KEF has revealed its first-ever range of headphones, the KEF M Series, offering consumers the benefit of enjoying KEF’s audio expertise in portable form.
The introduction of the M Series sees the launch of the M500 over-ear headphones and the M200 in-ear buds. Both models have been created to deliver a unique blend of sophisticated industrial design, outstanding build quality and the sound performance that KEF has brought to its speakers for more than 50 years, the company says.
Both the M500 and M200 headphones have already been honored with the 2013 red dot Award, one of the most internationally recognized product design prizes in the world.
The over-ear M500s were designed to provide speaker-quality reproduction in a form that makes high fidelity sound truly portable. The headphones use a full-range 40mm neodymium driver with a high-quality, super light, copper clad aluminum voice-coil that has been tuned by KEF’s engineers to deliver a powerfully musical sound with a tight, clean bass.
The M500s feature a precision-engineered aluminum frame, with breathable and sweat resistant memory foam earpads and headband. As a result, the M500s offer class-leading comfort for prolonged listening.
The frame design also features a ‘Smart Hinge’; unlike most headphones that require two hinges to fold and rotate the ear pads, the M500s’ Smart Hinge can rotate on two axes, making them more adaptable to different sized (and shaped) heads. It also allows you to fold them up into a highly compact form for carrying around.
The in-ear M200 earphones utilize a comfortable user-adjustable Secure Arm that helps to keep them snug in the ear, and a rigid aluminum driver housing that eliminates unwanted vibrations and raises sound performance.
The M200s also use unique ‘DDD’ (Dual Dynamic Driver) tech, a two-way system with a 10mm driver for the bass and a 5.5mm dynamic neodymium driver for midrange and high frequencies.
KEF’s new headphones are also compliant with the CENELEC standard (EN60065/A12)for protection against hearing damage caused by excessive sound volume.