I absolutely love the new KEF M500 headphones my wonderful husband just gave me. He searched high and low for a pair of headphones to replace the Sony MDR-V700s I was using. Since I switched to the KEFs, I now realize how heavy and uncomfortable the Sonys were. The KEFs are light, ridiculously comfortable and the sound is perfect. I also love the way they look – they’re on the smaller side of full-size headphones, look like on-ear headphones, and sound like over-ear headphones. They are sleek, and best of all, they don’t have a brand plastered all over them! (There is branding on each side, but it’s acceptably minimal in my opinion.) The device-side of the cable has an angled L-plug, which I find convenient especially when plugging into my laptop, since I’ve got a very cluttered desk and it’s a tight fit. These headphones retail for $299, but I have seen them on Amazon for as low as $249. Keep watching!
If you’re looking for a masterfully beautiful album to listen to on such wonderful headphones, I would like to suggest HD from ATOM™ if you like minimalist, pristine, scientific, electronic music that wrenches the soul out of machines and feeds your heart through your ears. (I’m kind of in love with this particular album.) The quality of this release demonstrates the quality of the headphones particularly well.