KEF M500 On-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote

Product information

Light, robust and supremely comfortable, M500 hi-fi headphones are designed for people who are serious about sound. The lightweight aluminium frame and comfortable memory foam ear cushions keep you listening for longer. Along with powerful drivers and an inline microphone, amazing sounds and staying in touch go hand in hand.

40mm drivers
KEF’s 40mm neodymium driver is tuned to deliver full range high definition response from 20Hz to 20kHz. Half the weight of conventional copper wire, the copper-clad aluminium wire voice coil improves HF response to enhance musical subtleties and detail.

Folding design
Thanks to KEF’s unique multi-directional Smart Hinge, the lightweight aluminium frame automatically conforms to the shape of your head, sitting neither too tight nor too loose, and folds up neatly afterwards.

Acoustic seal
An acoustic sealing ring in each ‘racetrack’ ear cup provides an excellent seal that cuts out extraneous noise while minimising sound leakage.

Mic & remote
Compatible with most smartphones, computers and other mobile devices. Featuring an integrated in-line microphone and remote control on a tangle-free flat cable for iPhone and other Apple products, it allows you to operate the play functions or switch between calls and music.

Case included
Elegant, compact and finished to the same distinctively high standard as your headphones, the cleverly designed matching case protects your M500 while you’re out and about.

Accessories Included
Case, flight adapter, mic remote cable, anti-tangle cable, 6.3mm converter
Cable length
3.5mm, 6.3mm, flight
Eligible for International Delivery
Folding Information These headphones are perfect for music lovers who spend a lot of time travelling around. When not in use, these models can be folded up and stored safely, ideal for packing away.
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Sound Isolation Information Either flexible rubber sphere-like tips which slot nicely into your ear canal providing a seal, or cupped designs which surround and seal your ear from the outside world, they effectively eliminating ambient sounds, and trap your music in your ear
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As

KEF M500 On-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote 5 5 3 3
The Best for Sound and Style If you are looking for quality headphones then look no further than these. I own a Kef 5.1 surround sound system and spent a lot of time listening to various makes of speakers before i bought the Kefs as the quality could not be matched and always came out on top. I did the same when it came to getting these headphones and have to rate the Kefs M500 as the best out there for the price. In my opinion they knock the spots of Dr Dre's Beats. So go and treat yourself you wont be disappointed. John Lewis you need to get these into the shops. 22 July 2014
The P5's Best Friend First off, I bought these the week they were released. I share the other reviewers sentiments about the heritage and achievements from a company like KEF. The Brushed aluminium shell provides a durable and premium feel. Cans fold up nicely and the protective rigid case is a nice addition. 2 Cables are provided, One with the mic and control talk for iPhone and one standard. you'll notice a slight improvement in sound quality using the standard cable. Cables are of the tapeworm type, durable and will hardly ever tangle. Curiously the cable attaches via the rear of the earcup to save a bothersome dangling cable in front of you. The oval 'race track' design fits perfectly over your ear. Since it allows the air to reach around your ears, these never really get uncomfortable even on a 2 hour walk on a hot summers day I found them enjoyable. I guess it WILL depend on the size of your ear, but the isolation is excellent , combined with the lightness make these very wearable. I must advise you need to persevere in order to find the 'sweet spot' of optimum sound quality and isolation while putting these on. Bass is clean and tight, doesn't dominate the music but its clearly defined. Such as David Steele's bass guitar when listening to the Fine Young Cannibals. The treble is ok from the off, but after significant burn in time. It really impresses sparkle and makes those fine details really spring to life. Those little subtlety's get thrown in the mix to make your music better than it ever was. The best thing is the vocals, you can really feel every note and the texture of the vocals in the music. Its a very warm and forward sounding headphone that is very entertaining. A Very deep and rich performance wrapped in a premium body. In conclusion, If you want an analytical and neutral sounding headphone, go for the P5's. If you want a warmer richer hifi sound go for the Kef's. You cant lose!! 20 January 2014
Incredible value for money Yes these are not cheap but there are many other brands of headphones available that are more expensive at yet do not deliver this kind of performance. Kef are very much like Bowers & Wilkins both in terms of heritage and in terms of performance. I don't think you can go wrong with adding these to your shopping list, they work well directly from an iPod or smartphone. And even better when booted with an amp! 05 January 2014
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