KEF M500 Hi-Fi Over-Ear Headphones

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Over-Ear Headphones

$299.95

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 4 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Light and extremely comfortable, the KEF M500 hi-fi over-ear headphones deliver superb audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. That's because the sweet, natural, and beautifully balanced 40mm neodymium driver is tuned to provide full-range high-definition response from 20Hz to 20kHz. Lighter by half than conventional copper wire, the copper-clad aluminum wire voice coil improves HF response to enhance musical subtleties and detail.

    The sturdy, lightweight frame is precisely constructed from an aluminum alloy and incorporates KEF's ingenious multi-directional Smart Hinge. As a result, it can securely locate each ear cup in just the right position. Memory foam in the breathable ear pads automatically molds itself to the shape of your ear for a perfect fit. This maximizes bass performance, but even more importantly allows you to listen in complete comfort for as long as you like.

    An integrated in-line microphone and remote control on a tangle-free flat cable works seamlessly with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, letting you operate the play functions or switch between calls and music.

  • Highlights

    • KEF's 40mm neodymium driver is tuned to deliver full-range high-definition response from 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Lightweight aluminum frame automatically conforms to the shape of your head thanks to the unique multi-directional Smart Hinge
    • Folds up neatly when not in use
    • Acoustic sealing ring in each "racetrack" ear cup provides a seal that cuts out extraneous noise and minimizes sound leakage
    • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac
    • Integrated in-line microphone and remote control on a tangle-free flat cable for iOS devices; lets you operate the play functions or answer calls
    • Elegant and compact matching case safeguards your M500 headphones
  • Did you notice?

    The natural, beautifully balanced driver is tuned to provide full-range high-definition response from 20Hz to 20kHz.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • KEF M500 Hi-Fi Over-Ear Headphones
    • Tangle-free flat cable (4.27 ft./1.3 m) with gold-plated connector, three-button remote, and microphone
    • Extra tangle-free flat cable (4.27 ft./1.3 m) with gold-plated connector
    • Protective case
    • Flight adapter
    • 1/4-in. (6.3mm) converter
  • Tech Specs

    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Impedance: 32±15% Ohm
    • THD: 0.5%
    • Other Features: Foldable, With Remote and Mic, Sound Isolating, Sports & Fitness
    • Form Factor: Over Ear
    • Cable Length: 4.27 ft./1.3 m
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: M500
    • UPC or EAN No.: 637203211201

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

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  • iPod 5th Generation (video)

  • iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)

  • iPod classic 120GB (2008)

  • iPod classic 160GB (2009)

  • iPod mini

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  • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB

  • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (5.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Ultimate sound.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is just unbelievable how good they sound

    • Written by from D.F.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

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  • KEF are Wonderful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a big fan of KEF speakers. When I saw they came out with Over-Ear Headphones, I had to get them. They fit great, Sound unbe I am a big fan of KEF speakers. When I saw they came out with Over-Ear Headphones, I had to get them. They fit great, Sound unbelievable. Came with a nice protective case. I can't say enough.

    • Written by from La Crosse

    7 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? KEF are Wonderful
  • Amazing!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be easy to forget you were wearing these...if they didn't make your audio sound so unbelievably amazing. Sorry for the cl It would be easy to forget you were wearing these...if they didn't make your audio sound so unbelievably amazing. Sorry for the cliche but they're that comfortable and light on the ear. And with the single earpiece connection to the audio source, you aren't constantly getting caught up in a tangle of cord, which is huge.

    Unlike the B&O BeoPlay 6, these won't require a headphone amp to drive them. (I returned those STAT.) They still aren't for bass heads, if that means someone who likes the walls or other bus passengers to vibrate and shake. But they are brilliant for a variety of genres as well as podcasts. My taste ranges from 70s punk to 80s hip hop to classical to iTunes stuff and it all sounds great. They fold inward for storing in a half-moon hard case, which I like because it isn't huge, like the Sennheiser Momentum's case.

    I find myself listening to my music and audio more than I have in ages. So happy with this purchase.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing!
  • Sound is stellar...comfort less so

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    First off, let me say that I love the KEF sound. I have their R300's in my living room and think they are some of the best soundi First off, let me say that I love the KEF sound. I have their R300's in my living room and think they are some of the best sounding speakers I have ever owned (and I've owned quite a few.) The M500's continue that tradition with a great balanced presentation right out of my IPOD Touch. Most closed or on-ear headphones tend to accentuate the bass, but the M500's don't sacrifice the highs or the midrange. Once again, I think they present all frequencies with a slight emphasis to the low end. By the way, I think that's the perfect way to make your I-device sound excellent.

    Alas, the one negative was the fit. I don't know if I have funny-shaped ears, but after about ten minutes with the M500's on, I had to keep readjusting them or my ears would start to hurt. I'm probably going to go the IEM route for portable use.

    In conclusion, I think the M500's sound excellent, but the comfort was such a negative that I had to return them. I think if the fit doesn't bother you, you will definitely love these headphones. Thanks to the Apple Store for making the return so easy.

    • Written by from Atlanta
    Was this useful? Sound is stellar...comfort less so
  • Amazing!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It would be easy to forget you were wearing these...if they didn't make your audio sound so unbelievably amazing. Sorry for the cl It would be easy to forget you were wearing these...if they didn't make your audio sound so unbelievably amazing. Sorry for the cliche but they're that comfortable and light on the ear. And with the single earpiece connection to the audio source, you aren't constantly getting caught up in a tangle of cord, which is huge.

    Unlike the B&O BeoPlay 6, these won't require a headphone amp to drive them. (I returned those STAT.) They still aren't for bass heads, if that means someone who likes the walls or other bus passengers to vibrate and shake. But they are brilliant for a variety of genres as well as podcasts. My taste ranges from 70s punk to 80s hip hop to classical to iTunes stuff and it all sounds great. They fold inward for storing in a half-moon hard case, which I like because it isn't huge, like the Sennheiser Momentum's case.

    I find myself listening to my music and audio more than I have in ages. So happy with this purchase.

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing!
  • KEF are Wonderful

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a big fan of KEF speakers. When I saw they came out with Over-Ear Headphones, I had to get them. They fit great, Sound unbe I am a big fan of KEF speakers. When I saw they came out with Over-Ear Headphones, I had to get them. They fit great, Sound unbelievable. Came with a nice protective case. I can't say enough.

    • Written by from La Crosse

    7 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? KEF are Wonderful

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