These Super-Sleek Headphones Are Inspired By High-End HiFi

KEF is one of those companies that quietly gets one with making amazing — and expensive — HiFi equipment. Now, however, it's decided to apply its knowledge of HiFi and branch out into headphones — and these things promise to be amazing.

There's a very clean and clear aesthetic to both pairs of headphones — both the on-ear M500s and the in-ear M200s — which is a result of their sleek aluminium frames. The cans feature a 10mm driver for bass and separate 5.5mm driver for mids and highs on each side, and even the M200s manage to squeeze in two drivers too.

At $US300 for the M500s and $US200 for the M200s they're not cheap — but they're not the most expensive way to strap sound to your ears, either. As ever when stumping up for expensive headphones, it might be worth giving them a try before you buy. [KEF via Engadget]