• 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.