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Kef-m500.34364729
9.2 out of 10

KEF M500

Great Deal: $299.99

Reviews and Problems with KEF M500

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Overall 10
10

On-Ear comfortness

5penn, B&H Photo
25 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Was hesitant to buy an On-Ear headphone, but I tried these on at B&H and they were very comfortable. Sound-wise, it's perfect for me. nice mix.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Bass, Great Sound, Stylish
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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant

Steven, B&H Photo
10 August 2014
  • Excerpt: For music lover, you'll enjoy it. Looks good on you too.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best On-Ears so far

Jackson, B&H Photo
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: While the description says over-ear, these are definitely on-ear headphones. Of the many (~10) sets of on-ear headphones that I tried, these were far and away the most comfortable. The sound has improved as they have burned in (I listen to a wide variety of music), though the sound certainly won't blow anyone away.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Poor Value
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Durability 10
10

Overpriced.

WhiteNinja, Bestbuy
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Very average. They did not fit on my ears, even on the smallest setting. Very displeased by these headphones.
  • Pros: Looks.
  • Cons: Did not fit, leakage.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 6
6.0

excellent buy

nicknamefive, Bestbuy
18 October 2013
  • Summary: My Bose are "better" but more expensive and MUCH larger and harder to take around with me.
  • Pros: portability
  • Cons: wish they were more isolating
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

subseasniper, head-fi.org
30 September 2013
  • Summary: KEF are a speaker manufacturer of the old heritage, stuffy hi-fi systems with mortgage level speakers. As has been the case with many audio manufacturers, the headphone sector is where it is hot right now and everyone (KEF included) are wanting a piece of the pie. This is KEF's first stab at a headphone, and very good it is too.
  • Pros: Amazing detail retrieval, decent soundstage for a small can, high end engineering and construction
  • Cons: Slightly dubious fit, can be a little wobbly on the head when walking around
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Lan647, head-fi.org
11 August 2013
  • Summary: Introduction  Until now, my pick for the best sounding portable headphone has been the Sennheiser Momentum. While slightly mellow overall with a noticeably forward bass and laid-back treble, until now the Momentum has provided a naturalness and transparency unrivaled by any competitor I've had the chance to try out.
  • Pros: Fantastic sound. Amazing value. Premium build quality. Very comfortable for an on-ear headphone. Very portable.
  • Cons: Isolation is mediocre.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

alpha10, head-fi.org
22 July 2013
  • Summary: The search is over For a long time I've been looking for a foldable closed headphones that sounds fantastic and is easy to carry around for my travels. The KEF M500 has everything I need. First of all, it sounds great in all genres. I've tried pop, rock, classic, jazz, heavy metal, opera, and it handles everything well.
  • Pros: Excellent sound in all genres, very comfortable even with glasses, very efficient (no need for amp), build quality, foldable with hardcase
  • Cons: Slippery headband (not suitable for other active use than walking), isolation is a little below average (leakage is low though)
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Stuart Eastwood, Amazon
15 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Most enjoyable

Mr. C N. Roberts, Amazon
25 August 2014
  • Summary: I will try not to repeat too many of the comments others have made, but I guess people may want my thoughts on using these headphones so here goes after two months of ownership. Comfort. You need to position the phones correctly to ensure comfort over a 2-3 hour listening session, otherwise the pads seem to press against prominent parts of the ear and cause discomfort almost like a burning effect.
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