-1000X
Beats by Dre Executive
KEF M500
3% have it

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