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RHA S500i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of RHA S500i. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The durability and price also get good feedback, whereas comments are divided on the mids quality.

sound, price, durability, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the RHA S500i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

RHA S500i


The RHA S500i headphones deliver a bass-forward, yet very bright, sound signature at an affordable price.

Strong audio performance, with robust bass and extra brightness. Comes with a plethora of eartips. Inline three-button remote control and mic.

Sculpted sound signature won't appeal to everyone.

Performance and Conclusions On tracks with powerful sub-bass content, like The Knife's "Silent Shout," the RHA S500i delivers thunderous low end, and at top, unwise listening levels, the drivers do not distort. At more moderate volumes, the deep bass...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (

RHA Audio s500i In-ear Headphone Review


RHA offers solid value with bargain in-ears.

If the RHA S500i can be summed up in one word, it's "value." While they're not the best-sounding in-ears out there, you can do far worse for the money. If you like how they look, and you like how they sound, there's really not a good argument against...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

RHA S500i review


A comfortable pair of in-ears, but there's no shortage of competition at this price...

Crisp and lively sound Lightweight build Good features

Hard and bright edge to sound Not very detailed or expressive

They’re crisp and zippy, but not the most easy going pair to listen to. The rival SoundMagic E10Ss (also £40) offer greater agility, subtlety and weight, with no harsh edges in sight. See all our RHA news and reviews See all our in-ear headphone reviews

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Christopher Minasians (

RHA S500i review


Can you really upgrade your sound and have an in-line mic for only a £40 investment? We take a look at the RHA S500i earphones to find out.

The RHA S500i earphones provide excellent value for money, and they're affordable to most people. With its mid-centric sound and minimalist design we were impressed by the overall package. This small set of earphones easily make their way on our...

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

RHA S500i review


The RHA S500i are impressively classy-looking budget headphones

If you're looking for a stylish, inexpensive pair of headphones you'll be well served by the RHA S500i, and even for this low price you get RHA's great three year warranty. For around the same money I just about preferred the sound quality from the...

Nov, 2015

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RHA S500i review

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The RHA S500i headphones are in-ear with a stylish, finely polished design that belies their entry-level price. Designed with Apple products in mind, and fully compatible with iPhones, iPods and iPads, are they the ultimate accessory? Find out in our...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: RHA S500i Noise Isolation headphones for iOS


I've been a fan of RHA headphones since I made the RHA MA40i headphones my main in-hear headphones for a good part of a year. RHA's new s500i headphones brings premium quality and materials as well as noise isolation technology to the market.

In-ear headphones are pretty subjective because one size or style does not fit all but the RHA S500i seem to have all the key components and sound quality to satisfy more discriminating users and are a good investment for any iOS device user who wants...

Mar, 2016

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RHA S500i: T20's little brother


Photo courtesy of RHA INTRODUCTION RHA is a company that needs little introduction around Head-Fi. The Scottish audio company is well-known for solidly built in ear monitors with a warm sound signature. I've been following them since I purchased a pair...

Good sound with crisp treble and punchy bass. Good ergonomics. Solidly built. Attractive design. 3-year warranty

Mids could use more warmth. Could be too bright for some. Microphonic cable

Oct, 2015

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Micro driver, BIG sound!


I would like to start with saying thank you to RHA and Iain for giving me the chance to check out the RHA S500i. The RHA S500i is only available from Apple store as far as I understand but the version without a mic (S500) is available on Amazon:...

Excellent sound, build, ergonomics AND a three years warranty

Long cable. cable cloth not of best quality

Oct, 2015

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