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RHA S500: Ultra-compact, noise isolating aluminium in-ear headphone
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- Micro dynamic driver (model 140.1) for vibrant, immersive and detailed full-range sound.
- Compact, noise isolating design.
- Selection of dual density and double flange silicone ear tips.
- 1.35m, two part material cable with gold plated connection
- Three year warranty.
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Experience immersive, vibrant sound in a compact design with the high performance 140.1 micro dynamic driver.
Ultra-compact, noise isolating aluminium in-ear headphone
Featuring an ultra-compact, noise isolating design and lightweight, aluminium alloy construction the S500 uses micro dynamic driver technology to deliver exciting sound reproduction.
Micro dynamic driver
The S500 uses a specially engineered micro dynamic driver (model 140.1) to produce vibrant, immersive and detailed full-range sound.
Lightweight aluminium alloy construction
The S500 features lightweight aluminium alloy housings. The combination of metal construction and ultra-compact size ensures lasting durability and comfort.
Dual material cable
The lower part of the S500 cable features a tangle-resistant fabric braiding, while the upper individual channel cables are finished with high grade TPE to ensure microphonics-free listening.
Included with the S500 are seven sets of RHA's ear tips in dual density and double flange designs and in a variety of sizes to ensure a comfortable, noise isolating fit.
Carry pouch and clothing clip
The S500 comes with carry pouch for headphone storage and a clothing clip to keep the product secure and in place during active use.
3 year warranty
The S500 has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest standard of build and audio quality, which is why RHA provides a comprehensive three year manufacturer's warranty.
Designed and Engineered in the UK
The S500 in-ear headphone was designed and engineered in RHA's research and development centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
S500 in-ear headphone. Seven pairs, dual density ear tips - S x2 / M x2 / L x2. 1 pair, double flange ear tips - S x1. Patent pending ear tip holder. Carry pouch. Clothing clip.
|MA350 / MA450i||S500||MA600 / MA600i||MA750 / MA750i||T10 / T10i||T20 / T20i|
|Sound||Richly detailed, well balanced sound||Immersive and vibrant sound||Precise and balanced sound reproduction||Precise, balanced and articulate sound reproduction with a great depth of soundstage||Engaging and powerful sound signature with highly detailed, full range audio reproduction.||Refined, high resolution sound reproduction with a neutral tonal balance|
|Driver||Dynamic (model 130.5)||Micro dynamic (model 140.1)||Custom dynamic (model 320.1)||Handmade dynamic (model 560.1)||Handmade, high fidelity dynamic (model 770.1)||DualCoil Dynamic|
|Construction||Aircraft grade aluminium||Lightweight aluminium alloy||Aircraft grade aluminium||303F grade stainless steel||Injection moulded stainless steel||Injection moulded stainless steel|
|Remote / microphone||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA450i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA600i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (MA750i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (T10i only)||3-button for use with compatible Apple devices (T20i only)|
|Cable||Fabric braided cable with shielding. 1.35m (MA350) / 1.5m (MA450i)||1.35m, two part material cable||Dual insulated, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding||Reinforced, 1.35m, oxygen-free copper cable with shielding|
|Tips||3 pairs - dual density (MA350). 7 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone (MA450i)||7 pairs – 6 dual density / 1 double flange||8 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam||10 pairs - 8 silicone (dual density / double flange) and 2 memory foam|
|Accessories||3 pairs - dual density (MA350). 7 pairs - dual density / double flange silicone (MA450i)||Clothing clip, patent-pending ear tip holder, carry pouch||Clothing clip, hard case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder||Clothing clip, premium storage case, stainless steel ear tip holder, stainless steel tuning filter holder|
|Warranty||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
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S500: Ultra-compact, noise isolating aluminium in-ear headphone
Featuring an ultra-compact, noise isolating design and lightweight, aluminium alloy construction the S500 uses micro dynamic driver technology to deliver exciting, immersive and detailed sound reproduction.
Micro dynamic driver (model 140.1) for vibrant, immersive and detailed full-range sound.
Compact, noise isolating design.
Lightweight aluminium alloy construction.
Selection of dual density and double flange silicone ear tips.
1.35m, two part material cable with gold plated connection
Three year warranty.
S500 in-ear headphone
6 pairs, dual density ear tips - S x2 / M x2 / L x2
1 pair, double flange ear tips - S x1
Patent pending ear tip holder
Top customer reviews
However. I purchased two sets.
- One set pulled apart when i was removing/replacing the worn out earbud. RHA did replace under warranty
- One set left hand side started playing at about 1/3 to 1/4 the volume of the right side, making them fairly useless.
I will be looking for headphones once again.
small form factor
7 ear tips
excellent sound quality
cord is not tangle free
sound can be occasionally bright and sibilant
no foam ear tips
These are awesome earbuds. The sound is very smooth, detailed and has good separation. The bass is not muddy but very balanced and go deep and strong when called upon. The highs are clear but can be occasionally bright or sibilant. The mids are somewhat recessed but still present. I love the sound presented, blow my AKG quadbeats out of the water. The design is awesome and the small size is very comfortable in the ear. I highly recommend. Thank you RHA for a great product at a great price.
Upon opening the package I was impressed with the build quality. The metal housing is a step up from the plastic housings found on others in this price class. But a good build is nothing without quality sound. When I first put these on I have to say I was quite disappointed they lacked any bass, mid's were washed out and treble was piercing. But as you know iem's sound is only as good as the ear tips that fit your ear canal properly and get a good seal. I tried the supplied tips with no success. I went through my inventory of tips and settled on some Comply's. Now we're talking about a completely new beast. The bass is very present without the boominess of Beat's. Mid's cleared up nicely while the treble toned down to a nice clarity without the piercing sound heard before. I now have to say they are a very nice listen. A very good sounding iem for the price. Add in the build quality and you will be hard pressed to find a better pair for the money.
Build- These are made of metal and feel very durable. They are small but built like a tank. Personally these lasted about 3 months, which wasn't long enough in my opinion, for a pair of $50 earphones I would expect at least 8 months.
Comfort- These we're very comfortable in my opinion. RHA provides an assortment of tips. With 2 small pairs, 2 medium pairs, 2 large pairs, and a single pair of double flange ear tips. I personally enjoyed the double flange as the gave me a good seal and were very soft. Note: The single flange ear tips are a pain in the butt to put back on :(
Conclusion- All in all these are a solid pair of earphones, sound quality for $50 is a lot better than some earphones in the $100 dollar range. They were very comfortable, but didn't last very long at a pretty crappy 3 months, I am going through the process of warranty as they do have a 3 year warranty. So far RHA support has been good and I hope I can get these fixed or at least get a replacement pair. I will let y'all know how the warranty goes when that is done.
This was very disappointing following normal use--and I usually go out of my way to make sure the wire isn't being pressured or pushed while it's in a pocket--after such a short time, since these are not cheap. Based on design and sound quality I would have given these 4 stars before breaking, but it's pretty unacceptable for them to just stop functioning properly out of the blue.