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M500 Hi-Fi Headphones

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Design by Studio F. A. Porsche. Sound by KEF.

Light, robust and supremely comfortable, KEF M500 hi-fi headphones are designed for people who are serious about sound.
HK$2,680
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Features
KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Reddot Design Award Winner

HIGH RESOLUTION SOUND

The unique technologies that underpin KEF's passion for creating the most natural possible sound immerse you in the intense clarity and detail of the piece played live: vivid, spacious and exquisitely balanced.

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Become the Music

SOUND BY KEF

Sweet, natural and beautifully balanced, 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. Each aperture in the tuning plate mounted over the drive unit in the acoustic chamber is precisely positioned to optimise clarity, dynamics and bass weighting. Opera or hip-hop, on the move or just chilling, you make the most of every note.

SOUND BY KEF

MAXIMUM COMFORT

Precision engineered in aluminium alloy and incorporating KEF's ingenious multi-directional Smart Hinge, the sturdy lightweight frame securely locates each ear cup in exactly the right position. Memory foam in the breathable ear pads automatically moulds itself to the shape of your ear for a perfect fit. As well as maximising bass performance, this means you can listen in complete comfort for as long as you like.
M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Maximum comfort

ERGONOMIC EXCELLENCE

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. Together with the overall lightness, the breathable and sweat-resistant memory foam ear pads and headband feel naturally comfortable, even for long periods.
KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Ergonomic Excellence

MINIMUM NOISE

An acoustic sealing ring in each ‘racetrack’ ear cup provides an excellent seal that cuts out extraneous noise while minimising sound leakage. All you hear is your chosen track in its purest form, while those around you hear virtually nothing.
KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Minimum Noise

FITS ALL YOUR DEVICES

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. Just plug in and relax for First Class entertainment.

KEF M500 Hi-Fi Headphones - Fits all your devices

FITS ALL YOUR DEVICES

CONVENIENCE AND PROTECTION

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.



PROTECT YOUR HEARING

For your comfort and safety, KEF headphones are designed to comply with the CENELEC standard EN60065/A12 for protection against excessive sound pressure.

CONVENIENCE AND PROTECTION

IN THE BOX

KEF M500 Headphones in Black

"Made for iPod," "Made for iPhone," and "Made for iPad" mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of the device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation or later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation or later). iPhone 3GS or later, and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation or later). Audio is supported by all iPod models and iPad.

iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPad nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.






Specifications

Additional Information

Driver (Headphone) 40 mm
Frequency Response 20Hz~20kHz
Sensitivity 103 dB±4dB (IEC-318 at 1KHz)
Impedance 32±15% Ohm
Maximum Input Power 30mW
Noise Attenuation -20dB
Cable length 1.3 m
Connector 2.5/3.5 mm
Weight 208g
Unit measurement Piece
Document Download M500 Product Information Sheet
M500 Quick Start Guide
KEF Headphones Warranty Information
Awards and Reviews

M500 Review - BA Business Life

"The M500 remains one of the lightest-feeling and most comfortable true hi-fi headphones around, but this upgrade makes it a fashion icon at the same time."

Year: 2015
Issuing Body: BA Business Life
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


BEST HEADPHONES - SILVER

 
Year: 2015
Issuing Body: SVI
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


HI-FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW - HIGHLY COMMENDED

"The M500 looks neat and classy yet rugged, and is practical too if you listen on the move... Preferable across a range of musical genres, with a delivery more like what you’d expect from a good pair of loudspeakers."

Year: 2014
Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News & Record Review
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


BEST OF IT AWARD 2013 - THE BEST OVERHEAD HEADPHONE PRODUCT

 
Year: 2014
Issuing Body: PC Market
Country: Hong Kong
Product: M500


IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2014


Year: 2014
Issuing Body: iF Online Exhibition
Country: Germany
Product: M500


REVIEW: M500 - WIRED.COM

"The M500s are clearly built to last." (Visit the WIRED.com for full review)

Year: 2014
Issuing Body: WIRED.com
Country: USA
Product: M500


HEADPHONES OF THE YEAR - HIGHLY COMMENDED

 
Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Sound+Image Awards 2014
Country: Australia
Product: M500


REVIEW: M500 - MEN'S JOURNAL

"The World's Most Comfortable Headphones." (Visit the Men's Journal site for full review)

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Men's Journal
Country: USA
Product: M500


REVIEW: M500 - THE MANUAL

"They may not look like a lot of other $300 cans, but they beat them into the ground them when in comes to sound quality." (Visit the Manual site for full review)

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: The Manual
Country: USA
Product: M500


GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013


Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Japan Institute of Design Promotion
Country: Japan
Product: M500


HI-FI CHOICE RECOMMENDED - FIVE STARS

"The KEF M500s give a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. They have a penchant for fast beats, but can also handle more sedate musical tastes. They ooze style and their foldable design only adds to their impressive flexibility."

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Hi-fi Choice Magazine
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


REVIEW : M500 - GIZMODO


Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Gizmodo
Country: USA
Product: M500


REVIEW : M500 - TECHBARGAINS

"The M500 Hi-Fi headphones by KEF produce abundantly rich sound without having to turn the volume to the max, creating sound that becomes an experience in the process." (Visit the Techbargains site for full review)

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Techbargains
Country: USA
Product: M500


REVIEW : M500 - ZDNET


Year: 2013
Issuing Body: ZDNet
Country: USA
Product: M500


CLUBIC.COM – 5 STAR AWARD


Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Clubic.com
Country: France
Product: M500


REVIEW: KEF M500 HEADPHONES

"KEF's first foray into the world of personal audio is nothing less than engineering excellence at an audiophile level never before see used in conjunction with a smartphone... The hottest things you'll ever, sensibly, put on your head." (Visit the Life of Android site for full review)

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Life of Android
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


KEF M500 REVIEW

"We've seen so many pairs of great headphones it takes a lot to grab out attention, but the Kef M500s offer the promise of sublime sound quality."

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: T3
Country: United Kingdom
Product: M500


REDDOT AWARD: PRODUCT DESIGN 2013

"The design of the headphones is well-conceived and coherent. Each detail is geared to comfort and high performance." (Visit the Reddot site for full citation)

Year: 2013
Issuing Body: Reddot
Country: Germany
Product: M500
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