If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “Self, I wonder why KEF doesn’t make headphones,” you can stop wondering now. The company announced today the introduction of its M Series headphone line, with both in-ear and on-ear models available at launch.
The in-ear model, M200, is rather unusual (though not unique) in the IEM arena due to its Dual Dynamic Driver (DDD) technology, which relies on separate 10mm and 5.5mm drivers to deliver low-to-mid and high-frequency sounds. It also features a user-adjustable Secure Arm to make sure you get a snug, noise-isolating fit, and an inert aluminum driver housing to eliminates vibrations and resonance.
The on-ear model, M500, features a 40mm neodymium driver with a CCAW (Copper Clad Aluminum Wire) voice coil, a similar aluminum frame, and a neat folding design that relies on a dual-axis hinge, allowing it to fold down into an itty bitty protective case. KEF also promises “breathable and sweat resistant memory foam earpads and headband” for extra comfort and noise isolation.
Sayeth the press release:
The new M500 and M200 headphones share and continue in KEF’s long-standing philosophy – with powerfully innovative design, incredibly high-quality build and finish, and a sonic signature that testifies to the KEF tradition of making products that get the very most from your music.
Both the M200 and M500 also feature in-line controls for iOS devices, and come in at $199.99 and $299.99 MSRP, respectively.