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Any comparisons to the XBA-30 or XBA-40?

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Any comparisons to the XBA-30 or XBA-40?


 I have the XBA 3 and to my ears the tuning is almost the same meaning boosted  and extended bass, slightly forward mids and well extended highs.. But they sound different mainly because of the difference in drivers and the metallic characteristic of the XBA 3.

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So I have found the biggest flaw in the KEF M500 for me. I recently got an impedance adapter of 300 ohms so I could use the M500 with the Vali with no noise problems, and it even works with the Crack now. I took the M500 home to try it out with my amps at home, as I usually leave the M500 at work. I always had a problem with the M500 on too loud volume and it become piercing at the 3-4 kHz range, but I always thought this was due to improper amping from using from my smartphone. However, even with Vali or Crack this was still a problem. I even tried it with a standard 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter and it's the same issue, so not due to the impedance adapter. It was especially apparent coming from the HD800, which I can listen to at much louder volumes without cringing. I guess the M500 just has a problem for me at the 3-4 kHz range and I can't listen too loudly because of that. I still like these headphones and amping has helped in details and bass quality. At lower volumes it's great. Looking at the graph, I can see a bump at that frequency:

 

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^ Interesting. That bump doesn't look very significant, but I believe that it affects you. It doesn't seem to affect me, but that might simply be because I am not playing it loudly enough, or not listening to music that exacerbates the problem. Feel free to share a track and spot where it gets cringe-worthy for you.

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

^ Interesting. That bump doesn't look very significant, but I believe that it affects you. It doesn't seem to affect me, but that might simply be because I am not playing it loudly enough, or not listening to music that exacerbates the problem. Feel free to share a track and spot where it gets cringe-worthy for you.


I listen to female JPop and it was pretty bad on this song on the intro verse and the chorus:

 

Especially noticeable when she sings the eeeee... . It seems it only gets cringe worthy at a certain volume threshold, but it's really not that loud. Like 80 dBs or so.

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I've been using the Ts500 comply tips on the M200's and absolutely love the sound.

 

A buddy (thanks - you know who you are!) sent me some UE900 tips. I had read in this thread how people were liking them with the M200's, so I threw them on. I gotta say, they are great on the M200's! Quick insertion, great fit, great seal, and best of all, great SQ! The comply's do provide better SQ for me - the bass becomes really sublime with them - but I am very happy with the UE900 tips as well on the M200's.

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Originally Posted by viccmw View Post
 

Happy with my M500 but I do have one strange issue.  Want to know if anyone has "heard" the same.  When I use my cans, very often I actually hear my own pulse (hear beat) as well. The hearing of my own pulse could well be due to the snug fit (comfortably) of the cans on my ear.  Can't seem to get rid of it ie. moving the cans on my ear, making it less tight.  Anyone knows how to alleviate it.

 

Nevertheless, love my M500 safe for this unfortunate issue.

 

I have the same issue with it.

This and the slippery band were the only issues I had with it.

 

First post in the forum =)

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In case anyone is interested, the Sonix Electronics has the M500 for $225 and the M200 for $149 when you use Coupon code: KEF2HPH5.

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anyone here tried the m100 vs the kef m500 i'm interested in the kef m500 because its more neutral sounding than the basshead vmoda. and its really sleek design omg!

 

but i'm questioning the hinge (id probably seldom use but like most ppl if i see the hinge there id probably use it)

 

most of the time its not on my head its around my neck or just placed on the table 

 

also anyone know where i can get a aftermarket or replacement cable and or earpad? to ship to canada?

 

i only found the earpad on their website and it only ships to usa

 

also is there a warranty on these guys?

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also in addition kef m500 vs vmoda m80?? anyone?

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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

anyone here tried the m100 vs the kef m500 i'm interested in the kef m500 because its more neutral sounding than the basshead vmoda. and its really sleek design omg!

 

but i'm questioning the hinge (id probably seldom use but like most ppl if i see the hinge there id probably use it)

 

most of the time its not on my head its around my neck or just placed on the table 

 

also anyone know where i can get a aftermarket or replacement cable and or earpad? to ship to canada?

 

i only found the earpad on their website and it only ships to usa

 

also is there a warranty on these guys?

I much prefer KEFs. They sound much more natural and real. The hinge is actually really strong on the M500, so don't worry. The build is exceptional, so I wouldn't worry. I'm pretty sure KEF sells replacement cables. And obviously, there's warranty if you buy them from authorized dealers. KEF is a very renown speaker company.

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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

I much prefer KEFs. They sound much more natural and real. The hinge is actually really strong on the M500, so don't worry. The build is exceptional, so I wouldn't worry. I'm pretty sure KEF sells replacement cables. And obviously, there's warranty if you buy them from authorized dealers. KEF is a very renown speaker company.

 

thanks!! i'll have to email kef to see how i can get replacement parts (earpad and cables) up here in canada. 

 

they only ship to or within the us unfortunately

 

i gotta ask them about sonic electronix, and whether or not they are considered authorized cause that deal looks pretty sweet

 

i tried scounging around the thread to see if anyones hinge actually broke, it does seem sturdy but if anyones actually broke please let me know soon! i'm still gawking at that price with the coupon code! thanks snaimpally!!!

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Edited by Tom22 - 3/8/14 at 8:31pm
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anyone here tried the m100 vs the kef m500 i'm interested in the kef m500 because its more neutral sounding than the basshead vmoda. and its really sleek design omg!



 



but i'm questioning the hinge (id probably seldom use but like most ppl if i see the hinge there id probably use it)



 



most of the time its not on my head its around my neck or just placed on the table 



 



also anyone know where i can get a aftermarket or replacement cable and or earpad? to ship to canada?



 



i only found the earpad on their website and it only ships to usa



 



also is there a warranty on these guys?


 



If you gonna be moving around a lot with the headphone on, I suggest you M100, the M500 just feel a bit loose on my head. I only use it when I am in the office.
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post

anyone here tried the m100 vs the kef m500 i'm interested in the kef m500 because its more neutral sounding than the basshead vmoda. and its really sleek design omg!



 



but i'm questioning the hinge (id probably seldom use but like most ppl if i see the hinge there id probably use it)



 



most of the time its not on my head its around my neck or just placed on the table 



 



also anyone know where i can get a aftermarket or replacement cable and or earpad? to ship to canada?



 



i only found the earpad on their website and it only ships to usa



 



also is there a warranty on these guys?


 



If you gonna be moving around a lot with the headphone on, I suggest you M100, the M500 just feel a bit loose on my head. I only use it when I am in the office.

Nothing strenous at all, just walking about to and from school/work sitting on the subway bus.

I dont listen longer than 1-1.5 hr at a time anyway so i dun mind on ears
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