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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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Originally Posted by jude View Post
 

 

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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Originally Posted by jude View Post
 

 

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?)

post #667 of 675

+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. 


Edited by robm321 - 2/19/14 at 10:03am
post #669 of 675

Can somebody compare them to the NAD Viso HP50?

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Can somebody compare them to the NAD Viso HP50?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/672743/comparisons-14-of-the-top-closed-portable-headphones-around

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Can somebody compare them to the NAD Viso HP50?

 

IMHO, the HP50 sounds much better than the KEF M500. 

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I have both, and I prefer the sound of the KEF, and they are much more comfortable for me.
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IMHO, the HP50 sounds much better than the KEF M500. 
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I have both, and I prefer the sound of the KEF, and they are much more comfortable for me.

 

Agreed on comfort. Surprised you prefer the KEF as the HP50 is significantly more refined sounding to me, especially in the highs which are somewhat hard/metallic sounding on the M500. 

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I got these a week ago, and I burnt them in for around 4 days straight. The bass is overpowered and the rest of the spectrum isn't too great. Can anyone here suggest ear tips for these over the stock foam ones? and also, how long is the ideal burn in time for these earphones? I keep expecting more out of these...

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Originally Posted by Kwangsun View Post
 

I got these a week ago, and I burnt them in for around 4 days straight. The bass is overpowered and the rest of the spectrum isn't too great. Can anyone here suggest ear tips for these over the stock foam ones? and also, how long is the ideal burn in time for these earphones? I keep expecting more out of these...

 

I can't recall the burn in time, but 4 days straight should cover it. They are very tip dependent, and it is very tricky to find tips that fit them and that will then provide the best seal, fit and sound. I finally found tips that work for me with the M200's - the Vmoda Bliss 3.0 Fittings (I'm using the clear ones with green stems):

 

http://v-moda.com/bliss-3-0-fittings/

 

The bass is controlled well and not overpowering the mids etc. Having said that, these are still relatively bass heavy iems that are on the warm and intimate side.

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