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post #781 of 1186

I dont care a lot for the KEF M500, but the m200 is awesome. Costs new only 200€ in germany and easily outplays most 300-400€ competition. IMO

post #782 of 1186
Curious: Why don't you like the m500's?
post #783 of 1186
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Curious: Why don't you like the m500's?

 

I know what I don't like about them; the treble. It's not natural. 

 

Otherwise, great headphones and world-class as far as on-ears go.

post #784 of 1186
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I know what I don't like about them; the treble. It's not natural. 

 

Ok, but I don't have any problems with it, so it can't be that un-natural can it? My assumption is that it is a fairly subtle (and potentially subjective) thing that one doesn't really notice unless they have been ab'ing with other very high qualtiy phones. Correct? 

 

The Future Shop here has some B&W's for demo, but only the P5's. Hopefully they will get the P7's some day so that I can try them out and get a feel for what this treble issue is all about!

post #785 of 1186
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

I dont care a lot for the KEF M500, but the m200 is awesome. Costs new only 200€ in germany and easily outplays most 300-400€ competition. IMO

How's daddy Ottmar doing? Love his music!
post #786 of 1186
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Originally Posted by Lan647 View Post
 

 

I know what I don't like about them; the treble. It's not natural. 

 

Otherwise, great headphones and world-class as far as on-ears go

 

Unnatural treble has never crossed my mind while listening to these. The treble is neutral/extended and to me, natural, but I'm open minded and may have to listen for that next time I put them on. 

post #787 of 1186
Never heard the M500 so can't comment, but my M200's have a very non descript treble. Natural and smooth, with wicked decay times, but if there's a "weakness" in the SQ of the M200, it's the VERY laid back treble as opposed to the mids and lows.
post #788 of 1186

M500 is quite interesting. The bass... it's different from anything else I've ever owned or heard. It's like MDR7550's bass, but stronger yet less present. It decays like crazy wide and has ultra punch. Maybe this sounds like a over hype, but this is just one man's opinion. The sound stage is also ridiculous for a closed back as well. But to keep it bit more realistic, there's a downside, and it's a fairly big one to. It does lack clarity when compared to other options like DT1350 and M4U1. It sounds quite relaxing and romantic.

post #789 of 1186

Sold my pair of KEF M200 off. In less than 4 hours too. 

post #790 of 1186
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

M500 is quite interesting. The bass... it's different from anything else I've ever owned or heard. It's like MDR7550's bass, but stronger yet less present. It decays like crazy wide and has ultra punch. Maybe this sounds like a over hype, but this is just one man's opinion. The sound stage is also ridiculous for a closed back as well. But to keep it bit more realistic, there's a downside, and it's a fairly big one to. It does lack clarity when compared to other options like DT1350 and M4U1. It sounds quite relaxing and romantic.

 

:beerchug: I guess that's why I like them so much - I'm all about romance lol! And yeah, that bass if very cool.

post #791 of 1186
I've just managed to fix my screw problem. The screw is a Torx T5 if anyone has the same problem
post #792 of 1186
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Originally Posted by IEMagnet01 View Post
 

Sold my pair of KEF M200 off. In less than 4 hours too. 

Didn't you like it? I still always come back to it after nts :D

post #793 of 1186
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Didn't you like it? I still always come back to it after nts biggrin.gif

I liked the sound very much. The fit wasn't bad either. Just had a bad BQ experience with the LF driver on my first pair, and my RMA pair I used, but when I got these stellar Xiaomi Piston 2.0, and how smooth and articulate they are, I was ok with selling the M200. They are a fabulous IEM though.
post #794 of 1186

For me the M200 is the first IEM I could never part with it. I tried a lot in ears in the 150-700€ price range...

The W4 was my first entry in the "highend" bracket of In-Ears, my first love. And I kinda feel like I am back with the W4 again cause they share a VERY  similiar presentation.

Just that the KEF M200 does almost everything better - for half of the price. Only in comfort and isolation W4 remains the champ.

The price/performance ratio is absolutely stunning if you happen to like a warm, relaxed presentation. 

post #795 of 1186
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post
 

For me the M200 is the first IEM I could never part with it. I tried a lot in ears in the 150-700€ price range...

The W4 was my first entry in the "highend" bracket of In-Ears, my first love. And I kinda feel like I am back with the W4 again cause they share a VERY  similiar presentation.

Just that the KEF M200 does almost everything better - for half of the price. Only in comfort and isolation W4 remains the champ.

The price/performance ratio is absolutely stunning if you happen to like a warm, relaxed presentation. 

 

+1. And I do :)

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