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RHA S500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of RHA S500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and comfort are generally positive. The durability and sound also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the soundstage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the RHA S500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of RHA S500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the bass quality and design. The sound and durability also get good feedback.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

RHA S500u In-Ear Headphones review


A David vs Goliath story in audio

Excellent build quality ; Balanced, rich audio ; Tons of tips included

Sibilant at times ; Narrow soundstage ; Cable noise

The RHA S500u are an incredible value, offering stunning sound and build quality for the price. These headphones easily stand toe-to-toe against competitors costing twice as much. They may not be the last word in resolution, dynamic range or...

Nov, 2017

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Snug fit and Great Sound!


Firstly the headphones come with a number of ear pieces to suit! The clarity, low to high end sound was excellent and that bass!!!!

Jun, 2019

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Just okay


I bought these to replace soundmagic e10s and went solely on reviews as I was unable to listen due to their hygiene reasons, but these do not compare to the e10s in my opinion, the e10s have so much more depth and bass. So I'm a bit disappointed, I did...

Jun, 2019

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Good quality and warranty


Best earphones I've owned in years, good quality sound given the price and great design too. Three year warranty the biggest positive.

May, 2019

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RHA s500u


Great sound and comfortable in-ear buds. Excellent value for money.

May, 2019

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Stopped working within 3 months


One earphone started acting up after just a few weeks and went entirely within three months. Maybe just a dud pair, but not great. Richer Sounds replaced them for me immediately to be fair. Other than that they're fine, about what you'd expect for the...

May, 2019

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Lacking bass


Build quality amazing and love the fact they're British, but the bass is a bit lacking. Perhaps they'll improve.

Mar, 2019

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Wizard of Oz tinny


Bought them yesterday to replace AKG Y20's on the recommendation of the shop staff. After a day of use I'm not sure what I prefer more, my tinnitus or these headphones. The build is fine, the packaging is fine. The noise is like a 1940's radio show...

Jan, 2019

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Bass poor but good for price.


Bought half an hour ago. Ill be using for cycling and prefer good bass so probably wont use them for long as its a little weak. The high end is very clear though if thats what your looking for. Also solid alu construction might be handy for when I...

Dec, 2018

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Great sound for the price


After a spare pair of earphones as few things annoy as much as being miles from anywhere when they break. Tiny bit on the quiet side but they carry the warm tones of Motown nicely. Good stuff.

Dec, 2018

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