Renowned speaker brand, KEF, introduced a new line of headphones with the KEF M series, signaling the company’s first foray into the headphone space.
Known for making speakers with a touch of elegance, the new line will feature one pair of over-ear headphones with the M500, along with the M200 earbuds. Both have been designed with a bit of flair on the outside, and some of the same engineering and technology the company has used in speakers.
The over-ear M500s are said to have “speaker-quality reproduction” with a full-range 40mm neodymium driver and voice-coil tuned to deliver tighter sound with clean bass. On the outside, they have an aluminum frame and a “smart hinge”, which allows them to fold and rotate the ear pads along two axes for a better fit on heads of different sizes and shapes and for portability.
The M500 comes with a protective case and travel flight adapter, and will sell for $299.99.
The M200 earbuds have been designed to stay snug in the ears, and are also made from aluminum. The bud’s utilize a two-way, dual-dynamic driver system with a 10mm driver for the bass and a 5.5mm dynamic neodymium driver for the mids and highs.
The M200s also come with the same protective case and flight adapter, and will sell for $199.99.
This adds yet another new entrant into the headphone category, though it looks like KEF is catering more to consumers who know the brand and are borderline audiophiles, rather than throwing a celebrity or glitzy fashion brand into the mix. Look for these in stores soon.