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KEF M500 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones - Aluminum/Black
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- The KEF M500 utilizes a 40mm neodymium driver to deliver its signature hi-fi sound audio, alongside copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils and mounted apertures in the acoustic chamber to optimize clarity.
- Thanks to KEF's unique multi-directional Smart Hinge, the M500's lightweight aluminum frame comfortably conforms to the shape of your head and folds up neatly after use.
- The KEF M500 features an integrated in-line microphone and remote volume/play control on a tangle-free flat cable for iPhone and other Apple products.
- The M500 sits comfortably on your ears, encompassing each with our own breathable and sweat-resistant memory foam ear pads. These pads also provide noise isolation and maximize bass performance.
- With an additional tangle-free cable, flight adapter, and complimentary hardshell case, the KEF M500 is designed for listening on the go.
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From the Manufacturer
Founded in 1961, KEF has been providing the world's audiophiles with unparalleled sound quality, field-leading acoustic research, and a standard for everyone else to live up to. From classics such as 1975's world-renowned KEF LS3/5A to modern landmarks like the Blade and MUON, KEF strives to bring the natural beauty of live music and the power of spoken word completely unaltered to the ears of its users.
M500 Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones
Comfortable And Compact With Crystal-Clear Quality.
There's hi-fi audio, and then there's the KEF M500. The M500 headphones articulate every aspect of your music from its 1.5 inch, high definition response neodymium drivers to your ears without a single interruption, thanks to acoustic sealing rings in each ear cup. Simply put, you'll never miss a single stroke of the bow, pluck of the strings, or intricate vocal run ever again.
The M500 aluminum frame was acoustically engineered to optimize clarity, dynamics and bass weighting, as well as meticulously designed to sit comfortably on your head. Once you're done listening to your music, the KEF M500 effortlessly folds up and can be stored in its hardshell case.
The KEF M500's sleek, stylish look was crafted by our audio engineers alongside Studio F.A. Porsche, of Porsche vehicle fame. The result of our collaboration is a design that enhances the M500 listening experience, from strategically positioned tuning plates to meticulously-planned acoustic chambers, all while retaining a sleek new look.
Protect Your KEF M500
Your KEF M500 headphones come standard with a protective hardshell case, perfect for safe, compact storage while at home or in transit.
Adapt to Flight
What's travel without a good in-flight movie? Tune in with ease with your KEF M500's in-flight adapter.
Plug in to More
Adapt to any standard 1/4 inch input with the KEF M500's 1/4 inch extension, perfect for amplifiers and some DVD players.
Enjoy a second tangle-free cable to take with you on the go, or to be used as a back-up.
Top Customer Reviews
I've started out with high end audio listening to speakers years ago. I moved over to headphones because of how practical they are, and I haven't always had access to a listening room to dial in speakers, etc.
I have been happy with my main headphones for a long time now, mainly K-1000s and HP-2s. And my IEMs ER4s, but I really wanted a good portable closed headphone that wouldn't be embarrassing to wear in public. My expectations were high, and all of the options pretty much fell short... due to my high expectations, mainly. As you can probably tell from my main phones, I like mostly an uncolored, neutral, natural and a detailed presentation of music, or in a word, accurate to the original recording. I can't stand excess bass or recessed treble which seem to be the standard these days.
I've either listened to or owned the follow phones:
Vmoda 80 - too much bass, not enough treble
Vmoda 100 - Way too much bass
DT1350 - One of my favorites but upper mid-range dip left me wanting more, treble sparkle missing
Amperiors - Exciting phone.Read more ›
But first I will preface with general comments so you can understand where I came from and what I was looking for, as it may not be the same for you. And in the end, people have different tastes and don't always hear the same thing -- this is very clear (no pun intended.) I decided to post a review after finally buying the Philips Fidelio X2 because:
1) After testing approximately 10 headphones under $300, this one sounded to me, and by far: the most natural, "analog", "warm" but still relatively neutral, with life-like/"live music" type of sound, and overall was the best-sounding pair of headphones. It was the closest to the sound I would hear from the actual instruments playing live, or playing music with high-end speakers in a nice room with wood floors, for example. Very detailed sound and clarity, without harsh treble, and with appropriate bass (volume and frequency extension).Read more ›
Listening to music on these headphones is like hearing the music for the first time. Details lost in listening to other headphones are clearly heard. On the kef.com/M500 website, the frequency response graph is essentially flat, but in actual listening, the bass is a bit weak and could use some tone control or equalizer adjustment to improve it. These headphones seem to be solid and well made. The biggest downside? Getting used to the on-ear pads. Though very soft, they are too thin, and need a lot more padding. You can still feel the metal speakers squashing your ears against your head. I wish they also came with extra pads surrounding the ears. The tiny oblong on-ear pads and the strange offset headband design means tilting the headband forward. The weight of the headphones (7 3/4 ounces with cord), combined with the tiny ear cups and narrow headband, -make the headphones prone to sliding around, even while you are sitting in a chair. The two supplied 53 1/2" flat cords (one with a microphone, switching device, and volume control) are earphone plug-ins, but they can not be plugged into the earphone on the right, to keep the cord off your neck if your sound source is to your right. The headband could be wider or use some more padding to disperse the weight on the top of your head. I love the quality of the sound, but the comfort issue is going to take some home remedy experimentation. When plugged into a desktop computer, the maximum sound output is loud enough, but not rock music loud. The instructions even caution users against turning the sound up too high and causing hearing loss. That is unlikely to happen with these headphones, unless you try adding a headphone amplifier.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very, very well-rounded headphones sound-wise. Very strong bass, toned mids and the highs never overwhelm or tax your listening over long periods. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Vecchione
I bought this item 2.5 months ago based on a recommendation for a consumer device testing website.
* Mostly good clean sound, except in lower frequency... Read more
The cord breaks too easily and is difficult to replace because the shape of the headphone input is too narrow for other cords. Awful designPublished 4 months ago by Michael Martinez
The KEF M500s have earned a spot on HeadphoneCharts Best On-Ear Headphones under $400 list!
- Sturdy lightweight frame
- 40mm neodymium driver delivers a... Read more
KEF knows sound. Their 1050 speakers are an audiophile bargain, per Stereophile magazine. (I own them also). Read morePublished 6 months ago by robwi
Sound preferences can be different personally, but I thinks this one is close to universial.
I bought this headphone for iphone and also indoor sound monotoring for electric... Read more
I'm leaving this 1-star review as a warning to people. These headphones have a major flaw in my opinion. No matter what I did, I could not get them to securely stay on my head. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best headphones I have ever used. Great frequency response, marvelous spatial presentation. I love them.Published 8 months ago by Marlene Feldman