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Awesome jude! Thanks for posting your impressions :)

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The M500 is in one of the most competitive price segments of the premium headphone market, but it definitely delivers. It is one of my current go-to headphones when it seems I have absolutely no space left in my backpack, but want to bring an over-ear headphone. Folded up and in its case, it's so compact that I can usually find some gap for it, even in a bag that seems full. And it's one of the most comfortable supra-aural (on-ear) headphones I've tried.

 

So, despite its many competitors, the M500 has much love from this guy.

i wonder what you choose, when there is more room left in your backpack...

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i wonder what you choose, when there is more room left in your backpack...

 

When there's room, there are no limits! Fostex TH900 or TH600, OPPO PM-1, Sennheiser HD 800, AKG K812, Audeze, HiFiMAN... I still won't carry the Abyss for out-and-about, though. I love that headphone, but I haven't been able to bring myself to wear it in public. :D  I imagine it'd be a conversation starter, though.

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When there's room, there are no limits! Fostex TH900 or TH600, OPPO PM-1, Sennheiser HD 800, AKG K812, Audeze, HiFiMAN... I still won't carry the Abyss for out-and-about, though. I love that headphone, but I haven't been able to bring myself to wear it in public. :D  I imagine it'd be a conversation starter, though.

 

I really want your backpack! :D

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When there's room, there are no limits! Fostex TH900 or TH600, OPPO PM-1, Sennheiser HD 800, AKG K812, Audeze, HiFiMAN... I still won't carry the Abyss for out-and-about, though. I love that headphone, but I haven't been able to bring myself to wear it in public. :D  I imagine it'd be a conversation starter, though.

so for closed cans you go for the kef? afaik are the fostex closed but do not isolate well, right?

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The M500 is in one of the most competitive price segments of the premium headphone market, but it definitely delivers. It is one of my current go-to headphones when it seems I have absolutely no space left in my backpack, but want to bring an over-ear headphone. Folded up and in its case, it's so compact that I can usually find some gap for it, even in a bag that seems full. And it's one of the most comfortable supra-aural (on-ear) headphones I've tried.

 

So, despite its many competitors, the M500 has much love from this guy.

 

+1

 

I'm essentially a IEM kinda guy, those rare times I don't want stuff shoved in my ears I reach for the M500's.

 

the M500's perform real well with good sources, for the money they are excellent value... I'll post up a review soon with the Sony F887/ZX1 & PHA-2 amp (I'm assuming this is ok to do given my status?)

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+1 when i do not want to plug in my re600 i reach for the m500. while the re600 is still technically ahead, the kef is the second best closed back headphone i have ever tried, especially in the soundstage department. the best to my ears is still the srh940, but when you Count in comfort and portability, the kef is the winner.

 

i tried most of the closed back headphones up to 500 eur out there, as srh1540, k545, k550, momentum, yamaha pro500 to Name just a fiew. Overall Detail, soundstage and natural (besides Sub bass emphasis maybe neutral as well) Sound the kef has the best package. just my 2 cents

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+1

 

I'm essentially a IEM kinda guy, those rare times I don't want stuff shoved in my ears I reach for the M500's.

 

the M500's perform real well with good sources, for the money they are excellent value... I'll post up a review soon with the Sony F887/ZX1 & PHA-2 amp (I'm assuming this is ok to do given my status?)

 

That's the purpose they serve for me as well. I'm an IEM guy, but the Kefs allow me to throw them on and off at will when my ears are tired of having stuff in them. 


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