• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimate sound.

    • Written by from D.F.

    It is just unbelievable how good they sound

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Philadelphia

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    KEF are Wonderful

    • Written by from La Crosse

    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.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    top sound & fit

    • Written by from DORDRECHT

    I don't have perfect hearing, but even so these sound really nice and nicely balanced. I think not as strong in the mid-range as it could be, but really good for small closed cans. They do isolate from outside sounds but not completely. The Bose QC's I had did a better job, even without noise canceling. But with some music playing you're not hearing much in an average office garden. When they really call for you, you most likely hear it: just as I wanted it.
    One thing that I don't see mentioned often about these headphones is the construction: sturdy aluminium made from a solid block, a strong aluminium & stainless steel pivot point and nice leatherette. The leatherette feels very soft and like it's gonna damage easy, but so far it's holding up really well. My Bose or Senheisers (around the same price) are much, much more plastic and less sturdy.
    One point of warning: sitting at a desk? Perfect. A walk around the office/home? no problem. Public transport? most likely fine. But don't think that you can walk and certainly not run with these on. They are no tight fitting enough for that. (it's what makes them comfy, not pressing to hard).

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is stellar...comfort less so

    • Written by from Atlanta

    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.